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Automation Technical Lead 1158



SimoTech requires an Automation Technical Lead to work onsite with a key pharmaceutical client in Dublin. The successful candidate will be the Automation Technical lead on a large CapEx project. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience within the Pharmaceutical industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strong control system integration experience.
  • Fill / Finish experience in a Biopharmaceutical environment.
  • Design, configuration and testing of automated systems, preferably PLC/SCADA.
  • Contribute to the technical strategy for execution of Automation Projects.
  • Responsible for reviewing work during design, FAT, commissioning, and system validation.
  • Plan projects and tasks for the team.
  • Prepare and present structured, comprehensive, detailed written reports.
  • Work closely with automation engineers to ensure deliverables are on time.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in the delivery and management of Automation systems in addition to a working knowledge of GAMP software development lifecycle, ANSI/ISA-S88 industry standards.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or Life Sciences.
  • Minimum 5 years technical experience of working with PLC/SCADA systems including: Siemens, Rockwell or similar.
  • Strong knowledge of S-88 Batch standard.
  • Prior experience of working on Automation projects within Pharmaceuticals is a must.
  • Commissioning and start-up of control systems experience is required.
  • Good understanding on GAMP.

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.
  • Flexible working hours and location.

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