Principle Project Engineer, Automation - Waterford - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Waterford
  • Permanent
  • 6th June 2024
  • -
  • Ref ID: #41485

Job Description

  • Location: Waterford, Waterford
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #41485

Principle Project Engineer – Automation

In this role, you will be responsible for leading global, complex automation projects with external automation specialists in our production facilities. The owner needs to provide directional leadership in establishing the framework for successful executing on these projects, starting with defining the scope, leading the automation technology selection process up to managing the entire project lifecycle up to successful commercialization of an automation technology. Close cooperation with global engineering specialists, the manufacturing sites as well other involved departments is a must.

Job Type: Full-time Permanent
Salary: DOE
Location: Waterford – Hybrid

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive complex automation projects up to production readiness.
  • Being familiar with state-of-the-art automation technologies for material handling, transportation, factory integration as well as technology selection processes for the selection of the most economical (ROI calculation) automation technology.
  • Leads global project teams and outside automation firms in developing material handling – & transportation solutions from feasibility study up to industrialization.
  • Establish the project framework to ensure a successful delivery of the projects according to best-in-class project management standards.
  • Managing and communicating complex concepts while anticipates potential objections and persuading senior executives, to adopt a different point of view.
  • Managing solutions for unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business
  • Anticipates internal and or external business challenges, vendor and/or regulatory issues; recommends process, product or service improvement
  • Close cooperation with global procurement function to ensure that Master Procurement Agreement (MPAs) are in place with all 3rd party suppliers and that the capital costs of the equipment are negotiated to ensure we receive the most cost-effective solutions.
  • Must have a high degree of self-awareness and emotional intelligence in order to effectively influence stakeholders without authority and effectively manage external partners.
  • Close cooperation within global subject matter experts for equipment & processes as well as supporting functions in the network.
  • Ensure the systems established meet quality criteria and are cGMP / 21CFR Part 11 compliant in alignment with the quality and validation group.
  • Act in accordance with the company’s Guiding Principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Compliance to all site Environmental, Health and Safety requirements, training and regulations.
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies.
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the direct supervisor.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • BS or BE in Engineering subject (Preferably in Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical Engineering) and at least 10+ years’ experience.
  • Must have a strong knowledge of automation technologies and implementing complex automation projects.
  • Strong background and proven track record in project management.
  • Must have experience in a customer facing environment.
  • Must have strong communication and presentation skills and have the ability to present effectively at Executive level within the organization.
  • Must have ability to access proposed automation solutions and determine the most effective solution for each application.
  • Financial acumen to assess the return on investment for each project and negotiate costs with suppliers.
  • Business acumen to lead and manage automation partners to completion of programs/ projects.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced and global environment.
  • Must be able to travel as required by the position.
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks; must be detail orientated and self-motivated.
  • Must be able to lead projects while working concurrently with all departments and levels of employees.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Automation industry / service provider
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.

For more information, please apply through the link provided for the attention of  Daniel Kirwan or email [email protected]
If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided
Please submit your updated CV in Word Format
If you are living in Ireland and hold a valid work permit, we would love to hear from you, if however, you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search. 
Osborne are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer


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    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456