Lead Automation Engineer (Cork)

NeoDyne is a leading Irish and UK Industrial Automation and Electrical Engineering company. Our B2B customer base extends to over 300 companies with turnover predominantly from large multinationals in pharma, high-end food and beverage manufacturing and energy sectors. The company is 25 years old and employs over 170 talented automation, electrical and IT engineers across offices in Cork, Galway, Dublin, Waterford, and Chesterfield, UK.

We are currently recruiting a Lead Automation Engineer to oversee and lead technical activities on automation projects, predominantly in the Life Science and Food & Beverage sectors.

We are seeking candidates with 4 or more years’ experience in validated automation systems in Pharmaceutical or Food & Beverage manufacturing, PLC programming, HMI/SCADA or Manufacturing Execution Systems. A background in GAMP 5 and experience with Rockwell, Siemens and AVEVA (Wonderware), products would be a distinct advantage.

This role is a full-time staff position with an excellent salary and benefits package. Our preference is for the candidate to be based in Cork; however, we will also consider applications for our Galway, Dublin, or Waterford offices.

Responsibilities/ Duties

  • Assuming technical lead role on automation projects, including leading design, test, and integration activities.
  • Working with a team of automation engineers delivering projects to customer sites.
  • Developing engineering design documents, technical evaluations, and test plans for cGMP process equipment and following GAMP 5 guidelines.
  • Providing design and approval for hardware, software, and controls for automated systems.
  • Working closely with customers to identify areas for improvement through the use of automation and data analytics technology.
  • Providing technical and automation operational support to Engineering, Manufacturing, Validation and Facilities departments.
  • Co-ordinating and supporting project commissioning activities.
  • Mentoring and training of junior engineers.
  • Researching new technologies and trends in Industrial Automation and liaising with senior management on automation business strategy.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Experience

  • Experienced automation engineer with 4 or more years’ experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Computer Science / Information Systems or related field.
  • PLC Programming Experience: Allen-Bradley PLCs / Siemens TIA Portal.
  • HMI / SCADA Experience: Rockwell / Siemens / AVEVA / Schneider.
  • Knowledge of process instrumentation and wiring.
  • Experience with control networks and communications systems (Profibus, Modbus, DeviceNet).
  • Experience working with validated Automation systems in the Pharmaceutical or Food Beverage manufacturing environment.


We look for candidates who

  • Work well as part of a team.
  • Have excellent problem solving and diagnostic skills.
  • Can complete tasks independently, capable of self-learning.
  • Can prioritise and coordinate work.
  • Have excellent customer service, interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.
  • Can multitask and work well under pressure.
  • Are a strategic business thinker.

Package/ Benefits

  • Competitive starting salary with year-on-year bonuses and salary increases.
  • Paid Overtime
  • PRSA pension with employer contribution
  • Health Insurance
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance
  • Remote Working/ Flexi-time/ Compressed Working Week
  • Project Management Training (PMP certification)

Don’t miss this opportunity to join a company at the forefront of industrial automation projects in Ireland, the UK and Europe.

Send your CV and cover letter to info@neodyne.ie and mark your application Lead Automation Engineer (Cork).

NeoDyne Ltd is an equal opportunity employer, and all applications will be treated in strictest confidence.