2020 Graduate SCADA Software Engineer

Siemens · £20-30k · East Midlands
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Responsible. Excellent. Innovative! These have been the basis for Siemens’ success for over 160 years. We are searching for engineering students who embody these values to be a part of creating the future.

This role is based within the mainline rail automation department, which has a client portfolio including Network Rail, Docklands Light Railway and London Underground, and projects including Crossrail, Qatar Education City, East Coast Main Line, Edinburgh Trams, Storebaelt and Interconnector.

As an engineering graduate, you will have the opportunity to move across the various engineering departments at Siemens Rail Automation and this will provide you with key experiences which will ultimately help you make a well informed decision about your future in engineering.

The 2-year graduate programme will not only give you brilliant technical insight, but will also provide you with the right soft skills to succeed within the business, through the graduate development programme. The GDP will enhance your skill set, and includes modules such as business influencing skills, customer communications, career planning, project management and finance fundamentals, presentation skills and introduction to management. Siemens gives valuable opportunities to young people, and has also been named as one of the UK’s leading graduate recruiters, within the top 60 of the times top 100 graduate employers 2017/18.


The challenge

  • Learn to capture detailed requirements, design, implement, test, install and maintain SCADA/PLC control, monitoring systems
  • Learn/improve your software knowledge and skills as you may be required to write, analyse, test and integrate various software systems and databases.
  • Delve into the world of networking. Ip technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s railway, with more and more projects moving towards this technology. You will be exposed to network design, as well as getting hands on with configuring and testing networks in our lab area.
  • Work on real projects which may include integrated station management, passenger information systems, remote condition monitoring systems, operational and retail communications systems.
  • Develop excellent knowledge of technical standards and processes associated with the transport and process industries.
  • Be a valued member within a team of early careers (apprentices/interns/graduates) to participate in the business improvement project (BIP) scheme. The scope of the project is to create and present a solution to executive management. It provides you with valuable team working and presentation skills.
  • Be an ambassador for stem through a multitude of volunteering opportunities, such as Greenpower, Big Bang Fair and much more.
  • Support the engineering team delivering high quality technical and engineering solutions for large multi-disciplined projects for clients related to control and information systems, primarily in the rail sector.
  • Ensure products or projects are delivered in accordance with Siemens safety and quality/testing procedures and meet all applicable legislation and project requirements.


What we're looking for

  • You must be studying towards an Electrical, Electronics, Software, Mechatronics, Systems or Computer Engineering degree, aiming for a 2:2 or above.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to deal with technical issues and make timely, sound decisions with minimal consultation.
  • Ability to develop a firm understanding and appreciation of system design, safety concepts and associated decision making within the relevant industries.
  • An understanding of quantifying and managing technical risk when involved with project work.
  • Appreciation of requirements management.

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