Our purpose at BAR Technologies is to be at the forefront of innovative engineering solutions for the Marine industry.  Born from the America’s Cup, we utilise that cutting edge, fast paced development experience to create world leading products that redefine the industry. 

Our WindWings® project is revolutionizing sail technology, offering a sustainable and efficient solution for large vessel propulsion. We are seeking a skilled PLC Control Systems Engineer to contribute to this pioneering initiative.

As a PLC Control Systems Engineer at BAR Technologies, you will be instrumental in developing and optimizing control systems for our WindWings® project. You will work closely with a dedicated team of engineers to deliver sophisticated control solutions that enhance the performance and sustainability of large vessels. Your expertise in PLC programming and control system design will drive the success of our innovative WindWings® technology.

Why join us:

  • Contribute to a pioneering project that is setting new standards for sustainability and efficiency in the marine industry.
  • Collaborate with a team of experts who are passionate about innovation and excellence.
  • Engage in challenging and rewarding work that makes a tangible difference in the field of marine propulsion.
  • Opportunity for professional growth and skill development in a supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Experience occasional international travel to exciting locations as part of project assignments.
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package:
    • 25 days holiday
    • Company Pension
    • Private Medical insurance
    • Life assurance
    • Electric Car and pension salary sacrifice schemes
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Social events throughout the year

Responsibilities will include

  • Design, develop, and maintain PLC-based control systems for WindWings technology.
  • Utilize industry-standard PLC programming environments to create robust and efficient control solutions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including mechanical, electrical, and software engineers, to ensure seamless integration of control systems.
  • Conduct rigorous testing and validation of control algorithms to guarantee optimal performance under various operating conditions.
  • Provide technical expertise in system diagnostics, troubleshooting, and issue resolution during the deployment and operational phases.
  • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in PLC technology and control systems to continually enhance system capabilities.

We are looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Control Systems, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven expertise in PLC programming and control system design.
  • Experience with industry-standard PLC platforms and development environments – Ideally Beckhoff.
  • Knowledge of marine control systems and experience in the marine industry is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with HMI design and integration for system monitoring and user interaction.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and an analytical approach to system design.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively in a dynamic team environment.
  • Commitment to innovation and a passion for sustainability in the marine industry.


If you are passionate about driving innovation in marine technology and have the skills to thrive in a dynamic environment, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are the perfect fit for this role. We look forward to reviewing your application and discussing this exciting opportunity further.

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