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Delta V Lead

Excellent opportunity for an AIS Delta V Lead to join a global Biologics Leader in Ireland. The position will report to the Associate Director of AIS and will head up the AIS Delta Team. Proven people management experience, AIS (Automation and Information Systems) experience and a good understanding of Delta V application during pharma process manufacturing is key.

Overview of your responsibilities (full job description available on request):

  • Provide system administration and ownership support for DeltaV and Utility systems.  Support includes: 
  • Infrastructure and networking architecture 
  • User Access 
  • Patching, Security and Compliance 
  • Optimal performance for DeltaV control system (software/hardware) reliability 
  • End-User interface 
  • Provide technical support to commercial and clinical manufacturing specific to process control and automation infrastructure. 
  • Lead technical root cause analysis, incident investigations and troubleshooting issues related to electrical, instrumentation and equipment control systems 
  • Develop, organize, analyze, and present results for operational issues and projects of moderate scope and complexity. 
  • Lead and support system improvements, development of detailed specification, engineering documents, and standard operating procedures 
  • Support new product introductions by performing engineering assessments, implementing automation system configuration changes and supporting engineering runs 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required for the Role:

  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Biotech Engineering or related life science engineering 
  • Ability to create, update and read P&IDs, instrumentation and electrical design packages including SDS, URS, IQ, OQ and VSR among other engineering and validation documentation. 
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in automation engineering in a manufacturing support environment with at least 3 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industries. 
  • Direct hands on experience with lifecycle management of DeltaV software, hardware and infrastructure with extensive understanding and background in design, programming and installation 
  • Experience in Drug Substance Operations with Mammalian Cell Culture, Protein Purification, Media and Buffer Preparation, Clean Utilities, CIP, SIP and Production Services. 
  • Direct experience in process control engineering and troubleshooting with bioreactors, centrifuges, chromatography columns and systems, and/or ultrafiltration/diafiltration systems. 
  • Strong process control systems automation background. 
  • Strong network architecture or engineering proficiencies including TCP/IP, Routing
  • Switching, Network IDS/IPS, Active Directory, Domain Integration and Firewalls 
  • Experience with Tech Transfer, Process Design, and Commissioning 
  • Experience with validation and change control methodology 
  • Knowledge of ASTM 2500, ISA S88 and S95 techniques. - Batch processing a desired advantage. 

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role contact Courtney Russell

+353 (0) 71 9108062