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Controls Software Design Lead

Job Title: Controls Software Design Lead
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stafford
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: Asap
Reference: 11974
Contact Name: Lilian Wilkes
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 28, 2020 18:43

Job Description

Rubicon Consulting is currently recruiting for Controls Software Design Lead

based in Stafford on a 6 months contract with an option to renew.



  • Adhere to the delivery & quality processes and guidelines.
  • Implement the full software life cycle (requirements, design, test specifications, implementation, unit and integration testing).
  • Formal and informal engineering documentation to be created and maintained for all deliverables of the development lifecycle
  • Implement the software designs in MATLAB/Simulink and PSCAD.
  • Perform unit and integration testing.
  • Support IST testing.
  • Conduct and participate in engineering design reviews.
  • Conduct root cause analysis on all defects.
  • Ownership of control software conversion functions.


Skills and Experience:


  • Masters or Degree qualified (minimum 2:1) in an engineering discipline ideally with Electrical Engineering, Power Electronics Engineering, Controls Engineering or Computer Sciences.
  • Excellent design capability and experience in the engineering discipline of electrical and Power system
  • Software development and software project delivery processes.
  •  Minimum 5 years' experience within the Electrical Industry or in a similar role.
  • Experience as a lead technical software engineer or equivalent senior engineering role.
  • Test Driven Design techniques (e.g. CI/Continuous Integration, Unit, automated regression, Kits, integration and software in the loop testing).
  • Model-Based Design techniques (Matlab-Simulink).
  • Power Systems EMT Simulations PSCAD.
  • Conceptual understanding of full stack of software and in-depth experience in more than one area (e.g. firmware, middleware, control algorithm)


Required Experience:


  • Knowledge and experience in HVDC systems.
  • Knowledge and experience in Agile development practices (e.g. Scrum).
  • Knowledge and experience in safety critical and/or control system software development practices (e.g. IEC 61508, IEC 62304).
  • Experience in JIRA and Confluence.
  • RTDS knowledge preferred.
  • Experience in IEC61850 communication protocol.
  • MUST have Umbrella company

Our Company

Rubicon Consulting is a Talent management consultancy which helps you to optimise business performance and competitive advantage by choosing the right people first time!