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PLC Commissioning Software Engineer - Sydney

Sydney, Australia; - Spain
01 de febrero de 2019


About the company

SICE is an international systems integration company operating, among others, in the tunnel projects. SICE’s value added to any tunnel project consists of end to end engineering services: design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and O&M support. SICE’s main goal is to find the best fit-for-purpose solution to our clients, integrating a range of in-house and third party technologies and systems.

WestConnex 1B – M4 East:

The M4 East Project will comprise two new tunnel tubes, each with three lane carriageways. The Main Carriageways is being constructed between the eastern end of the M4 West Motorway near Homebush Bay Drive and the City West Link and Parramatta Road at Haberfield. The estimated length for this section of the tunnel is 5km.

SICE’s responsibilities in this project include the design, supply, installation (partial), system integration, testing and commissioning of tunnel Operations Management and Control Systems (OMCS).

WestConnex 2 – New M5:

The New M5 will provide twin underground motorway tunnels (9Km) from Kingsgrove to a new St Peters Interchange at the site of the old Alexandria landfill facility. The St Peters Interchange will provide motorists with connections to Alexandria and Mascot. It also includes connections to the future Sydney Gateway and M4-M5 Link. The New M5 tunnels also include underground connection points for the M4-M5 Link and the proposed Southern Connector. 

SICE is in charge of the design, supply, system integration, testing and commissioning of tunnel Operations Management and Control Systems (OMCS) and the implementation of the SICE proprietary Software application called SIDERA:


The Role

Currently, SICE is seeking a Testing and Commissioning PLC engineer for Westconnex M4E and M5N projects.

We're looking for an enthusiastic and versatile PLC Automation Engineer with interest in the Tunnel Plant Monitoring and Control System (PMCS) industry.

The main responsibility will be performing testing and commissioning activities on varied tasks, such as PLCs and HMI (based on in-house SIDERA) testing execution, PLC Software development, PLC integration with all the subsystems in the tunnel,  production and review of technical documentation, interfacing with subcontractors and preparing tests.

The activities will be focused from the MCC (Motorway Control Centre) and will commence in the site testing and commissioning stage Level 4 and continue with SAT (Site Acceptance Test), SIT (Site Integration Test) and UAT (User Acceptance Test) where you will be testing the equipment with plenty of hands-on experience away from your desk job.


Key Responsibilities

  • System implementation, configuration, testing and commissioning
  • Test cases execution from the HMI to all the PLC/RIOs in the project
  • Test the interface between the PLC  to HLI (High Level Interface)
  • Create, update and review Test documentation
  • Manage and update the testing test cases
  • Identifying root cause of faults during commissioning and internal testing.
  • Raise defects and issues and retest them in accordance to the Test Plan and SW Management Plan
  • Provide site support and troubleshoot to the client in the Tunnel to investigate and resolve issues.
  • Work with the Controls Engineering staff onsite and software developers to ensure the system meets the design criteria’s.
  • Implement small change requests based on customer needs
  • Participates in internal meetings.
  • Work as part of a team to ensure meeting project schedule and deadlines.
  • Occasionally performs extended hours, weekend and holiday work to support project commissioning.



  • Willingness and ability to work off shifts and weekends based on our customers’ business needs.
  • Capability of building detailed and accurate software documentation
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.
  • Knowledge and understanding of software development processes and methodologies
  • Understanding of software development lifecycle methodologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of software Testing and Commissioning processes
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Time management and prioritization skills for new and existing tasks
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously and transition between projects
  • Ability to promote and implement quality standard
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Ability to adhere to company information security procedures
  • Languages: As a multicultural team daily activities are a mix of Spanish and Australian discussions, documentation and other various related project works. Spanish would be advantageous but not a requirement.



  • Minimum 2-year Associate degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience in similar work.
  • Minimum 1 year experience with Rockwell PLCs and RIOs: PLC Logix55xx, RIO FLEX I/O, CompactLogix PLCs, Studio 5000, etc.
  • Familiarity with automation and PMCS technology
  • Knowledge of HLIs, e.g. Ethernet, Modbus, Ethernet IP, BackNet, DeviceNet, etc.
  • Office Tools: Word, Excel, Visio, etc
  • Must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a current Valid Visa to work in Australia.


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