Leading Manufacturer in North Somerset are seeking an experienced Senior Controls Engineer to work within the software team. As a Senior Controls Engineer you will work as part of a multi-disciplined team developing PLC-based control systems.
You will develop the process control software for complex systems, and therefore must be proficient in PLC programming.
The software architecture used is increasingly object oriented, and therefore experience of advanced architectures would be an advantage.
Additionally, you will develop Human Machine Interface (HMI) software that provides the visualisation of the equipment. This is developed using Microsoft Visual Studio (VB.net or C#), and while experience of this specific tool is not essential, you will have a demonstrated aptitude for programming in high-level languages.
In addition to PLC expertise, a demonstrated aptitude for software design is essential. Specific experience of Microsoft Visual Studio (VB.net or C#) would be an advantage.
As a Senior Controls Engineer you will also be expected to take a leading role within the projects to which you are assigned, working closely with project management to deliver high quality control solutions.
It is essential that you work well in a team, interacting with fellow engineers and colleagues from around the world. The business is global, and you must therefore be able to travel for occasional short-duration international assignments.
You will have a minimum qualification of HND or equivalent, in electrical, electronic or automation engineering (or a related discipline) and have significant experience working in a similar environment. This experience will preferably have been in a high technology sector or the process industries.
The client offers a competitive salary, bonus scheme, and a contributory pension.