Lead Software Engineer - C&I

Lead Software Engineer - C&I

Job Title: Lead Software Engineer - C&I
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Company Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 12121KY_1531745798
Contact Name: Kyle Shinn
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 16, 2018 13:56

Job Description

Lead Software Engineer - C&I

Up to £50,000 + benefits incl. bonus & car

Permanent, Full Time

Northampton - Travel to site required.

Our client, a leading company working within the power generation sector, currently require a Lead Software Engineer to join their Controls & Instrumentation (C&I) team. You'll be responsible across all aspects of software, controls and instrumentation of their asset portfolio, which will involve leading and supporting the delivery of multiple projects for development, commissioning and maintenance.

As a Lead Software Engineer (C&I), you will be responsible for:

  • Software development and modifications for PLC control systems (such as Siemens S7 & Allen Bradley) and HMIs (such as Wonderware, Intouch etc.).
  • Project managing the installation, commissioning and upgrading of software, controls and instrumentation.
  • Servicing, fault finding and repairing control & instrumentation (C&I) systems such as PLC & SCADA systems, sensors (flow, pressure, temperature etc.), control panels and other associated plant.
  • Identifying and reviewing opportunities to improve efficiency and for cost reductions.
  • Providing regular reports and updates on performance, programmes, issues and actions.
  • Other duties as required.

In order to be considered for this position, you will need to hold a software engineering qualification (ideally at degree or HND level) and have proven experience in a similar Software Engineer role. You'll also need to possess a background working in a relevant field such as the power generation / renewable energy / process plant sectors, with a strong knowledge of PLC & SCADA control systems, along with experience in specifying & setting up instrumentation.

You'll be based from the offices in the Northampton area, although regular travel to sites across the UK will be required so it's essential that you hold a full driving licence.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a senior level role for a leading power generation company! They're offering a competitive salary of up to £50,000 depending on experience, plus an excellent benefits package which includes a bonus (up to 25%), company car, good pension, healthcare and 25 days holiday.

If you'd like to apply for this Lead Software Engineer (C&I) position, then please send a copy of your up to date CV to or call Kyle Shinn on 02392 288 284 for more information.

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