Electrical Engineer at Provectus Algae

Full-Time, Engineering, Action St Facility, Queensland engineering full-time
Posted 22 days ago

Our mission is to bring sustainable biology to the world. Provectus uses Precision Photosynthesis® to accelerate nature in a proprietary biomanufacturing platform to produce some of the world's most valuable specialty ingredients, enabling industries in new ways and driving the next wave of agriculture, consumer and therapeutics products.  

Headquartered in idyllic Noosa, Australia our team has built a viable, scalable and sustainable product development and biomanufacturing platform. We are now scaling operations, bringing products to global markets and expanding our product development pipeline to meet the demand from some of the world’s largest corporations.


  • We have a commitment to transparency and offer a ‘no surprises experience’ throughout the hiring process.
  • You will be working in a great team, with the support a global innovator can provide.
  • Work collaboratively, contribute ideas, we need a ‘learning machine’.
  • Be part of our unique culture, collaboration, trust and autonomy but most of all fun!!
  • Job Title : Electrical Engineer. Location : Noosa. Reporting : Engineering Manager

You are our talented Electrical Engineer who will join our multidisciplinary team who are building the factories of the future. As a key player you will play a key role in the development and integration of our biomanufacturing platform. You will collaborate with production, engineering to manufacture and design both small scale experimental equipment and large scale process systems. This is a key role in a rapidly growing business with the opportunity to work with high tech solutions for real world applications.

What will I do?

  • Design, develop and integrate automation technology for liquid handling and process systems; 
  • PLC, HMI, SCADA programming for automated process systems (Opto22/Siemens);
  • Design & integrate sensor systems to monitor processes, ensure operator and track factory status and performance;
  •  Coordinate experimental design and testing of bench-based protocols on automated platforms;
  • Design high density, multilayer PCBs using electronic CAD (Altium) and project manage 3rd party PCB manufacture; 
  • Create electrical, pneumatic, and fluid schematics for control panels;
  • Architect, write, and debug structured, scalable and reusable PLC code;
  • Develop and tune closed-loop control systems;
  • Train and integrate robotic systems;
  • Create HMI user interfaces that make complex machines easy to control and troubleshoot.

We want you to excel with us. What do we expect you to bring?

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechatronics, or other engineering discipline.
  • 3+ years of experience in design and/or commissioning of automation, robotics cell, factory floor layouts, control systems, or complex systems architecture.
  • Demonstrated experience in process integration and electromechanical/mechatronic systems experience
  • PLC, HMI and SCADA programming experience (Opto22, Siemens preferred)
  • Field bus networks, serial communication and ethernet communication.
  • Experience with robotics, motion control, object-oriented programming (OOP), state machines, image processing, data engineering, vision inspection, various sensors, and/or internet of things (IoT)
  • Hands on experience building and commissioning high quality electrical control panels and electro-mechanical systems
  • Capable of solving complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team.
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations for design and manufacturing readiness reviews.
  • Experience transitioning products from design to manufacturing as part of a cross-functional team
  • Hands-on experience in custom fabricating and prototyping.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Imagine your best career. Things you take away?

  • Situated in beautiful Noosa, surf in the morning or hike a mountain, it’s all here.
  • You will work with technology that is nowhere else in the world.
  • The opportunity to work in a company on the forefront of sustainable products for the future
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace, we have over 12 different nationalities that work for us.
  • Inspiring internal culture with monthly team events

At Provectus Algae,  we are a progressive, creative and imaginative team that believes the best solutions come from bringing together the best minds and a broad range of perspectives.  We deeply care about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected, and empowered and are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or life stage.