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Principal Systems Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 03/04/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Key Responsibilities
Position/Job Title: Principal Systems Engineer
Reporting To: Divisional Director
Key Position Objectives:

* Take a leading role in maintaining the organisations position as an adopter of technological advances in the Real-time information Systems arena, promoting the Company and its capabilities across the industry.
* Undertake a wide range of tasks related to the conceptual and detailed design, implementation and delivery of Real-time Information Systems solutions, in the energy and infrastructure market.

Key Aspects of the Role

* Actively develop the business's offering as technology advances and clients' expectations become more demanding.
* Represent organisation at national and international events and conferences.
* Work with clients to identify solutions appropriate to them.
* Give clear presentations to customers of their ideas.
* Produce Strategy Documents, Requirements Specifications and Design Specifications.
* Develop Test Strategies and produce Test Specifications.
* Design and develop applications as part of Real-time Information Systems.
* Give clear, effective presentations to customers on status of their work.
* Investigate and resolve problems with Real-time Information Systems.
* Operate in accordance with Company policies and procedures;
* Lead a team, developing others through mentoring.

Key Personal Attributes

* Degree/ HND in a computing related subject.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
* Sound grasp of IT methodologies and of related governance issues.
* Experience with software development technologies.
* Good understanding of IT infrastructure, including servers, databases and networking.
* Excellent knowledge of OSIsoft PI products.
* Good knowledge and understanding of upstream oil and gas and/or power generation.

Personal Skills, Competencies:

* Enthusiastic proponent of the technology with a clear understanding of the business benefits that it provides.
* Enthusiastic to understand developing technological capabilities and to identify how these can be applied.
* Excellent ability to capture information, analyse it, and articulate an appropriate solution.
* Excellent verbal, written and interactive communication skills.
* Able to communicate effectively at the appropriate level for the audience.
* Able to operate "self-sufficiently" on customer's premises, including production locations.
* Comfortable interacting with customers at a senior level in a manner that instils confidence.
* Persuasive, and able to overcome resistance from third parties, such that the customer's goals are achieved.
* Able to develop strategies and think in terms of architectures.
* Capable of managing others to achieve successful outcomes as a team.
* Flexible, co-operative and enthusiastic attitude to work.
* Interested in continuous improvement and an enthusiastic learner.
* Confident and calm under pressure.
* Not afraid to admit mistakes.
* Disciplined to deliver a high quality of service while achieving time and budget constraints.
* Can balance multiple pieces of work and track each against deadlines to ensure that all are progressed as expected.

The Company:
A UK-based technology group with significant intellectual property, providing software, hardware and services predominantly to the UK healthcare, oil & gas, nuclear, power, utilities and broadcast sectors. The company are a class leading system integrator, operating in niche energy and infrastructure markets, with major 'blue chip' clients, significant history and knowhow, profitable and with increasing levels of recurring revenue. The Company has leading positions in growth areas such as asset

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
OSisoft PI or SAP Pi

About Fircroft:
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