Lead Automation Engineer
The Lead Process Automation Engineer provides the project team with technical leadership and automation expertise and instrumentation support for the design, engineering, construction, and qualification of Pharmaceutical and Biotech related projects.
KEY ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide Automation engineering support in the following:
Develops project execution plans (budget, milestones, deliverables, and staffing plans) and manages work in accordance with those plans to deliver project on time, on budget, and of the highest quality.
Demonstrate subject matter expertise by developing department standards and improving existing work practices.
Progressive ability and aptitude to develop and mentor junior staff member
Leads client in strategic evaluations to develop concepts supported by engineering studies for expanding, improving or automating existing facilities.
Working with clients, other Company disciplines, vendors to develop complete Automation solutions.
Consulting on the proper adoption of the ISA S95 levels to meet the client’s needs now and in the future.
Basis of Design
Coordinates with project managers to determine project scope, complexity and schedule for project development.
Writes scope of work for process, utilities and manufacturing controls based on preliminary reviews with the client.
Reviewing and advising client on design decisions and capturing all pertinent decisions in project reports.
Actively collaborate with the process design and project teams to support execution of successful project studies.
Develop the design and specifications for DCS, PLC and SCADA based process control systems for the Company clients and projects.
Perform automation related job functions as assigned, including, I/O lists, Instrumentation lists and the specification of instrumentation and control element.
Support IQ/OQ development and participate in systems analysis, validation and verification.
Identify, qualify and collaborate with third party system integrators as necessary to support project and company business objectives.
Work with end users and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) to coordinate application of automation products.
Qualifications & Requirements
REQUIRED EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS /WORK EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 15 years of diversified engineering experience with in-depth knowledge of industry requirements and applications within the Process Automation market.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering – ME/EE//ChemE/Automation/Manufacturing – or equivalent degree from an accredited university.
Minimum of 4 years of experience with industrial process control system including DCS, PLC and SCADA based systems.
Minimum of 6 years of experience with Pharmaceutical process instrumentation.
Active participation in relevant professional associations preferred
Registered Professional Engineer preferred.
Expertise in computer operation for engineering design programs and computer aided drafting.
Experience with the development of control system network architectures.
Experienced with ISA standards and the interpretation of P&I drawings.
Experience with the development of cGMP and GAMP automation lifecycle documents.
Excellent interpersonal skills and presence to deal effectively with senior-level contacts.
Excellent communication skills, including presentation skills.
CONTEXT AND ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY
Travel based on the project location.
This position is a safety sensitive position. The employee is designated for field work and attends activities at client sites where they work in construction, process, packaging, manufacturing, research or other “non-administrative” areas.
Must exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit by consistently seeking new opportunities to add value to the organization. Must strive for excellence in all aspects of job performance.
Must approach their work enthusiastically with a contagious energy and drive that shows everyone they love what they do.
Must display creativity and innovation by continually working to improve solutions, tools, methods and service delivery system.
Must conduct oneself with an uncompromising commitment to the welfare of our clients and each other. Must act in an ethical, professional and respectful manner at all times.
Must exhibit the ability to build and sustain long term relationships of mutual value through teamwork.
Must be driven to succeed and committed to goal attainment.