Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
State: South Carolina
Country: United States
Per diem isnít available Ė local candidates preferred
The Lead Automation Engineer (Lead Engineer) is a leadership role responsible for technical and schedule performance of the automation software development and maintenance team. The Lead Engineer will report to the Manager of Software Design and will work closely with the software development staff, Engineering, Operations and the Startup/Test Organizations. The Lead Engineer must be able to quickly understand the methods and principles used for the development of the MOX Facility automation and be able to make decisions and provide technical direction to the development team. The Lead will be responsible for resource planning and must be sufficiently flexible to adjust to changing priorities as appropriate. The Lead will be technically responsible for software deliverables and will approve all deliverables developed by the automation software development team. There is a range of software lifecycle stages from new developments to maintenance of completed developments. The Lead Engineer will have to analyze process design changes and test results and describe the impact of the changes on software for approval and communication to the team members making the changes. The Lead Engineer will have to analyze process design changes and test results and implementation and test and closeout software changes as appropriate. The Lead Engineer will be part of the senior software development staff and contribute to the direction and leadership of the entire software development staff.
The Lead Engineer will be responsible for:
(a) technical approval of software requirements specifications, software design documents, and code reviews;
(b) execution of work within the constraints of the approved budget and schedule, and in conformance with the required quality standards;
(c) ensuring that functional deliveries are properly placed under software configuration management.
Required Qualifications (include only minimum years of experience and education requirements):
Bachelor of Science- Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field of Engineering. Ten (10) years of relevant experience can be accepted in lieu of a BS Degree. Experience: 5 + years relevant experience automation design; either manufacturing, government or nuclear power business sectors.
The Lead Engineer:
(a) must be able to demonstrate creativity, imitative, and motivation necessary to assess problems and develop solutions with minimum assistance from supervisors;
(b) must be organized and have the ability to interact with key software personnel in an efficient and effective manner;
(c) must be able to understand and apply software development standards, regulations and initiatives; (d) must be able to interact and coordinate with the responsible system engineers and designer of the process equipment;
(e) must be confident, individually responsible and be able to instill these qualities in others.
The Lead Engineer must have:
(a) experience with a demonstrated proficiency with Siemens S Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Step7 development environment;
(b) experience with development of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition applications;
(c) must have an understanding of a structured Software Development Lifecycle;
(d) have strong technical writing and engineering document interpretations skills;
(e) be team-oriented, have excellent written and verbal communication skills and
(f) be skilled in the use of Microsoft OS and Office applications.
Desired Qualifications (include only desired/preferred qualifications, certifications, and education beyond the minimum required):
Have familiarity with, Schneider Unity, Triconex PLC; and Function Block, Sequential Function Chart and structured text programming languages. Prior experience in automation in regulated environments such as commercial nuclear power, pharmaceuticals, or the FDA. Have experience with either Modbus or Profibus industrial networks. Have experience in other programming languages such as VB, C, C++ or SQL. Have experience in automation of fuel cycle facilities and some French language skills.
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