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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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