Automation Engineer – BRUSSELS


For our client, we are looking for an Automation Engineer with a hands-on attitude, motivated, quality- and responsible mindset, for automation aspects
(from design to handover) as Process Automation Engineer on divers projects.


  • You will report to the overall automation cluster coordinator of the project.
  • For your packages, you are responsible for the follow-up with the automation supplier/integrator.
  • Through all different project phases, you actively contribute to process & GMP-product safe project development.


Planning and design:

  • You analyze the requirements of the internal customer in the area of automation aspects (PLC, HMI, SCADA, MES, electricity) and translate them to a Request for Quotation and eventually to functional specifications, together with the selected automation supplier/integrator.
  • You analyze the received quotations based on your knowledge and experience and participate in the vendor selection process.
  • You propose and follow-up the planning of the tasks in your scope, in line with the overall cluster/project planning.


  • You take the lead in the implementation and start-up of the automation modules in scope of your packages.
  • You are the main point of contact with the automation supplier/integrator for all aspects of the implementation.
  • Actively contribute to safety on the construction site.

Commissioning, qualification & handover:

  • You prepare, organize, coordinate, participate and document the different commissioning/qualification and verification phases (FAT, SAT, IQ, OQ), assuring that the implemented system fulfills the functional specifications, are compliant with legal requirements and internal Prothya procedures.
  • You play an active role in troubleshooting during the commissioning & qualification phase.
  • You will hand over the necessary knowledge of the installation to the different stakeholders (Production, Maintenance, Process Automation), through training and the creation of technical manuals.


  • Degree or proven experience in electromechanics & automatization eg. PLC, SCADA, MES, low voltage electrical cabinets, …
  • Knowledge of the automation software in use at Prothya is a plus, although programming is no part of the function (is done by the automation supplier/integrator): PLC: Siemens Step7 and TIA Portal, SCADA: Wonderware Intouch System Platform, MES: Pharmacim
  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar function in Pharmaceutical production environment, engineering, commissioning & qualification.
  • You have a good comprehension and understanding of technical installations.
  • Understanding of good practices in biopharmaceuticals, current Industry standards, regulatory requirements and Authority expectations.
  • You speak and write fluent English, Dutch and/or French.
  • Use a risk-based approach for problem solving and prioritization of tasks.
  • Strong constructive communication, organizational and influencing skills to work transversely.
  • Good team player, with hands-on mentality.
  • Must work independently with minimal supervision and schedule tasks in time so the project can be delivered on time.
  • Strong skills for developing partnerships with key stakeholders; both internal & external
  • Quality-minded & an-eye for detail with good documentation skills according to GDP requirements.


  • You will join an international group with the possibility to develop yourself professionally.
  • You will have the possibility to work on projects for the most renowned companies.
  • You can count on a competitive salary package.
  • Project duration: end 2022, with option for extension till end 2023.


Stéphanie Sissokho
+32 3 650 09 25


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