Software Engineer

October 1, 2023

Are you a dynamic and innovative Software Engineer eager to make a meaningful impact on the journey to net zero emissions in the gas industry? Join us in a transformative role that merges your technical expertise with unmatched development opportunities and a clear pathway for advancing your career

We appreciate that not every candidate will meet all of our skills and qualifications. If you feel that you don’t meet all of the skills and qualifications, but you feel you could add value to the role and our Company, then we would love to hear from you, so please apply!

Who are we?

Orbital has innovated within the gas industry since our inception in 1984, we have paved the way, developing technologies and solutions used throughout the UK gas industry still utilised in today’s national infrastructure. Our next chapter under nZero ownership and new challenge is to aid in the gas industries transition to net zero and we are looking for passionate capable people to join our team.

What is the role?

As a Software Engineer within our ranks, you will play a pivotal role in reshaping the landscape of the gas sector while advancing your own professional journey.


  • Complete lifecycle management of PLC-based control systems, encompassing design, documentation, development, testing, and commissioning.
  • Field support responsibilities, involving troubleshooting orbital systems, assisting in the implementation of new control systems, supporting team members with technical issues, and ensuring meticulous maintenance of development and design records aligned with the Orbital QA system.
  • Tackle intricate technical challenges tied to software deployed on Orbital systems while ensuring their alignment with industry standards.
  • Contribute to project proposals, estimating costs, and establishing realistic timelines for successful project execution.
  • Stay at the forefront of industry trends and emerging technologies, applying them judiciously to amplify project efficiency and efficacy.
  • Mentor and guide junior engineers and technicians, nurturing their growth as future sustainability leaders.


  • Minimum of HND in Software Engineering, Controls Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5 years of hands-on experience in conceiving and implementing software on PLC based systems
  • Astute analytical and problem-solving expertise with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Exceptional communication aptitude for effective collaboration across teams and for presenting intricate technical insights.
  • Agility in adapting to evolving project requisites and performing well under pressure.

Development Opportunities and Career Progression

At Orbital we are deeply invested in fostering your professional growth. As Software Engineer within the nZero group you’ll gain access to:

  • Tailored developmental plans to elevate your technical competencies and deepen your grasp of industry dynamics.
  • Cross-disciplinary training to broaden your perspective across various facets of the gas industry.
  • Full support for pursuing pertinent certification and support to pursue further education onsustainability technologies.

Attractive benefits package including:

  • 25 annual leave per year plus bank and public holidays
  • Option to buy 3 additional days annual leave.
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity pay after 2 years of service.
  • Death in Service
  • Income protection scheme
  • Employer Pensions contribution
  • Access to vocational rehabilitation
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free eye test and money off glasses
  • Long service vouchers and additional holidays
  • Wedding vouchers
  • Option to join Sports social club for £4 a month which allows you to attend events at reduced cost or for free.

Why Choose Us:

  • Competitive remuneration package bolstered by comprehensive benefits.
  • Collaborative and vibrant workspace that thrives on ingenuity and creative problem-solving.
  • Chance to contribute directly to groundbreaking endeavours that are redefining the trajectory of the gas sector.
  • Transparent pathways for advancing your career within a forward-marching organisation.
  • Strong emphasis on work-life equilibrium and the holistic well-being of every team member

The people make the place!
We believe in ensuring all our staff enjoy coming to work. Enabling and fostering a work environment where individuals find joy and fulfilment in their roles is a paramount priority to Orbital.

Are you ready for Net Zero?
If you are fuelled by the prospect of taking on transformative challenges, propelling innovation, and propelling the net zero vision in the gas industry, we’re eager to learn more about you.

Join us in reshaping the destiny of the gas sector on its journey to net zero!

Submit your application today by forwarding your resume and an accompanying cover letter to :

Equal opportunity employer. We actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.

Our Values at nZero
Safety first, Success, Sustainability, Service, and Strength.

We’re looking for people who want to work in a culture that fosters these as business essentials

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