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Automation Hardware Lead 1477


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 Hardware Lead 1477

SimoTech is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced Automation Hardware Lead to 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 10 years’ experience on the Emerson DeltaV platform within the pharmaceutical industry along with the technical and business acumen required to effectively represent the client’s interests at all stages.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical oversight of the system integrator design, build, and configuration of the DeltaV platform and ensure compliance with GMP standards and client requirements.
  • Review and approve documents the SI produces ensuring all engineering activities are performed in a manner consistent with computer system validation and documentation best practices, as standard for a GMP facility.
  • Work closely with the SI to establish standard work practices such as configuration and testing practices.
  • Review, evaluate, and carry out impact assessments of changes.
  • Work collaboratively with the System Integrator engineers and developers.
  • Interact regularly and provide formal and informal project status updates to Project Management.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences or similar.
  • 10+ years’ experience in DeltaV control system design within the pharmaceutical manufacturing, biopharma engineering or related industry, with a deep understanding of the DeltaV platform.
  • Knowledge of GMP principles, regulatory requirements and computer system validation practices.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to successful interact with both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience in instrumentation is an advantage.

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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