EPKS Application Engineer

Application Engineer (EPKS)    Reference: TPS050  
SALARY Negotiable LOCATION Aberdeen, Scotland
JOB TYPE Permanent DATE POSTED 24/07/2018
Leading Engineering company in industrial automation, serving blue-chip process manufacturers globally.

Successful candidate is responsible for Interconnecting DCS Systems. The role requires installing, maintaining and configuring Honeywell and third party Distributed Control / SCADA Systems in the energy, chemical, pulp, paper, printing and manufacturing markets.

 Recruiter  Charlie Burgess 0208 432 6080

Patching Engineer

Automation (Patching) Engineer   Reference: TPS043  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Ireland
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months)   DATE POSTED 25/06/2018
Client; Established System Integrator delivering in the area of industrial automation Ireland. They offer 360 spectrum of related services including system development, upgrades, technical support, project management and validation consultancy.

End client environments are blue-chip, multinationals in the food & beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical and water treatment.

This client has an aseptic drug product operations facility, specialising in secondary manufacturing activities Formulation, Vial/Syringe Filling, Lyophilisation and Packaging. There is a strong culture of continuous improvement and innovation within this company to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives.

The Automation (Patching) Engineer has the technical responsibility for the patching and testing of automation systems for the purpose of maintaining Cybersecurity.

As a contract, the position offers excellent rates and the opportunity for a long term placement

Roles and Responsibilities:

· Assessment of latest windows security patches against vendor approved releases

· Testing of automation systems on development environments prior to releasing to production

· Scheduling of patching outages with production

· Periodically applying approved patches using centralised patch management tools

· System Readiness Testing of production systems prior to handback for commercial manufacturing

· Attend regular team meetings to inform stakeholders of progress

· Reporting of progress to system owners and the wider IS team

· Regularly liaise with stakeholders to ensure effective communication on outages

· Adherence to GXP procedures on site in relation to all aspects of the position

Skills and Education:

Third level qualification in Electrical, Electronic, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or Equivalent
Min 2 years’ experience working with automated control systems preferably in the Life Sciences/ Pharma sector
SCADA experience with preference for GE iFix, Wonderware Intouch and Rockwell FTView SE
PLC experience with a preference for Siemens S7 and Allen Bradley PLCs
Experience in project managing automation projects and/or a portfolio of multiple projects simultaneously
Demonstrable experience of successful delivery of complex multidiscipline automation projects or products
Experience in managing system IT infrastructure would be an advantage
Recognised project management qualification such as APM, PMI or Prince2 is a plus

Get in touch with us for full brief on this position.


 Recruiter Charlie Burgess 02084326080  

Automation Engineer – Maidstone, Kent

Automation Engineer   Reference: TPS042  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION United Kingdom, Kent
JOB TYPE Permanent   DATE POSTED 04/06/2018
INDUSTRY Water Treatment / Distribution      
Client; Well established and reliable Systems Integrator in the Southern region. Extensive experience of all the major SCADA and PLC platforms – as well as many specialist or more niche programmable devices – and this pool of knowledge can be leveraged by any individual engineer or project team.

Job title: Control and Automation Systems – Senior Software Engineer

Main Responsibilities;

  • Actively participates in the whole life cycle of delivering projects, from start to finish.
  • Interface directly with customers and suppliers.
  • Produce the design documents.
  • Writes the test documents.
  • Perform testing with customers.
  • Prepares risk assessments and Method Statements
  • Carry out on-site commissioning.
  • Compile training manuals and runs customer training session.

Required Skill;

  • Demonstrate familiar and proficient experience 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 (Rockwell / Siemens).
  • 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.

Client is operating out of 5 office locations in the UK so if you are open to this role but the location is not suitable please get in touch to learn more.

 Recruiter  Charlie Burgess 0208 432 6080  

Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer    Reference: TPS035  
SALARY €65 – €75 per hour LOCATION Netherlands, Rotterdam
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months) DATE POSTED 27/03/2018
INDUSTRY Infrastructure
Function; Senior Software Engineer PLC / SCADA

  • Siemens S7 As Software Engineer PLC Siemens S7 you are responsible for the automation of traffic systems.
  • Preliminary design, detailed design and execution design including the accompanying documentation based on the specifications.
  • Translate the implementation design into software for Siemens PLC (S7) and SCADA (WinCC-OA) systems.
  • During the project you are responsible for the offsets with external suppliers and for the commissioning of the systems at the customer. In case of calamities and / or malfunctions of the installations, you are available for aftercare.

Tasks / activities

  • Engineering of automation in traffic systems.
  • Making a preliminary design, detailed design and execution design including documentation. Translating implementation design into software for Siemens PLC and SCADA systems. Commissioning of systems on location.
  • Providing aftercare.

Job requirements

  • At least a completed HBO study in Electrical Engineering or Industrial Automation.
  • Relevant experience in technical automation.
  • Knowledge of PLC and SCADA systems.
  • An advantage is knowledge of CCTV, Audio, Failsafe PLCs and networks.


 Recruiter Charlie Burgess 0208 432 6080

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





Delta V Engineer

Delta V Engineer    Reference: TPS027  
SALARY £50,000 +   LOCATION United Kingdom
JOB TYPE Permanent   DATE POSTED 05/12/2017
INDUSTRY Process (Food & Pharma)      
Requirements  5 years AI

2 years Delta V


As a lead Automation Engineer you will be Reporting to the Lead Automation Commissioning Engineer, responsible for supporting CQV teams with Loop checking, troubleshooting devices on DeltaV, Fault finding, Commissioning and troubleshooting on the DeltaV software. PID Loop tuning is an important factor in the senior commissioning engineer’s role.


  • 5 years’ Automation experience
  • DeltaV Experience 2 years
  • Knowledge of S88
  • Software design experience Base layer to Phase
  • English is of good work proficiency
  • Knowledge of GMP
  • Change management Experience
  • AMS experience
  • Loop checking
  • Minimum 3 years Commissioning experience in a plant

Desired experience:

  • Instrumentation electrical etc experience
  • Mynah VIM experience
  • Loop tuning PID tuning
  • Communication protocols Foundation fieldbus, Devicenet, Profibus and Modbus
  • Life science experience Minimum 2 years
  • HyperV




Control & Automation Systems (Software Engineer)

SALARY Negotiable LOCATION UK, North West England
JOB TYPE Permanent DATE POSTED 08/03/2017
INDUSTRY Industrial

North West based Systems Integrator supplying to the Automation industry is currently In need of the full time commitment of an experienced Senior Software Engineer. You will actively participates in the whole life cycle of delivering projects, from start to finish, Interface directly with customers and suppliers, produce design documents and compile the PLC, HMI and SCADA software.

The suitable candidate must have Intermediate level of experience with writing code for the major brands of PLC and SCADA/HMI platforms (Siemens), and an appetite to learn new technologies.