Operational Technology Systems Engineer

Posted 30 May 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameBeatriz Olmedo

Job description

Orion Group Life Sciences are currently recruiting Operational Technology Systems Engineer on behalf of our Multinational Biopharmaceutical client based in Westport on an initial 12-month contract with huge potential to extend.

OT System SCADA Engineer role supports lifecycle management of Operational Technology

Systems & applications across the Westport Manufacturing Site. The OT Systems Engineer will

be expected to support all aspects of the Production OT systems and provide development and

installation support for new hardware and software solutions.


  • Support of Operating System platforms and OT software applications
  • Provision of technical support and direction to Manufacturing Operations, Validation Engineers, and IT support staff as part of Manufacturing project support and project execution including transfer to production.
  • Provision of support for root cause problem solving and the implementation of CAPA's.
  • Assist with design and build of secure, robust, highly available fit‐for‐purpose and future proofed application environments.
  • Follow the OT lifecycle management processes that meet or exceed regulatory expectation in respect of data integrity: data backup regimes and system recovery testing.
  • Creation of technical documents required to complete SDLC document set, and knowledge articles required by Tier 2 and Tier 3 support teams.
  • Support any safety or quality initiatives that require Operational Technology support.
  • Support cost savings initiatives onsite and within the Automation team
  • Participate in departmental and customer project status update meetings.
  • Support operational excellence activities to continuously improve our processes and eliminate waste.


  • Bachelor's degree in information technology, Computer Engineering, or related discipline / equivalent experience.
  • 3 to 5 years' experience delivering IT services preferably within the Pharmaceutical and/or
  • medical device industry.
  • System Admin Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012/2016/2019
  • Expertise in the following technologies: SCADA, Historian, Thin Client Manager, Active Directory and group policy permissions, XML/XSL, SQL DBA and the development of SQL Queries, Stored Procedures and Reporting.
  • Extensive experience delivering automation projects (PLC and SCADA).
  • Aseptic processing and or packaging equipment experience.
  • Experience with delivering complex projects, ideally related to manufacturing modernization / manufacturing system upgrades to support business critical process equipment.
  • Good analytical skills and a proven ability to problem solve and identify CAPAs for deviations relating to bugs, failures, and non‐conformances.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.