Life Sciences Automation Engineer

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Department / Discipline
Automation & Controls Engineering
Position Type
Staff / Permanent
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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood are looking for a Senior Automation Engineer with a Degree in Automation Engineering, covering the role of Project Specialist Leader (PSL). An Automation PSL in Wood works on managing and developing complex Automation & Instrumentation systems for the Project assigned to him. He reports to the Automation & Electrical Manager.




As an Automation PSL on a typical Project day you will:

  • Lead the project Automation&Instrumentation design
  • Lead design discussions and decisions
  • Interface with customers during technical discussions
  • Interface with PSL's of other disciplines
  • Interface with Suppliers and especially with the Process Control System Integrator
  • Delegate tasks to the members of your team
  • Coordinate with the Project Team for project schedule, task status, and resource usage.
  • Personally undertake instrumentation and automation engineering activities when needed, such as:
    • Comment P&IDs and develop instrument databases
    • Define Control Systems architecture and design
    • Prepare the technical documentation for requests of bid
    • Control the activities of the suppliers and comment their documentation
    • Follow FAT's and commissioning activities on site if needed

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree in Automation Engineering
  • Good English is a must
  • Good Italian is a must
  • French or German nice to have
  • Capability of team working
  • Availability to assignments on site or in other Company premises abroad
  • Knowledge of Life Sciences standards and engineering practices is required: GAMP; ISA S88, ISA S95
  • Experience in MES is appreciated
  • Experience in Industry 4.0/Pharma 4.0 are appreciated (e.g. Robotics & Corobotics, Cybersecurity, AR/VR applications)

Company Overview

Amec Foster Wheeler designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors. With pro-forma 2014 annualised scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 people in more than 55 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets. Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard to the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

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