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Project Engineer (Automation) / Ireland

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Location: Craigavon, Ireland
Salary:£50,000 – £55,000 per annum
Project Engineer (Automation)


£50,000 – £55,000 -  2 Year Fixed Term Contract


The client who are a Key player in the Pharmaceutical industry have a unique opportunity for a Project Engineer to join them on a 2 year FTC. The post holder will be responsible for the specification, design, development, installation, testing and administration of control systems to the highest industrial and pharmaceutical standard. The focus of the work will be to ensure that automation systems operate efficiently and safely, and in compliance with cGXP regulation.

The post holder will:

1.Provide technical support for new and existing automation systems on site

2.Apply knowledge of automation systems to manage the specification, design, and implementation of building automation and process control solutions in accordance with GAMP 5 and other recognised industry best practices.

3.Manage the upgrade/patching/modification of existing systems, providing technical input to the assessment of impact from the proposed change, and initiating and following the relevant change management process

4.Commission automation systems, and manage the resolution of deficiencies through to completion

5.Identify training requirements and provide technical training for operations, engineering and maintenance staff in the use of new and existing automation systems

6.Supervise and co-ordinate outside contractors

7. Liaise with group IS /IT to ensure interfaces between automation systems and IS / IT systems are clearly understood, setup and managed appropriately

8.Identify new technology that could be used to provide real business benefit to the group

9.Assist in the development of Engineering Services automation standards and good engineering practices

10.Undertake other duties in relation to the position as the Company requires, including working additional hours as requested by the Automation Manager


  • Experience in delivering excellent results and projects in the pharmaceutical industry or other manufacturing environment
  • Experience of providing support, maintenance, or system administration for existing automation systems
  • Experience of specification, design, installation, commissioning automation systems (PLC, SCADA, DCS etc)        
  • Experience of specification, design, installation commissioning of Building Management Systems such as Eurotherm Wonderware, Satchwell, Schneider, or Cylon
  • Experience on Emerson DeltaV- DCS configuration to include new installations and modifications on existing plant.
  • Field instrumentation experience (specifying, configuring, troubleshooting, etc), and understanding low voltage electrical designs and drawings
  • Practical experience of tuning PID control loop
  • Experience of industrial communication protocols e.g. Modbus, BACnet
  • Experience of maintaining / configuration of electronic chart recorder, e.g. Eurotherm      

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages (to include Word and Excel)
  • Proficient in the use of risk management techniques in the identification, assessment and control of risk
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy in all work carried out
  • Proven ability to work effectively on own initiative and effectively contribute within a team environment
  • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD
  • Ability to configure new I/O points, modify graphics, add device drivers, or develop sequence controls
  • Working knowledge of development and review of hardware and software design documentation including I/O lists, FDS, SDS, test documents, etc
Please apply ASAP for immediate consideration.



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