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Industrial 4.0 Solution Architect

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Industrial 4.0 Solution Architect

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Due to an exciting period of growth which is seeing an increase in project wins, our client, a leading engineering and maintenance provider, has an excellent opportunity for an Industrial 4.0 Solutions Architect to join their team in Chesterfield.

As an Industrial 4.0 Solution Architect you will be the authority in defining, developing, implementing and commissioning Industry 4.0 solutions.

You must be able to work autonomously and use initiative to produce innovative technical solutions, and maintain a close working relationship with the wider Automation and Digital & Innovation teams. They must be pro-active in working with the Business Development team to identify and create solution offerings for our clients (including pricing, scoping (functional and technical), resource planning and development of project programmes at pre-sales stage).

You must be passionate about working with clients to help build tailored Industry 4.0 solutions around their needs, factoring in both business and technical benefits.


Work with the Head of Automation to formulate technology plans for Digitalisation (Internal and External)
Maintain awareness and knowledge of new technologies in a fast-moving technology landscape. This will include the evaluation of products on the market and prototyping these new technologies where appropriate
Responsible for continued development and ownership of the Connected Devices (IIOT) work stream
Responsible for the development of Industry 4.0 use cases, to promote the benefits of Industry 4.0 solutions to prospective clients
Responsible for working with clients to identify requirements and develop tailored Industry 4.0 solutions, which meet those requirements.
Actively participate in the company’s Energy Transformation working group
Responsible for the Automation scope of Digital Twin opportunities (working with other departments)
Manage Internal Digitalisation projects (Continuous Improvements including enhancements and efficiency savings).
Work closely and collaboratively with the D&I team to carry out Digital Maturity Assessments
Work alongside the Business Development team in to grow of Industry 4.0 and Automation projects across existing and new clients and industries
Ensure close working relationship and knowledge share with wider Automation and D&I teams
Ensure knowledge share with the company’s group in Europe 


The Solutions Architect is expected to undertake the following:
Scope, cost and plan Digitalisation projects in line with technology plans for Digitalisation (Internal and External)
Act as a primary client interface and point of contact for automation and digitalisation
Project Management activities for internal and external digitalisation including Risk Management, change control, resource planning, procurement etc.
Produce and review documentation (requirement specifications, design documents, test documents, training materials etc.).
Develop and deliver training for internal and external stakeholders
Produce marketing material and sales collateral for Industry 4.0 and digital solutions
Develop work-face documentation (including Risk assessments, method statements, site test documentation)
Provide Health and Safety leadership by example
Where required undertake site activities including data capture/surveys and installation
Ensure adherence to company quality processes and procedures for all Industry 4.0 and Internal Digitalisation projects
Update Quality Management System as required based on Industry 4.0 and internal Digitalisation projects
Develop and manage modular code and standardisation where appropriate
Capture and share lessons learned and best practice
Working with a geographically spread team and client base
Provide entire project lifecycle support including maintenance and modifications 


Previous experience of integrated control system solutions (PLC, SCADA, DCS, IIOT, MES etc).

The following experience is essential:

Hands on experience of Cloud and Industry 4.0 solutions
Hands on experience of OPC UA and MQTT
Awareness of Cyber Security (IEC 62443)
Experience of working within different industries
Broad multi-vendor OT technical knowledge (for example Siemens, Schneider, AVEVA, Rockwell, Honeywell)
Solid IT knowledge and experience
A thorough practical appreciation of Control panels, electrical installation and Instrumentation solutions.
Detailed experience of the full project life cycle from system specification through design, development, testing, and commissioning to asset maintenance & management
Strong presentation skills with ability to communicate effectively at all levels including executives and senior management 

Experience of some or all of the following is desirable:

Knowledge of Industry standards such as ISA95 (IEC62264), IEC62443, IEC61511, IEC61508, IEC61131, IEC61499
Knowledge of Cloud platforms (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform)
Knowledge of Digital Twin technologies and implementation
Industrial Protocol Knowledge (EtherNet/IP, DNP3, Modbus, Profinet etc)
Industrial Network design, implementation and configuration
Hands on experience of energy monitoring solutions and measuring OEE in practice
Experience working with XML, PowerApps, .net, Visual Basic, C#, SQL, Node-Red (or similar)
Experience of IT/OT convergence
Database implementation
Awareness of AI and Data analytics 


A Degree or HND/HNC in Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Control Systems or relevant discipline
Chartered Engineer or working towards professional registration 

Formal training or qualification of the following are desirable:

Project Management
Cyber Security
Industrial Networking
Process Control & Automation
Millbank are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. Millbank operates as an Employment Agency and Business