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Job Ref:  204798860
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Chippenham
Salary:  £300 - £400/day negotiable
15/10/2016 04:01
The Role - Overview

System automation engineers are required for efficiency and reliability improvements within the Project Delivery System Engineering Team. System Automation engineers are required to develop a good understanding of the system and methods used to execute tests in order to develop the automated solutions required by the complex system test rigs.

The jobholder will work within a team structure delivering detailed solutions with short to medium goals.

The jobholder will work closely with the System Test and Integration team to deliver the complex automation solutions required by various Delivery Projects. The role will balance strong technical coding skills with the ability to deliver within demanding timescales.

The jobholder will be expected to work within and to communicate effectively with members of the global Centres of Excellence in R&D, the appropriate Project Delivery Team, and possibly the external client.

Key Responsibilities

The candidate will be expected to carry out or play a part in a number of the following tasks:

* Systems analysis
* Sub-system specification and interface control and management
* Participation in configuration management and control
* Integration of component subsystems into a single system
* Configuration and continuous improvement of test rigs in support of system integration.
* Creation of new, and support of existing automation code modules written with AutoIT.
* Authoring and execution of System Integration & Validation Test Specifications and Test Scripts

Other duties may include, but are not limited to:

* Review and inspection of design submissions from external suppliers
* Investigation and resolution of system or product level technical issues in hardware development, software development and system integration, cooperatively with safety engineering, verification and validation functions
* Provide support to the production of system application manuals.

Essential Competencies

* Experience with BASIC-like scripting languages designed for automating Windows environments and general scripting. Ideally using AutoIT.
* Experience in high integrity systems engineering, preferably in real-time and/or embedded environments
* Knowledge of having applied systems engineering practices in one or more mission critical, software intensive application domains
* Thorough understanding of systems engineering and configuration management processes and related tools
* Experience of working to industry quality and applicable standards
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Motivated, dependable and self-reliant
* Excellent numerate skills

Desirable Competencies

* Experience in the development of Signalling Systems, Automatic Train Protection products, or other large programmable electronic systems
* Familiarity with hardware and software lifecycles, associated tools, techniques and methodologies


Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in an engineering, scientific or numerate discipline

Note. Candidates selected for interview will be asked to supply a sample of AutoIT code they have authored and participate in a technical interview around that code and a portion of provided AutoIT code
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