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Automation Engineer SCADA HMI (Glasgow or Birmingham)

The HVDC market for large scale offshore wind is booming as an enabler in the energy transitions. In these projects, we have a larger scope of automation systems compared to on shore HVDC. To meet these requirements, we are forming a new and dedicated engineering department with a focus on Automation; overall SCADA and HMI systems, IT/OT infrastructure, cyber security, and telecom systems. We are looking for people with long experience in industrial or electrical automation systems, both managers, specialists, and engineers to work on tenders and projects together with our external sub-supplier partners.

As a Senior Engineer, you will be technically responsible primarily for network and cyber Security in our SCADA, network and IT/OT solutions defined in tender and execution projects.

Our delivery model is to use external partners for the major part meaning your role will be mainly to guide, specify and review our partners’ work and ensure it fits into the overall solution.

This is a hybrid working role, and can be based in either our Glasgow or Birmingham offices, combined with working from your home-office.

Your responsibilities

  • Technically responsible for the SCADA, Network and Cyber Security solutions for our deliveries.

  • Key in this role is collaboration skills working in overall tender and project teams and together with our customers and partners.

  • Lead the design and technical solutions based on industry best practices, ensure a high level of base solutions and re-use between projects is achieved.

  • Technical risks and associated mitigative actions is a key part of your work to ensure a final result meeting as per the contractual requirements.

  • Ensure that specifications and guidelines are developed and used by our partners that make the projects well defined and allow for clear change handling.

Your background

  • You have 5+ years of experience working in the field of SCADA, Networking and Cyber Security, in both engineering and commissioning activities

  • You have experience in Hitachi's product portfolio but it is a merit is if you have worked with competitor products

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, fluent in English and comfortable in customer discussions.

  • Experience with network equipment (firewalls, switches, GPS clocks) and redundant network designs and protocols

  • Experience with Microsoft client- and server operating systems (virtual and bare metal) from legacy to current generations.

  • Experience with Active Directory and the different roles, integration with third-party devices and appliances.

  • Experience with databases and high-availability solutions.

  • Experience with scripting languages and automation technologies.

  • Experience with port-, vulnerability-, and malware scanners, able to digest and communicate the output.

  • You are a good communicator as your role has technical interactions with several partners, internal and external.

  • You have a Bachelor of Engineering, M.Sc. in Electrical engineering, Computer Science or another relevant area

Location Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-04-19
Reference number R0044151

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. 

We employ more than 40,000 people in 90 countries who each day work with purpose and use their different backgrounds to challenge the status quo. We welcome you to apply today and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation.