Software engineer (SCADA)

Job Title: Software engineer (SCADA)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, England
Salary: Competitive rate and terms
Start Date: 2019-01-29
Reference: 31233
Contact Name: Stephen Laurie
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 29, 2019 11:00

Job Description

Aker Solutions' Products UK Application Engineering Team based in Aberdeen and Reading is responsible for delivering multi-disciplined engineering for our subsea controls systems and system architecture to all Aker Delivery Centres. In that capacity our team of mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and system engineers provide FEED and detail engineering into Front End and Projects, support to our manufacturing facilities, the provision of diagnostic and fault analysis and front line global support for the controls product portfolio.  


We are looking for Software Engineers (x 2) who can strengthen our team and assume technical responsibility for the design and development of software solutions and products as required.

  • Managing the development, implementation, test, and maintenance of software development work
  • Ensuring allocated work scopes are produced within budget and timescale
  • Identifying processes and patterns of work areas and recommending procedures to improve standardisation and consistency of approach
  • Monitoring trends and new products in the marketplace, recommending those which could benefit the company
  • Identifying and implementing technical solutions to suit Aker Subsea needs
  • Mentoring Junior engineers/graduates in their day to day work
  • Creating Intellectual Property (IP) through idea and product submissions and patent applications

We are lookign for Software engineers with the following skill and experience; 

  • Degree or HNC/HND with relevant industry experience 
  • Understanding of development & programming of various PLC platforms: Rockwell, Siemens, GE Fanuc ect and SCADA & HMI  platforms: ICONICS, Wonderware, VTS, Factory Talk ect
  • Understanding of software development for redundant solutions
  • Understanding of TCP/IP and serial comms
  • Knowledge of networking and communication protocols, OPC DA UA, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP etc
  • Understanding/experience of software version control; software development processes; and test methodologies
  • Knowledge of engineering drawings
  • Understanding/experience in working with ISO 9001 operating procedures and of IEC 61508 Functional safety

The successful candidates will receive a competitive rate and the opportunity to support innovative projects.