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Lead/Senior Systems Engineer

Job Type:
Market related


Lead Systems Engineer



Salary: Competitive.


2x Locations: Chesterfield or Warrington.


Company Profile


Our client is a leading provider of engineering, automation and maintenance, modifications and operations services to industrial clients across the oil & gas, energy & power, nuclear and chemical/pharmaceutical sectors.


Job Description


Role Profile:


A project Lead Engineer is required to motivate and supervise the project engineering team, taking full responsibility for successful technical delivery of a complete project solution to the agreed scope in accordance with company procedures whilst meeting budgetary and time-scale targets.


A Lead Engineer is expected to be a committed and enthusiastic team member. Must be pro-active, and able to allocate tasks among team members and supervise, assist and monitor task progress.


The Lead Engineer should work co-operatively with the Project Manager and engineering team to ensure smooth project progress in accordance with the agreed project lifecycle


Key Activities:




  • Provide Health and Safety leadership by example.

  • Overall technical and team management.

  • Support the Project Manager.

  • Lead the technical and quality requirements.

  • Detailed task and procurement list development and management.

  • Identification of project opportunities and variations.

  • Identification and enabling of reusable modules by standardisation and modularization of systems where appropriate.

  • Prototyping of new technologies.

  • Training planning and support.

  • Sales support.

  • Reporting to PM.


    The Lead Engineer is normally expected to undertake the following:

  • Central involvement in sales to projects hand-over process.

  • Central involvement in 1st Engineering review.

  • Assist PM in development of QA plan.

  • Assist PM in development of project Gannt chart.

  • Assist PM in development of initial task & procurement list.

  • Ongoing development & updating of detailed task & procurement lists.

  • Attend inaugural contract meeting with PM.

  • Undertake or manage site survey if required.

  • Develop FDS – with input from project team as necessary.

  • Develop DDS – with input from project team as necessary.

  • Develop Test Specification & design testing methodology with team input as necessary.

  • Develop or manage development of project modules. (Modules as identified in the design – PLC code modules, SCADA scripts, Mimics, comms drivers, etc.).

  • Undertake & record ongoing Engineering Reviews throughout the project.

  • Develop site-work documentation with team input as necessary (Risk assessment, method statement, site test documentation).

  • Develop O & M documentation – with input from project team as necessary.

  • Undertake or manage full integrated system testing.

  • Undertake or manage CFAT.

  • Undertake or manage observation, variation and reworks.

  • Undertake or manage packing and shipping of the system.

  • Undertake or manage site installation.

  • Undertake or manage site retesting.

  • Provide warranty support as necessary.


  • Leading and supervising.

  • Planning and organising.

  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations.

  • Coping with pressure and setbacks.

  • Writing and reporting.



    A minimum 5 years’ experience of developing integrated control system solutions.

    The following experience is essential:

  • Detailed experience of the full project life cycle from system specification through design, development, testing and on-site commissioning is essential.

  • Hands on experience of PLC and SCADA systems.

  • A good appreciation of Control Panels, Control Room Desks, and Instrumentation solutions.

    Experience of some or all of the following is desirable:

  • Network design and configuration.

  • Database implementation.

  • Bespoke code development.

  • Variable Speed Drives.


  • A Degree or HND/HNC in Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Control Systems or relevant discipline.

  • Chartered Engineer or working towards professional registration.

    At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates. We actively recruit at all levels – such as Trainee, Graduate, Senior, and Management positions – and this is a superb opportunity for any Lead Systems Engineer looking for new employment working for a leading provider within the engineering sector.

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