Job Title - OT Automation Engineer
Location s - Home based; Gr eat Yarmouth / North Walsham / Norwich
Salary - Competitive Salary + C ompany Vehicle
Permanent - Full time role 37 Hours + 24x7x365 Standby cover
Here at Anglian Water, our region is flourishing, and we understand the need to prioritise support for our economy, customers, and communities to enable sustainable growth and build resilience. Providing the essentials required to facilitate this growth takes more than mains, drain, reservoirs and treatment centres, it takes industry leading technology too!
It is vital that we pay close attention to how our assets and water supplies are performing. Our regulations have never been tougher or more stringent and our ability to continually and consistently monitor, control and optimise our assets will truly be put to the test.
Telemetry and automation are often referred to as the ‘eyes and ears’, allowing us to monitor the performance and optimise the control of our assets. To help us maintain and enhance our industry leading technology and remain at the forefront of the water industry, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an Automation Engineer to support our business .
What will you be doing?
As our Automation Engineer, you’ll maintain, modify and enhance our existing process control systems to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations. In addition, working closely with our framework partners, you’ll provide expert advice on the installation of new systems with the approval of system architectures, design specifications and the final testing / commissioning of installations.
By providing effective 2nd line technical support and consultancy facility on all things process control and automation to the wider telemetry department and operational teams, you’ll ensure that we are meeting our service level agreements, not only providing an excellent service to our internal customers, but keeping water running throughout our communities.
Use your experience and in-depth knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Remote Telemetry Units (RTUs) to enhance and optimise existing and new process control systems and provide support to all telemetry and automation teams, the wider business, and framework partners.
Create, maintain, and enforce up to date, user friendly, documentation covering elements such as system architectures, design specifications, maintenance updates, and customer support materials in accordance with both external regulatory requirements and internal standards such as the Anglian Water OT Standards .
Provide support and maintenance of automation software, ensuring all installations are compliant with regulatory requirements , and OT Standards at all times .
Manage a host of project and operational automation requirements on time and within budget, ensuring collaboration between contractors and framework partners to achieve targets and an excellent standard of work.
Carry out proactive maintenance and repair work to ensure the continued reliable operation of telemetry communication and automation systems.
Carry out reactive maintenance as part of a rostered 24/7 standby arrangement to ensure a continual level of service to the business.
Work collaboratively within the telemetry department and the wider business to meet and exceed levels of service through the effective use of the telemetry scheduling system, software, tools and field devices.
You will be responsible for ensuring that our operational technology (OT) complies with the latest standards of cyber security.
What do you need for this role:
Educated to HND / degree level or experience in a relevant engineering discipline.
Formal Programmable Logic Controller training (A llen Bradley / Rockwell, Schneider, Telemecanique , Modicon etc)
Proven relevant experience including development, implementation, and commissioning of software for PLC, HMI and SCADA systems .
Experience in working with telemetry and process control in an industrial environment.
K nowledge of water and wastewater process control.
Ability to work with a flexible and constructive attitude to tight deadlines in pressurised environments whilst maintaining safety.
Excellent interpersonal skills and confident in conveying complex technical information to a non-technical audience.
Keen interest in the continued development of your skills allowing the wider business and key stakeholders to rely on your technical knowledge and expertise.
What benefits do we offer?
Being a successful water company doesn't come easy! Our people are important to us, and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all of the great work that they do. Some of our benefits include:
Private health care
Competitive pension scheme
23 days annual leave rising with length of service
Flexible benefits to support your wellbeing
Flexible working (dependent on your role)
Plus lots more!
We are passionate and committed to the learning and development of our people making sure they have the right skills and knowledge to be successful and to help achieve their potential. We also take Health and Safety very seriously in everything that we do.
If you are offered a job with us, you’ll be subject to the relevant/standard employment checks, including: your right to work in the UK, reference, driving licence and identity check. Depending on your role, you may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.
Closing date: 01/08/2021