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Automation VPE Engineer 1197

North Leinster  


SimoTech requires an experienced Automation Engineer for an exciting greenfield Biotechnology project based in North Leinster, Ireland. The candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in designing and implementing PLC/SCADA Systems for large manufacturing organizations in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee, testing, commissioning and qualification of PLC/SCADA controlled Vendor Packaged Equipment.
  • Design, implementation, testing, commissioning and qualification of VPE interfaces to site DeltaV system.
  • Demonstrate technical, project and interpersonal skills, including but not limited to the following: client interfacing and resolution of client concerns, solution definition, proactive support and resolution of issues, technical guidance from concept to delivery.
  • Prepare and present structured, comprehensive, detailed written reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or the Life Sciences.
  • Minimum 5 years in the design and implementation of PLC/SCADA systems.
  • Experience with Siemens PLC and WinCC SCADA would be an advantage.
  • Previous site commissioning experience on a pharma or Biotech batch automation project.
  • Biopharma API experience preferred.
  • 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.

What SimoTech Can Offer

  • 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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