Automation Lead

Contact Paul Cullen
  • Salary: Competetive salary DOE
  • Location: IrelandLeinsterKilkenny
  • Sector: Advanced Manufacturing

Sonas Technical are currently seeking an experienced Automation Lead to join our clients growing team to lead out the automation aspect of the business, our client are  a leader in the design, manufacture and complete integration of process equipment into various industries: pharma, food & bev, etc. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the company and be a key member of a newly established automation pillar of the company.

Our client are seeking a highly experienced Automation Engineer to take on an exciting opportunity to lead out the development of the automation aspect of their business. If you are a senior automation engineer with ambition to develop a team and business pillar within a successful engineering firm, this is an opportunity for you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead new automation projects from development of URS, sourcing of partners, development/concept building, to full production
  • To grow the Automation capabilities of the business to win new revenue and projects
  • Project Manage when required across development projects and future growth of the automation business
  • Work closely with current customers and new potential customers to generate awareness of automation capabilities
  • Provide technical input and expertise in cross functional team meetings
  • Support with the overall business development and growth of our clients continued success

Key Attributes:


  • Programming – in particular with Siemens or Allen Bradley systems
  • Industrial hand-on experience, preferably within automation in wastewater/food & beverage/Pharma industries


  • Aid in leading out the development of this new automation aspect of the business
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in leading a team


  • Managing large scale projects and being a main point of contact for stakeholders
  • Experience in managing costs, schedules and resources within a fast paced, pressurised environment

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