Delta V Automation Technical Lead - WFH - Biotech - Ireland

Location: Ireland

EUR 70 - 90 Per Hour

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2310-34348

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Senior Automation Engineer with 10+ years experience in System Integration generated Delta V design standards, module library design, phase and equipment module shells/templates, and batch/recipe conventions/approaches?

This is contract role with the option to work from home.

If interested in this role, call Karen on +353-1-7978720 to discuss or forward your CV to for review

Delta V Automation Technical Lead - WFH - Biotech - Ireland

Job Responsibilities

Our Client is one of Ireland's leading engineering consultancies and a global player in the Semiconductor, Pharma and Biotech sectors.

This design includes bioprocessing upstream and downstream as well as associated support areas and utilities.  

This facility will take advantage of single use systems to deliver a state-of-the-art facility incorporating new technologies to support the client’s rapidly expanding monoclonal portfolio with a specific focus on operational flexibility, environmental sustainability and fast-track delivery concepts.

The facility automation design will be fully automated with batch sequencing and recipes using a DeltaV distributed control system. 

The project is currently starting Detailed Design phase and will be in that phase for the next 18 to 24 months. 

This is a GMP facility, and all engineering activities below will be performed in a manner consistent with project computer system validation and documentation practices.

The Automation Technical Lead (ATL) will represent the client overseeing the design of the DeltaV Application Software development.  

The specifications, code, and testing are being executed by a System Integrator (SI), and this ATL role is to provide technical oversight of the SI, review and approve documents and DeltaV application software the SI produces, and in general represent the client’s interests.  

During the Detailed Design phase, The ATL will have primary oversight and review/approval responsibility for the System Integration generated DeltaV design standards, module library design, phase and equipment module shells/templates, and batch/recipe conventions/approaches.  

This is a senior level role for the client side DeltaV team, and the ATL will work closely with the client DeltaV technical lead.  

The ATL should have experience integrating DeltaV with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).

The ATL is also responsible for establishing standard work practices with the SI, such as configuration management practices, source code review practices, testing practices, and will have responsibility for reviewing, evaluating, and impact assessments of process design changes.

The ATL is also a technical coach and mentor to (3) client side Automation Area Leads (Upstream, Downstream, Utilities/Support). These client side Area Lead Engineers have primary responsibility for the System Integration developed requirements and design specifications, application software, etc for their specific area. The ATL will at times, need to review, advise, and assist on the work these Automation Area Leads are doing.

Possess a deep understanding of the process engineering design for Biopharma processing and working closely with client Process Engineers and Operations Representatives.

Possess a deep understanding of DeltaV control system design in the pharmaceutical industry.

Technically Lead and oversee the work and work products that the System Integrator produces. Including (but not limited to): technical standards, work processes, module templates, phase templates, procedural and recipe design conventions, DeltaV integration approaches to MES.

Work collaboratively with the System Integrator Engineers and Developers

Work collaboratively and technical coach/mentor the client Automation Area Leads.

Lead/Participate in design reviews and DeltaV application software reviews

Proactively work with the Computer System Validation Engineer to ensure deliverables and work practices comply with the project validation and documentation requirements

Abide by all safety requirements and procedures pertaining to their role

Job Requirements

BS Engineering (or equivalent experience)

10 years working experience in Biopharma engineering, operations, or manufacturing

Prior Process Engineering experience is strongly desired

Preferable, 10 years’ experience in DeltaV batch automation design and distributed control system design

Preferable, Instrumentation knowledge

Demonstrated technical leadership and teamwork abilities

Knowledge of GMP’S, regulatory requirements, computer system validation

Interface regularly and provide formal and informal project status updates to Project Management

Good written and verbal communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences


Contract rates of €70 - €90 per hour DOE

Remote based 


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you are an Automation Engineer​ interested in roles based in Dublin, you can contact Karen by e-mail or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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