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Robot Simulation Engineer


Applications Engineer


Remote, United Kingdom


Robot Simulation Engineer / Virtual Commissioning Engineer

Permanent. Salary from £45k to £60k depending on experience.

Ideally based from our site in Kempston, UK based remote workers considered with some travel to customer sites and office.

We offer paid overtime over 40 hours per week, Engineers can expect to earn significant increments, commonly up to 50% of their salary.

We have recently won some major projects within the UK and overseas and as a result, we are seeking a Robot Simulation Engineer / Virtual Commissioning Engineer to support the delivery of work packages for our prestigious automotive customers.

Why should you join our Engineering Team?

We are problem solvers – we often have to think on our feet to solve engineering problems, finding solutions to challenges and mitigating risks.

Development/Growth - We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance. Our managers are committed to individual and collective development and as a global company, there are opportunities to learn and expand your horizons in many different ways.

Reward – we offer a competitive package with great benefits from a pension scheme (contribution matched up to 8%), private medical insurance and life assurance with loads of flexible benefits including dental insurance, gym flex and shopping discounts.

You will be responsible for the development and deployment of robotic and industrial control systems for Virtual Commissioning activities.

At Leidos, responsibilities of a Virtual Commissioning Engineer are:

Design, implement and execute Robotic and automated applications using Process Simulate.

Robot programming with ABB, FANUC or KUKA preferred with the ability to write robotic code in languages such as RAPID, Karel, KRL.

Provide technical leadership and implementation guidance to the team.

Share ideas and improve recommendations, supporting the implementing continuous improvement activities and processes.

Working knowledge of the eMServer environment.

Planning, setting up goals and objectives. Communicate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and be aware of expectations and deliverables.

Able to manage deadlines.

Liaise with Project management, Engineering and Installation Teams. Also communicating with End User / Customer on a technical level.

About You

Proficient using and configuring Process Simulate.

Knowledge of Robot Studio or RoboGuide.

Good understanding and knowledge of Robotic systems and industrial control systems in an automotive environment.

Good understanding and knowledge of industrial robotic safety functionality such as ABB SafeMove, Fanuc DCS, or KUKA SafeOperation.

Ability to read Eplan schematics (Electrical, Mechanical and Pneumatic understanding).

Ideally you will have experience within the automotive sector, preferably with some knowledge of Bodyshops, Roller bed / Conveyor systems, Robot Cells, Pneumatics, Control systems.

There will be some travel required to customer sites, therefore a full UK Driving Licence will be required. Travel may include overnight stays.

Due to the nature of our business, you should also be eligible to gain and maintain BPSS clearance.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.