PLC Software Engineer

  • Job Reference: 211077
  • Date Posted: 24 March 2021
  • Employer: Kier Ltd
  • Location: Okehampton, Devon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

PLC Software Engineer
Location: Hatherleigh
Business Area: Kier Utilities- South West Water
Contract: Permanent


Better Together

Kier Group is one of the Top 3 Utility providers here in the UK- helping to connect, heat and power the country. Our sector expertise stretches across telecoms, gas and water, working with emerging technologies to the most exacting standards of safety and quality. What does it take to join this team that keeps water running for over 15 million homes and businesses, maintaining 65km of gas pipes and installing one million metres of fibre optic cable every year? It takes people like you.

Kier and its Alliance with South West Water are passionate about water. We help to provide clean and waste water services to c. 1.7 million people in Cornwall, Devon, and parts of Somerset and Dorset.

We are currently recruiting for a PLC Software Engineer who will be responsible for writing PLC & HMI software and undertaking SCADA page configurations for allocated projects. In this role you will be producing PLC Software in line with Client, Kier and industry standards, developing Functional Design Specifications & Control Philosophies, as well as contributing to final contract documentation, 'As-built' drawings and test sheets for inclusion into operations and maintenance manuals. You will be undertaking factory & site testing when required as well as closely liaising with Client's Engineering and operational staff to ensure needs are understood and met.

What do we need from you?

To be successful in this role you will hold experiencing of programming a variety of PLC platforms utilising IEC 61131-3 programming languages as well as experience in programming HMI's and configuring SCADA pages. You will also hold an industry applicable ONC/HNC/ B.Eng or NVQ equivalent along with commercial and contractual awareness.

What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a company car or allowance, a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days' annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday), two employee Share Scheme options, together with additional valuable benefits such as:



  • Free Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers
  • Plus, many more benefits geared to your wellbeing

    Pre-employment checks

    It's worth remembering that if you are successful, we'll undertake the relevant / standard pre-employment checks after you have been offered a job. This includes taking up your references, verifying your right to work in the UK, verifying your driving licence (if applicable) and a health assessment. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

    Make the journey. Leave a legacy.



    Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.



    Kier is an inclusive employer.


    Closing Date: 7th April 2021


    Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.