PLC Software Engineer

  • Location

    Nailsea, Somerset

  • Sector:

    IT, Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £50 - £60 per hour

  • Contact:

    Ben Mcrae

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Role: PLC Software Engineer

Location: Nailsea (Bristol, BS48 1BS)

Duration: 4/6 months initially

Rate: £50 - £60/hour

Role Summary/Purpose

Software Engineers will work within a dedicated Project Team for a leading Oil and Gas company. 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.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Daily follow up of own tasks to ensure technical schedule attainment.
  • Reporting of project progress and resource status on a regular basis to the Lead Engineer on the project.
  • Technical input to & review of project plans as required.
  • Provide assistance to the Supply Chain Management Function as and when necessary to assist with the procurement and Sub-Contracting activities.
  • Preparation of Project Requirements and Design Specifications.
  • Preparation of the Software Products Requirements, Design and Interface Specifications.
  • Preparation of Test Requirements for specific software applications/units to standards as defined within the Codes of Practice.
  • Preparation of supplementary Project/Product documentation.
  • Technical liaison with the Unit specialists - Reviewing solutions to ensure cross-project standardisation and optimisation of engineering resource.
  • 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
  • Proven automation experience with specific focus on PLC and HMI technologies
  • Experience in using analytical tools to aid & enhance product/offering development
  • Experience delivering projects on small scales
  • Ability to travel internationally as required at short notice.
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills
  • Knowledge sharing capabilities
  • Excellent report writing & presentation skills
  • Ability to provide Lead Engineer updates in a concise and accurate manner

Desired Characteristics

  • Practical knowledge of NPI and project requisition processes
  • An understanding of Subsea Topside architecture and ability to translate that into a winning subsea offering.
  • An understanding of Topside S/W methodologies and development processes & ownership of process improvements and quality
  • Production Control Systems knowledge
  • Offshore certified and trained
  • Product Lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge