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.













RS3, Delta V Engineer

 RS3, Delta V Engineer   Reference: TPS030  
SALARY £40 – £60 per hour   LOCATION UK, Manchester
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months)   DATE POSTED 03/01/2018
INDUSTRY Electrical, Process plant      
DESCRIPTION Migration project      

Migration project (From Siemens Vendor Equipment)

  • Platform: Rs3, DeltaV
  • Training starts first week of February 2018 in DE
  • You will be part of a team as a system admin for a Spectrum7 project.
  • The project will be executed by the vendor and you will supplying technical support
  • The end customer is a large power distribution provider
  • Electrical engineering background is a must for this position




Automation Engineer – Holland

Automation Engineer    Reference: TPS029  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Holland
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months)   DATE POSTED 06/12/2017
INDUSTRY Pharmaceutical      

The need of automation support on Lab Systems is growing. The quality of data management, systems processes and standards (leverage on existing and implement new technologies) need to be supported and need to be improved continually.

Lab systems variate from (standalone) analytical equipment to complex global platform projects like LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems), SDMS (Scientific Data Management System) and future new paperless opportunities.

Data Integrity is very important, therefore user requirements of (current and new) systems need to be translated into technical specifications and systems need to follow the set DI standards. Next to that (standard) data definitions still need to be developed to establish quality and data integrity expectations. Compliance to those expectations need to be ensured.

The Lab Services Automation Specialist gives follow up on GAPS and takes lead in and takes part of Lab Systems initiatives and projects, all in cooperation with the global organization and in alignment with the business needs.

Qualifications and Competences:
•  Bachelor or Master’s degree in Informatics, Computer Science or in Life                    Sciences
•  Background in software development and programming Experience;                          Laboratory Experience is considered as a plus
•  Written and oral communication skills in English. Dutch is desirable.
•   Planning skills, ability to prioritise multiple commitments.
•   Analytical thinking and (technical) problem solving. Lean/Six Sigma                           experience  is desirable.
•   Pro Active, works independently, takes actions in the absence of specific                  instruction and is able to write protocols/reports, business correspondence              and procedures.


Process Engineer – Pharmaceuticals

Process Engineer    Reference: TPS028  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Ireland
JOB TYPE Contract (6 months)   DATE POSTED 06/12/2017
INDUSTRY Pharma, Biotech      

  • All stages of the design from conceptual through to detailed design and construction support.
  • process simulation development.
  • on-site troubleshooting and process safeguarding.
  • Preparation of process engineering deliverables including P&IDs (piping and instrumentation diagram), PFDs (process flow diagram), UFDs (Utilities flow diagrams) , data sheets, line lists, reports, calculations, design philosophies, equipment lists and cause & effects
  • Technical direction and guidance to multi-discipline teams ensuring delivery within budget and on schedule.
  • Interfacing with clients, management, other engineering disciplines and vendors.

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




Automation Engineer – PCS7

Automation Engineer (PCS7) Reference: TPS026
SALARY Negotiable LOCATION Holland
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months) DATE POSTED 06/11/2017
START DATE 08/01/2018

Position is based in the North of Holland assisting a Service Provider/Partner of Siemens in delivering project requirements related to the Process industry.

Client is also looking for “flexible” temporary workers who live locally, to assist on part time projects in the area.

!!Dutch language skills is a must with this position!!


  • Tender preparations
  • Control systems design and documentation
  • Preparation of specifications, procedures, reports, manuals, etc
  • PLC programming based on:o PCS7 incl. F-Systemso STEP 7 incl. Distributed safetyo TIA-portal
  • Commissioning of management systems on siteo Loop checkso Function testso Acceptance
  • Planning and implementation of software and hardware modifications
  • Technical documentation
  • Training at the customer

PLC Automation Engineer

Automation Engineer   Reference: TPS025  
JOB TYPE Permanent   DATE POSTED 30/10/2017
INDUSTRY Biotech, Medical Devices      
Assisting a leading Systems Integrator in their search for a PLC Automation Engineer to join the current team working on site for our customers in the UK

Suitability degree qualified, experienced automation engineer with a minimum of 3 years + pharmaceutical manufacturing experience

  • Systems platform experience on PLC’s – Siemens PLCs, Rockwell PLCs,
  • Experience on SCADA – GE Proficy, Win cc.
  • Commissioning
  • Site based role supporting and working for Automation Team Senior engineering experience an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills required



  • Proficy Cimplicity
  • Proficiency in Cimplicity configuration programming
  • Proficiency in VBA Coding
  • Proficiency in PLC programming & OPC Server
  • Proficiency in creating Stored Procedures, Views etc. for SQL Server
  • Proficiency in creating and deploying reports for SSRS
  • Worked extensively with Cimplicity to create and modify Projects, Screens and other modules
  • Have good knowledge of Proficy Web space configuration.
  • Ability to design and develop PLC Automation integration.
  • Worked with OPC server configuration

Software Engineer – WinCC OA


WinCC OA (PVSS)   Reference: TPS024  
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months)   DATE POSTED 12/10/2017
INDUSTRY Water/Waste, Building Automation and Energy sectors.      

Type two: SCADA Architect (m/f)

Your tasks:

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

Development of SCADA concept from basic to detail design and its realization 

Development of Frameworks, Libraries and project specific WinCC OA designs
Your profile:

At least 5 years of project experience with WinCC OA (PVSS II)

Solid experience with the conception of large SCADA Systems

Experiences in the Oil & Gas industry would be ideal

Expert know-how for the following technical issues would be very beneficial

o Distributed Server Architectures

o Conception of large SCADA Systems

o Disaster Recovery Systems o long range communication for SCADA Systems

o Communication protocols like OPC DA/UA, IEC 60870-104, SNMP, Modbus, TCP/IP

o Historical data acquisition with oracle databases

Experiences of working in a team of (>10)