Lead Software Automation Engineer

  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    IT, Engineering

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £60 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rebecca Millard

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


  • Client:


Lead Software Automation Engineer


3 months

My Client is looking for an experienced Lead Software Engineer to work within a dedicated Project Team. He / She may be required to work on one or more projects concurrently as agreed with the Engineering Operations Leader and the Software Team Leader. The position holds responsibility for the software design and engineering within the assigned projects.

Essential Responsibilities

  • When necessary leading a small team of software engineers.
  • Daily follow up of unit engineers and own tasks to ensure technical schedule attainment.
  • Reporting of project progress and resource status on a regular basis to the Software Team Leader and Resource Team.
  • Technical input to & review of project plans as required.
  • Identification of technical, schedule and commercial risks.
  • Provide assistance to the Supply Chain Management Function as and when necessary to assist with the procurement and Sub-Contracting activities.
  • Preparation and reviewing of Project Requirements and Design Specifications.
  • Preparation and reviewing of the Software Products Requirements, Design and Interface Specifications.
  • Preparation and reviewing of Test Requirements for specific software applications/units to standards as defined within the Codes of Practice.
  • Ensuring that System and unit Design Specifications comply with the contractual safety standards.
  • Preparation and reviewing of supplementary Project/Product documentation.
  • Generation of work scope and task lists for the unit engineers on the project.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the unit engineers on the project.
  • Definition of work required to be undertaken by the Unit Specialists.
  • Technical liaison with the Unit specialists - Reviewing solutions to ensure cross-project standardisation and optimisation of engineering resource.
  • Identification of project variation order requests opportunities.
  • Review all relevant analyses to verify findings and recommendations are acted upon.
  • Support of technical and project execution audits imposed by clients.
  • Software engineering support during various test phases.
  • Attend project close-out meetings/lessons learned.


  • Bachelor or Master's degree in Engineering or Science based discipline or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Chartered Engineer (Professional Engineer in USA) or equivalent
  • Proven automation experience with specific focus on PLC and HMI technologies
  • Experience in using analytical tools to aid & enhance product/offering development
  • Deep understanding of Subsea Topside architecture and ability to translate that into a winning subsea offering.
  • Deep understanding of Topside S/W methodologies and development processes & ownership of process improvements and quality
  • Practical knowledge of NPI and project requisition processes
  • Experience delivering projects on both small and large scales

If you feel you are suitable, please send through your CV