SCADA Engineer

  • Job Reference: R13755
  • Date Posted: 12 May 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £33,850 to £45,000
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

AWE is currently recruiting for a SCADA engineer to contribute to the successful operations of the Orion Laser Facility (the foremost facility in the UK for Laser Physics) by maintaining and developing the software used to run the laser and diagnostic equipment. As an application engineer, you will form part of the team responding to the demands of all 5 networks running in the facility alongside mechanical and electrical counterparts.

Location - Reading area

Package - £33,850 - £45,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year, including Bank Holidays, plus every other Friday off)

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

What will you be responsible for?

  • Developing and maintaining the of SCADA software within the facility

  • Learning, understanding, or having knowledge of LabView control software

  • Designing, building & maintaining software and software modifications to meet business requirements using agreed standards and tools to achieve a well-engineered result

  • Ensuring configuration and change is managed and controlled throughout software development lifecycle

  • Producing required documentation to support all phases of the system development process

  • Liaising with key stakeholder to agree requirements and hold design reviews

  • Supporting facility operations within the laser facility

What will you need to be considered?

  • Proven experience of delivering projects with a consideration for quality, time and cost

  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)

  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills

  • Good working knowledge of Excel

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.