Senior PLC Software Engineer – West Midlands

West Midlands, South Birmingham

Senior PLC Software Engineer – South of Birmingham – Permanent – £50-60k + Car/Car allowance + Private Health + Hybrid Working (2 days a week from home)

Samuel Frank is recruiting for an experienced PLC Software Engineer to join a specialist engineering company in the West Midlands.

The systems the successful Senior PLC Software Engineer will be working on could be simple HMI solutions with tens of IO, through to the multi-VFD systems with full SCADA and PLC systems with hundreds of IO. The Systems will typically consist of VFDs, PLCs and HMI with communication interconnections.

Key aspects of the Senior PLC Software Engineer role include

  • Degree in Electric/Electronic Engineering, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • Member of a related professional body
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in software design and development of systems controls
  • Proven expertise in designing and implementing large-scale, mission-critical systems.
  • Proven experience in the following:
    • PLCs – Working with Siemens (Simatic Manager/TIA Portal (LAD & SCL)) and/or  Rockwell, including safety systems.
    • HMI – Working with (TIA WinCC Advanced/Panelview)
    • SCADA – Working with (WinCC/TIA WinCC/InTouch/ViewDesigner)
    • Industry standard communication protocols
    • Working with Ethernet (IP) and Profinet and ideally Modbus, Profibus, Profisafe, ControlNet, CTNet.)
    • Building complete software solutions from initial concept for projects for systems based around one high level PLC (S7-151x or 1756-Lxx) with multiple remote IO nodes and other intelligent devices on the network e.g. drives, encoders, temperature controllers
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment, particularly able to support the sales team with initial bids and costing of projects and to ensure that ongoing contracts meet the customers’ expectation.

There is a genuine career path for the successful Senior PLC Software Engineer to further themselves in an environment where they can make a real difference in terms of projects and delivery. There is also the potential for the Senior PLC Software Engineer to ultimately become a member of the management team and have shares in the business!

The client is based in the West Midlands and is easily commutable from the following places – Birmingham, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Halesowen, Dudley, West Bromwich and Worcester.

If you would like to apply for the role, please send your CV for immediate consideration.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

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