The Coca-Cola Company Senior Project Engineer (Controls) in Ballina, Ireland
The objective of this role is to manage large, strategic and/or complex automation projects and automation process improvements activities across the site. Strategic planning for control system capability and its life cycle is also a key component of the role.
What You’ll Do for Us
Project Management & Vendor Management
Scoping, design, justification and management of complex automation projects
Managing communications and relationships with site management to ensure successful project outcomes
Manage prioritisation of workstreams with site management and meet commitments with regards safety, cost, timelines, and quality
Strategic planning of the site control system lifecycle to meet current and future needs
Management of support contracts, contract resources and external expert consultants
Site Subject Matter Expert for Controls Systems
Recognised subject matter expert across site/system in the areas of PLC Programming, Industrial Networks, HMI’s, Historians, Batch, Robotics and Vision
Leading Automation specifications, design and technical reviews for projects involving new processes, lines, and machines
Leading site input into global ‘distributed work teams’ for control systems
Mentoring of junior engineers in the areas of Controls and Project Management
Collaborating with other Engineering teams on design approaches for significant capital projects
Development of novel solutions in response to site requests
Working with site maintenance team to develop their controls knowledge
Improving Existing Infrastructure Control System Design
Designing and implementing improvements to increasing system robustness and availability
Improving system design so that it provides better feedback on abnormal conditions
Supporting site controls engineers to develop more robust coding strategies
Defining and leading best practice with regard system documentation and project execution
Qualifications & Requirements
Degree Qualified in Mechatronics, Computer/Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline is essential.
10 years’ experience in the design, maintenance, and support of control systems
3+ years’ experience in project management
Demonstrated analytical skills and problem-solving skills
Strong PLC and HMI programming skills required, first-hand experience with Allen Bradley, Intouch, RSBatch, Fanuc, Kuka and vision systems a distinct advantage.
A strong appreciation of bespoke application development (i.e. Visual Studio), databases and MES software is desirable.
Proven experience in delivering automation projects in a regulated environment
Previous experience in project and vendor management is highly desirable
Excellent presentation skills, able to explain complex automation aspects to non-technical audience.
What We Can Do for You
Inclusive Culture: We have an incredibly diverse network of employees, partners and operating environments around the globe.
Benefits: A full benefits package that starts on day one of employment
Learning Culture: Access to resources such as Coke University, LinkedIn Learning
and management programs that give you the resources to continually develop your skills and knowledge.
Our Purpose and Growth Culture:
We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference. We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what’s possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves. We focus on four key behaviors – curious, empowered, inclusive and agile – and value how we work as much as what we achieve. We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit Our Purpose and Vision to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.
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