Electrical/Automation Engineer

Active since

August 2021


Raddegoda Estate, Paragasthota, Bandaragama

Educational Level

Bachelor's Degree, Electrical/Electronic or Mechatronics from a reputed institution


Over 3 Years

Employment Type



Controls & Electrical

We are looking for hands-on Electrical & Automation engineers who enjoy interacting with customers, working in the field, and embracing the latest technologies in controls, industrial edge, and vision.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is an experienced Electrical & Automation engineer with a passion for automation and able to come up with new ideas to solve customer problems
  • Has successfully worked as an automation or electrical engineer in a manufacturing environment
  • Can enable and advocate an automation first approach with customers applying analytical methods to realise solutions
  • Has strong troubleshooting and design skills for PLC Automation, Servo Motion Control, Vision Systems and Robotics
  • Is a team player, willing to roll up their sleeves, and easily able to work with all levels of team members at Nikini as well as at customer end
  • Is passionate about learning and understanding the latest developments in digital factory concepts and has self-learning capabilities

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Site visits, requirement gathering and client engagement (with support from senior team members where necessary) to develop automation solutions
  • Management and coordination of project proposals including preparing accurate BoQs for designs developed
  • Design electrical & control panels as per customer requirements along with selection of major components
  • Draw electrical & control drawings for customer solutions
  • Consistently meet deadlines of projects with support of team members
  • Perform and generate reports on work studies and time studies as required
  • Actively contribute to assigned research projects
  • Site visits for maintenance calls; utilise high-level fault-finding skills to evaluate maintenance breakdowns all over Sri Lanka
  • Develop operating procedures, operating functions, fault and troubleshooting guides technical documentation such as flow diagrams, equipment layouts, installation details as required
  • Perform continuous improvement on products and works assigned
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Key Requirements

  • Strong theoretical knowledge in electrical/electronic/instrumentation engineering
  • Expertise in PLC & Electrical panel building
  • Programming experience (Siemens, Allen Bradley, C, C++, WinCC, Labview, Wonderware, SCADA, robotics automation and implementation)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Innovative and inquisitive mind-set, keen to learn and tackle complex problems
  • Good written and verbal communication skills (must be bilingual or trilingual)
  • Valid driving/riding license
  • Detail-oriented, enthusiastic, organized and consistent
  • Works well under stress with the ability to deliver on time.
  • Agility to work in a dynamic and team-oriented environment that is fast paced and demanding.


Nikini is a team of passionate, honest, smart people, excited about engineering, working together to empower each other, push the envelope and deliver great solutions for our customers. You can find us in our Colombo 05 offices at 249 High Level Road, or at our Green Campus, Raddegoda Estate, Paragasthota, Bandaragama

We offer competitive salary packages as well as a friendly and supportive team environment.

Nikini is an equal opportunity employer.

If you are interested in this role, upload your CV and submit the form below!