PLC Programmer (Storage) - Renewable Energy

Job Title: PLC Programmer (Storage) - Renewable Energy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Salary: Negotiable
REF: HQ00018597
Contact Name: Ashley Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Our client is a world leading developer of Renewable Energy projects.


As energy supply becomes more decentralised and renewable energy makes up a greater percentage of the energy mix, applications where multiple technologies are deployed on the same site will become increasingly common. Controlling a diverse range of technologies will be a key challenge in the future that the Energy Management System project is aiming to address. The development of this control system is particularly important for Energy Storage and Off-Grid businesses.

The PLC Programmer (Contract) will be part of the Group Engineering function, with a direct reporting line to the Senior C&I Engineer.

  • Support the Senior C&I engineer in the implementation of the energy management system for energy storage.
  • Develop Allen Bradley Controllogix PLC code to provide high level control to the following systems, either individually or in any combination of the following:
  • Energy storage systems
  • Solar farms
  • Wind farms
  • Diesel generators
  • Other generators and loads
  • Develop Allen Bradley Controllogix PLC code for islanded / microgrid systems consisting of any of the above items of plant.
  • Develop best practice for future development of PLC code within the company.
  • Document PLC code created during the project for use as an Operation and Maintenance manual.
  • Provide support and develop project PLC code as required for energy storage projects on a global basis.
  • Provide support to projects outside energy management as required by the business


  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley Ladder Logic PLC programming language and best practice
  • Knowledge of optimising PLC code for speed of response
  • Knowledge of Power Industry communication protocols (Modbus, DNP3, IEC61850)
  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley Controllogix and Compactlogix PLCs


  • PLC programming in Allen Bradley ladder logic
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to document work


  • Programming of PLCs. Allen Bradley Controllogix and Compactlogix is a requirement, others (Siemens, GE Fanuc, Mitsubishi) etc is an advantage)
  • On site implementation and testing of SCADA systems
  • Experience of working within the Power Generation Industry would be beneficial


  • Degree in Electrical or Control Systems Engineering or equivalent qualifications with additional experience

For further information please contact Ashley Smith on +44 (0) 1202 888986

We look forward to receiving your application.