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Senior VPE Engineer 1192



SimoTech requires an experienced Senior VPE Automation Engineer for pharmaceutical client based in Cork. The successful candidate will work on a green field project for a Milling facility. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in designing and implementing PLC/SCADA systems within the Pharmaceutical industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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, system delivery.
  • Oversee the design, testing, commissioning and qualification of Vendor Packaged Equipment.
  • Design, implementation, testing, commissioning and qualification of VPE interfaces to site DeltaV system.
  • 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.
  • Milling 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

  • 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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