Control System Engineer


Control System Engineer

Stonehouse – United Kingdom

Job title:

Control System Engineer


About Us:

We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet.

At SLB we create amazing technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all. That is our purpose. As innovators, that’s been our mission for 100 years. We are facing the world’s greatest balancing act- how to simultaneously reduce emissions and meet the world’s growing energy demands. We’re working on that answer. Every day, a step closer.

Our collective future depends on decarbonizing the fossil fuel industry, while innovating a new energy landscape. It’s what drives us. Ensuring progress for people and the planet, on the journey to net zero and beyond. For a balanced planet.



Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, UK.

Stonehouse Technology Centre (SHTC) is the SLB drilling Centre of Excellence. It supports SLB through innovative engineering and quality-driven manufacturing, with portfolio emphasis on rotary steerable systems, Measurement While Drilling tools, Specialised Measurement tools and Rechargeable Batteries for Downhole use, and power source products.

Over 300 employees work in SHTC’s modern, fit-for-purpose building in scenic Gloucestershire. The facility was constructed to handle future demand for PowerDrive tools with an efficient workflow that ensures assembled tools are extensively and rigorously tested before delivery. On site, tools can be monitored using state of-the-art hardware and connectivity that link SHTC to all field locations.

SHTC continues Research & Development investment for new technologies, extending operational limits so that clients can reach hotter, deeper reserves.


Job Summary: 

You will be responsible for the modelling and simulation components of a particular product throughout its development cycle including concept, feasibility, development, testing, commercialization and sustaining.


Duties & Responsibilities:

You will apply your engineering skills to develop, implement and test components for the operation and control of our complex electro-mechanical systems.

Responsible for the design and development of modelling and control techniques in both time- and frequency-domain. 

Responsible for the validation efforts with high-fidelity computer models in Model-in-the-Loop (MIL), Software-in-the-Loop (SIL) and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL), using software tools such as MATLAB / Simulink.

Our tools are extremely complex as they might have to operate for periods in excess of 200 hours in extreme environments – high temperature (200 C), extreme pressure (30,000 Psi) and shocks (500 G’s) – up to 30,000 ft from the rig, communicating with the surface through various methods. Within a multi-disciplinary team, you will collaborate with other experts (electrical engineers, software engineers, mechanical engineers, physicists, designers, etc.) to design and enhance the system. You will also perform technical planning for system integration, test and validation, authoring of functional specifications, and contribute to the development of new principles and concepts.



  • BEng in Electrical &/or Electronic Engineering (or equivalent qualifications)
  • Plus MEng/MSC specializing in Systems Control Engineering (or equivalent qualifications)


Skills and Experience:

Demonstrate ability in the following areas;

  • System modelling and Control engineering for univariate and multivariable control systems (state space, transfer functions, stability analysis, optimisation in discrete and continuous domain). 
  • Modelling using Matlab/Simulink/Simscape
  • Engineering software: Python, C++, LabVIEW, VeriStand
  • Understanding of Electrical & Electronic systems
  • Understanding of Electrical machines and motor control
  • Troubleshooting and Failure Analysis aptitude.
  • Identifying system/functional improvements, capturing user requirements & defining scope of works
  • Excellent at verbal and written communication (English)
  • Capacity to balance technical constraints, urgent, important, short- and long-term priorities.
  • Skilled in teamwork, service oriented and quality minded.


Career Advancement:

Every technical contributor in the Stonehouse Technology Centre has access to a progression plan tailored to their job title, defining a clear path for promotion and reward, focusing on competency development. With support from Human Resources, Metier Managers, and a network of technical experts, they are in control of their career growth from their first day of employment.


BlueFlex (if eligible):

We are open to flexible, hybrid working with a combination of on-site & home working days.


What we can offer you:

Competitive base salary with bonus, private healthcare for employee & family, subsidised dental care, Health & Wellbeing programs such as the Employee Mental health support, health & wellness coaching, part employer and employee funded pension contribution, Income protection scheme, life insurance.

Other benefits are also available through the SLB flexible benefits program.



SLB is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.


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