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Warrington, Cheshire Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited

The Role:A Senior Systems Engineer is required to be a committed and enthusiastic member of the team, taking full responsibility for successful technical delivery of a complete project solution to the agreed scope in accordance with company procedures whilst meeting budgetary and time-scale targets.Will be working within the National Gas framework, but will look at candidates from other highly regulated industries such Nuclear, Petrochemical etc.Must have a minimum of 5 years' experience developing PLC/SCADA Systems such Allen Bradley/Siemens across a projects lifecycle including completing testing schedules.Must be proactive and able to allocate tasks amongst team members and supervise, assist and monitor task progress and advise the project manager on progress, risks and issues.The Senior Engineer should work co-operatively with the Project Manager and engineering team to ensure smooth project progress in accordance with the agreed project lifecycle.Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the technical delivery of projects
  • Work closely with and support the Project Manager in all aspects of project technical delivery and scope management
  • Allocate tasks to the engineering team and monitor progress
  • Responsible for meeting the technical and quality requirements of projects
  • Ensure project adherence to company quality processes and procedures
  • Identify project opportunities and variations
  • Support the Project Manager in identifying and managing risks and issues
  • Identify and enable use of reusable modules by standardisation and modularisation of systems where appropriate
  • Prototyping of new technologies
  • Training planning and support
  • Mentoring of Engineers
  • Support the Automation sales and proposals teams
  • Support department business development
  • Provide Health and Safety leadership by example

Main Functions:The Senior Engineer is normally expected to undertake the following:

  • Involvement in sales to projects hand-over process
  • Involvement in 1st Engineering review
  • Assist PM in development of QA plan
  • Assist PM in development of project Gantt chart
  • Assist PM in development of initial task & procurement list
  • Ongoing development & updating of detailed task & procurement lists
  • Peer review documents created by the project team or other teams
  • Attend contract meetings with the project manager as required
  • Undertake site surveys as required
  • Undertake outline design, upfront design studies and requirement definition for clients
  • Develop FDS
  • Develop DDS
  • Develop test specification & design testing methodology
  • Develop project modules. (Modules as identified in the design - PLC code modules, SCADA scripts, Mimics, comms drivers, etc.)
  • Develop site work documentation with team input as necessary (Risk assessment, method statement, site test documentation)
  • Develop O & M documentation
  • Undertake full integrated system testing, CFAT, SAT and installation
  • Undertake observations, variation and reworks
  • Undertake packing and shipping of the system
  • Undertake site installation
  • Undertake site retesting
  • Provide warranty support as necessary

Experience & Qualifications:A minimum 5 years' experience of developing integrated control system solutions.The following experience is essential:

  • Detailed experience of the full project life cycle from system specification through design, development, testing and on-site commissioning is essential.
  • Hands-on experience of PLC and SCADA systems (Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider, AVEVA etc)
  • A good appreciation of Control panels, electrical installation and instrumentation solutions.
  • A Degree or HND/HNC in Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Control Systems or relevant discipline
  • Chartered Engineer status or working towards professional registration

Experience of some or all of the following is desirable:

  • Cyber Security
  • Functional Safety
  • Fire & Gas Systems e.g. Detronics
  • DCS
  • Drives
  • Plant Historians
  • MES
  • Industry 4.0
  • IOT and Edge Computing (NodeRed, MQTT etc)
  • IT/OT Convergence
  • Network design and configuration
  • Database implementation
  • Batch & Recipe Systems
  • Energy Efficiency and OEE
  • Industrial Protocol Knowledge (IEC 61850, DNP3, Modbus, OPC etc)
  • Bespoke code development

Based in Warrington (3 days in office, 2 from home). Flexible hours available depending on project requirements. What you need to do nowIf you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV or call us now.If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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