Lead/Senior PCS7 Software Engineer

Ref: EI-2020-03

To express an interest in this position, e-mail recruitment@capula.co.uk with a cover letter and CV, quoting the job reference number.



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Capula, part of Imtech UK, is a leading advanced automation and real-time business intelligence company specialising in Automation, Control and IT Solutions and Services with major customers in the Nuclear, Power Generation, Utilities and Oil & Gas markets.  The Company is renowned for its innovation, technical excellence, project delivery, quality and safety.


Summary of Role:

Assist in the delivery of PCS7 based projects with related design and implementation including upgrades to lastest versions and virtualisation, process improvements and modifications. The candidate should have proven main-stream control automation experience across several previous Siemens based projects that must include medium to large size DCS using recent PCS7 versions. Essential skills are hands-on implementation/test of PCS7 v9.0 AS/O using APL, CMT, CFC and SFC.


Role Description:

  • PCS7 DCS enhancements and process control modifications
  • Whole software/systems lifecycle involvement; design, coding, testing, install and commissioning
  • Working within project team to customer deadlines
  • Installation and configuration/testing work at UK customer sites


Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years experience using PCS7 v8.0 or greater within medium / large DCS
  • Advanced WinCC Skills
  • Experience of AS/OS system design, coding, testing and commissioning
  • Experience of producing FDS, DDS and Test Specifications
  • Use of PCS7 AS/OS using APL, CMT, CFC and SFC
  • Use of PCS7 using S7-400/300 and Profibus technologies
  • Use of PCS7 interfacing to intelligent Siemens drives and packages
  • Knowledge of project lifecycle working to QA procedures
  • Willingness to travel and work away when required
  • Driving licence


Desirable Requirements/experience:

  • Experience of PCS7 v9.0
  • Experience of PCS7 version upgrades
  • Experience of PCS7 SCL, PH, OPENPCS, WebServer
  • Experience of PCS7 within a virtualised / domain configuration
  • Experience of PCS7 F-Systems for SIL2 systems
  • Experience of Step-7 and WinCC Flex
  • Experience of PCS7 Maintenance Station
  • Experience of SIMIT
  • Experience of PDM
  • Experience of Power Station control systems


Personal Qualities:

  • Confident and capable and able to work under own initiative and within a team environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be flexible in working methods

Please send your CV with cover letter referencing EI-2020-03 and explaining why you are interested in this role to: recruitment@capula.co.uk