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Brightpath Recruitment Ltd.
Office 4, Sligo Airport Business Park,
Strandhill, Co. Sligo.
Tel: 071 9128266

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Senior Controls Engineer-Galway

Location: Galway
Entered: 18 Jan 2019
Duration: Permanent
Brightpath Recruitment Engineering & Life Sciences is currently seeking a Senior Control Systems Engineer for a role based in Galway. Our client is an Irish owned company and is also an internationally recognised leader in the area of industrial automation, equipment systems integration and system support. This is a growing company which has been established for over 10 years and works with companies in the pharma, medical devices, healthcare and beverage sectors.

This is a permanent position offering the opportunity to work on client tailored programmes working within the medical devices and healthcare industries in the Galway region. Continued professional development is supported through on-going training and educational courses. It is an excellent opportunity advance your career working on leading technologies and systems.

As a Senior Control Systems Engineer your role will be the development, commissioning and support of automation and control systems. You will be responsible for automation and control systems design, specification, programming, simulation, testing and start-up assistance. You will maintain, develop, troubleshoot and validate these systems in a compliant manner.

This role is mainly in-house with some work on client sites.  You will be required to act as a mentor/give guidance to less experienced staff members.

Main Responsibilities:
  • You will have demonstrated the ability to become a code designer in at least one software platform, i.e. Allen Bradley PLC, SQL
  • Acquire a detailed understanding of all of the different automation systems (distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers, SCADA systems)
  • You will be required to self-manage agreed project goals and interact with the customer to achieve these goals
  • Ability to interact with the customers on technical requirements
  • Ability to deliver technical solutions
  • Ability to assess existing technologies and process
  • Ability to design robust solutions.
  • Investigate and provide technical advice and support to manufacturing and other engineering disciplines on automation related issues.
  • Operate according to SOP’s developed for site engineering and maintenance.
  • Partner with different disciplines to deliver automation projects in accordance with GAMP guidelines.
  • Generate documentation and SOP’s associated with each of the Automation systems as required.
  • Implementation of code changes under change control.
  • Manage the specification, development, installation and validation of automation projects within budget and corporate guidelines.
  • Support operations with technical queries.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • B.Sc. degree in Engineering or equivalent, with particular emphasis in electrical, mechanical, electronic, automation and/or chemical discipline.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in industry, preferably in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, blue chip or relevant GMP manufacturing environment.
  • Experienced with Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and Vision Systems in the manufacturing environment
  • Proven experience in PLC logic and programming in one or more of the following; Allen Bradley (Logix 5000), Siemens (Step 7), Elau, Bosch, Omron, Modicon, GE Fanuc, B&R, Mitsubishi



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