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Software Controls Engineer

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Royston, Hertfordshire
£56000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
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May 22nd, 2024

Software Controls Engineer
Location: Royston
Salary: £56-65k

Working within the Engineering support Team and reporting to the Senior Maintenance Engineer, the Software/Controls Engineer (SCE) is responsible for designing, installing, managing and/or maintaining equipment and software on PLC and SCADA systems, which are used to monitor and control the plant systems at Royston. The majority of your time will be spent on software orientated tasks including but not limited to: fault finding, testing of Logic coding, implementing changes to the existing Controls Infrastructure in line with actions arising from MOC requests, attend HAZOP Studies / PHA's etc as a Software and Controls representative.

Provide Software and Controls input for projects for the Site, this could be modifications to existing systems or new installations altogether.

This is an exciting role within the business and the successful candidate would be responsible for the following:

  • Provide expert knowledge of PLC systems, preferred is Omron and Allen-Bradley.
  • Provide expert knowledge of SCADA systems, preferred is Wonderware (Intouch) and Inductive Automation's (Ignition) SCADA packages.
  • Supporting the projects teams at initial design stages to offer advice on the selection of software and controls equipment to ensure improved levels of plant reliability and maintainability, designing, developing, installing, managing and/or maintaining equipment and software as required.
  • Implement and continually review the controls strategy to ensure business needs, both current and future are maintained and developed.
  • Implement recognised standards with regards alarm management and safety related control functions so that process safety is delivered.
  • Interpreting technical drawings for planning, executing, and specifying material to support job duties.
  • Provide support to technicians carrying out Instrumentation Loop testing to ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 standards when required (assistance from a Software perspective only)
  • Taking ownership of own training and development plans.
  • Responsible for contractors you bring onto site and their adherence to company standards and performance requirements in your area of remit, escalating any issues necessary.
  • Ongoing monitoring and maintenance of the controls network infrastructure including but not limited to:
  • Server Health monitoring
  • Data replication / backup verifications
  • Database administration for IACS.
  • Maintenance and update of malware / Antivirus counter measures on the controls network.
  • As part of the role, you will be required to support the call-out rota for out of hours support.

Skills and experience required:

  • Needs to have experience with SCADA/ PLC / Wonderware systems
  • Background in an engineering technician role
  • Electronic/mechanical background
  • Experience in supporting and design work / plant design
  • Experience in Lean / continuous improvement

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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