Senior Automation Engineer


Automation Engineer
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Position Title: Senior Automation Engineer - NL - Location: Leiden - Reports to: EI&A Manager

Position summary:

DPS is currently seeking a Senior Automation Engineer to join our multi-disciplined team working on exciting projects at our new Leiden office. Are you an automation engineer, capable of undertaking tasks independently on a project? You ideally have experience of working on the entire design process (Basis of design, Detailed design, Construction Support) with between 5 and 8 years experience. Are you looking for a career opportunity with growth potential in a dynamic and international environment?


Key responsibilities:

  • Takes the automation discipline role on projects, reports to the project EI&A Lead in terms of delivery, quality and progress;
  • Writes URS’s for automation systems based on preliminary review and meetings with the client;
  • Prepares engineering studies and architecture design for new systems and analyz342841.779761es operation of existing systems;
  • Prepares enquiry documents for automation proposals from system integrators and automation contractors/vendors;
  • Reviews and approves automation vendor documentation such as FDS, SDS, HDS, RA, RTM and IOQ protocols;
  • Works with code officials and other design professionals when an interpretation or exception to building codes is required;
  • Provides designs for own projects and produces sketches to incorporate in drawings by drafters;
  • Researches design options and documents findings for Projects;
  • Ensures that drawings and designs are in accordance with company production and design standards and with DPS SOP’s, WI’s and guidelines;
  • Ensures that designs are executed in compliance with client standards;
  • Interacts with other Departments and disciplines including: Process / HVAC / Piping / EHS / C&Q / Procurement.


Skills & experience preferences:

Ideal candidates would have the following skills & experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant automation experience in an engineering consultancy;
  • Appropriate relevant qualification in Electrical Engineering, Control Systems, Process Engineering or Bio-technology;
  • General knowledge of automation system design and applicable codes;
  • Advanced MS office computer skills;
  • Knowledge of the Pharmaceutical industry;
  • Experience with working at an Engineering company;
  • Dutch/English bilingual ability is a must;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills;
  • Flexible, driven team player with good interpersonal skills and a can-do attitude;
  • Result-oriented, customer-focused.

If you’re interested in this role and if you want to be part of growing organiz342841.779761ation 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 Christel van Hal on +31 6 38299330 or send your CV to

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