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Automation Lead

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Date Posted03 Jun 2021
DP FG Automation Lead - Global Biopharmaceutical Client - USA

Global Biopharmaceutical company requires a DP FG Automation Lead to work on a multi-billion-dollar project in the US. 

Our client is making an investment of more than 2 Billion USD to establish a new large-scale cell culture production site in the United States to accelerate the growth of its biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing business.


The Role:
  • Provide Automation leadership and governance to a major new build project over the full lifecycle of the project from Concept through to Operations.
  • Responsible for evaluation and negotiation of Automation Work packages, supporting senior project management and procurement in the selection of suppliers & sub-contractors during Design Phase including Vendor Audits.
  • Provide advice and influence stakeholders on technology choices to maximise business benefit to the client and simplifying the support models of highly complex and interacting systems by using standard platforms.
  • Lead a team of Engineers including safety, IT and Process control, leading the requirements gathering, coaching suppliers through design issues and supporting site engineering and operations staff with integration. 
  • Handover into “Business as Usual”; Developed vendor support contracts; support SOP development and deliver Training of users.
  • Lead senior project stakeholders and suppliers to develop a strategy for Design Qualification and Test Planning of the control systems.
  • Act as the project “responsible” for the delivery of the Process Automation systems and supporting systems within a brand new facility – working alongside the existing site based team and additional project stakeholders.
Requirements:
  • BS in Systems/Engineering Discipline (or equivalent)
  • Minimum (15 years) biopharmaceutical automation engineering project experience.
  • Previous experience in automation integration within a project >$100 MM is ideal.
  • Extensive knowledge across systems including DCS, MES and PLC systems – primarily within a Drug Product / Secondary manufacturing automated facility.
  • Knowledge and experience of project execution for fully automated facility design.
  • Experience of Systems vendor package management and design coordination.
  • Knowledge and experience of Automated systems qualification.
  • Good understanding of risk management methodologies, with a proven ability to apply in Bio-pharmaceutical operations.
  • Team management and leadership ability – taking ownership of the formation of the Automation team supporting the new expansion programme.
If this opportunity interests you, please apply today.



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