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Control Systems Engineer

  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 12 days ago

  • Sector: Renewables
  • Contact: Connie Moscrop
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0191 415 3300
  • Start Date: 2022-06-27
  • Expiry Date: 20 July 2022
  • Job Ref: DaXtra_3898172
NRL Are currently recruiting for an advanced global designer and manufacturer of subsea control solutions. Operating across several technology areas, They specialize in subsea trenching, work class ROVs, submerged mining and vessel deck equipment. Offering the expertise to support clients in multiple operations; around the clock and on a global scale. They have a passion for excellence, backed by proven engineering expertise and outstanding global service over the last 50 years.



The Company


Their technology is used for deep-sea intervention, exploration, cable and pipeline burial for wind farms, power, telecoms and oil and gas projects all over the world. Many of these machines are world firsts. 


They are the World’s leading independent supplier of this type of equipment and produce a variety of robotic systems for use by commercial, scientific and governmental organizations.


Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, with all of their engineering disciplines under one roof including mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, electronic and software.


Our Client offers lots of additional benefits to its employees such as hybrid working, private health care,  matched pension contributions up to 6%, a rewards scheme to opt into additional benefits, and free morning and afternoon meals to socialize and interact with your work colleagues.


They truly believe that their staff are the backbone of the company culture and at the forefront of their values; Respect & Honesty, A Passion for Excellence, Partnership and Safety.



Job Summary

The primary role will be to assist in the development, design and management of the control system software to enable the Company to stay ahead in the market through its standard product range but also special one-off vehicles. Involvement will be through the full product life cycle from initial sales/requirements to after services support.



The software team is very much a supplier to the rest of the business to help the company to continue to push boundaries in technology and meet customer requirements and new ways of working.



The role will report to the Lead or Principal Engineer to ensure the team objectives are aligned with the business goals going forward, and project requirements and delivery deadlines are achieved on time and to budget.   


Job Responsibilities
  • Produce design documentation including functional design specifications, software design documents, test documentation etc
  • Develop, test and implement new software to fulfil the functional specification.
  • Involvement in the full product life cycle, design through to commissioning and customer acceptance testing.
  • Continuous development of product software capabilities and functions to maintain our market position in leading customer requirements.
  • Adherence to all SMD QA processes.
  • Potentially working away to help support customers or part of system development (1 – 4 times a year).


Core Competencies
  • Customer focus.
  • Highly performance-driven.
  • Professional passion for quality.
  • A pragmatic hands-on approach to problem-solving
  • A positive and proactive approach.
  • Flexible and the ability to multi-task and prioritise.
  • Good team player.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to mentor engineers.
  • Enthusiastic to learn new technology.
  • Willingness to travel.


Technical Competencies
  • At least 3 years of experience in software programming or capable of demonstrating relevant experience.
  • Software scripting experience. (if/case statements)
  • Software design in any of these areas to then cross over:
  • PLC software design.
  • SCADA software design.
  • At least 3 years of experience in machine control/automation
  • Communication Networks (Ethernet, RS232, RS485)
  • Minimum 2nd class upper degree qualification in a relevant subject or relevant experience.
  • Training will be provided to fill product knowledge gaps.


Additional Desirable Competencies
  • Understanding hydraulic schematics
  • Understanding electrical schematics
  • Understanding of electrical standards
  • Rockwell PLC experience
  • Intouch SCADA experience
  • Jmobile (EXOR) experience
  • C/C++/C#/VB/Python programming experience
  • Mathworks Simulink
  • QNX experience
  • Unity experience
  • ROS experience
  • SQL/MySQL experience
  • HTML5
  • Experience in Ethernet networks
  • Experience in RS485 networks
  • Experience in RS232 communications
  • Experience in fibre optics
  • Data analysis
  • Image recognition
  • Robotics
  • Dynamic modelling
  • Control theory


How to apply

If you are interested in the above, or know someone who is, please forward me A recent CV and pictures of certification
Alternatively if you would like further information please contact myself at the Sunderland Branch.



Working with NRL

NRL connect global engineering companies with the right people to bring their projects to life. As we progress your application our team of talented recruiters will be on hand to support you to secure your next role.


We welcome applications from every walk of life, and are committed to driving diversity and inclusion within the industries we support. That’s why our Member Committed to Diversity status with the Association of Professional Staffing Companies is so important to us.


For temporary workers and contractors opting to work with us through our Pay As You Earn (PAYE) payroll service, we’re delighted to offer a wealth of benefits including access to virtual and telephone GP appointments 24/7, health and wellness resources, gym discounts and retail savings.