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PLC & SCADA Software Team Leader

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Scotland
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/04/2017
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Company:
Our client has been established for over 20 years locally and is focused on delivering design solutions to the nuclear industry, specialising in the design of mechanical handling plant and equipment, the design and installation of plant control systems and the provision of support to plant safety reviews.

The Role:
The PLC & SCADA Software Team Leader is a Technically Responsible Person's role with responsibility for undertaking or complying with the following:

* Management and Technical Control of PLC Software/Code Design Tasks
* Management and Technical Control of SCADA Software/Code Design Tasks
* Understanding of EC&I Hardware interfaces and liaison with EC&I Hardware Team Leader
* Supervision and control of PLC/SCADA software team
* Project Management Interaction
* Control of task duration estimates and software team schedule
* Quality Compliance
* Health & Safety
* Technically Responsible Person Role
* Continual Improvement

Within the framework of the above activities, the main purpose of the role is to provide leadership and management for PLC/SCADA testing and commissioning support at the customer site, working as the Team Leader of the plant software commissioning team.

Guidance and management of specific tasks to meet the time, cost and quality requirements of projects. The Team Leader will be familiar with but not limited to:

* Design briefs
* User requirements specifications
* Software definition documents
* Control philosophy documents
* Scheme design risk assessments
* Directive compliance assessments
* Design reviews

Governance and management of detail design generation consisting of;
* Software system specifications
* Software design review

Governance and management of manufacturing documentation consisting of;
* PLC / SCADA software code
* Module / integration tests
* Factory acceptance tests
* Operation, maintenance and installation manuals
* Checking and approving of software deliverables produced by other team members

Management and control of
* PLC/SCADA Software Testing activities
* PLC/SCADA Software Commissioning activities

Project Management Interaction
Interact with project management staff to achieve the best outcome for the projects;
* Agree remaining work durations
* Highlight (at the earliest opportunity) when a task will not be completed to a previously agreed timescale
* Identify and report change

Technically Responsible Person Role
* Be accountable for the technical management and delivery within time cost and quality
* Maintain technical compliance with the contract and resolve technical conflicts where possible
* Ensure cross discipline integration
* Assist the project management staff in understanding the technical delivery such that they may manage budget / expenditure information
* Reviewing progress and the critical path
* Identify and minimise exposure to risk
* Identify and report change

Promote cohesion across the project team

Estimation Tasks
This may include but not be limited to;
* Review of concept solutions
* Estimating durations for design of tender items
* Composing technical responses to quotation requests

Quality Compliance
Complying with quality policies and procedures, with particular emphasis on;
* Test and Commissioning procedures
* Software version control

Health & Safety
Complying with health and safety policies and procedures, with particular emphasis on;
* Take reasonable care for own health and safety and the health and safety of others
* Report all accidents and near misses to their Line Manager or Safety Representative
* Not operate any equipment they have not been specifically trained to use

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Software design, coding, testing and commissioning of Rockwell PLC systems, particularly using RSLogix.

* Understanding of Rockwell SCADA systems (FactoryTalk View - Studio 5000) and PLC interfaces.

* On site test and commissioning of Rockwell PLC systems.

* Governance and management of PLC/SCADA documentation

* Management, direction and leadership of PLC/SCADA engineering design and commissioning teams

* A high level of commercial awareness.
* Sufficient technical knowledge and understanding of the industry to be able to technically lead a team, shape the outcome of a project and encourage and assist others in the delivery of that project
* Ability to manage own workload and self-manage to deliver tasks
* Ability to make prioritisation decisions on work
* HND or Degree level in Electrical or Control Systems Engineering

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Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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