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NOT ACTIVE – Project Engineer/Automation Enginner – 7 month contract

7 month contract 

80% on site, 20% remote working


Are you an industrial automation expert? Could you create and implement an automation concept for a new biopharmaceutical site? 

You’ll be involved in building an automation concept based on the operational requirements for a new biopharmaceutical site in Vienna, Austria. You’ll cover process automation, building management systems, environmental monitoring systems and power plants. 

Even as a contractor, your work will significantly contribute to the success of setting up this state-of-the-art site. 


In terms of the work, your projects will involve:

Planning phase – 

  • Collecting and documenting the requirements for automation in the project and requirements for automation from internal and external regulations
  • Create a draft automation project plan and budget based on requirements, then present this plan in various project meetings, get feedback from the automation team, incorporate comments and submit for approval
  • Check the desired automation concept is harmonised with the corresponding interfaces, e.g. IT and MES. 



  • Participation in weekly to daily project meetings including presentation of the current project status on the subject of automation
  • Assessing and evaluating scope changes in the project in relation to the impact of automation in terms of costs, schedule and quality
  • Monitoring and presenting the budget plan
  • Monitoring and presenting the project plan
  • Implementing and communicating  KPI reports for automation for the various project phases.


Execution and post-project phase: 

  • Coordinate the executing automation companies
  • Control whether the activities carried out correspond to the defined requirements
  • Monitoring the progress of the project and evaluation after project end
  • Preparation of a summary for handover to Boehringer


You’ll bring these skills and experience to the role:

  • Masters or Diploma degree in Engineering (with a focus on industrial/infrastructure automation) 
  • Longstanding professional experience in global project delivery alongside knowledge of current automation landscape and its weaknesses
  • Understanding of compliance aspects of automation systems (FDA & EMA Audits)
  • Good understanding of manufacturing, building & infrastructure processes and project management, including experience within the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry
  • Leadership skills, strong objective focus, vendor management and negotiation skills
  • Track record in implementing technologies and realising business benefit in a global/regional environment (including different cultures)
  • Risk Management and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; fluent in English and German.


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To find out more about the business, the benefits and the job, click the enquire today button. Deadline for applications 3rd August 2022

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