IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc.

  • Job Locations UK-West Midlands-Birmingham
    Design - Process Engineering
    # of Openings Remaining
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
    UK-West Midlands-Birmingham
  • Position Responsibilities

    IPS is hiring! We are looking for a talented Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer (I & C) to join our industry leading team at EMEA headquarters located in Birmingham, UK.


    The Senior I & C Engineer provides the IPS project team with technical leadership and I & C expertise for the design, engineering and construction of Pharmaceutical and Biotech related projects.


    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Develop the preliminary and final stage Instrumentation & Control design deliverables including P&IDs (AutoCAD, Smart P&IDs), Instrument List, Instrument Specifications and Instrument Data Sheets.
    • Assist with design development for DCS, PLC and SCADA based process control systems for IPS clients and projects.
    • Support 3-D model development indicating location of all instruments.
    • Evaluate and select instrument, control valve and analyser solutions. Review vendor documentation for compliance to project specifications. 
    • Support field activities, including on-site surveys and equipment walkdowns as required.
    • Actively collaborate with the process design and project teams to support execution of successful project studies.
    • Develop the design of process control and automation systems in compliance with cGMP, GAMP, related industry standards and customer requirements.
    • Collaborate with client counterpart to develop control systems concepts, architectures and control platforms as applied to the client project.
    • Identify, qualify and collaborate with third party system integrators as necessary to support project and company business objectives.
    • Prepare or review construction budgets based on experience and scope of project. 
    • Promote the use of and participate in the development of company design and production standards.
    • Support business development for process automation design and implementation. Assist in proposals, estimates, presentations and other sales and marketing documents.
    • Assist process engineering development of P&ID’s and process control requirements as well as Functional Requirement Specifications (FRS).
    • Work with end users and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) to coordinate application of automation products.
    • Perform automation related job functions as assigned, including, I/O lists, Instrumentation lists and the specification of instrumentation and control element. 
    • Support risk assessments, including SIL, LOPA and HAZOP.
    • Travel to other IPS office locations and client sites to support projects and business objectives.
    • Support IQ/OQ development and participate in systems analysis, validation and verification.
    • Special projects as assigned.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    • Extensive diversified engineering experience with in-depth knowledge of industry requirements and applications within the Process Automation market.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering - ME/EE/Automation/Manufacturing – or equivalent degree from an accredited university.
    • 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.
    • Expertise in computer operation for engineering design programs and computer aided drafting.
    • 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.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and presence to deal effectively with senior-level contacts.
    • Excellent communication skills, including presentation skills.

    Company Overview

    About Us


    IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specialises in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over twenty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 1,000 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and four locations in India. Visit our website at www.ipsdb.com.




    Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.


    IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V).


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