Automation Engineers

SimoTech requires experienced Automation Engineers for a Biotechnology project in Cork, Ireland. The Candidates will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in designing and implementing distributed control systems for large manufacturing organizations in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.



  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or the Life Sciences.
  • At least 5 years’ experience providing process control solutions and support to manufacturing organisations in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.
  • Experience in system design, configuration and testing of automated processes in a batch manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to keep work pace and meet deadlines. Good organising and planning skills.
  • Proven success working well in a team environment with flexibility to react to changing business needs.
  • Valid EU work permit.


  • Experience with configuration of any PLC or DCS system (Foxboro I/A DCS, Rockwell, DeltaV, Siemens, ABB 800XA, etc).
  • Experience in Biotech Upstream, Downstream and supporting utility processes including CIP.
  • Strong experience with vendor packaged automation equipment including PLC platforms is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of databases, data historians, reporting and analytic systems.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills. Problem solver with a focus on achievement of overall project goals.
  • Knowledge of Pharmaceutical Industry GMP Regulations.
What SimoTech Can Offer
  • Role provides a high degree of autonomy to allow the successful candidate to reach their full potential.
  • Long term project opportunity.
  • SimoTech can facilitate these positions as a staff engineer or contract engineer.
  • Competitive staff or contract rates.
By submitting my data (C.V.), I consent to SimoTech collecting and storing my personal data, as outlined in the SimoTech  Privacy Statement which I have read.