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Automation Technical Lead 1476


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 Technical Lead 1476

SimoTech requires an experienced Automation Technical 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.
In this role you will be tasked with overseeing the System Integrator’s design of the DeltaV Application Software Development. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years’ experience using Emerson DeltaV within the pharmaceutical industry, along with batch automation experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Complete technical oversight of System Integrator’s (SI) DeltaV Application Software Development.
  • Work in conjunction with the SI’s Engineers and Developers.
  • System integration of DeltaV with MES.
  • Review and approve documentation for the SI.
  • Take part in design and DeltaV application software reviews.
  • Agree on work practices related to source code reviews, configuration management, and testing with the SI.
  • Be a leader and mentor to up to 6 client-side Automation Area Leads across various areas of the site.
  • Ensure all work is completed in line with industry regulations and standards, including GAMP and 21 CFR Part 11.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Sciences, Life Sciences or equivalent.
  • Ideally have 10 years+ experience using DeltaV in a pharmaceutical manufacturing, biopharma engineering or operations environment.
  • Be a Subject Matter Expert in DeltaV control system design.
  • Previous experience with Process Engineering is desirable.
  • Knowledge of GMP principles, industry regulatory requirements and computer system validation practices.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • 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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