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Lead Process Automation Systems Engineer

Lead Process Automation Systems Engineer

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We are currently seeking an experienced Process Automation Systems Engineer for a prominent Royersford- based exploration and production company. Our client specializes in all aspects of automation and information systems related to the production to the production, transmission and processing of oil and gas products.


The Process Automation Systems Engineer will be leading the design, implementation, testing and startup of Process Control Systems for our clients in the life sciences and related industries. They will be key members of a diverse team of professionals developing solutions for our client's most complex automation challenges, as well as participating in all phases of a project from requirements definition though plant startup, in a collaborative and customer facing role.


The Process Automation Systems Engineer will also be responsible for the following:


- Providing batch architect consulting for Life Science customers applying S95 and S88 concepts

- Working with customers to influence long-term automation plans and strategies, identifying potential projects, explaining our client's personal products and services capabilities and framing those projects, including financial justification

- Working with customers and project teams to solve complex automation problems requiring Life Science and Pharmaceutical industries expertise

- Working with customers to develop project methodologies that will enhance their standards

- Leading project teams responsible for the design, configuration and testing of continuous and batch control strategies

- Planning, coordinating and reviewing the work of a project team

- Working with customer's process engineers to develop functional requirements

- Participating in the start-up of complex systems at the client facility

- Understanding the project scope and finances; identifying change orders to justify changes to Project Management

- Acting as a liaison between the internal project team, internal management, and the client

- Pro-actively developing customer relationships; anticipating and providing solutions to customer needs giving high priority to customer satisfaction

- Acting as a mentor for individuals within the engineering organization


- Bachelor's in Engineering or Computer Science with a minimum of 10 years of overall process control engineering experience

- 5+ years working on complex batch process control projects including implementation in a DCS or PLC in the Life Sciences industry. Experience must include leading a large automation project, working with customers to create functional requirements, designing control strategies and providing startup support at the site

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

- Must have the demonstrated ability to work in a team environment as both a leader and an individual contributor

- Ability to quickly establish good working relationships with others from all levels of the organization

- Ability to travel for extended periods of time to project locations (typically 6 to 8 weeks, but it can be several months)

- Experience working on projects requiring FDA validation

- Design and implementation experience using DeltaV on Life Sciences projects