Our member Minesto is looking to recruit a control system engineer in Gothenburg. Take a look at the information below to learn more about the job.

Control System Engineer

POSITION: Control System Engineer


LOCATION: Gothenburg, Sweden

REPORTING TO: Concept Design Manager

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Please send your CV and a cover letter in Swedish or English to apply@minesto.com by the 28th of March. Mark your application “Control system engineer Gothenburg”. Applications are assessed continuously.

QUESTIONS: Contact Magnus Fredriksson at magnus.fredriksson@minesto.com

The Company

Minesto is a world-leading marine energy technology developer with the mission to minimize the global carbon footprint of the energy industry by enabling commercial clean energy production from tidal and ocean currents. Minesto’s award-winning and patented product, Deep Green, is applicable in areas where no other known technology can operate cost-effectively.

The company is on track to deliver its first commercial project. In Holyhead Deep off the coast of North Wales, the first Deep Green power plant array will gradually be installed, starting with a commercial-scale demonstrator planned for commission in 2018. Minesto has been awarded a €13m investment from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh European Funding Office for the commercial roll-out of Deep Green.

Minesto was founded in 2007 as a spin-off from aircraft manufacturer Saab. Today, with more than 55 employees and operations in Sweden, Wales, Northern Ireland and Taiwan, we are a driving force in the creation of an emerging renewable energy industry.

Minesto offers an inspiring technical challenge, an opportunity to take part in the product development cycle and the chance to really change the world. Are you interested? The successful candidate will be joining an international team developing a pioneering technology with exceptional global market potential.

Minesto is an Equal Opportunities employer.

The Role

We are looking for a candidate who wants to develop together with Minesto in the long term. You will be working in the Concept Group based in Gothenburg but also close to our Control colleagues in Northern Ireland and Wales.

The work consists of designing and program sophisticated control systems followed with simulation, testing and debug of control systems in-house. Commissioning of Deep Green devices at our different sites is also a part or the role, in that case as control expert in an experienced team.

Minesto has several control platforms and you will work with all of them. We use embedded system for our devices: PLC in our generator and motor test rig, user interface in SCADA and data acquisition and processing in Phyton.

Most of the work will be performed in Gothenburg, but the role also include work activities at the other Minesto sites located in Wales, Northern Ireland and Taiwan.


You have:

  • A technical education at the Bachelors or Master of Science degree in engineering.
  • 8+ years of professional experience in the design and production of automation and controls systems. Experience from different industries preferred.
  • 8+ years of experience developing PLC, HMI and SCADA systems. Using different field bus types such as EtherCat, Canbus, Profinet etc.
  • Professional experience with Servers, Visual Studio, C, Python, SQL databases, Virtual Machines & VMW is preferred.
  • Professional experience in motor servo system and frequency converters.
  • Knowledge of MATLAB and Simulink products and interest to be an expert.
  • Experience with reading electrical schematic CAD (EPlan, AutoCAD, etc).
  • Experience of leading teams.

Minesto is an international company and it is therefore important that you master both Swedish and English.

Driving license is a requirement.

Personal characteristics

You have a great interest in technology and like to solve technical problems.

To succeed in the role as Control System Engineer, it is important that you are motivated, goal oriented and able to work autonomously to achieve results.

At work you will be in contact with a lot different people, so it is essential that you are a humble person who is easy to work and get along with.