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Automation Technical Manager

Part of INEOS, INOVYN is Europe's leading producer of vinyls and in the top three worldwide.  With an annual turnover of €3.1 billion, INOVYN has circa 4,200 employees and chemical manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in 8 countries across Europe.

INOVYN’s portfolio consists of an extensive range of class-leading products arranged across General Purpose Vinyls; Specialty Vinyls; Organic Chlorine Derivatives; Chlor Alkali; Hydrogen and Vinyls Technologies.  INOVYN's annual commercial production volume is circa 10 milliontonnes.  See and  for more details.

Main role purpose:

The post holder leads the strategy, exploitation and implimentation of automation systems throughout the INOVYN business in order to deliver the required business performance improvements.

Key responsibilities & accountabilities:

For specific Automation discipines:

  • Act as one of INOVYN's technical specialists in Automation and associated technology.
  • Lead the INOVYN strategy that supports business expectations.
  • Provide central technical leadership for the main automation vendors.
  • Identify and evaluate new technologies, and lead their implementation across the business.
  • Provide the technical lead for delivery of automation in major projects across the business.

Key skills & experience required:

  • University degree in an relevant engineering subject.
  • Extensive knowledge of Automation and DCS systems architecture and software for plant control systems used in high hazard SEVESO/COMAH chemical manufacturing plants. 
  • At least 10 years relevant experience.
  • Experienced in the delivery of major Automation projects.
  • Chartered Engineer level or equivalent.
  • Able to demonstrate technical expertise and provide specialist advice.
  • Able to take the Lead Automation role in projects, as well as supporting and coaching others to do the same.
  • Able to consider wider implications and communicate clearly particularly when dealing with non-specialists.
  • Confident dealing with different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Able to travel regularly in Europe.

INOVYN is a company of INEOS.  INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, speciality chemicals and oil products. It comprises 34 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage. Its production network spans 183 sites in 26 countries throughout the world.

This is a direct Company recruitment.  We will not accept applications via employment agencies

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