Control Engineer

Job Description

Siemens Smart Infrastructure – Develop what will be important tomorrow. 

Siemens Smart Infrastructure are recruiting a Controls Engineer with experience in the Transmission & Distribution industry to help us find solutions consolidating and enhancing the Nation’s electricity network for a smarter and brighter future tomorrow.

With our extensive experienced multi-cultural resource pool Siemens is equipped with solutions for every challenge industries are facing and successfully delivered many complex projects to the full satisfaction of our customers. In recognition of our determination and commitment towards the safe and successful delivery of our Projects, plus demonstrating our focus on leading positive relationships with our customers and subcontract partners, Energy Automation division of Siemens plc, UK has been ranked National Grid’s No.1 Contractor.

Based at Hebburn near Newcastle the successful candidate will be in a Controls Engineer role with the responsibility for helping upgrade existing infrastructure using Siemens latest portfolio of control systems to ensure future sustainability for T&D network.

Siemens Digital Grid have recently secured a position on the National Grid 5 Year Light Current Framework, resiliently providing robust systems with the latest Siemens technology on new National Grid substations and extending the existing infrastructure. A safer and lower carbon project delivery footprint will be adopted.

Siemens latest portfolio of control system devices ensure future sustainability for T&D network, modernising digital initiatives including process bus, digital twin, and cyber security for the future.

You will successfully deliver; Transmission & Distribution control systems with our end-customers from various domains & disciplines. You will provide pre-sales support to our sales and proposal teams and support the project manager and commercial team to deliver projects on target and within scope. 

Siemens recognise that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements and workplace adjustments with all our applicants. See our flexibility culture here.

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As our Controls Engineer, you will be the technical lead on the project;

            ›           Ensure compliance with customer technical specifications on allocated projects

            ›           Production/checking of functional design specifications and design intent documents

            ›           Development and configuration of engineering control solutions

            ›           Production/checking of all test documentation

            ›           Carry out FAT activities

            ›           Provide SAT support including RAMS

            ›           Responsible for technical issues/support on allocated projects

            ›           Ensuring that Siemens solutions meet the requirements of the latest policies and standards

            ›           Attend internal and external design reviews providing technical input

            ›           Provide technical input for tendering activities

•           Adhere to all business compliance requirements in line with Company policies, including Business Conduct Guidelines & Confidential Information

•           Promote Siemens Zero Harm Safety Initiative and culture

•           Recognise and Reward achievements and good practice

We are looking for super minds, not superheroes.

Experience of National Grid delivery and specifications / standards are important.

A minimum qualification of HNC/HND (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering plus experience in the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry.

We encourage mobile working policy where appropriate, it is advantageous but not vital for the role to be predominantly based in Hebburn. Some travel to customer sites will be required from time to time.

Whilst this role has no requirement for line management, it would be expected to provide mentoring of other team members.


Working towards Chartered Electrical Engineering status desirable.


•           Experience in a similar role involving configuration and testing of medium to large scale SCADA systems, control systems, automation systems and communication infrastructure.

•           Experience with the following technologies;

            ›           SICAM PAS

            ›           SICAM SCC / WinCC

            ›           SIPROTEC 4 / 5

            ›           SICAM 1703

            ›           Toolbox II and CAExPlus

•           Experience of Serial and Ethernet based communication protocols and topologies (IEC60870-5-101/103/104, IEC61850)

•           Understanding of Cyber Security requirements in control and automation systems (IEC62443,IEC62351).

•           Configuration and testing of networks(RSTP,PRP) utilising software tools for analyses and fault finding

•           Demonstrate excellent Leadership skills

•           Good standard of IT literacy - especially Word, Visio and Excel

•           Good written, verbal, communication and interpersonal skills

We’ve got quite a lot to offer. How about you?

Smart infrastructure enables the way we want to live - happily, comfortably, sustainably and in harmony. We do this from physical products, components, systems, and service.

It’s exceptionally important that our people enjoy working here and therefore we take great pride in having a friendly, helpful, and engaging culture. We also appreciate that development and training is important to many and that’s why we have an encouraging environment which invests in our employee’s development, whether that’s Chartership, training or mentoring.

If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all backgrounds. Siemens encourage applications from a diverse talent pool. We have partnered with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion focused careers site where all our vacancies are available in an accessible format. We welcome the opportunity to discuss flexible working requirements with you. And if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to enable you to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know via our FAQ section here: [].

Please follow the link to apply and include a covering letter.


Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens plc

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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