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  • Job reference: RMS0220023

Control Systems Senior Engineer

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Stone, Staffordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 15/01/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Fircroft are currently looking for a Control Systems Senior Engineer on behalf of a global power generation client. The ideal candidate would be the Design authority for Control System SCADA solutions of medium complexity. Performing SCADA engineering assignments on multiple projects of moderate size or portions of major projects.

Technical Contribution
* Co-ordinates engineering discipline across several projects
* Prepares complete SCADA project documentation (Functional Design Specifications, Technical Specifications, General Arrangement Drawings, Circuit Diagrams, System I/O Schedules, Test Specifications and Operation and Maintenance literature)
* Designs and engineers SCADA related projects from conceptual design to final build status
* Conducts experiments, analyses and interprets data
* Provides technical support for testing, installation and commissioning activities
* Serves as a specialist in application of advanced concepts and methods

Sales Support
* Assists in preparing proposal/presentation of engineering projects/programs (including provision of bills of materials, and estimated engineering hours)

Contract Management
* Supports Project Managers in issuing claims (including new/change in scope of work, cost impact, time impact and risk qualifications)
* Provides cost effective quality solutions as per customer requirement and delivers within budget and contract
* Ensures adherence to safety standards and mitigation of potential risks

Planning & Control
* Creates work plans and cost estimates
* Reviews and approves scope, budget and schedule for assignments and ensures quality deliverables on time and within targeted cost.
* Improves effectiveness of work plan in collaboration with other functions

Risk & Opportunity Management
* Complete risk and opportunity assessments and ensures implementation of resulting actions
* Reports any contract/quality/program/cost issues to management along with recommendations for resolution

* Interacts with customers, officials, contractors and others
* Attends project meetings and presents specific aspects of engineering assignments

Supply Chain Management
* Collaborates with Supply Chain function to ensure that technical requirements for equipment or services are communicated and agreed to with potential suppliers
* Provides technical evaluation of supplier proposals and accepts as fit for purpose supplied equipment or services

Technical Leadership and Knowledge Sharing
* Maintains network of engineering professionals and shares engineering best practice across different projects and disciplines

Processes & Tools
* Develops, selects and applies standard techniques, procedures and tools
* Ensures that engineering activities comply with required safety regulations and contractual requirements
* Reports processes and tools inefficiencies and suggests ideas for improvements

People Leadership & Development
* Coaches, provides support and technical advice to colleagues
* Assigns tasks for and directs engineers, technicians and administrative staff
* May functionally lead a small team

The Company:
Our client is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. They operate in around 100 countries employing over 145,000 people.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Preferred Control Systems / Power Systems engineering related education or equivalent (HNC minimum qualification)
* Strong design capability and experience in the engineering discipline of Control Systems / Power System.
* Strong coordination skills.
* High Technical experience required.
* Excellent communication skills with both internal and external teams and customers.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Experience of ABB RTU500 Series hardware and software
* Experience of ABB MicroSCADA
* Experience of IEC61850 system design and configuration
* Programming skills (VBA, SCIL, etc)
* Experience within the Electricity Supply Industry
* Proven Teamwork and Collaboration skills

About Fircroft:
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.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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