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IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc. Controls & Instrumentation Engineer in Birmingham, United Kingdom

We are looking for a talented C&I Engineer to join our industry leading E, C&I team at the IPS EMEA HQ located in Birmingham, UK and on IPS client sites.

The C&I Engineer provides the IPS project team with technical support and C&I expertise for the design, engineering and construction of Pharmaceutical and Biotech related projects.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the development of preliminary and final stage Instrumentation & Control design deliverables including P&IDs (AutoCAD, Smart P&IDs), Instrument List, Instrument Specifications and Instrument Data Sheets.

  • Assist with design development for DCS, PLC and SCADA based process control systems for IPS clients and projects.

  • Support 3-D model development indicating location of all instruments.

  • Evaluate and select instrument, control valve and analyzer solutions.

  • Review vendor documentation for compliance to project specifications.

  • Support field activities, including on-site surveys and equipment walk-downs as required.

  • Actively collaborate with the process design and project teams to support execution of successful project studies.

  • 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 construction budgets based on experience and scope of project.

  • Promote the 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 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.

  • Minimum of 10 years of diversified design engineering experience.

  • Must have experience working on chemical facility design projects.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering - ME/EE/Automation/Manufacturing – or equivalent degree from an accredited university.

  • Must have previous experience working for both LDI and International Engineering firm(s).

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with industrial process control system including DCS, PLC and SCADA based systems.

  • Knowledge of instrumentation and controls components such as transmitters (temperature, pressure, pH, conductivity, level, load cells, flow), control valves, regulators, etc.

  • Expertise in computer operation for engineering design programs and computer aided drafting.

  • Experience preparing preliminary and final design documents including P&IDs (AutoCAD), instrument schedules, specifications and calculations.

  • Experienced with ISA standards and the interpretation of P&ID drawings.

  • Experience with the development of cGMP and GAMP lifecycle documents.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English (reading, writing and speaking skills). Proficiency in Chinese/Mandarin is a MUST.

  • Must be able to build strong rapport within department, across IPS disciplines and offices.

  • Ability to effectively use AutoCAD for drawing preparation is required. Ability to use REVIT or Smart P&ID is a plus.

  • Pharmaceutical or bio-pharmaceutical facility design project experience is a plus.

  • Electrical or telecomm system design experience is a plus.

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 bio-tech 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 2,200 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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at IPS without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. IPS is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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ID: 2023-7547

Street: 2100 The Crescent