IT Solutions Engineer

Our client is currently recruiting for a highly motivated Plant IT Solutions Engineer. You will be responsible for providing IT expertise for a growing Digital Application Projects business, focusing on the integration of the client’s solutions with real-time plant IT systems including plant historian, distributed control systems, SQL server, considering existing plant safety and cyber-security policies and plant operations workflows.

Key duties

  • Work with in-house and external expert users to improve the general robustness, performance, usability, and workflows
  • Resolve critical bug fixes quickly
  • Provide technical support to internal and external customers
  • Be a true software craftsperson, aiming at long-term testable and maintainable solutions to challenging problems
  • Be product-minded and commercially focused, understanding client requirements, and collaborating closely with other developers, Quality Assurance group, and Consultant Engineers.

Skills required

  • Demonstrable knowledge of IT and cyber-security systems relevant to process plants, including managing Windows environments, authentication, LDAP, authorisation and logging vulnerability reporting tools communication protocols like ODBC (or JDBC), OPC etc., networking: routing, access permissions, user management, protocols for OPC, including DCOM and tunneling solutions, VPN
  • Security and plant cyber-security
  • Virtualisation technology
  • Familiarity with the .NET framework
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in chemical plant operations or plant automation
  • Demonstrable knowledge of plant systems, including plant historians
  • Knowledge of distributed control systems
  • SQL Server & PYTHON, C++, Fortran experience

Company benefits

  • Flexible working
  • 26 days of holiday per year, plus 8 days of statutory Bank Holidays
  • Company pension
  • Medical insurance
  • Group life assurance
  • Comprehensive internal and external training programme
  • Excellent career development
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Perkbox discount platform
  • Great office environment, with free fruit, coffee and biscuits, and regular social events
  • Reimbursement of professional registration and cost of professional books
  • Internal coaching sessions with a Professional Coach

Reference code: JR103