Automation Engineer Manager

Employer: Konem Invest
  • Others
  • Engineering
  • Management - Consulting
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: Manager
  • Abroad
  • nationwide
    Updated at: 23.06.2024
    Remote work: On-site

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    Short company description

    Konem Invest is an HR Consulting boutique firm, with a team of passionate and enthusiastic experts.  Our clients enjoy the kind of personal service and price sensitivity we are able to offer as a small compan


    · You have passion for automation and material handling systems, working with high safety standards.

    · BSc degree mechatronics / electromechanical Engineering, and/or practical experience in the field of automation controls or software engineering. You have a solid understanding of information systems and engineering theory.

    · You have followed trainings on latest machine directives standards, and you continuously work in upgrading your knowledge through trainings (SCADA, PLC, CAD…).

    · 10+ years’ experience designing & implementing automated warehouses involving conveyors, ASRS, G2P, sorting systems

    · Your excellent knowledge of the landscape and possibilities of automation suppliers.

    · Solid understanding of the project life cycle of automated material handling systems and equipment.

    · You have the ability to grow the team in terms of knowledge and attitude.

    · You are willing to travel in BeNelux in relation to different projects / customers.

    · You are familiar and able to work in a matrix organization, you work together with cross-functional teams, and you are able to lead these teams for the duration of your project, including vendors.

    · You take personal responsibility for the development and implementation of your technical projects.

    · You are fluent in English.


    · You will be involved in pre-conceptual design and conceptual design of automated solutions.

    · You will be responsible to steer the vendor selection process by giving final approval or sharing showstoppers.

    · Together with the procurement team you’ll have an active role in drawing up supplier contracts, with a focus on technical solution specification, output and throughput, KPIs, acceptance criteria and tests. You use your experience to challenge the vendor milestone planning.

    · As automation lead you will ensure that the concept design is translated in a viable implementable detailed design.

    · With the integrator/s you ensure the correct systems’ functional specifications and interface specifications are defined and delivered.

    · You will follow up from installation to PLC testing/commissioning (interface if needed) and after care

    · You will be coordinating and participating (together with the Integrator and local KN team) in Factory Acceptance testing, System Integration test, User Acceptance test and DILO relative to the project.

    · You ensure structured communication between internal and external project stakeholders, motivating them to achieve strong results.

    · You ensure automation projects are successfully implemented, ensuring correct knowledge ownership in the running operations; ensuring the vendor delivers according to contractual expectations.

    · In case of structural operational problems or need for changes you guide the internal stakeholders and the supplier in the approach towards improvements and desired results.

    · You will contribute to lifting the knowledge and standard of your colleagues in Engineering & Technical services.

    · You will increase the standardization of automation solutions to increase speed in answering to customer needs/requirements.

    Other info

    We look forward to hearing from you!


    KONEM INVEST is the recruitment partner for this project, recruiting with a recruitment company in Belgium. Our partner has various job openings for different positions in the engineering industry. You will have the opportunity to work on challenging projects and collaborate with a young, international, diverse, and strong team. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates interested in long-term jobs abroad, or willing to relocate to Belgium.

    Konem Invest is the recruitment partner for this project. Konem Invest, as well as the client, support equal-opportunity and give fair chances to all candidates for the role of interest. Under no circumstances, will Konem Invest, as well as the client, permit any act of discrimination and lack of dignity in a relationship with candidates. Konem Invest will assure a proper recruitment process based on professional competencies and roles and responsibilities of the open job.
    Please take kindly notice that only selected candidates will be contacted for further selection stages in any recruitment process.
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