Senior Automation Software Engineer Projects

Hunter Selection Ltd
50000.00 GBP Annual
16 Apr 2018
26 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Senior Automation Software Engineer (Projects)


GBP45,000 to GBP50,000

They are an international company operating both within the UK and Europe, offering servicing and leading edge PLC controlled automation systems for a wide and varied client base. Expanding their business and going through a period of growth, due to securing new contract with new clients every day. With a team of 18 engineers which combine a unique set of skills to deliver a one stop shop for controls system care and support around the clock, they have become one of the most forward thinking of automation service and integration companies.

Position Overview:
Reporting to the Project Manager, you will be responsible for the software delivery of Automation Projects utilising an innovative and proactive approach to lifetime system care. They are seeking talented and experienced automation engineers with a background in projects design and commissioning. Typically, you will be responsible for providing front line system design for a wide range of industry sectors. The position involves system design, problem solving, modifying and specifying end client control systems to exacting standards and timescales.

The below list is not intended to be a minimum requirement but applicants who can demonstrate skills in most areas will be at an advantage.

Day-to-Day Activities will include:
Leading the software development on one or more projects on any number of system platforms in a range of industries and system processes.
Creating and implementing procedures for software development and software release
Design, documentation, programming, testing, site installation, commissioning of PLC Control/Drive systems and on-going system support
Customer support
In-house training to extend skills
Mentoring the junior engineers
Continuous improvement processes
Assisting with tender quotations

10 years+ of experience in the integration of control and automation systems
Working on a project from conception through design, test, commissioning to final delivery
Experience of producing documentation (e.g. FDS, Test Specifications) and working to time-scales
Disciplined and self-motivated
Willing to accept responsibility and make key decisions
Excellent people skills at all levels of service and customer relations
Control Systems:
oConfident ability to handle the latest control & automation products and systems.
oIn-depth knowledge using one or more of the main PLC/HMI systems - Siemens, Allen Bradley or Mitsubishi
oAbility to understand and create control system schematics and architecture layouts.
oGood understanding of communication networks - e.g. Ethernet, Profinet, Profibus, Devicenet, ASi, Modbus
oProgramming, testing and commissioning of PLC and HMI Software.
oConfiguration, testing and commissioning of drives in a wide range of applications.
oUnderstanding and ability to configure SCADA systems, WinCC, Intouch, etc.
oElectrical understanding of the control system and how the system components interact. Ability to follow electrical schematics.
Awareness of current factory safety practice and procedures.

Pension: 3% of salary contribution to the Company sponsored pension or an existing pension
Holiday: 22 days (plus 8 statutory days and 3 days during our Christmas shutdown) extended to 24 days with service history.
oA buy/sell holiday scheme - up to 5 days in a holiday year (Jan to Dec).
oUse of own car and receive tax-free mileage of 36p/mile
A laptop is supplied
Relocation package (where appropriate).
Varied and interesting work in most applications including Airports, Food & Beverage, Chemical, Manufacturing, Warehouse Handling Systems and even Super Yachts.
Opportunities to widen your skill set in to most areas of Control and Automation.

*Pleasant office environment working with a top class team of engineers.
*We offer in-house training and support to extend skills and develop your potential.

In return for your commitment my client offers a stable and secure career for technically motivated engineers. If you feel this is of interest please send your CV directly to Ben Hulme to or call for a confidential discussion on .

Hunter Selection recruit Engineering professionals in Design, Manufacturing, Field Service, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Production, Purchasing, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering

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