Lead Automation Engineer


Automation Engineer
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Position Title: Lead Automation Engineer - 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 10 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 analyz88265.254141es 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 preferred;
  • 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.

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