Field/Industry: Pharma/Biotech/Clinical Research
Location: Richmond, VA
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
Employment Type: Full Time
Compensation: up to $120,000/year

The Senior Automation Engineer will provide strong technical leadership in the execution of automation projects.

Expected Duties:

  • Review design specifications and test specifications for all aspects of code development.
  • Execute software test protocols at software factory acceptance tests.
  • Provide automation support for vendor FATS as part of a cross disciple team.
  • Adhere to good manufacturing and good documentation practice.
  • Review commissioning documentation for compliance with; specifications and user requirements; safety requirements; Legislation; Codes of Practice and good engineering principles.
  • Commissioning engineering activities – carry out site acceptance testing and executing commissioning and qualification in accordance with relevant commissioning procedures and protocols.
  • Raise and process change requests involving hardware / software changes.
  • Use technical knowledge to assure the efficient operation of a variety of automated processing and information technology systems.
  • Understand and support all safety and environmental regulations.
  • Good team player with a proven ability to interact and communicate regularly with cross discipline teams such as operations, manufacturing and quality representatives to achieve common goals.
  • Periodically review automation document and revise or develops automation SOPs.
  • Communicates periodically with project manager with concise project reports.
  • May be asked to provide training and serve as a technical resource for junior engineers.
  • Must be capable of leading a team of engineers.
  • May be required to act as a subject matter expert for technical consultancy meetings.

Skills/Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering, Science, or Information technology or work equivalence.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as an automation development engineer.


  • Experience with some of the following platforms is desired: Emerson DeltaV, Syncade, TruBIO, Provox, Allen Bradley PLC’s and Factory Talk, Werum MES, OSI-PI, SQL, and Infobatch. Siemens S7 and PCS7 and ABB 800xA.
  • Batch Processing and S88 standard
  • Knowledge of GAMP standard

Location: Richmond, VA

Compensation: up to $120,000/year

General Information:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands.

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