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Automation Controls Engineer 1137



SimoTech require an Automation Controls Engineer with 5 years’ experience to support the commissioning and start-up of a new state of the art facility. Previous experience on a Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences site is desirable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, installation and testing of PLC and control software projects.
  • Review and execution of Commissioning and Validation protocols.
  • Work within the automation team to provide technical support and make informed decisions on hardware and architecture selection.
  • Monitor and analyse opportunities for the development of new or improved tools for process improvement activities.
  • Work with OEM system suppliers to ensure requirements are met.
  • Prioritise multiple tasks while working to tight schedules.
  • Electrical and Automation drawing reviews and updates.


  • Minimum of 5 years + industry experience in an FDA or GMP environment as an automation / controls engineer.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical ability.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Experienced with SCADA systems - Archestra Wonderware & Intouch.
  • Experienced with the Rockwell RSLogix 5000 / Studio 5000 software package and Rockwell controllers: ControlLogix, CompactLogix, etc.
  • Knowledge of automation network protocols including EtherNet IP and Profibus.
  • Knowledge of ATEX directives, ETCI wiring regulations, IEC and EN standards.
  • Management of projects through their full life-cycle.
  • Instrumentation experience is preferable.
  • Experience with distributed I/O (Point I/O, Turck).

What SimoTech Can Offer

  • Role provides a high degree of autonomy to allow the successful candidate to reach their full potential.
  • Develop new skills and enhance technical ability by working with innovative technologies in a multi-disciplined environment.
  • Opportunity to work with large corporate clients on exciting capital projects.

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