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Software Engineer - EC&I

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/09/2020
  • Duration: on-going
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The Role:
Responsible to the EC&I Head of Unit for the delivery of the Software work packages of high integrity and complex control systems to Customer and Industry Specifications, to within budget and programme constraints.

The candidate must have a broad knowledge of designing PLC, HMI & SCADA software for complex systems in machine control & process applications and plant wide automation where specific experience in the Nuclear Industry would be an advantage. Must be capable of producing technical & functional specifications and developing control software from concept through to testing and commissioning.

Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills with excellent analytical, design and problem solving skills and be committed to maintaining high quality standards.

Must have a sound knowledge of and be experienced in the application of the latest relevant IEC standards and statuary legislation.

Key Activities:
In this role, the candidate will have the following responsibilities:

* Produce PLC, HMI & SCADA designs to IEC 61131 from concept designs and specification to meet project and customer requirements. Main deliverables being:
 Software Documentation - User Requirement Specifications, Functional Design Specification and Detailed Software Specification.
 PLC, HMI and SCADA software coding.
 Production of Software Specific Test Documentation.
 Specification of hardware & software parts list.
 Design of project specific networking (Ethernet, Field bus, etc.)
* Ensure company policy and procedures are being applied across the projects.
* Manage the interface between CE&I and the Mechanical function.
* Communicate at all levels with both internal and external customers to meet their expectations while meeting the project budget and programme constraints.
* Support the Lead Engineer in the delivery of scope to budget and programme.
* Support the Lead Engineer in the management and supervision of sub-contractors.
* Support to Testing/Commissioning team during PAT & FAT testing.
* Provide technical expertise to tenders as and when required.
* Provide input to the development of the CE&I function and resource.

The Company:
Your future in Nuclear. Specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke engineering solutions for the nuclear energy, nuclear decommissioning and defence markets, our client is a key player. They design, engineer, manufacture, assemble, test, commission and install, as well as offering ongoing specialist support services. They are a core subsidiary of a global Italian group that operates in over 90 countries and is Italy's largest supplier, installer and service provider in this sector.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Proficient in the use of PC's - MS Office tools (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
* Administration of Databases (MS Access, SQL, Oracle).
* PLC programming experience (Siemens Step7/TIA Portal, Rockwell RSLogix5000, Schneider -Unity Pro)
* SCADA programming experience (Siemens WinCC, Rockwell - Factory Talk, Schneider - Citect/InTouch)
* Some Plant Software Simulator experience (Pantek - PICS).

Person Specifications:
* Focuses on the customer
Works co-operatively with customers and stakeholders (internal and external) in order to meet and exceed their expectations. Acknowledging customer input, caring about their views when meeting their requirements.
* Collaborates & shares knowledge
Seeks to create learning and collective success through teamwork. Listens to others perspectives, shares knowledge and offers mutual support.
* Deliver on commitments
Plans what needs to be delivered and then takes responsibility and hold others to account for making it happen. Adjusts p

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