Automation Project Leader

High Wycombe
£38000 - £45000 per annum + 9% bonus + attractive pension
10 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
William Davis
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:
Our client provides unique processing solutions to its customers and after sales services in the food and beverage industries. The company has a word-wide presence and the UK is recognised as one of its most important markets.

The Role:
The Automation Team Leader will be responsible for performance of automation projects across Europe from order to customer take over, handling 4-5 projects at the same time. The position is office based with only 15% of time away on 1-3 days business trips to visit customers for meetings and other company offices for cooperation.

Main responsibilities include:

• Ensuring all projects are delivered in a timely manner, in line with the project plan, the budget and cost constraints while following the quality system
• Participating in the project planning and purchasing of equipment
• Cooperating with the process engineers, electrical engineers and also subcontractors. Also this person will be the interface to the customer in technical questions.
• The Automation Project Leader will report to the Project Manager about the progress based on the plan, highlighting the issues and the solution in action steps.
• Acting as senior automation engineer when required, doing hands on work – PLC programming, HW design, FAT testing

You will be encouraged to get the PMI qualification, this position is a perfect bridge into a project manager role, an automation sales role or either you can go across to our Technical Sales organisation. It is up to you!

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Hands-on automation experience
• Experience at the level of a Senior Automation Engineer.
• Experience in managing your own automation projects.
• Background in processing industries (food, beverage, pharmaceutical etc.)

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Background in liquid food or beverages highly desirable e.g. dairy or carbonated drinks
• Experience highly desirable in Siemens S7 and/or Allen-Bradley Control Logix PLCs, as well as Wonderware HMI
• Experience in MIS and MES (Manufacturing Execution / Information Systems) also desirable

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft’s services.

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