Automation Engineer

Category:  Engineering

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


We cordially invite you to take part in the recruitment process. We consider both your previous experience and new graduate candidates.


Do you want to be part of our ambitious journey to digitise and automate the processes in our Pilot factories, where the insulin and GLP-1’s of the future are being developed? Do you have a passion for automation solutions and IT operations? Then this is the position for you.


As our new Automation Engineer, you’ll take part in implementing large- and small-scale automation solutions in two of our Pilot factories in Bagsværd. Also, you’ll ensure a stable and efficient operation of our Process Control Systems (PCS). New and optimised automation solutions are essential for us, in order to develop and deliver new products to our patients. 


The Position

As our Automation Engineer, you’ll be responsible for our PCS, which supports the production in our Pilot factories. You’ll be responsible for keeping the systems operational and in compliance with Novo Nordisk requirements and thereby requirements from health authorities.


Furthermore, you’ll be responsible for implementing new application code or changes to existing application code, to ensure that the system supports our processes in the best possible way. You’ll communicate and collaborate closely with many colleagues both internally in the department, but also in our Pilot factories.


You will work both with practical, hands on, tasks such as:

  • Implementation of application code based on production requirements
  • Troubleshooting on the system and application code
  • Implementing system hotfixes, patches, and anti-malware
  • Replacement or addition of new hardware (e.g., Controllers, I/O cards)
  • Documentation tasks such as:
  • Update or development of design documents (e.g., Functional Specification, Design Specification)
  • Update of operational system Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Incident and Deviation Management
  • Annual User and Configuration Review


We work with DeltaV and Sattline technologies, and you’ll be offered training in these technologies. Having previous experience is not prerequisite, but it will be an advantage.



Your academic background is B.Sc. or M.Sc. within e.g., electronics, mechanical or chemical engineering, and you have minimum 5 years of automation work experience.


As a person you have a great passion for working with automation and technical problem-solving, great communication and collaboration skills, which makes you a trusted and well-liked collaborator with our stakeholders and as an ideal candidate you have:

  • Knowledge and experience with DeltaV or Sattline systems or equivalent automation systems, is an advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience with server and IT infrastructure operations e.g., patching, performance monitoring, network setup.
  • A great passion for automation solutions, and a natural curiosity for new technologies.
  • A positive Can-do attitude, together with a drive beyond the usual.
  • High spirits and the capability to spread enthusiasm and positive energy to the people around you.


Our work is performed according to cGMP; hence it is expected that you possess a systematic approach to your tasks and that you are able to plan and finalise your tasks. Furthermore, we emphasised the importance of your capabilities to ensure and initiate tasks, also when they are not being handed to you. It is our expectation that you take responsibility for your own and the team’s goals.


About the department - IT & Automation

We work with implementing large- and small-scale automation solutions, ensuring stable and efficient operation of our IT & automation systems, keeping the systems in compliance, and ensuring data availability in our 6 Pilot factories. We are a team of 19 highly competent automation and data engineers working across different automation and data technologies.


Working at Novo Nordisk

In Novo Nordisk it your abilities, engagement and ambitions, that helps us improve many people’s lives. We offer the opportunity to become a part of a global workplace with possibilities of personal and professional development.



If you have any question to the position, please feel free to contact Mads Jensen on phone +45 3079 4650.



August 28, 2022. Please note that applications will be reviewed continuously.


You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about your motivation to apply in your CV. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV. 


We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.