DeltaV Hardware Lead Engineer

SimoTech requires an experienced DeltaV Hardware Lead Engineer for a biopharmaceutical project in Dublin. Ideally candidates should have at least 8 years’ experience in the commissioning of Instrumentation and Control system solutions in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.

  • Support the commissioning of the Process Automation System Hardware including DeltaV Panels, Variable Speed Drives, Remote I/O panels and Instrumentation.
  • Provide troubleshooting and hands-on support to resolve technical issues.
  • Participate in the turnover process to ensure compliance.
  • Making improvements to, and offering advice about, commissioning procedures.
  • Scheduling and coordinating work to tight deadlines.
  • Ensuring that equipment works to its specification.
  • Creating and carrying out test procedures.
  • Liaising with installation/project engineers.
  • Supervising engineering and technical staff.
  • Writing reports and documentation.
  • Providing technical support.
  • Ensuring safe working conditions.
  • Training maintenance and operative staff where appropriate.
  • Ensuring compliance with practices, policies, procedures, legal requirements and goals of project sponsors and approved methodologies, develop supporting documentation and monitor budget tracking/ timeliness/ scheduled resources.
Qualifications & Experience
  • At least 8 years’ experience in the commissioning of Instrumentation and Control system solutions in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry is required.
  • In depth experience of Emerson DeltaV including AMS.
  • Experience of process control system networks such as Foundation Fieldbus, DeviceNet and Profibus DP.
  • Experience of commissioning Variable Speed Drives (VSD) such as Allen Bradley and ABB.
  • Knowledge of safety requirements such as “Lockout Tagout” (LOTO) for accessing control panels and other energised equipment.
  • Understanding of the requirements to protect against hazards such as Arc Flash.
  • Experience in the preparation of safe plans of action and work permits.
  • Understanding of engineering documentation such as P&IDs, Process Flow Diagrams and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Knowledge of cGMP particularly as it applies to biologics manufacturing and automated systems.
  • Experience with vendor packaged automation equipment including Rockwell and Siemens PLC platforms.
  • Ability to anticipate, evaluate and resolve multiple, simultaneous project issues, delays and problems by utilising technical, project management, and business expertise.
  • Working knowledge of GAMP software development lifecycle, ANSI/ISA-S88 and S95 industry standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of Pharmaceutical Industry Regulations (cGMP/cGLP, OSHA, EPA/EQB) required.
Only Candidates eligible for work permits for Ireland/EU can be considered for this role.