Senior Controls/Automation Engineer (Pharma)

Permanent , Salary: Excellent

Job Overview

Zenco Technical is currently seeking an experienced Senior Controls Automation Engineer to join a market-leading Consultancy with projects based in West Dublin. Our client is interested in a Senior Controls Automation Engineer  to work on several projects within the Pharmaceutical sector. The successful candidate will receive an excellent remuneration package and a clear path for career progression.

Key Responsibilities

  • Schedule progress analyses/critical path analysis completed.
  • Assigned various projects ranging from equipment commissioning / introduction, group system improvements, equipment reliability, predictive maintenance
  • Escalation point for group technicians for Controls issues (PLC, PC, Motion Control, Vision Systems, robotics, etc)
  • Co-ordinates equipment support projects in various PU’s across the site
  • Training of group technicians on Controls technologies (PLC, PC, etc).
  • Managing the cost and time constraints of projects.
  • Budget figures for procurement of equipment and services prepared.
  • Provide support to project manager by leading estimate and schedule reviews.
  • Evaluate engineer/contractors physical progress.
  • Monitor project schedules and cash flow against plan and report deviations
  • Work with external equipment vendors in the selection, design & development of new (or upgrades to existing) equipment.

Key Requirements

  • Degree in Electrical, Automation or Controls Engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience in a technical role, ideally within Pharmaceutical and Life Science Industry.
  • Technically strong in project cost planning, scheduling and reporting.
  • Knowledge in the use of Primavera software is necessary.
  • Proficient in MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • An ability to deal with process change and implement new effective processes.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail are required.


If this sounds of interest to you, or to make a general inquiry into engineering and technical opportunities, please get in touch today.

Zenco Technical – Engineering Partnerships