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Systems Engineer

Application Reference Number: 0144
Function: Modular
Location: Northfleet
Position Type: Permanent
Application End Date: 20/11/2020
Job Purpose: As Systems Engineer you will initially be responsible for helping develop a Digitally Enabled Agile Manufacturing (DEAM) platform to support an advanced volumetric modular production facility. This platform will incorporate some sophisticated IT systems including a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) module, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) module, a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) module and a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) module. As Systems Engineer you will help define the core processes to support engineering, manufacturing and site-based operations. Your role will include providing support the development of advanced system automation initiatives, and helping to provide engineering design and specification input for new production equipment and be directly involved in helping to develop software interfaces and control protocols for the new production system. Once the factory is established, the focus will switch to ensure day-to-day that the entire manufacturing system is performing to required service / quality levels so that product delivers to the Berkeley Group standard. This will include developing systems and controls to automatically identify defects and stop machines as part of the business' continuous improvement philosophy and as part of the site-wide energy management initiatives, systematically pushing for root cause solutions to drive inefficiencies out of the system.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

  • Develop and support manufacturing interfaces to systems such as PLC's, MES, ERP & PLM 
  • Design and test newly created and existing digital systems with third party providers
  • General site wide IT support
  • Map and specify supporting business process information
  • Play an active part in the role definition, recruitment and on-boarding of the new engineering team
  • Help to create and deliver training packages for the new engineers and frontline operators
  • Assist the Engineering team in the creation of Standard Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments to support safe and efficient production operations
  • Hand on support during sample production / prototyping trials 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience within complex manufacturing environments
  • Experience in PLC / CNC systems 
  • Clear understanding of PLC programming
  • Disciplined in the documentation of design decisions and their implementation
  • Advanced understanding of ERP and implementation experience advantageous 
  • Advanced understanding of MES and implementation experience advantageous
  • Knowledge of ISO accreditation requirements
  • Exposure to the development of cross-functional processes within a complex environment ideally within a green field factory build

Person Specification:

  • Forward thinking - Integrating unconnected ideas into new concepts
  • Seeks information - systematically gathering what is important
  • Change leadership - The ability to communicate a compelling vision that appears both desirable and doable

Please note our standard working hours are 8am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 


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