System Engineer PLC

Hitachi Zosen Inova AG


About us

Zurich-based green-tech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in solutions for energy transition and circular economy including Energy from Waste (EfW) and Renewable Gas (RG), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. HZI acts as a project developer, technology supplier and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological waste recovery. Its solutions are based on efficient and environmentally sound technologies, are thoroughly tested, and can be flexibly adapted to customer requirements. HZI's Service Solutions Group combines its own research and development with comprehensive manufacturing and erection capabilities to provide support throughout a plant's entire plant cycle. HZI works for customers ranging from established waste management companies to up-and-coming partners in new markets. Its innovative and reliable solutions have been part of more than 1,600 reference projects worldwide.

System Engineer PLC

Your responsibilities

  • You implement function descriptions of our control units, using Step7 programming

  • You manage and maintain the software for our control systems (incl. documentation)

  • You continuously develop and improve our products in cooperation with R&D and the service department (soft- and hardware)

  • You set up and configure industrial PCs

  • You consult and coordinate with our hardware suppliers

  • You are doing the commissioning of our PLC systems (on site and remote)

  • You support our suppliers (incl. documentation)

  • You act as cross-system interface with the technical project management and third parties, in particular clarification of the interfaces to other lots

  • You travel approx. 20% globally and are willing to do standby duty in agreement with the team

Your experiences

  • You have a Masters' degree in Control Engineering, Information Systems or Process Enginering with 5+ years' experience in SPS systems in plant construction

  • You have sound experience in planning, development, operation, and maintenance of PLC controls (hard- and software), incl. resource planning and application of PLC programming languages according to IEC / EN 67787

  • You have good experience with the preparation of functional descriptions as a basis for control unit development as well as very good knowledge of network technology

  • Very good detailed knowledge of process engineering procedures and process functions and basic electrical knowledge

  • Profound knowledge of Siemens PLC, Step7 and TIA Portal

  • Proactive and solution-oriented approach, ability to make decisions

  • Analytical thinking, planning and organizational competence, high quality standards, technical flexibility as well as team- and communication skills

  • Fluency in English, German is a big plus

We offer

  • Responsible challenge with diversified field of activity

  • Team-oriented working atmosphere in an international Company

  • Personal development opportunities through own Inova Academy

  • Opportunity to gain an insight into various technical disciplines

  • Excellent employment conditions

  • Attractive working place (central, good transport links)

  • Modern infrastructure


Do you have any questions? Please contact us.

We look forward to receiving your application.

For HR agencies: Please note that we do not accept applications coming from agencies. Thank you.

Ian Steinmann +41 44 277 11 75


  • Hitachi Zosen Inova AG