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Applications Engineer

Ref no. BHN566609
Salary £40,000 - £45,000/annum
Location Loughborough, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Our client is an industry leader in power generation and they are seeking a controls application engineer for a permanent full time role.

Key skills required for this role

Controls Application Engineer


Controls Application Engineer

Job description

Are you passionate about being part of a successful team?

Would you like to work on cutting edge power management and energy management systems within energy & industrial sectors?

Join our Clients Team.

We deliver innovative, integrated, and secure engineered solutions for some of the most challenging critical process applications on the planet.

With a global reputation for product excellence and dedicated customer service, we support power distribution and power network sectors with intelligent, engineering-led solutions and highly acclaimed technical services that they can rely on.

Partner with the best:
In this role, as a Controls Application Engineer you will devise technical proposals and system solution using PRISMIC control systems. You will also work with commercial tendering, and product management team to identify customer needs and create bespoke PMS solutions.

As a Controls Application Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Technical focal point for tendering process for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Offer full life cycle upgrade/modification and replacement solution for controls system.
  • Be a technical support engineer throughout all stages of tendering process from early concept to full tender proposal to handover
  • Owning and creating best technical solution to satisfy customer's "Critical to Quality" (CTQs)
  • Provide inputs to risk mitigation, product development, lifecycle, and obsolescence management to product leadership.
  • Produce technical documentations such as functional specification, Architecture diagrams, IO schedules, equipment list, etc. to support competitive tenders.
  • Review customer specification and create technical comments and clarification by proposing "value to customer".
  • Identify delivery, technical, and quality risks during entire tender process and communicate to key stakeholders.
  • Review existing system and propose upgrade/retrofit/replacement solutions for control systems supplied by others.

Fuel your passion
To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a bachelor's degree in electrical/Controls Engineering
  • Have proven experience in creating technical offers for control systems
  • Have knowledge of software-based microsystems / control and communication systems including Modbus, TCP-IP Ethernet, network communications, cyber security, network redundancy.
  • Ability to interpret electrical power system, generator control, and switchgear components and create technical and functional design specification.
  • Have proven experience in technical controls design
  • Ability to interpret customer specification and technical regulation requirements.
  • Good knowledge of IEC61850 (will be an advantage)
  • Awareness of commercial issues, market led product development to be customer focused and identify business opportunities.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Work in a way that works for you

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:

  • Working flexible hours - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit in everything in and work when you are the most productive

Working with us

Our people are at the heart of what we do with our client. We know we are better when all of our people are developed, engaged and able to bring their whole authentic selves to work. We invest in the health and well-being of our workforce, train and reward talent and develop leaders at all levels to bring out the best in each other.

Working for you

Our inventions have revolutionised energy for over a century. But to keep going forward tomorrow, we know we have to push the boundaries today. We prioritise rewarding those who embrace change with a package that reflects how much we value their input. Join us, and you can expect:

  • Contemporary work-life balance policies and well-being activities
  • Comprehensive private medical care options
  • Safety net of life insurance and disability programs
  • Tailored financial programs
  • Additional elected or voluntary benefits

Shaun Chappell manages this role

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