IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc.

  • Job Locations CA-ON-Vaughan
    Design - Process Engineering
    # of Openings Remaining
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
  • Position Responsibilities

    IPS is hiring! We are looking for a talented Automation Engineer to join our industry leading Process Engineering team at our growing Vaughan, Ontario Canada office.


    The Automation Engineer provides the IPS project team with technical leadership and automation expertise for the design, engineering and construction of Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical related projects.   

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide automation engineering support for moderate to complex process engineering projects.
    • Develop automation User Requirements Specifications (URS) based on customer need.
    • Actively collaborate with the process design and project teams to support execution of successful project studies.
    • Develop the design and specifications for DCS, PLC and SCADA based process control systems for IPS clients and projects.
    • 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 budgets based on experience and scope of project. 
    • Promote 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 with the development of P&ID’s and process control requirements, as well as Functional Requirement Specifications (FRS).
    • Supervise development of instrument and control equipment specifications and datasheets.
    • 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.
    • Able to work effectively with senior-level contacts through strong interpersonal skills and acumen.
    • Mentor the development of engineering staff to build automation controls and instrument capabilities. 
    • Special projects as assigned.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    • Minimum of 5 years of diversified engineering experience with in-depth knowledge of industry requirements and applications within the Process Automation for BioPharmaceutical Manufacturing.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent degree from an accredited university.
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience with industrial process control system including DCS, PLC and SCADA based systems.
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience with process instrumentation.
    • Expertise in engineering Design programs and computer aided drafting (CAD).
    • Experience with the development of control system network architectures is preferred.
    • Experience with ISA standards and the interpretation of P&ID drawings.
    • Experience with the development of cGMP and GAMP automation lifecycle documents (URS, FRS, I/O List, etc.).

    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 specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over thirty 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 1,100 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, 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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