Control Systems and Software Engineer

Control Systems and Software Engineer

Job Title: Control Systems and Software Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire
Salary: £30000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH12949_1546879634
Contact Name: Dan Parker
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 07, 2019 16:47

Job Description

Control Systems and Software Engineer

£30,000 to £60,000 - Dependent on experience


We are currently looking to recruit experienced Controls and Software Engineers to join a world leader in remote handling for hostile environments. This includes Nuclear Fusion, Nuclear Decommissioning and High Energy Physics experiments, both domestically and on a global scale.

This role will suit engineers that are keen to work on cutting edge projects at the forefront of the sector and be involved with delivering challenging but rewarding solutions to real world problems.

The Job

Working from their headquarters near Harwell, you will be reporting into the lead control and software engineer for each package and will be working on the delivery of consultancy services, equipment design and implementation projects.

You will be implementing work programmes and project plans for small to medium sized projects with the support of a full engineering team. Managing the full lifecycle of projects will include creating specifications, designing, procurement activities, integration, commissioning and developing complex electro-mechanical devices.

The Candidate
The most desirable applicants will hold a recognised engineering degree level qualification (or equivalent), and a suggested 5 years or more of relevant and demonstrable experience in a number of the following disciplines, with the ability and desire to gain knowledge of the others:

  • Control theory
  • OO Software development (all stages) (preferably C++)
  • Actuator technologies
  • Sensor technologies
  • PLC and SCADA development (all stages)
  • FMEA
  • Robotics (Forward/inverse kinematics, trajectory generation)
  • UML/SysML
  • Databases
  • Motor drive technologies
  • Requirements analysis
  • Real-time software development and OS usage
  • Client interaction
  • Technical report writing
  • Communications (theory and practice at software and hardware levels)
  • Electrical
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Technical involvement with bids and tenders
  • Effective communication and collaboration within wider project teams
  • Excellent written and spoken English

What's on offer

On offer is an attractive salary that ranges from £30,000 to £60,000 depending on experience. Coupled with this is a benefits package that includes a pension scheme, extended holiday scheme after service, private health checks and professional fees.

In addition to this, the company is going through an exciting growth phase, with many new opportunities for personal development as the existing team expands accordingly.

How to apply

To apply, please call Dan Parker on 02392 222 961 or send a copy of your CV to

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