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Lead Software Engineer

  • Job reference: 934258
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 24/02/2021

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform tasks within the software engineering scope for various projects.
  • Supervision of a small team of software engineers, as required.
  • Regular reporting of individual project progress and resource status.
  • Review and technical input of project plans.
  • Identification of technical, schedule and commercial risks relating to software requirements.
  • Assist the Supply Chain Management Function with procurement/sub-contract activities, including variation order requests.
  • Preparation and review of requirements, design, interface and test documentation, within company and client defined contractual and quality requirements.
  • Generation of work scope/definition and task lists within the software team.
  • Provide technical support and guidance within the software team.
  • Review of individual task solutions, ensuring cross-project standardization and resource optimization.
  • Support of technical and project execution audits, both internal and external.
  • Participation in project close-out and lessons learned activities.


  • Engineering or Science based bachelor's degree or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • 3+ years software/electrical engineering work experience within an Oil & Gas controls environment.
  • Proven automation (SCADA) experience with specific focus on PLC logic and HMI/GUI development.
  • Knowledge of computer networking, including ethernet configuration.
  • Ability to program in high level languages, such as C/C++/JavaScript.
  • Core logic skills and experience, including data bit handling.
  • Experience of interfacing with instrumentation over a variety of interfaces (for example, Pressure/Temperature/Flow sensors via Modbus/CAN bus/PROFIBUS/OPC).
  • SQL/Database development experience.
  • Mathematical knowledge to enable tasks such as data scaling/conversion of certain instrumentation data.
  • Fundamental knowledge of the Software Life Cycle -(Requirements/Design/Implementation/Test/Review/Release/Maintainenance).
  • Experience in successfully delivering small/large scale projects.
  • Ability to travel as required at short notice.
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge sharing and mentoring capabilities.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Software/Electrical Engineering.
  • 5+ years software/electrical engineering work experience within an Oil & Gas controls environment.
  • Production Controls Systems knowledge.
  • Offshore trained with current certifications (BOSIET-HUET/EBS).
  • Product Lifecycle Management knowledge.
  • Deep understanding of Subsea Topside architecture and an ability to translate that into a winning subsea offering.
  • Excellent comprehension of software methodologies and development processes, with ownership of process improvements and quality.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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