Senior Automation Engineer- BioPharma - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 80,000 - 100,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2310-34176

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Senior Automation Engineer with 5+ year’s relevant industry experience in the Biopharma/Pharma sector.?

This is a permanent role base in Dublin

If you have the relevant experience, please forward your CV to for review or call +353 1 7978720 to discuss.

Senior Automation Engineer- BioPharma - Dublin

Job Description

Our client provides Project Management, Engineering Design, and Resourcing Services to the Life Sciences Sector.

They are currently seeking a Senior Automation Engineer/Automation Lead who will be responsible for leading and developing the automation function. 

The role will require system design, integration, management and client relationship building skills.

Provide leadership and management for automation activities.

Participate, influence and implement automation plans that deliver business efficiency and growth.

Build a high performance multi-skilled automation team and culture through effective talent acquisition, onboarding process, training programme and guides.  

Responsible for preparation of specifications, proposal input, clarification meetings, technical compliance of proposal as part of tender process.

Manage System Integrators and contractors during project phases ensuring safe execution, budget control and schedule adherence.

Collaborate with Projects, Process, Validation and Design Departments in providing automation input across various projects and deliverables.

Manage the automation projects by following a systematic approach in accordance with financial and business requirements.  

Develop system architectures and automation strategies for clients.

System development across various technologies – PLC, SCADA.

Accountable for the design, commissioning and delivery of automation projects.

Provide appropriate support to ensure automation design, commissioning, qualification and validation is executed per requirements.

Develop and implement robust processes to drive an environment of right-first-time.

Strengthening the overall automation team and organisational capabilities in area of responsibility.

Establish and maintain knowledge of best-in-class automation systems, process and methodologies around the management of automation specifications.



A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in IT, Mechatronics, Computer Science, or equivalent.

5+ year’s relevant industry experience in the Biopharma/Pharma sector.

Has working knowledge of FDA, HPRA, GMP, 21CFR11, safety and environmental requirements and regulatory inspections.

Experience in developing & supporting systems associated with S88 and S95 within a GMP environment.

Systems background: Allen Bradley/Siemens PLC, BAS, ERP, MES, Data Historians, Data Integrity, SCADA.

Proven ability around identifying and eliminating inefficiencies and implementing innovative technological solutions. 

Proactive at keeping current with the latest technologies and automation practices.

Strong operations support background ensuring value added and effective automation contribution and oversight.

Must be a team player prepared to work in and embrace an interdependent working culture.

A relevant postgraduate qualification in life science, business or reliability engineering is desirable.  

A background of working in advanced automated manufacturing operations with integrated sophisticated processes in a GMP environment.


€80k - 100k per annum

Excellent benefits package.


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a 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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