Software Engineer – PLC & Controls

NetherlandsMay 1st, 2021

The Software Engineer – PLC & Controls is responsible for the software design (PLC) and its implementation in UPS systems. In addition, his duties include the setup and management of the software (tools) necessary for the configuration of PLC software, HMI and communication network. The Software Engineer – PLC & Controls works at the Engineering department; he or she is a member of (a) multidisciplinary team(s) and reports to the Lead Engineer Software.

Key results area

  • You are responsible for the definition and implementation of modifications to software and software standard.
  • You have a (shared) responsibility for the determination and management of the (PLC) software specifications and implementation.
  • You develop and maintain (in conjunction with others) the standard PLC, visualisation software, and corresponding operational documentation.
  • You integrate (in conjunction with others) that software in the UPS system.
  • You convert the design specifications and requirements into software solutions.
  • You work on development projects as a member of the project team.
  • You maintain partnerships with external agencies and co-makers and contribute to the communication, instruction and supervision of suppliers, external agencies and co-makers.
  • You communicate with all the relevant departments at HITEC about proactive support for developments, system improvements and innovations related to Software and Controls.
  • You discuss the operational and substantive developments of the work with the System Specialist PLC & Controls.
  • You discuss the progress and quality of the work with the Lead Engineer Software.

Educational background

  • You have a degree in Electrical Engineering or Industrial Automation from a university of applied science (HBO).

Knowledge and experience

  • You are familiar with and have at least 4 years of experience with software development in an industrial environment.
  • Team player with pro-active attitude, but also self-supporting
  • You are familiar with modern PLC controls, data networks, visualisation and SCADA systems.
  • You are familiar with Schneider Quantum PLC controls (Unity), etc., but at least with PLC software development in accordance with IEC 61131 / S88.
  • You are familiar with object-oriented design principals and State Transition diagrams, control engineering, networking, telecommunication, installation technology, and information technology.
  • You are familiar with quality assurance systems, specifically with respect to software.
  • You are familiar development methods such as Agile Scrum.
  • You are fluent in spoken and written Dutch and English.

What can HITEC offer you

Send your application

Interested? Apply now!

Get in touch

HITEC Power Protection


HITEC Power Protection develops, manufactures and delivers turnkey power solutions to ensure uninterruptible, continuous and conditioned power supply to mission-critical processes. The core product of HITEC Power Protection is the dynamic UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) system using flywheel energy storage. This is a proven technology, based on more than 60 years of experience and supported by a global installed base of more than 2,000,000 kVA in high demanding industries. Besides the main engineering and assembly facility in Almelo, the Netherlands, HITEC is located in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Spain, Taiwan, China, and Russia.

HITEC’s core values are: customer focus, ownership, quality, safety, reliability and communication.

We guarantee a good, open minded and tolerate work environment. We are striving for a pleasant and fulfilling collaboration between customers, colleagues and the organization.

Are you positive that you fulfill our requirements and are you looking for a new challenge? 

Apply now!