Lead Hardware Engineer 

Location: Chesterfield or Reading 


Bilfinger UK is a leading engineering and maintenance provider, supporting customers across the chemical & petrochemical, nuclear, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals & biopharma, power & energy, utilities, renewables and food & beverage markets. We enhance the efficiency of assets, ensuring a high level of availability and reducing maintenance costs.

We have extensive experience in offshore and onshore facilities; specialising in asset management services throughout all life cycle phases from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, operations, maintenance, and decommissioning.


This commitment is delivered by an experienced and highly competent workforce of over 4,500 employees operating from 14 offices in strategic industrial hubs, upholding the highest standards of safety, compliance and quality.


The Lead Hardware Engineer is required to motivate and supervise the project engineering team, work co-operatively with the Project Manager ensure smooth project progress in accordance with the agreed project lifecycle. Taking full responsibility for successful technical delivery of a complete project solution, to the agreed scope in accordance with company procedures, whilst meeting budgetary and time-scale targets.

The Lead Hardware Engineer is expected to be a committed and enthusiastic team member. They must be pro-active, and able to allocate tasks among team members as well as supervise, assist and monitor task progress.



  • Assist PM in development of QA plan
  • Assist PM in continuous development of project Gannt chart
  • Ongoing development & updating of detailed task & procurement lists
  • Attend contract meetings with the project manager as required
  • Lead technical meetings with the client as required
  • Undertake or manage site survey if required
  • Develop FDS & DDS – with input from project team as necessary
  • Develop Test Specification & design testing methodology with team input as necessary
  • Undertake & record ongoing Engineering Reviews throughout the project
  • Develop sitework documentation with team input as necessary (Risk assessment, method statement, site test documentation)
  • Peer review documents including electrical drawings created by the project team or other teams
  • Coordinate and monitor hardware build activates in conjunction with Bilfinger workshops or third party suppliers.
  • Undertake or manage setup of hardware for internal and client witnessed testing
  • Develop hardware and software configurations required for internal and client witnessed testing of hardware deliverables
  • Undertake or manage full integrated system testing
  • Undertake or manage CFAT with client representatives
  • Undertake or manage observation, variation and reworks
  • Undertake or manage packing and shipping of the system hardware



  • Previous experience of developing integrated control system solutions
  • Detailed experience of the full project life cycle from system specification through design, development, testing and on-site commissioning
  • Hands on experience of PLC systems
  • A good appreciation of Control panels, electrical installation and Instrumentation solutions

Experience of some or all of the following is desirable:

  • Full UK Driving license
  • Plant Historians
  • MES
  • Network design and configuration
  • Cyber Security
  • Industrial Protocol Knowledge (IEC 61850, DNP3, Modbus, OPC etc)
  • PLC code development using TIA Portal v16
  • Electrical wiring regulations


If you wish to speak to a member of the recruitment team, please contact 01224 246246.


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