Senior Controls Engineer

Senior Controls Engineer    Reference:   TPS078
SALARY £60,000 +   LOCATION UK, Reading
JOB TYPE Staff   DATE POSTED 14/02/2019
INDUSTRY Materials handling      
         
DESCRIPTION        
Client: leading provider of sophisticated automated material handling solutions for  retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers globally.

Responsibilities: Design, develop and integrate complex software functions within client’s established Automation department. You will be an active and integral member of a team to achieve the completion of set tasks. You will also generate innovative solutions in work situations to deal with problems and opportunities.

  • Testing, verification, and validation of PLC Software
  • Test and Certification of PLC Software
  • PLC Software architecture and coding
  • PLC Software development
  • Act as technical interface with customers, establishing professional relationships to ensure that the project requirements are fully defined and agreed.
  • Ensure that required prerequisites (e.g. design inputs, tools, documentation, deliverables, schedule, and budget) are in place prior to commencing work.
  • Shares technical knowledge with project team, supervisor, own discipline and other engineering disciplines.
  • Attend all project related turnover meetings and functional design reviews.
  • Design efforts in line with program requirements and standards.
  • Ensures proper test plans (Internal, In-House, Site, Commissioning, and Acceptance) are crafted.
  • Review and consult on open issues; assists with any customer customer concern.

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or Similar qualification HNC, or HND.
  • Understanding various software development lifecycle.
  • Experience with Siemens, Rockwell PLC platforms.
  • Experience of working in the Automation industry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop efficient and high quality software.
  • You will have understanding of the software development lifecycle.
  • Effective communicator with the ability to convey subtle or complex messages clearly, as appropriate for the topic and audience.
  • Quickly analyse, incorporate and apply new information and concepts.
  • Experience in supervising, or working in a team of engineers
  • Materials handling sector experience

 

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Automation Systems / Controls Engineer

Automation systems / Controls Engineer – Beckoff essential   Reference: TPS071  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Waterford, Ireland
JOB TYPE Contract (9 months)   DATE POSTED 22/01/2019
INDUSTRY Healthcare      
         
DESCRIPTION        
Client:  Systems Integrator focused on delivering automation, information technology / MES, and safety solutions.

End client; Medical Device manufacturer

Summary:  Suitable Automation Systems / Controls Engineer works with technical team members to maintain, repair, troubleshoot and develop systems architecture within allocated timeframes and cost constraints.

Requirement

  • Provide PLC programming, Visions Systems, SCADA systems installation, networks, set-up, configurations, calibrations, troubleshooting and fault finding support.
  • Support design, buy-off, installation and validation of automated production lines.
  • Be willing to travel as necessary to support equipment buy-offs and training at vendor/customer sites.
  • Lead systematic technical root cause investigations.
  • Support manufacturing IT Systems architecture.
  • Drive continuous improvement projects.
  • Manage assigned project budgets, liaise with customers, contractors as required.
  • Develop systems equipment maintenance procedures.
  • Develop and deliver technical systems training.
  • Support all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with GMP in all practices, recording of events and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all learnings from all GMP training events
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/positions

Skillset

  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent organisation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Systematic troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong leadership of technical issue resolution.
  • Provide innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Programming experience: PLC, C++, SQL.
  • Good data analysis skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, experience of MS Project, MS Access.
  • CAD experience desirable
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Graduate Automation Engineer

Graduate Automation Engineer   Reference: TPS070  
SALARY €25,000   LOCATION Cork, Ireland
JOB TYPE Permanent   DATE POSTED 11/01/2019
INDUSTRY Pharmaceutical      
         
DESCRIPTION        
Client; Engineering company focused on Process Automation delivery of Process Automation Solutions to Global Brands. Distilleries | Breweries | Blending Plants | Food Production | BioPharma.

End client; Pharmaceuticals corporation.

Responsibilities

Automation and controls systems project management towards specification, design, start-up, and commissioning in a cGMP environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following whilst under the supervision/mentorship of Senior staff:

  • Manages projects related to design, commissioning, and performance improvement of automated equipment.
  • Provides design/approval of hardware, software, and controls for automated equipment.
  • Provides technical and automation operational support to Manufacturing and Facilities.
  • Implements software/hardware changes and upgrades, understands impact of actions to Manufacturing and Facilities.
  • Implements modification/change control procedures and protocols.
  • Supports Validation Department with initial design review, software testing, protocol execution and review.
  • Programs PLC and HMI application for automated process equipment, capable of troubleshooting and demonstrates knowledge of instrumentation and controls.

Education and Experience:

Requires BS/BEng or higher in Science, Engineering, Instrumentation or Software Programming. May substitute relevant experience for education.

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Security Controls Consultant

Security Controls Consultant Reference: TPS067  
SALARY Negotiable LOCATION UK & Holland
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months) DATE POSTED 09/01/2019
INDUSTRY Industial Automation
 
DESCRIPTION
Client: Established leader in Industrial Control Systems security, providing organisations with the services and solutions they need to transform the way they procure, build, integrate and manage their critical infrastructures. Major cybersecurity player within the Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) Internationally.

Job Title Industrial Control Systems Security Consultant with strong experience in critical infrastructure sectors (Power, Oil&Gas, Transportation, Water, Manufacturing etc.) and a variety of cybersecurity disciplines including.

Industrial Automation and Process Control – Enterprise, IT and OT cyber security – Industry regulations including IEC 62443, NIST and other industry standards and regulations – Smart Grids and Digital Oilfields.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience in performing control systems risk assessments, and security awareness training for systems operators, owners and vendors
  • Expertise on developing industrial control systems security programs, and securing IACS network architecture
  • Experience with operational technologies such as Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software, and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) – Hands-on penetration testing and vulnerability assessment (White/Black Box) for mission-critical systems during FAT or SAT activities
  • Understanding of IACS security lifecycle and safety case – Fundamental understanding of IT and OT network communication protocols (For example – TCP/IP, UDP, OPC, IEC 101/104, Modbus, IEC 61850, WirelessHART, ISA100 etc.)
  • Active participation in design concepts and implementation strategies for various SIS, PLC and DCS systems to guarantee practical implementation of security standards
  • Understanding of contemporary and legacy security technologies used within a particular domain, such as Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Diodes, SIEM
  • Strong knowledge of networking technology (e.g. routers, switches, firewalls)
  • Must have the ability to quickly master, simplify, and communicate the value proposition of complex subjects to clients
  • Comprehend the customer’s business environment and suggest fit for ICS/SCADA security solutions
  • Perform pre-sales activities (e.g. proposals, presales calls, RFP responses)

Degrees & Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related technical field

Minimum of two years in industrial control systems security experience – Excellent consulting and communication skills

CISSP, OSCP, GICSP, CISM or CISA certification – Fluent in Dutch and English

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Patching Engineer

Automation (Patching) Engineer   Reference: TPS043  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Ireland
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months)   DATE POSTED 25/06/2018
INDUSTRY        
         
Specification        
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

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 Recruiter Charlie Burgess 02084326080