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In our 70+ year history, Powell has always known that our employees are at the heart of our success. Without question, we have the most talented people in every part of our organisation.

As a manufacturer, we recruit experienced, knowledgeable and capable individuals to ensure our product is engineered, fabricated and assembled to customer specification.

Powered by Innovation - Powell’s culture has and will always be founded in our "can do" attitude. If we can imagine it, we can do it.

The role

  • Assist the Lead Software Engineer in formulating and executing plans for the design and development of software for embedded and PC based platforms. This will include new products and enhancements to existing products.
  • With the Lead Software Engineer, monitor and report on progress of allocated tasks, on a monthly basis or as appropriate, ensuring that these are carried out within agreed timescales.
  • Generate and maintain detailed technical documents as required during the course of product development.
  • Assist the Lead Software Engineer in the support of existing electronic and software products, as required by both the company and its customers.
  • Assist in the development of products in accordance with the requirements of the project specification as defined.
  • Test software products in accordance with the project specifications.
  • Be conversant with appropriate software packages and PowlSmart products used throughout the Company, and when necessary, use them to good effect to carry out design related activities.
  • Participate in team members design reviews.
  • Adhere to company procedures and standards.
  • To keep up to date with the latest technology and become familiar with Powell legacy products.
  • Carry out triage support for field and production issues.

To carry out any other reasonable duties requested of them by the Lead Software Engineer which are within the capabilities of the job holder.

About you

Employment, Educational and Professional Background

  • Qualified to Honours degree level in Software engineering or similar.

Some experience in the following would be beneficial:

  • Technical report writing.
  • Industrial embedded / software product development.
  • Structured software design.
  • Linux, databases Ideally through experience of LAMP Stack.

Good knowledge of the following is desirable:

  • Embedded "C" and / or Windows programming languages.
  • Software quality assurance methodologies.
  • Familiarity with RTOS principals and operation.
  • Familiarity with microcontrollers.

Some basic knowledge of the following would be beneficial but not essential:

  • 3 Phase power distribution and motors.
  • Industrial power control and protection.
  • Industrial control protocols (Modbus, Devicenet, Profibus etc).


  • Competitive salary
  • 33 days holiday including statutory
  • Health care
  • Life assurance
  • Pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Opportunity for personal and professional development growth
  • Our core hours of work are Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm, 37.5 hours per week