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    Senior Systems Engineer

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    Chris Doyle

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    9 months ago

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Belcan currently have a permanent opportunity with our client based in Warrington for a Senior Systems Engineer. The Senior Engineer should work co-operatively with the Project Manager and engineering team to ensure smooth project progress in accordance with the agreed project lifecycle.


  • Responsible for the technical delivery of projects
  • Work closely with and support the Project Manager in all aspects of project technical delivery and scope management
  • Allocate tasks to the engineering team and monitor progress
  • Responsible for meeting the technical and quality requirements of projects
  • Ensure project adherence to company quality processes and procedures
  • Identify project opportunities and variations
  • Support the Project Manager in identifying and managing risks and issues
  • Identify and enable use of reusable modules by standardisation and modularization of systems where appropriate
  • Prototyping of new technologies
  • Training planning and support
  • Mentoring of Engineers
  • Sales support
  • Support the Automation sales team and support department business development
  • Provide Health and Safety leadership by example


The Senior Engineer is normally expected to undertake the following:

  • Involvement in sales to projects hand-over process
  • Involvement in 1st Engineering review
  • Assist PM in development of QA plan
  • Assist PM in development of project Gantt chart
  • Assist PM in development of initial task & procurement list
  • Ongoing development & updating of detailed task & procurement lists
  • Peer review documents created by the project team or other teams
  • Attend contract meetings with the project manager as required
  • Undertake site surveys as required
  • Undertake outline design, upfront design studies and requirement definition for clients
  • Develop FDS

A minimum 5 years' experience of developing integrated control system solutions.

The following experience is essential:

  • Detailed experience of the full project life cycle from system specification through design, development, testing and on-site commissioning is essential
  • Hands on experience of PLC and SCADA systems
  • A good appreciation of Control panels, electrical installation and Instrumentation solutions.

Experience of some or all of the following is desirable:

  • DCS
  • Drives
  • Plant Historians
  • MES
  • Industry 4.0
  • IOT and Edge Computing (NodeRed, MQTT etc)
  • IT/OT Convergence
  • Network design and configuration
  • Cyber Security
  • Functional Safety
  • Database implementation
  • Batch & Recipe Systems
  • Energy Efficiency and OEE
  • Industrial Protocol Knowledge (IEC 61850, DNP3, Modbus, OPC etc)
  • Bespoke code development

This vacancy is being advertised by Belcan.