Automation Engineer


DPS Group Global is currently looking for an Automation Engineer for Switzerland.

Years of Experience Req.:
>2 years
Date Posted:
Days Remaining:
Employment Type:
Education Level Req.:
Bsc or Msc degree


DPS is a leading Project Management and Engineering Company serving industry around the world for 40 years. Our reputation is based on forming successful partnerships with our clients, providing them with innovative designs and cost effective solutions in the context of sound judgment, strong management and technical excellence.
We provide Full Service Engineering for our clients including Project and Programme Management, Procurement, Design, Construction Management, Health and Safety Management, Commissioning, Qualification and Start-up on numerous projects across a range of market sectors. Our Main market sectors are; Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology, Medical Technologies, Oil & Gas, Advanced Technology, Science & Education, Food & Beverage, and Energy.


Position Overview:

Your responsibility would be to ensure that the automated production equipment and processes run efficiently and safely by employing current technology and reactive measures. You would be responsible for providing technical support in the field of process automation and leading the Automation part of future capital projects. This role requires development and application of technical expertise in order to support process automation systems in a regulated, cGMP environment. You will actively participate in system automation, qualification, start-up, and on-going operation for hardware, system software & application software. Automation systems to be supported include custom Delta V distributed control systems (DCS) as well as programmable logic controllers (PLC) and supervisory control & data acquisition (SCADA) delivered by original equipment manufacturers. You would actively support, participate and embrace an empowered team culture including significant interaction with manufacturing, quality and engineering groups.


Primary Activities included:

  • Leading the Automation part of future capital projects for new products and/or processes
  • Supporting process automation and qualification for smaller projects
  • Supporting production by troubleshooting and programming plant automation
  • Manufacturing Execution System (MES) support
  • Preparing regulatory filing input to cGMP documentation
  • Identify, recommend and implement “system” improvements in design, documentation, training, parts procurement, and inventory.
  • Atypical investigation & corrective action
  • Scope development and basis of design
  • Vendor selection
  • System development and test
  • You are then responsible for working as part of an empowered engineering team to achieve the site mission, vision and goals through:
  • Efficient and safe operation of automated systems
  • Compliance with current good manufacturing processes
  • Product that is safe and effective



  • Candidates are expected to have a BS or MS in one or more of the following: electrical -, automation or process engineering.
  • Electrical engineering skills
  • Experience in a cGMP environment
  • Note: Working knowledge of Delta V preferred for this position.
  • Must have strong communication (written/verbal) skills (German & English)
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and advance several tasks in parallel
  • Effective troubleshooting and technical skills
  • Ability to communicate and work in a highly effective team environment
  • Experience in aseptic processing / sterile manufacturing preferred
  • Experience in computer validation and systems lifecycle development methodology
  • Working knowledge of automation systems Delta V, PLC/SCADA, or other distributed control systems


Available and Interested?

If you’re interested in this role and if you want to be part of growing organisation within engineering projects in the pharma industry or if you would like to discuss this vacancy further and to discuss your career options in confidence, please telephone Ralf Huisman on +31 6 11408791 or send your CV to

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