Senior Controls Support Engineer

Senior Controls Support Engineer

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London (T2 Site), United Kingdom.
Full time
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Senior Controls Support Engineer

Vanderlande is the market leader in efficient logistics process automation within the airports and parcel sector. In addition, we are a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses.  

Vanderlande has a strong strategic partnership with Heathrow Airport. Heathrow, with more than 80 million passengers a year, is the most active airport in Europe as it has the most connections to other airports. All these passengers expect their luggage to reach the same destination. That’s where Vanderlande comes in as a strategic partner having full responsibility of the performance and maintenance of Heathrow’s baggage handling systems.  

Your role 

Working within Heathrow Airport, the Senior Controls Support Engineer will be responsible for keeping the system running as 2nd line support to the O&M teams. The Senior Controls Support Engineer will need to have excellent communication skills to help establish a great working relationship with the customer at Heathrow. The Senior Controls Support Engineer will promote a safe working environment and lead junior engineers and the O&M teams by example. Some of the responsibilities include:

Lead Electromechanical & Controls incidents within the baggage system.

Interface directly with the Duty Engineer and high-level teams during P1/P2 events.

Monitor and oversee the provision of 2nd/ 3rd line support to integrated technologies.

Attend stakeholder meetings (BOA/Performance/Asset Management)

Create accurate and detailed reporting of KPI’s

PLC configuration management

Lead Low Level Controls system improvement initiatives

What we expect from you 

Able to work a shift pattern including night shifts

Electrical/controls engineering qualifications to HNC or equivalent.

Experience dealing with software version and change control.

Strong technical knowledge in the field of automation.

Experience of airport or material handling systems preferred.

Knowledge of Heathrow Baggage systems (Ideal).

What we offer: 

A Competitive Salary

288 Hours Holiday

Bupa Medical Cover 

YuLife – Wellbeing membership with fast access to GP appointments, promotion of health and wellbeing along with daily quests to gain Yucoins that can be swapped for shopping vouchers.

Perkbox – Includes perks such as free eye tests at Specsavers including discounts on Glasses, free cinema vouchers and a weekly free coffee from Nero or sausage roll at Greggs! Along with hundreds of savings on day to day shopping, trips etc. 

A challenging work environment with lots of opportunities of career progression. 


If you want to take on this demanding challenge in a dynamic environment, apply now by filling in the application form and upload your resume. For more information contact Gareth Jones, Recruiter on +44 (0)7391 866 451