Senior Systems Engineer 

Location: 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.


•    Responsible for the technical delivery of projects
•    Work closely with and support the Project Manager in all aspects of project technical delivery and scope management
•    Allocate tasks to the engineering team and monitor progress
•    Responsible for meeting the technical and quality requirements of projects
•    Ensure project adherence to company quality processes and procedures
•    Identify project opportunities and variations
•    Support the Project Manager in identifying and managing risks and issues
•    Identify and enable use of reusable modules by standardisation and modularization of systems where appropriate
•    Prototyping of new technologies
•    Training planning and support
•    Mentoring of Engineers
•    Sales support
•    Support the Automation sales team and support department business development
•    Provide Health and Safety leadership by example

The Senior Engineer is normally expected to undertake the following:
•    Involvement in sales to projects hand-over process
•    Involvement in 1st Engineering review
•    Assist PM in development of QA plan
•    Assist PM in development of project Gantt chart
•    Assist PM in development of initial task & procurement list
•    Ongoing development & updating of detailed task & procurement lists
•    Peer review documents created by the project team or other teams
•    Attend contract meetings with the project manager as required
•    Undertake site surveys as required
•    Undertake outline design, upfront design studies and requirement definition for clients
•    Develop FDS 
•    Develop DDS 
•    Develop test specification & design testing methodology
•    Develop project modules. (Modules as identified in the design – PLC code modules, SCADA scripts, Mimics, comms drivers, etc.)
•    Develop site work documentation with team input as necessary (Risk assessment, method statement, site test documentation)
•    Develop O & M documentation
•    Undertake full integrated system testing, CFAT, SAT and installation
•    Undertake observations, variation and reworks
•    Undertake packing and shipping of the system
•    Undertake site installation
•    Undertake site retesting
•    Provide warranty support as necessary
•    TIA Portal PLC programming
•    WinCC Classic programming

A minimum 5 years’ experience of developing integrated control system solutions.


The following experience is essential:
•    Detailed experience of the full project life cycle from system specification through design, development, testing and on-site commissioning is essential
•    Hands on experience of PLC and SCADA systems
•    A good appreciation of Control panels, electrical installation and Instrumentation solutions.


Experience of some or all of the following is desirable:
•    DCS
•    Drives
•    Plant Historians
•    MES
•    Industry 4.0
•    IOT and Edge Computing (NodeRed, MQTT etc)
•    IT/OT Convergence
•    Network design and configuration
•    Cyber Security
•    Functional Safety
•    Database implementation
•    Batch & Recipe Systems
•    Energy Efficiency and OEE
•    Industrial Protocol Knowledge (IEC 61850, DNP3, Modbus, OPC etc)
•    Bespoke code development

•    A Degree or HND/HNC in Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Control Systems or relevant discipline
•    Chartered Engineer or working towards professional registration






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


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