TAIT Towers

  • Automation Engineer

    Job Locations UK-London
    # of Openings
    101320 Controls Integration
  • Overview

    TAIT is the World Market Leader in designing, constructing and delivering the finest live event equipment in the world.


    Whether it’s creating awe-inspiring spectaculars, complex touring stages, theatre engineering solutions, brand activations or cruise ship installations, TAIT delivers world-class solutions for live experiences. With its proprietary entertainment automation platform, custom-made products, and creative engineering, TAIT’s cutting-edge offerings continue to advance industry standards and exceed client expectations. As a global network of over 600 employees in 12 office locations, TAIT has worked on projects in over 30 countries, all 7 continents and even outer space.


    TAIT’s diverse group of clients include Taylor Swift, Cirque Du Soleil, The Metropolitan Opera House, NASA, National Geographic, Beyoncé and The Olympics.




    To be involved in the design and commissioning of industrial motion control systems, including commissioning inverter drive systems for different types of motor and feedback devices


    Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:


    • To work with the project and design departments to deliver high-quality automation systems that meet all specifications, delivered in a cost-effective and timely manner
    • Be responsible for factory testing and pre-commissioning of new control systems before shipping, as well as on-site commissioning and handover to clients
    • Play an active role in the automation engineering team, and work with other departments to ensure the smooth running and economical success of the company
    • Work proactively, taking the initiative where necessary and with minimum supervision
    • Adhere to defined deadlines and schedules, whilst remaining within budgetary constraints
    • Liaise directly with customers and clients; maintain and enhance the quality of the company’s service and ensure excellent customer satisfaction
    • Assist in generating new business for the company
    • Resolve any issues arising with colleagues in a professional manner
    • Ensure health and safety policies are adhered to


    Person Specification:





    Educational Attainment

    Minimum 2.1 degree in a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent vocational experience

    A good all-round general education;

    CSCS qualification

    Knowledge Required

    PLC programming;

    Control theory;

    Electrical theory and safety;

    Understanding of mechanical systems


    Siemens Step7, Simotion & WinCC;

    TAIT Navigator control system;

    Network configuration; Fieldbus communications;

    Functional safety

    Experience Required

    Working as part of a team;

    Working on your own;

    Fault finding

    Design or commissioning of industrial motion control systems, especially using Siemens, Control Techniques and Beckhoff technologies; Working in the entertainment industry;

    Working with clients

    General Intelligence

    Proficient in Microsoft Windows and Office


    Skills and Aptitudes Required

    Excellent communication skills;

    Good organisation and time management skills;

    Excellent eye for detail;

    Proven manual dexterity;

    Problem solving and fault finding skills

    Flexible attitude to work;







    Personal Qualities Required


    Hard working;

    Enquiring mind



    Right to work in the UK

    Current UK driving licence;



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