Controls Engineer


As a Controls Engineer, you will control a building’s services, such as heating, air conditioning, lighting and ventilation. You may also write related software and graphics as well as installing and commissioning such systems. 

You’ll certainly need to be tech-savvy as another key part of the role is integrating these systems with the building’s other systems, such as security to create a ‘smart building’.

You could be working across a range of commercial building environments including hospitals, student accommodation, offices or even a theatre and once that building is occupied, you’re likely to be involved in the ongoing service and maintenance of the systems.

Top 5 Tasks

  1. Design and install a building system
  2. Prepare drawings for drafting by the CAD team (Computer Aided Design)
  3. Understand the controls and performance of different field device types including sensors, variable speed drives, switches and relays.
  4. Configure, update and control the hardware and software
  5. Maintain and fault find.


The average UK salary of a Controls Engineer is £35,000-£40,000.

Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. 

Am I Suited?

  • Tech-savvy 
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent communicator
  • Problem solver
  • Confident
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