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Instrumentation and Controls Engineer 

Location: Blue Bell, PA 

Bilfinger Industrial Services Inc. is part of the Bilfinger group, a leading engineering industrial construction and maintenance company.  Whether the need is for e.g. a plant upgrade or for customized maintenance support or construction solutions to meet challenging site demands, Bilfinger Industrial Services Inc. provides tailor-made solutions to meet quality, cost, and schedules requirements.  The company focusses on expanding, modifying, and maintaining existing plants.  Bilfinger is a five billion dollar company with thousands of highly professional employees in the USA and worldwide.

Instrumentation and Controls Engineer

Job Description

Job Family:

Biopharma - Engineering

Job Profile Code:



Bilfinger Industrial Services

FLSA Status:


Direct Supervision of:


Reports to:

Project Manager


Position Summary

Instrumentation and Control Engineers select and implement process control equipment and instrumentation on technical projects for biopharmaceutical equipment. As a member of a collaborative team, the “Instrumentation and Control Engineer” coordinates with external team members such as clients and engineering firms as well as internal team members such as mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, installation and commissioning personnel. Internal team members are located primarily in Salzburg, Austria and St. Louis, MO. Project size and scope will vary. Project focus will be on the development of biopharmaceutical and traditional pharmaceutical process equipment skids.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development of functional design specifications, process controls and automation concepts
  • Calculation of components and instrumentation specifications
  • Provide technical guidance to internal & external team members
  • Monitoring compliance with applicable laws, GMP guidelines, GAMP
  • Collaboration on process flow diagrams and P&ID diagrams
  • Assist in coordination of specification review meetings to develop or confirm scope of work including exceptions and clarifications.
  • Support preparation of client proposals
  • Planning and carrying out of commissionings
  • Creating project documentations and assisting with qualifications
  • Act as the customer’s point of contact for I&C related project issues, with responsibility for managing customer satisfaction.



Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in applicable discipline; Electrical, Chemical or Bio Engineering preferred
  • 2+ years of comprehensive professional experience in the field of process automation, instrumentation and control for the pharmaceutical industry or a similar FDA regulated industry
  • Detailed knowledge of the cGMP/cGAMP regulations relevant for pharmaceutical plant construction
  • Detailed knowledge of US rules and guidelines for low-power systems and cabinets
  • Experience with the commissioning, documentation and qualification of the control system of process plants
  • Experience executing multi discipline designs in an integrated approach
  • Experience with MS Office software suite; Experience with PLC programming tools is preferred; Experience with SAP is a plus.
  • Excellent self-organization skills and a structured personal working style
  • Flexibility with time management as well as willingness to travel - around 30% business trips within N. America. Travel to Europe required for training (Austria).

Technical Knowledge and Skills


  • One to two years technical education beyond High School or four years of equivalent experience.
  • Technical know-how
  • IT-knowledge (MS Office, PLC programming tools)
  • Eloquent personality
  • High flexibility and willingness to travel
  • Ability to work in a team



Physical Requirements


  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Ability to reach with arms and use tools above/over the head.
  • Ability to perform repetitive movements.
  • Ability to use hands to grasp.
  • Ability to stand (for extended periods of time), walk, stoop, kneel, squat, crawl, and twist.
  • Ability to sit, balance and climb ladders, scaffolds, and other objects.
  • Ability to carry tools.
  • Ability to move in and around confined and cluttered places and uneven areas.
  • Ability to work up to a 12-hour shift in all weather and temperature extremes.
  • Vision adequate to perform all required tasks.




Bilfinger Industrial Services is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive pay and benefits including 401(k). A background check in compliance with the fair credit reporting act and a drug screening is required. Please visit our website for additional company information at www.pharma.bilfinger.com.


This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.  The list of responsibilities, job requirements and physical requirements are not exhaustive; however, they are the current essential functions of the job.

Bilfinger Industrial Services Inc.  is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veterans/Disabled. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.

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