Senior Controls Engineer – Rockwell Allen Bradley / Siemens SIMATIC Controllers

SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Ireland, Cork
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months)   DATE POSTED 21/08/2017
INDUSTRY Process  
      PLC Focused Rockwell Allen Bradley / Siemens S7
Senior Controls Engineer – Rockwell Allen Bradley / Siemens SIMATIC Controllers

TPS is assisting a leader in the delivery of automation, information technology / MES and safety solutions in their search for Senior Controls Engineers to engage on pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, semiconductor, food and beverage projects in Ireland.

There are three available vacancy’s due to impressive growth in the project portfolio and we are looking for 5 – 15 years direct industry experience.

The suitable candidate for this position will be responsible for; Programming PLC’s, Configuring SCADA/ HMI, designing and testing documents, testing and commissioning.

Competencies: Validation Documentation Programming Testing Visit our website for details on how to apply and also follow our blog for future position updates.





Senior Automation Engineer

Senior Software Engineer    Reference: TPS036  
SALARY £40,000 – £55,000   LOCATION Kent, United Kingdom
JOB TYPE Permanent   DATE POSTED 05/03/2018
INDUSTRY Water Treatment      

Main Responsibilities of a Senior Software Engineer:

      • Lead projects and mentor other engineers to greater achievements.
      • Actively participates in the whole life cycle of delivering projects, from start to finish.
      • Interfaces directly with customers and suppliers.
      • Produces the design documents.
      • Writes the test documents.
      • Performs testing with customers.
      • Prepares risk assessments and Method Statements
      • Carries out on-site commissioning.
      • Compile training manuals and runs customer training session.

Required Skills and Experience:

    • Specifically Kent based office: Demonstrably familiar and proficient with Wonderware’s System Platform (Archestra) software.
    • Familiar and proficient at writing code for the major brands of PLC and SCADA / HMI platforms, and an appetite to learn new technologies.
    • Would be great, but not essential, to have good understanding of setting up, commissioning, and fault finding of industrial Ethernet networks.
    • 5+ years’ experience writing software and working directly with customers.
    • Highly motivated, organised and flexible.
    • Positive, personable and happy team player.
    • Must be eligible to work in the UK.



Software Developer

Software Developer   Reference: TPS036  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Co.Clare, Ireland
JOB TYPE Permanent   DATE POSTED 05/03/2018
INDUSTRY Pharmaceutical      
Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop and implement software solutions for automated manufacturing systems and manage projects in which there is a significant software and/or automation component.
  • Take responsibility for the development team’s role in delivering a project by liaising with the project manager on timelines and progress.
  • Review new technologies and suggest how they can be used to benefit the business
  • SQL Server 2012 or Higher
  • Object oriented technologies with VB.Net or C#.
  • Senior development role in ongoing development, maintenance and support projects
  • Technical mentoring to other team members where necessary and provide guidance when needed
  • Develop high quality code in adherence to business specifications
  • Ability to work on and move between different projects as required.
  • The role is a very hands-on role requiring good communication and technical skill.
  • Responsibility for management of own time in ensuring development deadlines are met.
  • Work with the team to deliver excellent results and come up with ideas

Qualifications and Skills

  • Third level Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 3 to 5 yrs. experience in development/databases/reporting in the Industrial Automation sector
  • Will support all software related to Manufacturing and co-ordinate any change, upgrades and improvements needed.
  • Develop and implement software solutions for automated manufacturing systems and manage projects in which there is a significant software and/or automation component.
  • SQL Server 2012 or Higher
  • Object oriented technologies with VB.Net or C#.Net
  • SSRS, Web Services, IIS, JavaScript, JQuery, Bootstrap, ASP.NET MVC, Mobile Development, WPF, XAML, html,
  • Microsoft certification would be an advantage
  • Excellent Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills
  • Proven track record of hands on performance, a strong team player, with good communication and technical skill
  • Full clean driving licence



Instrumentation Engineer

Instrumentation Engineer    Reference: TPS035  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Finland
JOB TYPE Contract (3 months)   DATE POSTED 26/02/2018
INDUSTRY Power Generation      
Instrumentation Engineer required for 3 month project engagement in Finland. Responsible for supervision, factory collaboration, validation and documentation on Power Generation plant.

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Automation Engineer – Siemens

Automation Engineer    Reference: TPS034  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Ireland
JOB TYPE Contract 6 months   DATE POSTED 20/02/2018
INDUSTRY Pharmaceutical      

We are recruiting for an Automation Engineer to join a leading SI, operating pharmaceutical project engagements in Ireland. Candidate must be available on short notice, open to 6 months in duration with the necessary experience;

– Siemens PLC programming experience (S7)

– SCADA experience with preference for iFix

– Pharmaceutical Documentation  – FAT / SAT

– Coordination with Vendors





Senior Scientist

Senior Scientist (Pharmaceutical)    Reference: TPS033  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Holland
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months)   DATE POSTED 14/02/2018
INDUSTRY Pharmaceutical, Chemical      
“Client” is an international leading diversified healthcare company, coming from different fields, different generations, but all driven by a single purpose: translating science into lasting contributions to health.  The Pharmaceuticals Division helps treat some of the most pervasive and persistent health conditions around the world, providing access to some of the most trusted and proven medicines to those who need them most.

“Client” generates over 250 pharmaceutical products of which the top 20-30 products are centrally supported by the Science and Technology organisation to maximise their growth by making use of advanced knowledge in science and technology and product expertise in a cross collaborative working model.

This group is tasked with globally facilitating operational excellence and compliance on Pharmaceutical products, reducing operational costs, guaranteeing reliable supply and customer service in changing conditions, and joining forces with the Development department for innovative improvements.

The responsible applicant will maximise product quality in an efficient and timely manner, working in close collaboration with the manufacturing, Quality, supply chain and Analytical Science & Technology.

Position is a travel based contract engagement.

12 month duration with possible extension.

Based in Holland with travel 1-2 months on average.

Good command of English, Dutch highly desirable.


SCADA Specialist (PVSS)

WinCC OA Specialist    Reference: TPS036  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Germany, Hannover
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months)   DATE POSTED 07/02/2018
INDUSTRY Building Management Systems      

Development of complex / decentral WinCC OA (PVSS II) Systems

Development of Frameworks, Libraries and project specific WinCC OA designs



Automation Engineer, Ireland

Automation Engineer    Reference: TPS035  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Dublin
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months)   DATE POSTED 25/01/2018
INDUSTRY Life Science      

TPS are supporting a Systems Integrator in their on-going delivery of Automation services in the end-client space (an aseptic drug product operations facility, specialising in secondary manufacturing activities Formulation, Vial/Syringe Filling, Lyophilisation and Packaging).


  • Engineering degree (Required)
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry
  • 5+ years’ automation experience, preferably in the Life Sciences sector
  • PLC experience with a preference for Siemens S7
  • SCADA experience with preference for Simatic WinCC & iFix




Senior Process Engineer

Senior Process Engineer    Reference: TPS034  
SALARY All inclusive Hourly rate   LOCATION Netherlands
JOB TYPE Contract (6 months)   DATE POSTED 17/01/2018
INDUSTRY Biological  

Purpose of function:

As Process Engineer you will work in the industrial automation team. Together with your team you will be responsible for the further automation of existing production lines and the setting up and production of new ones.  Our clients has been one of the market leaders in producing (polio) vaccines from living viruses for decades and is continuously working on tightening our existing production process. In this role you become an integral part of this improvement process. This by further automating existing as well as designing and validating new production plants. Our systems are developed and managed as much as possible internally and built by external parties. You are the key pillar between external suppliers and internal production and maintenance departments, in addition you actively contribute to the company ambition:

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • The development and implementation of new production automation systems by: analysis, defining possible improvements, preliminary research and drawing up requirements for programs
  • Inform, advise and evaluate supplier plans
  • Setting up and managing test environments; preparation and execution of test procedures
  • 2nd line management of existing process automation systems; support production and maintenance during planned and unscheduled maintenance and breakdowns. Trouble shooting where necessary to solve problems in a team or in consultation with suppliers


  • Demonstrable HBO + work and thinking level
  • Relevant experience in a comparable role. Preferably gained in the bio-technology, food or pharmaceutical industry
  • Substantive know how to organise processes in a Controlled Production Manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of control systems like PLC, PCS, DCS and SCADA. BBio uses Siemens S7, TIA Portal, PCS7 and Simatic Batch where possible.
  • Preferably knowledge of GMP and GaMP quality systems.
  • Good command (word and writing) of English.



CSV Consultant

CSV Consultant   Reference: TPS032  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Netherlands
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months)   DATE POSTED 16/01/2018
INDUSTRY Pharmaceutical      
Validation Engineer IT

Purpose of the function:

The Validation Engineer IT is responsible for managing IT validations from start to finish (also often referred to as computerised system validation). For …………………. this concerns the validation of IT systems that are typical for pharmaceutical production companies, including ………………………………………. The so-called Process Control systems, such as SCADA systems that are used to control and monitor production lines, also belong to this category.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Performing GMP impact assessments.
Ensure that the quality requirements from the regulations and …………… standards are translated correctly to the user requirements of a system. Consider requirements regarding Back-up & Restore, Incident Management, Disaster Recovery, Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures.
Determine and implement a validation approach for the system (including any interfaces).
Facilitating so-called Design Verification (or Design Qualification) sessions;
Managing the tests according to a structured and formally established procedure.
Assess and report the test results. Review deviations and corrective measures and coordinate possible re-tests.
Ensure that suppliers comply with Astellas standards for design, documentation and validation.

Professional profile:

Educational attainment
Minimum HBO level (or thinking level)
Knowledge of the formulation and packaging processes.
Preferably knowledge of Electronic Batch Records Systems, Laboratory Information Systems or systems that are comparable in terms of complexity and degree of integration.
Knowledge of GMP regulations (Eudralex Volume 4, 21 CFR Parts 210, 211 and 11) and ISPE Good Practice Guides (GAMP5).
Knowledge of ICT and Industrial Automation.
Knowledge of System Life Cycle methodologies.
Competences Planning and organizing.
Analytical skills.
Quality-oriented and accurate work.
Excellent communication skills in word and writing both in English and in Dutch.
Minimum 5 years experience in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry or laboratory.
Minimum 3 years experience with the validation of computer systems in the aforementioned industries.
Experience with the validation of an Electronic Batch Records Systems, Laboratory Information Systems or systems that are comparable in terms of complexity and degree of integration.
Experience with System Life Cycle methodologies.

Recruiting Consultant – Charlie Burgess – 0208 432 6080





Automation Engineer

Automation Engineer    Reference: TPS031  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Ireland – Limerick / Waterford
JOB TYPE Contract (6 months)   DATE POSTED 04/01/2018
INDUSTRY Pharma / Food & Bev      

Our clients focus is in the Pharmaceutical; Biotech / Life Science; Healthcare; Food & Beverage and Micro-Electronics Sectors.

Platform(s): Siemens S7, Rockwell SCADA(s): Wonderware, Rockwell Factory Talk Years’ Experience required: 4+ years Language required: English

Ideal Candidate:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or the Life Sciences.

• At least 3 years’ experience in achieving or maintaining compliance for a process control system.

• Experience in the qualification of large scale Distributed Control Systems.

• Ability to keep work pace and meet deadlines. Good organising and planning skills.

• Proven success working well in a team environment with flexibility to react to changing business.


• Experience with qualification and configuration of DCS systems (Foxboro I/A, Rockwell, , Siemens, 800XA, etc)

• Knowledge of databases, data historians, reporting and analytic systems.

• Familiarity with system design lifecycle and all aspects of Pharmaceutical Industry GMP Regulations.

• Strong leadership and communication skills. Problem solver with a focus on achievement of overall project goals.