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Senior Automation Engineer (Siemens PCS7)


Position: Full Time

Location: Geri - Nicosia

Hyperion is a multinational group of companies with more than 30 years of experience bringing ongoing value to global, regional, and local operating companies in the Process Industries.  Since 1993 we have executed more than 500 projects in more than 50 countries.  We are leading providers of consulting and engineering advisory services, specialized technology, and implementation of advanced process systems solutions in the hydrocarbons, chemicals, metals, and power generation industries.


We are forming a new division focused on providing services support to our Steelmaking Customers for the development and commissioning of Direct Reduction Plant (DRP) automation systems. We are recruiting Senior Automation Engineers for our Nicosia, Cyprus office with drive and ambition to succeed in a dynamic, international business environment.


The successful candidates will have in-depth knowledge of Siemens PCS7 distributed control system, and will be included in a team developing PSC7 based software solutions for the control of Direct Reduction (DRP) plants, blast furnaces and oxygen converters. The development is based on a series of standard solutions or standard libraries. The main phases of the project are listed below:

  • Drafting of the functional specifications of the plant;

  • Drafting of the basic documentation for the development of the Software, definition of the documentation describing the interfaces with the third-party automation systems present in the plant;

  • Development of the Software and testing of the same;

  • Drafting of the operator manual;

  • Testing of the project carried out by means of integrated simulation, verifying its compliance with the required functionality and performance;

  • Participate in the actual commissioning of the project itself.

A competitive remuneration package including:

  • 12-month salary competitive with Cyprus Market Rates

  • Benefits include:

    • Provident fund

    • Life insurance

    • Hybrid work model

    • Flexible hours

    • Training

    • Required hardware and software provided


  • In-depth knowledge of the Siemens PCS 7 system and related programming languages and tools such as CFC, STL, SFC, Safety Matrix.

  • Knowledge of Fault Tolerant architectures.

  • Knowledge of FailSafe automation system concepts.

  • Ability to read and understand project documentation such as P&ID (Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams), PFD (Process Flow Diagram) and electrical diagrams.

  • Experience writing functional descriptions for software development.

  • Experience in commissioning of industrial plants, possibly in one of following sectors:

    • Metallurgy, Energy, Chemistry, Oil & Gas

  • Good knowledge of English Language (spoken and written).

  • Availability to travel abroad for medium-long periods (2 or 3 months) during plant commissioning.