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Automation Area Lead 1475


About SimoTech

SimoTech provides manufacturing automation and IT systems engineering, project management and validation services. We partner with life sciences companies to design, build, operate and optimise critical process automation systems that deliver fast track project delivery, operational efficiency, improve manufacturing agility and achieve regulatory compliance.

Why SimoTech

What is it like to work at SimoTech? With a strong collaborative teamwork culture based on respect, trust and excellence, we play a critical partnering role to our clients’ life-changing supply of products to patients. In return, there is excellent salary, career progression, educational support and much more.

Automation Area Lead 1475

SimoTech has a new opportunity for an Automation Area Lead to join our join our client at a greenfield biotechnology manufacturing facility in Co. Limerick. The facility includes upstream and downstream bioprocessing, as well as associated support areas and utilities, and is fully automated with batch sequencing and recipes using DeltaV DCS.
The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience as a DeltaV Automation Engineer. In this role, you will act as the primary interface between the System Integrator (SI), Process Engineers and MES team to review, approve, and provide technical oversight on the design of DeltaV application software.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and possess a deep understanding of the process engineering design for specific process areas by working closely with Process Engineers and Operations representatives.
  • Technically lead and oversee the work and work products that the System Integrator produces including, but not limited to, Functional Requirements Specifications, DeltaV Design Specifications, DeltaV Application Software, and Test Specifications.
  • Work collaboratively with the SI Engineers and Developers.
  • Lead and participate in design and DeltaV application reviews.
  • Proactively work with the Computer System Validation Engineer to ensure deliverables and work practices comply with the project validation and documentation requirements.
  • Attend equipment and software FATs.
  • Lead a team of automation engineers supporting commissioning.
  • Abide by all safety requirements and procedures pertaining to this role.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences or similar.
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a Biopharma engineering, operations, or manufacturing environment.
  • Prior Process Engineering experience is strongly desired.
  • 5+ years’ experience in DeltaV batch automation design and Distributed Control System design.
  • Instrumentation knowledge and experience with Kneat electronic testing is strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated teamwork abilities.
  • Knowledge of GMP, regulatory requirements, and Computer System Validation.
  • Provide periodic status updates to project management.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.

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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