Department: Engineering
Location: Aberdeen (hybrid)
Hours: 36 hours per week (flexible)
As an inclusive employer we are also open to discussing part time, job share or any other working arrangements that may suit your individual circumstances
Salary: £55,000 – £65,000

About Verlume
With a track record of firsts, Verlume is a leader in world-class intelligent energy management and storage technologies for the decarbonisation of the energy sector.

At Verlume, we are continually delivering novel solutions that are as ground-breaking as they are practical, combining creativity and innovation to invent unique technology.

The team is collectively focused on and working towards our mission of delivering clean energy to challenging locations, to make things possible today that were impossible yesterday.

Daily, we do this through living and acting in alignment with our four Core Values:

  • Impactful – Focused, accountable, delivering on safety & quality.
  • Integrity – Honest and respectful.
  • Innovation – Innovative mindset enjoying the challenge.
  • Improvement – Improve and grow every day.

It’s a hugely exciting time to be joining our business with significant investment and plans for growth over the coming years as we support the energy transition and drive to Net Zero. We’d love to have you join us!


Role of the Software Engineer

As a Software Engineer at Verlume, you will play a pivotal role in the development of cutting-edge software solutions. You will be responsible for creating new software products and enhancing our existing portfolio to address evolving market demands. Additionally, you will contribute essential insights towards integrating diverse technologies, ensuring seamless functionality and delivering innovative software solutions tailored to our clients’ needs.


Key Responsibilities

As the Software Engineer you will be responsible for:

Design and Development:

  • Design and develop new PLC-based Energy Management Systems.
  • Writing complex programs from scratch and maintaining existing ones.
  • Creating and maintaining libraries of blocks and programs based on existing logic.

Tool Improvement:

  • Improve and standardise company tools related to SCADA, PLC, SQL, Automation, BMS, and Controls.

Configuration and Programming:

  • Configure and program Human Machine Interface (HMI), controllers, and network (Modbus, BACnet, etc.) according to established standards.

Testing and Commissioning:

  • Take responsibility for testing, commissioning, and troubleshooting of new and developed systems.


  • Prepare necessary documentation for projects and clients, including proposals for new projects.
  • Create supporting documentation for software release and installation (manuals, build notes, service instructions, etc.).


Our ideal candidate

  • To be successful in this role our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills and behaviours:
  • Strong experience in one or more of the following: SCADA, PLC, SQL, Automation, BMS, Controls.
  • Proficient in programming using LADDER and SCL.
  • Ability to write complex programs from scratch and maintain existing ones.
  • Ideally (not essential), experience in Battery Management Systems (BMS) and communication protocols such as OPC-UA, SNMP, Syslog, CAN, Modbus, etc.
  • Hold a technical degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, computing, controls, or related fields.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills for collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Attention to detail in documentation and programming.
  • Proactive approach to system improvements and standardization.

Most important to us is that you are great fit for our team and culture, demonstrating behaviours aligned with our values.



We are continually reviewing and improving our benefits package to ensure we support our team’s wellbeing both in and out of work. Currently we offer:

  • Private healthcare for you and your dependents
  • Life assurance cover
  • Company pension with 7% employer’s contribution
  • 6.6 weeks annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays, 4 of which can be taken flexibly)
  • A variety of flexible and hybrid working options
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric vehicle scheme
  • Verlume benefits hub for shopping discounts
  • Support for training and development


Equal Opportunities

Verlume is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and do not discriminate on any basis. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates and employees are treated fairly and with respect. We welcome applications from everyone and encourage you to join our inclusive and supportive team. Should you require any adjustments during the recruitment process to accommodate you better, please let us know.