Software Control Engineer

10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Software Control Engineer

Glasgow (3 month contract)

Our client requires a Software Control Engineer to assist with the technical design and delivery of production systems. You will have a working knowledge of the technology components and trends that intersect industrial control, power systems and ICT while deploying products in the field and will participate in the delivery and support of systems throughout their lifecycle.

Responsibilities and Objectives

  • Deliver and support operational Active Network Management Systems
  • Prepare system requirements, functional specifications, test specifications and other documentation for our client's projects
  • Design data interfaces between our client's products and external systems, e.g. SCADA, Data Historians, Generator Control Systems
  • Integrate control and field instrumentation, measurement devices, test rigs and harnesses for production projects
  • Configuration, testing, and commissioning of ANM platforms and applications in production and pre-production environments

Required Experience and Capabilities

  • BSc/BEng/MSc/MEng in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Control, Computer Science or similar discipline
  • Experience with automation and control platforms, e.g. Programmable Logic Controllers, RTUs, industrial PCs, single-board computers, microcontrollers
  • Have contributed to engineering projects involving elements of electrical engineering, systems integration and customer site commissioning
  • Understand software engineering lifecycle and documentation process for design, development and support
  • Understanding of utility communication architectures, standards and protocols, including: DNP3, Modbus, OPC, IEC61850
  • Experience configuring communication protocol interfaces for Client/Server and Publish/Subscribe protocols
  • Experience with IT communication networking
  • Understanding of IT security practices and cyber security risks
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills

Desired Experience and Capabilities

  • Experience with build, deployment and administration of Windows and Linux platforms
  • Software development experience using IEC 61131-3, Java or C# programming languages and/or scripting and interfacing languages such as Python and Groovy
  • Experience using software version control services, e.g. Git, Subversion
  • Experience commissioning and fault finding industrial control and measurement equipment
  • Understanding of grid regulation and DER in connection issues
  • Experience of working with Electricity utilities

This is an excellent opportunity to join a global, forward thinking company. If interested please send your CV and expected day/hourly rate to the address supplied.

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