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Automation Engineer – Brewery

The Company

NIRAS is one of Scandinavia's leading consulting engineering companies. NIRAS contributes to many major societal challenges with a wide range of expertise which includes process plants, building, energy, environment, infrastructure, development consulting and urban planning.

NIRAS is an established consultant firm to the Beer and Beverage industry, co-operating with a wide range of international brewery groups. Our Beer & Beverage consulting business is expanding, and we are therefore looking for an experienced Lead Automation Engineer ready to advise on and design small and large breweries and other processing plants. We also recommend visiting the company website and

You will be part of the Beer and Beverage department based in Virum, but with cooperation with the other offices of the Food & Beverage business areas, which are in Aarhus, Odense, United Kingdom and Australia.

Automation Engineer – Brewery    
With potential as LEAD                                                              

  • Scandinavian leading company within consulting engineering
  • Working with international projects for the largest brewery groups world wide
  • Great challenges and freedom with responsibilities

The Challenge

Working as an Automation Engineer, you will become part of a dynamic team of Engineers who deliver consultancy and project solutions mainly to the Brewing and Soft Drinks industries and when needed, also in the Food and Dairy industries. It is an inspiring environment, where no two days are alike, and where the work is carried out with high professionalism and in a good team spirit. You will also be part of the network of Automation Engineers across other departments of NIRAS.

Your main responsibility will be to contribute to the overall solution and be working with design and supervision, as well as testing and commissioning of control systems for fully automated processing plants. This position does not involve actual configuration or programming, but rather scoping and design. A part of your professional duties will be the important role of advising the client and liaising with the suppliers.

You will:

  • Be active in the development of standard automation concepts with focus on integration of process control plant with MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) and ERP systems (Enterprise Resource Planning)
  • Ensure planning and design of automation systems   
  • Prepare tender documents, evaluate tenders and budgets
  • Participate in FAT (Factory Acceptance Test at the suppliers
  • Carry out supervision during installation and establishment
  • Assist during test and commissioning of new process plants
  • Contribute to developing the relations with clients and relevant stakeholders
  • Share important knowledge and communication within the group

Your Talent

You are motivated by achieving results through and together with others, and you are passionate about establishing and designing solutions for the customers.

We imagine that your educational background is an engineering degree or at a similar technical level.

You have an interest in understanding the processes and production for which you will design the automation. Practical experience from projects within the Food and Beverage industries will be an advantage.

You are interested in the development within the automation and you want to be part of shaping the future of the industry with terms such as Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Digital Factory.

Strong communication skills at all levels are important in this role, as you have interactions with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders. You can work independently and as part of a team and you are keen on working in a multicultural environment. You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

An attractive and challenging job in a dynamic, international atmosphere with the opportunity of growing with a highly skilled team.  

NIRAS is offering you a challenging opportunity in a headquarter based position in the largest brewery consultant firm worldwide, working with the largest brewery groups in the world. For the right person, this will also be a great opportunity for further personal development and career opportunities. NIRAS offers you a great challenge and freedom with responsibility. The culture is innovative and an open project and knowledge sharing culture. The communication is direct and informal with great mutual confidence and respect.

Fluency in English with good verbal and written language skills is a given. You must expect some travelling.


Best Talent is responsible for your employment at NIRAS and will review your documents on a confidential basis. Forward your application including your CV marked ”1625/NIRAS Brewery” by e-mail to You can read more about Best Talent on

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