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Senior Automation Engineer (PSC)

Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom


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Job Description

Wood Digital Consulting (DC) is recruiting for a Senior Automation Engineer to support our UK projects.
This 4 year project forms part of a 5 year client contract with a potential and likely 3 year extension.
The role is intended as home based with the option to work from any Wood office in the UK if preferred, mobility and travel to customer sites and face to face meetings with colleagues will be expected as required.
Must be able to pass HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. 
Join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients. 
The Senior Engineer will support the implementation of projects in line with company objectives including continuous improvement of margin, customer satisfaction, schedule, working capital and safety performance.


Provides expertise in at least one Automation Technical Area, PLC, SCADA, Cyber Security, Network Design 
Responsible for identifying / defining the Automation and Controls requirement / solutions for the client 
Implements the defined Automation and Control solutions 
Supports the Lead Engineer in accomplishing project objectives 
Applies integration concepts to a wide variety of systems and across multiple vendor platforms 
Engineers’ technical aspects of automation project design and / or implementation for assigned activities 
Implements the configuration, database and / or programming activities for assigned activities 
Prepares engineering studies and software design documentation 
Resolves specialty related engineering issues by applying accepted principles, codes, and standards 


Minimum BSc Degree or equivalent demonstratable experience 
Significant experience and competency in Automation and Control Engineering 
Good general knowledge of each Automation and Control engineering discipline 
Experienced in writing software specifications 
Detailed experience with multiple system implementation project and / or control system platforms 
Experience in Brownfield upgrades / replacement automation and control projects 
Rockwell PLC and SCADA systems experience is advantageous 
Experience of Inductive Automation Ignition SCADA would be advantageous 
Experience of addressable F&G systems  
Experience of Microsoft SQL  
Must have thorough knowledge of engineering practices, methodologies and economic principles, calculation methods, design details, international codes and standards, procedures, and specifications 
Knowledge of modern automation and control applications, tools, methodologies, or equal training/experience 
Good working knowledge of current industry specific technology and the application of current engineering software/tools and trends 
Inquisitive, well organized and have a keen eye for detail 
Able to operate in an integrated team environment with a desire and ability to build trust and respect throughout the team 

About Us

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement 

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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