Project Automation Engineer - Biotech - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 55 - 65 Per Hour

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2109-27462

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you an Project Automation Engineer with experience in the pharmaceutical / biotech / medical device industry?

Do you have a strong knowledge of Computerized Systems validation and compliance regulations and standards?

If you have the relevant experience, send your CV to or call Karen on +353 17978720 for a confidential chat.

Project Automation Engineer - Biotech - Dublin

Job Description

Join a project team focusing on cyber security mitigation. This is a 3 year project.

This is project schedule over two years. 

The successful candidates will be responsible for automation system migrations to new Controller local area networks and private cloud infrastructure.

You will work on operation technology to enforce the production cyber security strategies by migration systems to new infrastructure. 

Responsible for supporting all project tasks related to the project, including requirements, design, configuration and change control, commissioning, and validation.

Work with other engineers (e.g. Plant, Equipment, automation) to determine the project requirements.

To work with site automation engineers to define technical tasks and coordinate system migrations with site business teams.

Draft site change controls, and qualification test protocols/scripts.

Implement change by executing approved test protocol/scripts.

Prepares construction documentation including redlining drawings/system schematics.

To work with multiple projects team and activities while prioritizing work consistent with business objectives.

Maintains detailed records and prepares communications and reports as needed.

Works closely with a wide range of support staff including production, warehouse and packaging.

Interacts professionally on a regular basis vendors and the general public.

Any other activities as directed by Engineering Leads.


Ideally have a Bachelor’s degree required in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical/Electronic, Computer Science) or equivalent education and/or industrial experience.

Strong Knowledge of Automation systems, including but not limited to PLC’s, HMI’s, DCS, SCADA, historians, and Microsoft operating systems

5+ years’ experience in a Project team

5+ years GMP regulated environment

Practical understanding of GAMP 5, 21 CFR Part 11, EU Annex 11.

Experience in pharmaceutical / biotech / medical device industry.

Strong experience in Process Automation Systems (Programming and ITC).

Strong Project Management skills.

Strong communication and presentation skills.

Familiarity with computer infrastructure, servers, workstations and operating systems

Strong knowledge of Computerized Systems validation and compliance regulations and standards.

Understanding of Industrial Data Networks, Instrumentation, and related systems (hardware /software).

Knowledge of regulations applicable to the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Experience on supervising contractors including but not limited to vendors, project

engineers, software developers, compliance specialists, etc.

Knowledge of SQL relational database systems and Network infrastructure including design and testing.


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 at or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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