Senior Automation Engineer

Category:  Engineering

Køge, Region Zealand, DK


Do you have experience within e.g., PLC programming, Batch Management programs, recipe management or SCADA solutions?


Will you thrive in a multinational environment being part of our operations team, who supports multiple production lines? Do you want to set you footprint our future automation solutions, participating from the design phase and all the way to ensuring the operational readiness of a new GMP production facility?


Apply today and join us for a life-changing career at Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S.


The positions

As our new Senior Automation Engineer, you will play a key role influencing our current, as well as our future, production facilities with robust solutions within automation and digitalisation. You will solve your tasks independently as well as in collaboration with professionals with various backgrounds within academics and technical expertise.


As part of the operations team, no days will be the same, as you collaborate with your colleagues to ensure robust automation solutions in multiple facilities which in turn produce a range of different products within resins and enzymes, as well as a packaging facility.


If you become part of the project team, a key part of the position will be your involvement in a large project to establish a new manufacturing facility, aimed at handling the increased demand from Novo Nordisk A/S, by establishing a new facility. You will have a strong voice in the design and draw on your current extensive experience. You will work closely with process, engineering, and manufacturing stakeholders to assess requirements, design, draw up documentation, test the automation solutions of our future facility.


We work with SCADA System Platform from AVEVA (formerly known as Wonderware) and predominantly Siemens PLCs.



To succeed in the role, you have:

  • Bachelors or master’s degree within automation, robotics, or IT related fields or a strong technical background, both combined with solid experience within one or more automation disciplines
  • Experience with automated production systems and validation in a highly regulated manufacturing environment (GMP/GXP).
  • Experience working with Siemens PLC and TIA Portal is preferred
  • Proven track record of SCADA systems, in particular AVEVA System Platform (formerly Wonderware)
  • Hands-on usage or solid understanding of the S-88 standard for batch process control is a great advantage
  • Ability to speak Danish or willingness to learn it.


You are encouraged to apply if you fulfil one or several of the qualifications. We will provide the necessary training to needed to set you up for the job. However, the most important qualification is your ability and desire to learn.


On a personal level your structural approach allows you to maintain a broad overview while maintaining an eye for the details. You communicate effectively while securing adherence to technical quality standards. You are open minded and happy to meet new people as part of participating in projects / cross-functional teams. You thrive in an environment where you can challenge ideas and scout for a robust automation design, fit for future.


The department

Your new department is composed of experienced and highly qualified professionals and technicians, working diligently in support of the entire value chain, from Research & Development to production and finally Sales & Marketing. We support our production and laboratories with projects aiming to implement new products, improve our site IT infrastructure and the implementation of new digitalisation solutions. The department has grown significantly for the past year and today consists of 22 employees and several external partners in support.


Working at Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S

Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S has 250+ employees and is 100% owned by Novo Nordisk A/S. The ability of Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S to produce and deliver quality products to the pharmaceutical industry, combined with our complete range of services within regulatory requirements, makes us a preferred supplier to many global pharmaceutical companies. Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S is a fast-growing company, which is generating many exciting projects and excellent development opportunities.



For further information, please contact Manager, Kate Lützhøft at +45 3199 5943.



February 19, 2023.

We will process applications as we receive them, so please do not hesitate to apply. 


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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.