Location: Netherlands

Our client in The Netherlands is looking for a software looking to relocate with a valid South African passport.

If you have a strong background in Operational Technology (OT), OT networks, cyber security, factory automation maintenance and optimisation, and are an enthusiastic Industrial Automation Engineer, this role is perfect for you.



  • Ensure the effectiveness and improvement of automated business processes.
  • Develop and maintain a long-term vision for automation.
  • Troubleshoot and analyse complex problems/failures in hardware and software (client / server / hosting / network / PLC / SCADA / HMI / MES).
  • Stay updated on new technologies in the field of automation.
  • Serve as the central point of contact internally and externally for automation advice.
  • Apply lifecycle management to the OT asset register.
  • Manage software changes and maintain change control procedures.
  • Implement and adhere to ITIL procedures.
  • Optimise cyber security within the OT domain.
  • Ensure the automated business processes' effectiveness and improvements.
  • Address complex problems / failures in automation hardware and software.




  • Experience (at least 3 years) in a similar position within industrial automation, preferably in the food industry or pharmacy.
  • Demonstrable OT knowledge in:
  • Network systems (Profinet/-bus, hosting, firewall configuration).
  • Complex instrumentation.
  • Factory automation (GE/ProLeiT & Siemens/Foxboro/SQL).
  • Cyber security.
  • Knowledge of:
  • Server and PC systems (VMware, Microsoft Windows environment).
  • Industrial Networking.
  • Industrial Automation ISA-95 level 1, 2 & 3.
  • ITIL Processes (for OT).
  • Strong customer and result orientation, analytical skills, collaboration abilities, creativity, and accuracy.
  • Keen awareness of safety and quality.

Please note: shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 5 days for interview. If not contacted, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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