SCADA Control Systems Engineer

Ref: ZR_6375_JOB  ·  Posted on 01 June 2022


Due to the nature of the role, my client will be looking for candidates to be based on-site in their South London office, as programming can’t be completed offsite.

My client is an industry leader in all aspects of IT, computer network operations, cyber security and defence and they are at the forefront of the challenge to find innovative solutions that can effectively defend networks and offer protection across the entire cyber and defence domain. They are currently transforming their defence and national security capabilities for the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and the British Army and wider UK Government.

Within this role, you will be working within a team of likeminded, and skilful control systems software engineers to provide subject matter expertise both to your engineering peers as well as the programme management team. You will be encompassed within the project teams that are providing software design and development for a number of maritime control and instrumentation systems.

My client is open to putting candidates through the security clearance process prior to starting and will help in every step along the way. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to learn more about this security clearance check.

Key responsibilities
  • Capture, interpret and develop customer requirements.
  • Produce detailed technical design documentation in accordance with company/customer procedures.
  • Specify, design and test solutions for SCADA Systems and other high level control systems
  • Manage data communications with third party equipment
  • Develop SCADA software from multiple design formats such as Block Diagrams, Flow Charts and Pseudo Code
  • Develop high level software to integrate with the SCADA solution
  • Validate software designs through analysis and test
  • Support the preparation of contract changes and proposals
  • Be aware of and comply with company standards of conduct and all relevant statutory requirements
  • Carry out any other reasonable management requests
  • Provide input to project meetings and team briefings


Skills & experience
  • Design and integration of Complex, large scale SCADA control systems using products such as:
    • (Wonderware) Intouch/System Platform
    • Honeywell Experio
    • Rockwell FactoryTalk
    • Siemens WinCC or GE (Cimplicity, iFix, Proficy)
  • Proven experience in SCADA system design and programming.
  • 3+ years in a software engineering environment.
  • Production of technical documentation.
  • High level system interfacing and database configuration.
  • Software development lifecycles, processes and procedures.
  • Understanding of testing and commissioning.
  • Degree, HND, HNC or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic engineering or a related discipline e.g. C&I engineering, Systems engineering.

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Development Experience of Siemens (ETM) WinCC Open Architecture (OA)
  • Specification and analysis of COTS equipment.
  • Experienced in the use of High Level Programming Languages within SCADA IDE environments such as; VB, C#/C++.
  • Oracle/SQL Database administration and interfacing.
  • Understanding of Functional Safety (BS EN 61508, 61511 or 62061).
  • Software testing and verification.
  • Experience of configuration management systems and change control.
  • Experience within Defence, Maritime (Ship’s machinery and control systems), Aerospace, or a similarly regulated industrial sector (e.g. Oil & Gas, Pharma or PetroChem).
  • Industrial communication and networking standards.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Additional benefits
  • Option For Flexible Work Hours
  • Competitive Salary
  • Flexible Benefits Package
  • Travel Benefits
  • Pension Scheme
  • Paid Leave
  • Family Friendly Policies
  • Holiday Buy and Sell
  • Employee Performance Recognition Program
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Employee Referral Award Program
  • Professional Development
  • Unlimited Access to Online Learning
  • Wellbeing Program.
  • Employee Assistance Program 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week
  • Discount Program

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