IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc.

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

    IPS - Irvine, CA - is hiring ! We are looking for a talented Lead Automation Engineer to join our growing Process Engineering team at our Irvine, CA office location. We design facilities for our life science (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, etc.) clients so experience in this area is preferred; high tech, semiconductor and data center experience will be considered. Design build experience is a plus. In this lead position, business development acumen is a key component for the successful candidate. This position has an immediate start.


    The Lead Automation Engineer provides the IPS project team with technical leadership and automation expertise for the design, engineering and construction of Pharmaceutical and Biotech related projects. This position has an immediate start.


    Job Duties & 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.
    • Prepares or reviews construction budgets based on experience and scope of project. 
    • Promotes use of and participates in 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.
    • Manages a team of engineers to deliver final design.
    • 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

    • Minimum of 8 years of 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.
    • 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 Pharmaceutical process instrumentation.
    • Minimum of 2 years experience programming in Delta-V preferred.
    • Minimum of 2 years personnel management required. 
    • Registered Professional Engineer preferred.
    • Expertise in computer operation for engineering design programs and computer aided drafting; AutoCAD required.
    • Experience with the development of control system network architectures.
    • 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.
    • Occasional travel and temporary relocation may be required as projects are being executed regionally and on the West Coast.

    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 1,300 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). IPS will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.


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