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Senior Automation Engineer-Birmingham, UK

The Role:
We are looking for a Senior Automation Engineer to assist the project team with technical automation for the design, engineering and construction of a pharmaceutical facility.

• Provide automation-engineering support for complex process engineering projects.
• Develop automation User Requirements Specifications (URS) based on customer needs.
• 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.
• Develop the design of process control and automation systems in compliance with cGMP, GAMP, related industry standards and customer requirements.
• Collaborate with client counterparts to develop control systems concepts, architectures and control platforms as applied to the project.
• Identify, qualify and collaborate with third party system integrators as necessary to support project and company business objectives.
• Prepares or reviews construction budgets based on experience and scope of project.
• Promotes use of and participates in development of company design and production standards
• Support business development for process automation design and implementation. Assist in proposals, estimates, presentations, and other sales and marketing documents.
• Assist process engineering development of P&ID's and process control requirements as well as Functional Requirement Specifications (FRS).
• Work with end users and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) to coordinate application of automation products.
• Perform automation related job functions as assigned, including, I/O lists, Instrumentation lists and the specification of instrumentation and control element.
• Support risk assessments, including SIL, LOPA and HAZOP.
• Travel to client sites to support projects and business objectives.
• Support IQ/OQ development and participate in systems analysis, validation and verification.

• Extensive and diversified engineering experience with in-depth knowledge of industry requirements and applications within the Process automation industry.
• Bachelor's degree in Engineering - ME/EE/Automation/Manufacturing - or equivalent degree from an accredited university.
• Significant experience with industrial process control system including DCS, PLC and SCADA based systems.
• Significant years of experience with Pharmaceutical process instrumentation.
• Experience with the development of control system network architectures.
• Experienced with the interpretation of P&ID 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.

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