Role Overview

As a key member of the software team, this role will be to take customer requirements/specifications from concept through to fruition on a maritime platform management system utilizing PLC control equipment.

The software team is part of the Control Systems group within the Engineering department based in New Malden. The team provides software design and development expertise for maritime control and instrumentation systems throughout the product lifecycle.

Key Responsibilities:
• Capture, interpret and develop customer requirements.
• Produce technical documentation in accordance with company/customer procedures.
• Specify, design and test solutions for PLC systems.
• Manage data communications with third party equipment.
• Develop PLC code from multiple design formats such as Block Diagrams, Flow Charts or Pseudo Code.
• Validate software designs through analysis and test.
• Provide technical oversight of subcontractors.
• Support the preparation of contract changes and proposals.

Skills & Experience

• Selection & Specification of COTS PLC equipment.
• Design and integration of PLC control systems.
• Fieldbus configuration and implementation.
• Production of technical documentation.
• Experience of either Siemens TIA Portal, Rockwell Studio5000 or GE ControlST programming environments.
• Proven experience in PLC control systems design and programming.
• Understanding of commissioning and setting to work.
• Degree, HND, HNC or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic engineering or a related discipline e.g. C&I engineering, Systems engineering
• Good mathematical knowledge and analytical ability.
• Strong IT skills, in particular with MS Office products.
• British national and citizen (no dual nationality). Able to obtain Security Clearance (SC), UK Eyes Only.
• Degree, HND, HNC or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic engineering or a related discipline e.g. C&I engineering, Systems engineering

All of our roles require successful candidates to undergo and maintain a Baseline Personnel Security Standard and/or United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) to obtain a Security Check (SC) without restrictions. Please note that in the event that the required clearance cannot be obtained you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security.

About Us
With over 100 years of history and expertise in navigation, we have established ourself as a major global provider of navigation solutions, including radars, compass systems, steering systems, speed logs, integrated bridge and control systems. We take pride in our commitment to provide 24/7support to all of our customers.

Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving our mission, something we always remember. In return for working for us you will have access to a benefits package that provides you with flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life, health & well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development.

We are committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status, including race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.