Automation/Validation Engineer


Within DPS Group Global projects are started to renew, upgrade or update process equipment, automation systems and lab systems. The driver for these projects is to achieve a reliable manufacturing process of drug substances. Therefore, we are looking for Automation/Validation Engineers to strengthen the local automation team.

Analysis & Design Structural
Years of Experience Req.:
>5 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.


Job Description

For the Automation department you work in a team with Automation specialists on new construction, upgrade and improvement projects. These projects are carried out according to change control procedures and in close coordination with the internal client and with the Q-department. Your role is to coordinate projects with BAS, PCS and lab systems. The focus here is on identifying customer needs and recording them in specifications, ensuring proper execution and demonstrating this through documented acceptance testing. Besides the functional requirements the systems must be compliant with the regulatory requirements which apply to the pharmaceutical industry. Data integrity is one of the main topics for this and often solved in the automation layer.

The System Development Life Cycle process (SDLC) governs the way computer and automated systems are planned, acquired, implemented, delivered, operated, maintained, and retired within DPS and will provide the necessary guidance for the projects.



  • Creation of requirements specifications and quality plans
  • Review of development documentation written by vendor
  • Assist in integration automated systems in IT landscape
  • Assistance for PCS/PLC/SCADA vendor and OSI-PI Vendor
  • Assistance with development testing with software vendor
  • Creation SDLC documentation



  • Ability to influence and communicate with all levels of the organiz658009.135249ation
  • Good communication skills
  • Proactive and high level of stamina
  • Analytical mindset
  • Team player



  • Experience with process-automation (PCS/PLC/SCADA)
  • Knowledge of and experience in GMP
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in similar role
  • Must have a high standard for compliance
  • Experience with Windows OS and Automation/IT networks
  • Experience with maintaining or implementing software and equipment within a regulated environment
  • (i.e. pharma)


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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