Software Controls Engineer / PLC / SCADA

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P12328
  • Date Posted: 14 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Actemium Automation
  • Location: Waterlooville, Hampshire
  • Salary: £38,000 to £52,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Generous Benefits (see below)
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications, Utilities
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

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Software Controls Engineer who has good working knowledge of PLC, SCADA and HMI’s and experience setting up, commissioning and fault finding of industrial networks, ideally within the Water sector is required to join our team at Actemium Automation based in Waterlooville, Hampshire.


SALARY: £38,000 - £52,000 per annum (depending on experience) + Generous Benefits (see below)                  

LOCATION: Waterlooville, Hampshire      

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 37.5 Hours per Week, Flexible Hours



An exciting opportunity has become available for a Software Controls Engineer to work in our Water Sector.

Working as the Software Controls Engineer you will report to the Sector Project Manager and contribute to supporting and delivering automation projects to the company’s key accounts.

As the Software Controls Engineer your role will include the development of PLC, HMI and SCADA software on projects in a fast paced and evolving industry sector. The role also includes a significant amount of customer facing duties and site work.



If this job looks like your ideal position, then please send in your CV as soon as possible for our Recruitment Team to review.



Your main responsibilities as the Software Controls Engineer include:

  • Commit to the whole life cycle of delivering projects from start to finish
  • Ability to create great relationships with customers, suppliers, and colleagues
  • Carry out site surveys and assist with project quotations (engineering time and materials)
  • Advise our customers on automation solutions and “Best Practice” control system architectures
  • Produce and update design documents such as FDS and I/O schedules
  • Produce documentation for site access (RAMS and customer specific forms)
  • Produce and modify PLC, HMI and SCADA software to the agreed design as per customer standards
  • Perform internal testing and Customer Factory Acceptance Tests (CFAT)
  • Carry out on-site commissioning as required by the client



Who are Actemium Automation Hampshire?

Actemium Automation Hampshire are an Engineering Projects business unit that predominantly deliver multi-discipline solutions in Manufacturing / Water / Fuel Storage and Distribution sectors, in Southern England. We are part of the Vinci Group.

Engineering areas include:

  • Process Control
  • Software Design & Development
  • Onsite Commissioning


We work with the key customers helping them to manufacture pharmaceutical and consumer products, supply water and process sewage, tank storage and distribution of various oil and gas products.


The Wider Vinci Group

Actemium Automation Hampshire are part of the VINCI Energies UK and ROI operating within Actemium Automation. Actemium have been providing high quality engineering solutions and services in the UK since 1907.

Vinci’s de-centralised business model allows us to provide our customers with the resources, vitality and strength of a large global company, while still delivering local personalised service. Along with the other business units in the Actemium Automation family, we employ over 250 people at 14 locations across the UK.

Vinci are a world leader in engineering and construction with 220,000 employees operating out of 3,000 offices in 120 countries across the globe.



  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Good working knowledge of PLC, SCADA and HMI’s for OEM’s such as Rockwell, Schneider, Mitsubishi, Aveva Wonderware and Beijer with an appetite to learn new technologies
  • A good working knowledge of setting up, commissioning, and fault finding of industrial networks
  • Awareness of the standards to be followed in the water sector
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematic diagrams from industrial environments
  • Experience of reading, programming and fault-finding PLC & SCADA application software
  • Experience of working in an engineering environment
  • Highly motivated, organised, and flexible
  • Positive, personable, and happy team player
  • Think outside the box and push the boundaries
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office incl. Word, Excel & Outlook
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK
  • Must have a valid UK driving license



  • Holidays – 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Health Shield – Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Vinci Share Scheme (6 Month LOS qualifying period)
  • EV Car Purchase Scheme (1 Year LOS qualifying period)
  • Company Pension Scheme (Contributions matched up to 6%)
  • Hybrid working options following completion of probationary period
  • Disability Benefit Scheme and Death in Service Insurance





To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details.


This job is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of Actemium Automation


IT | Technical | Software Engineering | Automation Engineer