Industrial SCADA Software Engineer


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Location Netherlands
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Michael Brennan

Industrial SCADA Software Engineer

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Job ID: JOB-12600

Industrial SCADA Software Engineer


We want to speak to recent graduates interested in kick-starting their career in software engineering with an amazing opportunity to live and work in the Netherlands!

Our customer is more than 30 years active as a professional system integrator for industrial electrical automation and manufacturing IT projects.

It is our client’s goal to work in a close co-operation with their customers and to increase their competitivity by improving production processes, performance and efficiency.

Our client’s added value consists of a solid, enthusiastic and dynamic team of highly skilled engineers and their thorough product- and process knowledge. In their approach teamwork and partnership are the keywords in the relation with their customers and suppliers.

Our client’s covers a wide competence area, always in combination with ‘state of the art’ solutions sourced from prominent market players and international partners.


Job description

  • You will work closely with clients and internal project manager for the overall project.
  • You will analyse, in cooperation with the project, the needs and requirements of the client and translates it into a functional description.
  • You will develop software to control industrial processes and visualization (HMI SCADA).
  • You implement data logging and processing of industrial processes (Historian, SQL, SSRS).
  • You keep abreast of the latest technologies and applies them in your projects.
  • You carry yourself the required tests; possibly in cooperation with the customer.
  • Since we are active in industries diversion, you are open for every new challenge.
  • In time, there are growing possibilities to project manager or solution architect



  • You have a higher technical (Bachelor or Master) degree or equivalent experience.
  • You have a interest in the development of industrial applications (SCADA, Historian, SQL, …).
  • Knowledge of the GE Proficy IP suite (Historian, Cimplicity, iFix, Workflow …) is a plus, but not required.
  • You have strong analytical and conceptual thinking.
  • You want up-to-date in terms of technology and software development.
  • Integration of bar code scanners, RF-ID readers or other peripherals are an interesting challenge for you.
  • You are flexible and stress resistant.
  • You have a good knowledge (oral and written) in English
  • Work experience is not required.


Functional description of the job


SCADA development

Based on a functional design document, configuration and programming of the Proficy SCADA software (iFix or Cimplicity).

  • Establishing the communication between the PLC and the SCADA software

    • 90% it will be an OPC communication configuration : Kepware
    • 10% could be custom scripting when using serial protocols


  • Configuration of the SCADA software

    • Configuration of the tag database
    • Configuration of the classes and objects

Sometimes an Excel macro is used to automatically generate the objects based on the classes


Tasks :

  • Tag definition of the class
  • Scripts in the class : VBA scripting
  • Events and actions

    • Triggers
    • Timed events

  • Development of the graphical user interface of the class
  • Configuration of dynamo’s

    • Graphical library class

  • Configuration of the data logging of the SCADA project into

    • SQL Server
    • Proficy Historian

  • Configuration of the security

    • Integration with ActiveDirectory

  • Development of historical reports

    • SQL Server Reporting Services reporting based on SQL Server database or linked Historian Server
    • Stored procedure development for the reports

  • FAT testing

    • Creating the FAT document protocol based on the functional analysis
    • Internal validation/testing of the software, based on the FAT protocol

  • SAT testing

    • SAT testing on site by the customer
    • Testing/ validation of the software together with the customer


Contract / conditions

If you are successful in the application process, our client will invest in your personal development. The setup of the contract is that the first 2 years you will work on a employment contract. After this period of 2 years, our client will have the chance to offer you a permanent employment contract. Our client is searching for both Dutch and International engineers which are willing to commit themselves for a longer period. This is not a position just for 1 / 2 years, it is a position for the long term.


The basic salary depends on your educational background and relevant work experience.

Below you find an overview of your main primary and secondary conditions for this position.

  • 24 paid holiday days a year
  • Paid public holidays, maximum of 7 per year.
  • Holiday allowance of 8% over total gross year income
  • Travel expense of 0,19 per km for travelling from your house to the site and back


For further information on this role in Industrial SCADA Software Engineering please contact Michael Brennan on  or 086-440 3742


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Michael Brennan


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Industrial SCADA Software Engineer

Michael Brennan

Role Type Permanent
Contact Michael Brennan
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