senior automation engineer in brentford

18 September 2017
jamie barrett, randstad business support
job type
£ 440 - £ 485 per day
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brentford, south east
sub specialism
Environmental & Geotechnical
job type
£ 440 - £ 485 per day
reference number
JB - 4478
jamie barrett, randstad business support
020 7255 5572
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job description

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Automation Engineer to work with one of the worlds leading pharmaceutical organisations supporting a global Information Security programme, In particular, you will support their Operational Technology Security Programme helping them to understand their assets and OT Landscape better from a Cyber Security perspective.


The role will sit in a central cross-functional team with representatives from all in-scope areas (Manufacturing, RnD, IT and Facilities). The role has enterprise focus for all company locations and manufacturing areas within a distributed team across UK, Europe and US.

Key responsibilities are:

* Work with sites and asset owners to understand the current OT landscape and impact of the change;
* Matrix management to deliver the components of the OT programme (across all subs-streams);
* Mentor and skills transfer to operational groups (steady state);
* Input into the definition of the OT Security Target Operating Model (including cost profile/benchmark);
* Input into requirements, policy and control documentation in conjunction with an OT SME and Business Analyst;
* Participate in the use case development and design for supporting technologies;
* Support the delivery of technical works packages such as prototyping, POCs, labs;
* Assist in the development and execution of global and site migration / remediation plans;
* Champion the programme and its strategies and changes.


* Technical expertise in several scientific and engineering automation areas including ISA standards (e.g. S88, S95), P&ID nomenclature, Automation architecture, instrumentation and electrical wiring diagrams, communication networks, control panels, HMI, MES, SCADA, PLC and Historians;
* Broad and in-depth knowledge and practical experience of computer and application validation (preferably using GAMP methodology), cGMPs, and 21 CFR Part 11 in an FDA regulated environment;
* Working knowledge and understanding of EHS Practices and regulations with respect to the installation of automated plant;
* Ability to communicate to senior stakeholders
* Good learning agility - ability to pick up new subject areas quickly;
* Significant experiencing in engaging with business leaders and operational teams with engineering, technical and operational services;
* Experience in working on enterprise OT / Automation programmes that impacted multiple sites across a dispersed geography;
* Project management experience; capable of planning complex site migration plans, ideally with a network focus;
* Desirable: a good working knowledge of network architectures and Ethernet communications, knowledge of Windows servers and workstations, an understanding of Windows Domains and Active Directory, and lastly a fundamental understanding of firewalls and routing.
* Desirable: Understanding of ISA99 and security knowledge around multiple domains e.g. Identity and Access Management, Network and Communications, Host and Application, and Monitoring.

If you can relate to the above skills and experience and are interested in working with a truly world class organisation please get in touch with your CV!

Randstad Business Support is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.