Engineering & Electronics

Lead Instrumentation Engineer

  • Contract
  • North Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • 41996782

PE Global is currently recruiting for a Lead Instrumentation Engineer on behalf of our biopharmaceutical client based in Dublin. This is an initial 12-month contract hybrid role.

This role requires 3-days’ onsite in Dublin each week.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director Automation and Control Systems Hardware the Instrumentation and Control (I&C) Lead Engineer ensures the technical design of instrumentation and control system hardware for the Process Automation System, Building Automation System and Vendor Packaged PLC/SCADA/HMI systems for the Sterile Drug Product (SDP) facility are reliable and robust. The I&C Engineer works closely with other resources such as automation engineers, electrical team, projects team as well as other internal resources & external engineers.

Key Responsibilities

 Lead design engineer for Instrumentation and Control Systems hardware which includes field devices and instrumentation up to and including control panels and industrial Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs).

 System responsibility includes the DeltaV Process Automation System, Building Automation System, Vendor Package and Stick Built PLC/SCADA/HMI equipment in both process and utility areas.

 Contributes to the design of network architecture drawings for site automation systems.

 Actively participates in the creation, review and approval of I&C project deliverables such as specifications, design documents, drawings and calculations, Factory Acceptance Test documents and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as required.

 Supports the technical delivery of I&C and Automation Hardware systems as endorsed by leadership team to meet business and process objectives.

 Responsible for ensuring communication of field devices and instrumentation to the relevant automation system controllers.

 Assures all design & project work is completed in compliance with all regulatory requirements including, Quality (GMP), EHS, Global Engineering, design & construction directives, requirements & procedures, as well as all Local regulatory requirements.

 Supports the project manager on schedule and budget development and control.

 Gathers input and coordinates with project team, site or Global Engineering representatives to develop requirements.

 Participate in the turnover process to ensure compliance with standards.

 Contributes to a high performance culture by recognising and resolving issues as they arise.

 Responsible for regular communication to project leadership & multi-functional team stakeholders. 

Qualifications & Experience

 Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or a related engineering field or its equivalent.

 At least 7 years experience providing Instrumentation and control systems hardware solutions to manufacturing organisations in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.

 Strong experience in the design of control system network architectures for systems such as process automation systems or building automation systems for a biotechnology facility.

 Experience of control panel design for DetlaV, Siemens DesigoCC and PLC systems.

 Knowledge of safety requirements for control panel design e.g. Arc Flash.

 Experience of the design and installation of industrial networks such as Ethernet IP, ProfiNet, Profibus as well as classic I/O (4-20mA & 24VDC).

 Demonstrated understanding of engineering documentation such as P&IDs, Process Flow Diagrams and Standard Operating Procedures.

 Thorough knowledge of cGMP requirements particularly as it applies to Sterile Drug Product manufacturing.

 Strong experience with vendor packaged automation equipment including Rockwell and Siemens PLC platforms.

 Ability to keep work pace and meet deadlines. Good organising and planning skills.

 Strong communication skills. Problem solver with a focus on achievement of overall project goals.

 Proven success working well in a team environment.

 Ability to work independently and remotely with minimum direct supervision

 Ability to anticipate, evaluate and resolve multiple, simultaneous project issues, delays and problems by utilising technical and project management expertise.  

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

Please click the link below to apply, call Paul Wheatley on 083 094 0199 or alternatively send an up-to-date CV to

***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***

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