Project Engineer Automation

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The project Automation Engineer plays a crucial role in designing, implementing, and managing automated solutions for various projects within our organization.

What you will do

At imec the project Automation Engineer plays a crucial role in designing, implementing, and managing automated solutions for various projects within our organization. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, and you will manage the automatization part of the project. We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in automation technologies, programming experience and a proactive approach to process optimization. 


  • You will provide specialized technical advice and support in industrial automation.
  • You lead the automation part of projects (facility installations in clean room spaces) 
  • You can prepare project plans, including milestones and deadlines.
  • You can draft and/or check detailed specifications, user requirements and functional descriptions, bills of quantities, P&IDs and as-built documentation.
  • You design and implement automation solutions with a focus on DCS and PLC systems. (Prior knowledge of DCS Yokogawa is an asset)
  • You follow up actively on automation projects, ensuring compliance with set specifications and deadlines.
  • You have good knowledge of OT network construction and implementation.
  • You maintain close contacts with suppliers, reviewing bids and selecting appropriate partners for automation components.
  • You are responsible for the budget of automation projects, where cost control and optimization are essential.
  • You collaborate effectively with internal teams.
  • You communicate clearly on the progress of automation projects.

What we do for you 

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will define the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • You have Bachelor's or Master's degree in Automation, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • You have experience in leading automation projects, preferably for cleanroom facilities.
  • You have in-depth knowledge of DCS and PLC systems, preferably experience with Yokogawa.
  • You have experience with OT networking.
  • You have excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively with various stakeholders.

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Project Engineer Automation
Kapeldreef 75 Leuven, Belgium
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