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IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc. Design - Senior Process Automation Engineer-SS in Overland Park, Kansas

The Senior Process Automation Engineer provides the IPS project team with technical leadership and automation expertise and instrumentation support for the design, engineering, construction, and qualification of Pharmaceutical and Biotech related projects.


Provide Automation engineering support in the following:


  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise by developing department standards and improving existing work practices.

  • Manage and delegate tasks to meet project scope, schedule, and deadlines.

  • Progressive ability and aptitude to develop and mentor junior staff members.

Conceptual Design

  • Assist client in strategic evaluations to develop concepts supported by engineering studies for expanding, improving or automating existing facilities.

  • Working with clients, other IPS disciplines, vendors to develop complete Automation solutions.

  • Consulting on the proper adoption of the ISA S95 levels to meet the client’s needs now and in the future.

Detailed Design

  • 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.

  • Perform automation related job functions as assigned, including, I/O lists, Instrumentation lists and the specification of instrumentation and control element.

Construction Assistance

  • Support IQ/OQ development and participate in systems analysis, validation and verification.

  • Identify, qualify and collaborate with third party system integrators as necessary to support project and company business objectives.

  • Work with end users and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) to coordinate application of automation products.


  • Minimum of 10 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//ChemE/Automation/Manufacturing – or equivalent degree from an accredited university.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with industrial process control system including DCS, PLC and SCADA based systems.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with Pharmaceutical process instrumentation.

  • Active participation in relevant professional associations preferred

  • Registered Professional Engineer preferred.

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

  • Experience with the development of control system network architectures.

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


  • Travel based on the project location.

  • This position is a safety sensitive position. The employee is designated for field work and attends activities at client sites where they work in construction, process, packaging, manufacturing, research or other "non-administrative" areas.


  • Must exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit by consistently seeking new opportunities to add value to the organization. Must strive for excellence in all aspects of job performance.

  • Must approach their work enthusiastically with a contagious energy and drive that shows everyone they love what they do.

  • Must display creativity and innovation by continually working to improve solutions, tools, methods and service delivery system.

  • Must conduct oneself with an uncompromising commitment to the welfare of our clients and each other. Must act in an ethical, professional and respectful manner at all times.

  • Must exhibit the ability to build and sustain long term relationships of mutual value through teamwork.

  • Must be driven to succeed and committed to goal attainment.

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 1,500 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom 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).

Attention Search Firms / Third Party Recruiters: IPS is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities with IPS. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at IPS via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at IPS in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for a specific position will be deemed the sole property of IPS, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by IPS as a result of the referral or through other means.

ID: 2021-6035

Street: 13200 Metcalf Ave., Suite 400