Job Ref: 03143 Recruiter: Paul Sinnott
Country: Ireland Location: Kildare
Job Category: Process, Pharma Life Science, Salary Range: €Negotiable

Job Description

Project Automation Engineer (Kildare)

Kppm are looking to recruit a Project Automation Engineer for our client a global provider of engineering who work on pharmaceutical, semiconductor manufacturing, data centre facilities, and other state of the art manufacturing facilities.


·        To facilitate and participate in meetings and workshops as part of Project and Continuous Improvement activities.

·        To perform all activities in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice.

·        To ensure development occurs of user materials (e.g. SOPs + training aids) and provide training on new equipment/ functionality.

·        Perform technical review of updates to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to the equipment/process.

·        To approve plant SOPs and other documents as required, ensuring the acceptability of content and format.

·        Support validation activities for project activities including review of validation documentation and attendance at validation activities (FAT, IQ, OQ etc).

·        To provide technical support to system end users of new and existing equipment including but not limited to troubleshooting technical issues and assisting with process investigations.

·        Ensure smooth transfer of project knowledge and technology from engineering to production

Analyse, understand, fault-find and modify automation software

Education and Experience

·        Suitable candidates must have a B. Eng in Computer Science /Mechatronics or appropriate science/engineering discipline.

·        5-7 Years Post Qualification recent relevant experience in an engineering/projects role in the Pharma/Biotech/Chemical industry.

·        A proven track record in automation project management for support and improvement projects.

·        Experience with various technologies.

·        Proven track record of project-based activities in the pharmaceutical industry.

·        Project Management experience

Technical Knowledge

·        Knowledge of PLC and SCADA systems

·        Knowledge of SQL & Oracle Database systems

·        Knowledge of MES, Batch & Historian systems

·        Knowledge of Network Infrastructure

·        Knowledge of Computer System Validation (CSV) and regulations

·        including, US FDA 21 CFR Part 11, EU Annex 11 and GAMP 5.


·        Experience with safety procedures (RAMS, permits, SPAs, etc)

·        Health & Safety Plans

·        Reviewing & approving RAMS

·        To adhere fully to all safety policies, procedures and regulations.

This is a Contract for Services role and the hourly rate is €negotiable depending on experience.

For further information or to apply please contact: Paul Sinnott Recruitment Consultant at kppm in Dublin. Phone: 086-0438665 or Email:

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