Senior Automation Engineer

Posted 28 Jun 2022

Carrigtwohill, Cork - Ireland

Req Id 244141



A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


Senior Automation Engineer - The role


  • Lead / manage project teams through delegation, conflict negotiation, risk management, change order management, organizing and scheduling, and project performance audits 
  • Manage project internal and external interaction and expectations through the length of the project / contract scope including kick-off, run-off, approvals, and spare parts.
  • Track and manage financials of the project including budget management, schedule of values, revenue management, invoice management, change order management, procurement management, and vendor payment assurance.
  • Lead field management including installation, launch, and managing production support.
  • Support project proposal development, reviews, and approval.process. 
  • Work with the global automation community to share and develop automation standards and documentation.
  • Function as a mentor/guide for junior automation and project engineers.
  • Identify solution/project concerns and limitations and manage the resolution of critical issues.
  • Demonstrate leadership in Health, Safety and Environment compliance.  Carry out system risk assessments, inspections, and audits as required. 


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Automation Engineering, Master degree preferred; or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Minimum of ten years automation or application experience.
  • Minimum ten years project / program management experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with MS Office
  • Experience with AutoCAD  and/or Solidworks 
  • Experience in automation, robotics, or a related industry (material handling, machine vision, etc.) desired.
  • Mechanical and process design knowledge a plus
  • Experience with systems installation, instrumentation, and validation a plus
  • Experience managing staff and automation projects
  • Proven ability to establish and achieve project objectives.
  • Experience in regulated industries
  • Experience in Global automation initiatives desired.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead, manage, and mentor project personnel and support groups.

Interpersonal skills for internal and external resource management (i.e., conflict negotiations).

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!

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Thank you for visiting our careers website, we are always looking for curious minds to join our teams. We understand how much the world is being impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and we want to assure you that your safety is very important to us. To ensure that everyone’s health is protected, instead of a standard face-to-face interview, it is likely that you will be offered alternative digital interview options. As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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