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Software Engineer

BCH (Rochdale) Ltd
£44,000 - £48,000 a year - Full-time



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  • Flexitime
  • On-site parking

Full job description

Software engineers will report directly to the Controls and Automation Manager and will not be responsible for the management of any staff. Good timekeeping is expected along with efficient time management of projects and work. Any project work must be backed up to the server on a regular basis with good housekeeping of files and versions.

Your job function will include:

  • Some internal assistance & training of staff across departments in PLC/HMI/SCADA Systems.
  • Assisting with on-site customer demonstrations and trials.
  • Project pre-order research and estimating by organising/attending meetings with customers and internal departments.
  • Involvement in control design meetings may that be with customers and/or internal departments.
  • Writing of control specification documents, such as testing schedules and operator manuals.
  • Completion of required paperwork for each project/task that has been undertaken.
  • Reading and understanding of electrical schematics and piping and instrumentation diagrams.
  • Hardware integration – building & testing above hardware and inter-device/HMI communications.
  • Software design & development for control systems including but not limited to – PLCs, field devices, HMIs. Typically having the ability to program from scratch on some or all of the following manufacturers Beijer HMIs, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Allen Bradley and Omron PLCs, HMIs and drives.
  • Optimisation of existing software and HMI design through the correct channels and processes.
  • Assisting with software design & development for recipe management and production reports such as integrating PLC systems with office based applications.
  • Modification of existing systems on previous projects.
  • Full electrical commissioning of all developed systems on premises and on site.
  • Rectification of electrical problems and also modify panels to meet changes in requirements.
  • Training of the customer on the correct operation of installed systems.
  • Dealing with customer queries during and after project warranty periods.
  • Taking responsibility for all above aspects of a project on an individual basis or taking responsibility of just some aspects whilst working together on a team project.
  • Assisting on other engineer’s projects or assisting on customer breakdowns at short notice.
  • Any other reasonable requests of the company/management.

Good package available

  • Salary Range dependant on experience £44-£48K
  • 37 hours per week
  • Paid overtime
  • Core hours: Monday – Thursday 8.30am -5.00pm, Friday 8.30am – 2.00pm (flexible upon prior agreement)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £44,000.00-£48,000.00 per year


  • On-site parking


  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Whitworth: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

Application question(s):

  • Please list 2-3 dates and time ranges when you could do an interview.

Work Location: In person