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Automation Project Engineer 1136



SimoTech require an Automation Project Engineer with 5 years’ experience to provide Automation expertise on a number of capital projects. The projects will involve a range of plant expansion and upgrades across our client site in Kildare. Previous experience on a Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences site is desirable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage project activities within the project team ensuring project objectives and deliverables are met.
  • Participate among cross-functional teams to ensure projects are delivered on time and to required quality standards.
  • Produce and manage the project strategy ensuring agreed objectives can be met Vendor management.
  • Monitor activity progress for the project in line with the project objectives, deliverables and timelines and report potential delays including mitigation recommendations.
  • Manage the project Risk Log ensuring all identified risks have been mitigated.
  • Provide project reports on a regular basis for effective communication.
  • Provide support for product costing and financial assessment of the project.
  • Monitor project expenses in line with the approved project budget.
  • Ensure smooth transfer of project knowledge and technology from engineering to production.
  • Ensures all activities, equipment and facilities comply with site cGMP, Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
  • Role will encompass, Scope development and approval, Scope change management, URS generation, Detailed design (FS/HDS/SDS review) and Executing, and reviewing commissioning and validation protocols.
  • Knowledge of Computer System Validation (CSV) and regulations including, US FDA 21 CFR Part 11, EU Annex 11 and GAMP 5.
  • Good communication and technical writing skills are a must.
  • Demonstrated Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Analyse, understand, fault-find and modify automation software.
  • An ability to work independently.
  • Ability to document own work clearly and precisely.
  • Ability to organize, plan and execute multiple tasks to tight schedules.
  • Project Management experience.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or the Life Sciences is desirable.
  • Experience working on a Tabletting or Packaging plant would be an advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of PLC/SCADA Systems, SQL & Oracle Database systems, MES, Batch & Historian systems, Enterprise IT Applications, Rockwell, Siemens, Wonderware, GE iFix.
  • Good understanding of GAMP.

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.

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