SUMMARY OF ROLE
The Lead Engineer is a member of the Project Engineering team, which undertakes the design,
implementation and factory acceptance test phases of Process Systems and Solutions (PSS)
The Lead Engineer is a member of the Project Management team on a Project and shall be
responsible for managing the delivery of a portfolio of project related Engineering deliverables,
utilizing the Emerson Process Management global resources and standards; each deliverable
having a requisite quality standard, budget and schedule.
The Lead Engineer shall fully support the overall business growth objectives by utilizing their skills
and experience to support the sales and proposals team in the pursuit of new business
The Engineering deliverables that the Lead Engineer is responsible for will typically equate to them
managing between 7,000 and 8500 hours per year of Engineering capacity, inclusive of all PSS
global resources utilized and any sub-contracted works.
PRINCIPAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
• Customer Relations – support the relevant Senior Lead Engineer in understanding, managing
and achieving each customer’s expectations.
• Project Execution – take ownership of the Engineering activities on all allocated deliverables
and proactively utilize methodologies, resources and techniques for minimizing the execution
cost, whilst maintaining the requisite schedule and quality standard.
• Project Management – support the Senior Lead Engineer in the development of a realistic
and achievable project schedule and provide them with all necessary information to ensure
that they are fully informed of resource requirements, progress and areas of risk for the Lead
Engineer’s allocated Engineering deliverables.
• Communications – ensure that all team members allocated to the Lead Engineer, inclusive of
any third parties, are provided with all necessary and relevant information - details of scope,
schedule, technical specifications and quality standards – to effectively deliver their allotted
• Procurement – support the Senior Lead Engineer in the development of the procurement list,
including detailed specifications for any sub-contracted works and services where relevant,
along with required delivery dates.
• Scope control – fully understand the scope of work for all allocated Engineering deliverables
and ensure that it is delivered to the requisite quality, budget and schedule and that the
relevant Senior Lead Engineer is fully informed, at the earliest opportunity, of any customer
initiated changes in scope.
• Quality control – ensure that all Engineering activities are undertaken in accordance with the
Company’s quality control processes and that the relevant standard is achieved.
• Team building – support the Senior Lead Engineer in the creation of an inclusive and
supportive environment for all personnel within the project team and actively support team
members in achieving any personal development objectives that may have been set for the
• Proposals/sales support – actively contribute to any assigned bid activities to ensure that the
customer’s requirements are fully understood and that innovative and cost effective solutions
• Suppliers – support the Senior Lead Engineer with respect to the management of the other
parties – product vendors, sub-contractors, other Emerson teams and third parties undertaking
work on behalf of a customer - that are providing products and services associated with the
Lead Engineer’s portfolio of deliverables.
• Internal knowledge transfer – actively share knowledge and experience with the UKI
Engineering team and the wider organization.
• Small Projects – where the business determines that the size of a project is such that it does
not justify having a separate Senior Lead Engineer and Lead Engineer then the roles will be
combined and the Lead Engineer will undertake both roles.
• Other Duties – Perform other additional specific duties, when requested by the business.
FOR THIS ROLE YOU WILL NEED:
Engineering degree or equivalent and at least 7 years’ experience in the MES business with focus on the life-science industry along with project management experience.
Confirmed experience of MES project design (including high-level front-end design, functional and detailed design) and project execution (requirements analysis, design definition, design review, software development and review, solution implementation, testing and acceptance, traceability).
Excellent knowledge of MES systems (e.g. Emerson Syncade, Rockwell ProPack Data, Werum PAS-X, POMSnet).
Strong background in one or more DCS systems, information/data management systems, relational databases and interfacing (especially OPC) is preferred.
Significant experience implementing projects in a validated environment.
Ability to quickly learn new skills and technologies.
Ability to apply Emerson project procedures and MES Execution Methodology as per PMO.
Knowledge of ERP (including integration with SAP), active directory, DNS, IP networks and virtualisation is a plus.
Ability to communicate effectively with customers and employees at different levels in the organisation.
Resilience and ability to maintain a positive attitude and high-level personal integrity.
Experience working with remote teams.
Proficiency in English and German (written and spoken).
Availability to travel to Europe up to 50-60% of the time. Travel can be for a short period of time or longer assignments (e.g. commissioning, tests at customer site, if required).
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