Lead Controls (SI) Engineer

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
BGEN are one of the UK's largest multidisciplinary design and build contractors with over 100 years of industry experience. With expertise in supporting blue chip clients in the Water, Power & Energy, Pharmaceutical and Food and Beverage industries they are at the forefront of value-added engineering.
As a leading engineering firm driving the energy transition in the UK, BGEN have developed a culture to promote personal development and ensure employee safety.
A great opportunity to take the Lead in delivering automation projects to our clients. You will work through the whole lifecycle of the project from completing design documentation, developing control software, testing, commissioning and handover.
Do you have a track record in delivering control and automation projects to major UK clients in the Water, Industrial Automation or Process sectors?
We are looking for experienced Lead Engineers to join our large team of controls & automation engineers across multiple locations within the UK, namely: Stafford, Warrington, Southampton, Grangemouth and Derby.
What will your day look like?
You will be working on complex control system projects on your own or leading a team of 3-5 engineers to meet an agreed programme of works.
During the design and software development stages, you will work in our office or work from home (hybrid working) on the development of Functional Design Specification and PLC, HMI, SCADA software until the bench testing is completed. Integrated testing with the control panel will be in our manufacturing facility in Warrington where you will be engaging with both SI and LV engineering delivery teams and multiple client stakeholders to complete the FAT. Commissioning will be based on our client sites where the SAT will be completed.
If you are acting as a lead on a team of engineers, you will manage the efficient workload and progress of your team members and will work closely with the Project Manager to meet contractual project milestones. You will review the design documents and test the software developed by your team members.
Principal Accountabilities
Interpreting User Requirement Specification packages and reverse engineering of exiting control system software
  • Production of functional design specifications, configuration of PLC and SCADA packages, factory testing, site testing and site based commissioning.
  • Coordination and development of junior staff as required
  • Lead Large SI Projects
  • Monitor/plan projects to ensure completed to time and budget
  • Act as Engineering Coordinator on projects when required, coordinating disciplines within overall Technology division and/or BGEN Group.
  • Ensure Engineering and Design activities meets all national and international standards, clients requirements and 'best' engineering practice
  • Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction
Special Features
  • Should have a minimum of 8 years systems engineering experience.
  • Strong knowledge of safe working practices with regards to work on or near electrical equipment.
  • High regard for health and safety.
  • Must have good organisational skills.
  • Needs to have good communication skills at all levels.
  • Must be positive, approachable, willing and helpful.
  • Must be a good team player.
Skills & Knowledge
  • PLC software development using at least two manufacturers devices from Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Mitsubishi or Schneider.
  • HMI software development using at least two manufacturers devices from Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Mitsubishi or Schneider.
  • Experience with multiple communication protocols; EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP and PA, Modbus TCP/IP
  • Experience working with SCADA systems
  • Experience working with VSDs
  • Knowledge and experience in virtual machines (VMWare)
  • Good planning, organisational and time management skills.
  • Excellent IT skills including the use of Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Ability to act on own initiative.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within and outside the organisation.
  • Applicants must hold a full UK driving licence.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom


  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 11, 2024
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

We are BGEN. We bring excellence to engineering, helping to keep businesses, industries and economies moving forward. For over 100 years, we’ve applied the best of engineering and technology to help us solve complex challenges. We do this for clients in a wide range of disciplines and sectors, both at home and around the world. Today, we’re pushing established boundaries – searching for new, exciting and sustainable ways to solve the engineering challenges of the modern world. We call this approach: next generation engineering. Because we hire and develop the smartest and most determined people, we can tailor highly advanced engineering solutions. We never stand still: we are curious, with plenty of initiative and a deep-rooted instinct for problem-solving. We are proud of the way our self-delivery can increase your project efficiency, minimise your risks, and improve your outcomes. That means full project ownership, accountability and cost assurance, and consistently high standards. In other words, we bring certainty in an uncertain world.
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