Rail Safety and Control System Design Engineer

Job Description

FirstClass Safety & Control Systems are a growing business who are looking to expand our current engineering team with experienced control/safety system engineers. Our recent growth has allowed us to relocate into new premises in Colchester in Essex. Colchester has excellent transport links for anyone local to the area interested in becoming part of a very friendly but professional team. The ideal candidate can look forward to a varied and interesting role with many benefits

The Role will include:

  • Developing complex designs and detailed layouts for safety / control systems using CAD
  • PLC Programming – writing & developing code – Allen Bradley, Rockwell
  • Signalling Design using a SCADA platform
  • Collating project specifications and clarifying project requirements
  • Working on both new and existing Depot Schemes to develop detailed designs
  • Developing functional design specifications for new projects
  • Working with SCADA systems and HMi’s
  • Perform testing & validation of hardware/software systems
  • Optimising design via simulations, testing & development
  • Participate in technical meetings with customers/stakeholders
  • Participating in IDC/IDR/HAZOP/HAZID meetings throughout the design process
  • On site commissioning of new systems at customer facilities in the UK and overseas
  • Material selection and integration
  • Supplier and Subcontractor management

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Experienced in PLC programming – Allen Bradley
  • Previously have worked with systems design, development & commissioning
  • Software & hardware development experience
  • Degree in Control, Automation or Electrical Engineering is preferred
  • PLC / SCADA system design & development, including safety
  • Industrial communications experience – ProfiBus, Ethernet, DeviceNet
  • Rail Signalling experience advantageous, especially if you can develop SCADA
  • Experience with Emulation & Simulation software an advantage
  • CAD Experience – ideally Autocad
  • Production of RAM Documentation for SIL rated Safety Systems
  • Happy doing hands-on safety / control systems commissioning at customer sites
  • Commercial awareness
  • Strong & effective communicator
  • Willing to travel throughout the UK & overseas if needed
  • Working as a member of a team or alone as required.

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