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Lead VPE Automation Engineer 1383


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.

Lead VPE Automation Engineer 1383

SimoTech require a Lead VPE Automation Engineer for a large, multi-national client based in Dublin. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ Automation experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical or life sciences industries. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the control system solutions for the process area is aligned with the overall program automation philosophy, standards and user requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for implementing and steering the full project lifecycle activities associated with a greenfield biologics project.
  • Provide technical leadership to vendors and design teams to ensure project standards are being followed.
  • Ensure consistency of the automation deliverables (requirements, functional specifications, control strategies, phases, recipes etc.)
  • Assist in defining the software components that need to be created or modified.
  • Communicate progress, issues, and needs to automation project manager for the area.
  • Provide input, review, and approve functional requirements and specifications.
  • Respond to systems integrator technical queries.
  • Support the development of software testing strategies.
  • Witness and verify the Software Factory Acceptance Tests.
  • Identification of any remediation effort required on process control software.
  • Create items in the issue tracker as issues arise after the software acceptance.
  • Identify and analyse risks of technical nature particular to the area of planning and responses.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent.
  • 10+ years working experience in Biopharmaceutical or Pharmaceutical engineering, operations, or manufacturing.
  • 7+ years’ experience in PLC/SCADA batch automation design and distributed control system design.
  • Knowledge of GMPs, regulatory requirements, or computer system validation.

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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