Automation and Controls Engineer

Grenoble, France
Process Engineering – Process Innovation Team /
CDI / Permanent position /
Verkor is a French industrial company aiming to pioneer low-carbon battery manufacturing in France. With the backing of prominent industrial companies such as Renault Group, Plastic Omnium and Schneider Electric, Verkor intends to electrify the future of European mobility.

With over 350 experts from 38 different countries, our endeavor is to unite exceptional global talent to bring this ambitious and innovative project to life. Our strong and agile international team continues to grow and adapt to new challenges. Based in Grenoble (France), we have recently started operations our Verkor Innovation Centre (R&D centre and 4.0 pilot line).

We now focus on building the world’s most modern and efficient Gigafactory in Dunkirk (France). With this facility, our ambition is an initial annual production of 16 Gwh of lithium-ion batteries by 2025, thus powering 300,000 electric vehicles annually.  

In joining us you will actively participate in this breathtaking industrial adventure to shape the future of European mobility.

Automation & Control Engineers are responsible for developing and implementing equipment controls solutions for all cell and module manufacturing projects. 

Responsibilities :

    • Develop, implement, and troubleshoot PLC and HMI programs.
    • Lead the design and integration of complex automation systems for manufacturing process.
    • Lead automation projects from conception to completion
    • Optimize and improve the production lines by reducing cycle time, reducing downtime, and improving quality.
    • Implement control strategies to enhance system performance and maintain optimal process conditions.
    • Identify opportunities for process improvements and automation enhancements.
    • Review and sign off detailed design phase outcomes during the project.
    • Participate in various controls equipment buy-offs at vendor sites.

    • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Automation, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
    • 3+ years of professional experience in designing and implementing automation and control systems.
    • Advanced proficiency programming industrial equipment using various IEC 61131-3 languages.
    • Proficient in PLC and HMI programming (Mitsubishi, Siemens, Schneider, or similar)
    • Hands-on experience integrating and commissioning high volume manufacturing equipment.
    • In-depth knowledge of industrial communication protocols such as CC-Link IE TSN, Profinet, Modbus TCP
    • Experience in OPC UA connectivity and MES interfaces
    • Experience in writing technical documentation.
    • Experience in designing electrical schematics using CAD tools such as EPlan or AutoCAD (nice to have)
    • Experience in evaluation, design, and implementation of safety functions (nice to have)
    • Multi-tasking ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
    • Excellent team player who is open to new ideas and thoughts
    • Good English written and oral skills.
    • Highly organized and result driven.
    • Capable of working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.
    • International environment
    • Interpersonal skills: Flexibility, Motivation and Passion, sense of quality, Positive and can-do attitude, friendliness 
Why join us?

Strong company spirit and culture settle down around our 4 values:
We promote personal initiative and give everyone the means to contribute to the company's success.
We're committed to transparent communication: we say what we think, and we mean what we say.
Team Spirit
Everyone, in their role, is an ambassador for the company. At Verkor, success is most definitely a team sport!
We're all working towards a common goal: a sustainable future, which we're building one step at a time.

Attractive work conditions*
- Stimulating work environment: pleasant offices, multicultural and motivated team
- Lunch vouchers
- 50% of local transportation costs financed
- 5 weeks of holidays per year + 2 weeks of compensation time (RTT)* conditions may apply depending on type of contract
- Industry-leading healthcare
- Opportunities to network and connect with worldwide experts

For more info on the company, please visit us at
*all positions are open to individuals possessing a Recognition of the Status of Disabled Worker (RQTH)
*conditions may apply depending on type of contract