PCS Software Engineer

Renewable energy
Vacancy ID


  • Actively promote a pro-active safety culture and perform analysis to create a learning from experience behaviour.
  • Ensure advanced plant designs comprise safety features based on best industrial practice and lessons learnt from the (nuclear) business.
  • Determine Plant Control System design engineering aspects, options and evaluation in contribution to feasibility/optioneering/best available technology studies.
  • Support delivery of Detailed Design packages concerning Core Plant Technology (CPT) with respect to C&I systems and Plant Control System equipment, with a focus on PLC and SCADA technologies.
  • Capture, interpret and develop system functional requirements using V-Model software development lifecycle processes and procedures.
  • Support new Plant Control Systems with software testing, verification, FAT, SAT, commissioning and handover activities.
  • Support existing company facilities in analysing and testing legacy Plant Control System software to capture and document existing functional requirements.
  • Provide directions and oversight concerning Detailed Design and supplier manufacturing quality processes on request of site or group project managers.
  • Define and maintain Core Plant Technology (CPT) design expertise on the basis of the client’s best (safety) practice and world class state-of-the-art technology (Design Technology Excellence Centre).
  • Establish, control, and maintain Group Reference Design and safety case standards and requirements. Group Reference Design includes: core UF6 enrichment, critical core UF6 support system requirements, relevant UF6 de-conversion requirements, and all design and safety case requirements in support of UTD activities.
  • Supports Post Implementation Reviews in C&I expertise area to establish the feedback loop to Design Authority from a safety/license compliance, operational and asset management perspective.


  • Bachelor’s degree in either Automation Engineering/Electrical & Electronic Engineering/Control Systems Engineering
  • Additional post university degree/training in science/engineering relevant to the expertise area (preferred but not essential)
  • Proven experience in area of work
  • Citect SCADA programming experience using Cicode programming language (preferred but not essential)
  • Experience using various IEC 61131-3 PLC programming languages (LD, FB, SFC, ST & IL)
  • Skills in both or either PLC and SCADA programming in highly regulated industries
  • Experience programming in various other languages such as VB, VBA, C, C++ etc.
  • Experience configuring PLC/SCADA interface and driver configurations such as OPC server/client communications.
  • Experience using industry standards such as BS EN 61508 and 61511
  • Experience of industrial communication protocols such as EtherNet/IP, ModBus, TCP/IP, MelsecNet, Profibus
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