Lead Automation Engineer

  1. Interim/Contract
Valais, Switzerland
  1. Technical Operations, Engineering, Process Engineer
Posted: 05/09/2023

Hobson Prior are currently looking for a Lead Automation Engineer to join a brilliant pharmaceutical organisation on a contract basis located in Switzerland. Our client is focused on facilitating a healthier society.

Please note that to be considered for this role you must have the right to work in this location.

Key Responsibilities:

  • For this role, you will guide and handle a Syncade and DeltaV Automation Team of 20 members.
  • Supervise the progression and deliver thorough reports.
  • Contribute to and drive automation-specific commissioning, qualification and validation methods in cooperation with the CQV team.
  • The ideal candidate will serve as a technical SME for automation.
  • Cooperate with multiple shareholders which involves engineering project management, automation, and quality to set priorities and define project needs.
  • Interact in routine meetings to report on progression and form new milestones.
  • You will adapt to the immediate requirements and demands of the project, while guaranteeing compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
  • Any other assigned duties.

Key Skills:

  • Communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • An organised individual with an open mind and novel ideals.
  • Able to resolve issues.
  • Works well in a team.


  • Educated to a degree level in a pertinent engineering field.
  • At least 10-15 years of experience with hands-on/troubleshooting within the area of Bioprocess Automation, specifically with Emerson DeltaV and MES Syncade.
  • Consciousness of security and compliance risks.
  • Know-how of GMP.
  • Computer literacy of IT/process control systems.
  • Fluency in the English language.
  • Business insight.

Apply now:

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