Head of Automation, Instrumentation & Controls Engineering

Our client is one of the fastest-growing companies in the AEC industry with a global reach that spans over 10 countries in four continents. Their cornerstones of Knowledge, Skill & Passion fuel their growth and cultivate a collaborative environment that drives our company (EPCMV Company).

Location: Birmingham
Sector: Life Sciences
Job Type: Permanent
Remuneration: £80,000
Expiry Date: 31/01/2022
Duration: N/A
Start Date: 07/02/2022

Person Specification

  • Extensive experience in the design of Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical facilities for the cGMP production of biological and pharmaceutical drugs
  • Significant experience with industrial process control system including DCS, PLC and SCADA based systems
  • Significant experience with Pharmaceutical process instrumentation
  • Knowledge of instrumentation and controls components such as transmitters (temperature, pressure, pH, conductivity, level, load cells, flow), control valves, regulators, etc
  • Experience preparing preliminary and final design documents including P&IDs (AutoCAD), instrument schedules, specifications and calculations
  • Experienced with ISA standards and the interpretation of P&ID drawings
  • Experience with the development of cGMP and GAMP automation lifecycle documents

Job Role & Responsibilities

  • The Head of Automation, Instrumentation & Controls Engineering manages the utilisation, growth and development of professionals in the Instrumentation, Controls Discipline which is comprised of Automation Engineers, I&C Engineers, and Designers in the UK and Europe
  • Ensure consistent, high quality deliverables via reviews
  • Support business development with technical support, proposal generation and work hour estimates
  • Possess sufficient technical proficiency in the various facets of I&CF design to understand project requirements and apply the appropriate resources and execution approach for a successful project
  • Supports strategic company initiatives
  • Acts as a SME for specified Automation and I&C areas to support IPS’ general I&C engineering development


  • A BEng (Hons) in Instrumentation and Control Engineering or equivalent


  • Competitive salary bracket of £70k – £80k with potential to stretch for the right candidate, dependent on experience
  • 6% pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Private medical insurance
  • Discretionary performance bonus

A customer focused employment business working across a range of specialist sectors, we introduce exceptional people to extraordinary companies.  Providing contract, permanent and search recruitment, we treat employers and candidates as equals, tailoring our services to suit their unique requirements whilst supporting all parties throughout their employment journey.

  • Accepted file types: pdf, docx, doc, odt, xls, xlsx, png, jpg, Max. file size: 8 MB.
    No file chosen
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.