Silsoe, Kings Norton

Reporting to:
Controls Manager

Summary of Role:


Software Design

  •  Production of well-structured software programs.
  • Production of visualisation databases.
  • Assisting in factory testing of visualisation systems prior to sending to site.
  • Designing, producing and testing of automated control software.
  • Production of controls design documentation.
  • Supervision of teams of software engineers in house and on site
  • Auditing of junior other engineers software
  • Production of supporting documentation and manuals




  • Production of required Health and Safety documentation including, such as Method Statements and Risk Assessments.
  • Commission controls systems on site and to provide support to system commissioning activities.
  • Provision of system training for end users.
  • Supervision of teams of engineers




  •  Liaise with Project Sales and Project Engineers during design phase.
  • Liaise with Project Managers, Customer and sub-contractors during order installation / commissioning phases.
  • Liaise with all departments as necessary.
  • To maintain and use wherever possible, standard product information for the execution of orders.
  • Where necessary to develop special and new standard solutions to suit specific projects and new markets.
  • To innovate wherever possible to improve our delivered product to the end customer (e.g. reduced price, reduced time-scale, improved functionality).
  • To provide technical backup to the service team as required, including bug fixes, enhancements and modifications.
  • To maintain and improve upon personal skills related to the position, through experience and training.
  • To comply with the company policy as defined in the Staff Handbook, Safety Manual, and Quality Assurance Manual.
  • Supporting and mentoring of junior engineers and apprentices
  • Supervision of junior engineers
  • Other duties as required.




Qualifications, knowledge & experience:

  • Time served apprenticeship in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and BTEC / City and and Guilds or
  • HNC / HND in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Controls component knowledge.

  • Held a similar role previously.
  • Previous use of Allen Bradley controllers.

Technical competencies:

  • PLC Software Design Commissioning for Material Handling Systems
  • Comms/Networking

  • Siemens S7 / Allen Bradley / Schneider products
  • WinCC Flexible
  • SQL, Visual Basic or C Scripting
  • General SCADA skills

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