S7 Senior Systems Engineer

Ref: N-2019-06

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 is part of the Imtech Group and 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, Energy & Infrastructure and Transmission & Distribution markets.  The Company is renowned for its innovation, technical excellence, and project delivery, quality and safety.

Summary of main purpose of the job:

The design, implementation and commissioning of S7 based Control Systems and related software engineering activities for a variety of industrial control system applications predominantly in the Nuclear industry. The candidate should have proven experience in S7 Systems, ideally supported by Siemens certification/training. This role is based at our office in Stone, Staffordshire, but there may be some periods of working at our customer’s sites in the UK currently.

Role Description:

  • Development of control system design and options from customer requirements
  • Provide design input to development of system wide generics
  • S7 programming of control systems (within TIA Portal) from given designs
  • Involvement throughout whole software/systems lifecycle, from design through coding to testing, installation and configuration, and documentation (working throughout to full QA procedures)
  • Working within project team to customer deadlines
  • Installation and configuration/testing work at customer sites

 Essential Requirements:

  • In depth knowledge of S7 system design (TIA Portal & S7-1500 PLCs)
  • Knowledge of Profibus DP/Profinet networks
  • Engineering / Computer related or appropriate engineering qualification (degree/HND) or comparable industrial experience
  • Must have significant experience of working in the Nuclear Industry
  • Must be SC cleared
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience to fulfil requirements of this post.
  • Good client facing skills, must be able to work as part of combined client/contractor team
  • Willingness to travel and work away when required
  • Driving licence

Desirable Skills:

  • IEC61131 PLC Coding Standards.
  • IEC61508 Safety Systems
  • Integration of the Multi-PLC systems
  • Commissioning experience with S7 systems
  • Experience of working in the Power Generation Industry.

Candidates should possess the following personal qualities:

  • Confident and capable and able to work under own initiative
  • 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 N-2019-06 and explaining why you are interested in this role to: recruitment@capula.co.uk