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[Software Engineer] Lead Automation Engineer (PLC Development)

Posted by: Ford Douglas Nuclear SRS <> on May 06, 2018 at 00:04:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: Aiken
State: South Carolina
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 29801

Position Responsibilities:

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 software team is developing the automation software for the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX Facility). The Lead Engineer must report to the Manager of Software Design and will work closely with the software development staff, Engineering, Operations, and the Start-up/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 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 development. The Lead Engineer will have to analyze process design changes and test results and describe the impact of changes on software for approval and communication to the team members making the changes. The Lead Engineer will also review objective evidence of software change implementation and test and close out 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 required quality standards; and (c) ensuring that functional deliveries are properly placed under software configuration management.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor of Science - Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field of Engineering. 10 (10) years of relevant experience can be excepted 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, initiative, 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 other project specific requirements applied to software development; (d) must be able to understand and obey all project safety requirements and initiatives; (e) must be able to interact and coordinate with the responsible system engineers and designer of the process equipment; and (f) must be confident, individually responsible and able to instill those qualities and others.

The Lead Engineer must have: (a) experience with and a demonstrated proficiency with Siemens S7 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 interpretation skills; (e) be team-oriented and have excellent written and verbal communication skills and; (f) be skilled in the use of Microsoft OS and Office applications.

Desired Qualifications:

Have familiarity with Schneider Unity, Triconex PLC, Function Block, Sequential Function Chart, and structured text programming languages. Prior experience in automation in regulated environment 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 life cycle facilities and some French language skills.

Job Type: Contract


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