Automation Engineer - Permanent Position

The Company

Eisai is a leading research based pharmaceutical organisation with an extensive portfolio across the Oncology, Neurology and Pain therapy areas.
By joining Eisai, you will be working for an organisation with a human healthcare philosophy, which means that we put the patient first in everything we do.

Your new role

As a Automation Engineer you will perform automation engineering activities and manage aligned prioritised projects.
Lifecycle management of automation systems integrated with manufacturing / packaging equipment. 
Lifecycle management of serialisation and vision systems integrated within packaging equipment including interfaces with enterprise systems. 
Responsible for providing cGMP compliant control systems as per GAMP5 and EU GMP Annex 11.

What are we looking for?

Essential - 

  • Practical experience working within manufacturing and packaging environments
  • Experience of the automation project lifecycle including design, configuration, implementation, testing, commissioning, troubleshooting and validation
  • Practical experience working with robotics and/or automated goods vehicles

Desirable - 

  • Practical experience working on manufacturing execution systems (MES)
  • OT Cybersecurity knowledge
  • Experience working with edge computing / IIoT
  • Practical experience working within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience of serialisation / vision systems and interfaces to enterprise systems
  • Practical experience working with Siemens PLCs and HMI software
  • Experience of working with SQL databases / Historians
  • Degree (or HNC/HND) qualification in engineering, computer science, automation, or related engineering discipline
  • EngTech / IEng / CEng or working towards professional status
  • Professional membership (i.e. BCS, IET, ISPE) 
  • Project management certification (i.e. CAPM / PMP)

What we offer in return

  • Eisai offers a competitive salary and excellent wider benefits package that includes,
  • Hybrid working (Depending on role)
  • Car/Car Allowance (Depending on role)
  • Electric charging points for Electric/Hybrid vehicles
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Free onsite parking
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant and coffee shop
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Retail discounts
  • Well-being & mental health awareness programmes 
  • Multi-faith prayer room

You will also be based out of our excellent EMEA Knowledge Centre (EKC) facility, which is our EU Headquarters, and offers an inclusive, and collaborative working environment.

What you need to do next 

If you are interested in this position, please click ‘apply now’ at the top of this advert. Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to complete your profile, and upload a copy of your CV along with any additional information to support your application. 
If you have any questions, please contact us on

Eisai Recruitment Statement
Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success, and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

Eisai EMEA EDI Commitment Statement 
We believe that diverse and inclusive teams promote wellbeing, learning and innovation, helping Eisai serve our patients, their families, our employees, and society. Our commitment is: 

  • to embrace and celebrate our differences, respecting and valuing each other. 
  • to include equity, diversity, and inclusion practices in all that we do so everyone has a full sense of belonging. 
  • to value individual talent where every employee can be themselves and thrive in an environment of openness, trust, and integrity