Location: Moodiesburn, Glasgow
Package: NA
Employment Requirements: Due to local restrictions, applications will only be considered from candidates who already hold a permanent right to work in the location stated above

Electrical & Control Engineer

At SARIA Food & Pharma, our activities are characterized by connected value chains, decades of shared market expertise and a unifying spirit of innovation to continuously develop our people and our products.

Van Hessen, Devro and Bioiberica use animal raw materials to create their wide range of products, which are ubiquitous and universal, but anything but ordinary. With a complementary portfolio of casings for the sausage industry that includes natural and collagen-based casings, Devro and Van Hessen are leading product experts in their industry. The global life science company Bioiberica produces active ingredients for humans, animals and plants, from starting material it receives from Van Hessen.

We create the added layer of value with our products and services, improve the well-being of all by taking life science further and combine our attention to detail with the extraordinary, because it all matters.

The opportunity:  

Reporting to Global Engineering Manager, you will design, develop, and implement new electrical, control and automation systems for use in the Devro production process. Determine best practices across all sites, and lead efforts to align standards. You will have the ability to lead problem solving of new or existing electrical and control issues whilst providing technical support to all sites in the group, together with other engineering disciplines and main stakeholders.


  • To design and implement systems and processes to improve product and process performance, safety and quality and be able to offer advice to others on Control Systems, Automation, equipment selection and specification.​​
  • Develop and modify PLC, HMI, and SCADA programs to ensure that the effectiveness of new and installed automation is to the highest level. Modification of these programmes as required to include alternative control algorithms and tasks.​​
  • Define, plan, and organise all aspects of a project including financial evaluation, control of budgets and timescales to meet the stated objectives of that project that will safely deliver defined quality goals.​​
  • Be able to generate prototype designs and solutions, conduct testing, and justify the preferred design.​​
  • Perform commissioning and testing of new plant or automation systems, assessing their suitability for their stated purpose, and monitoring the performance once the system is live.​
  • Support improvements in Devro’s OT/Infosec systems globally. Liaise with others to establish best practice and support the transition across all sites. Have an understanding of and be able to utilise control communications protocols.​
  • Link with all sites in the Group to develop and improve our electrical and control design standards and ensure adherence with agreed local and international system design and equipment protocols.​
  • Ensure good communications between all sites to ensure a consistency of approach, foster mutual support between Control Engineers, and champion best practice between sites.

About you: 


  • An ability to troubleshoot and fault find in processes, whilst having an innovative approach to problem solving are essential
  • A working knowledge of improvement techniques and methodologies would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Automation, and OT InfoSec best practice
  • Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, both internally and externally


  • An excellent knowledge of electrical control and design is essential
  • Knowledge of electrical design standards is required. Drafting of wiring diagrams and layouts using AutoCAD or similar would be an advantage


  • You should be degree qualified in Electrical or Control Engineering with substantial industry experience

What next?

If this sounds like a role that you would be interested in, then we would love to hear from you.  To apply, please e-mail a copy of your CV, along with a cover letter explaining the key attributes that you could bring to the role. We would also recommend you speak with your manager to discuss your interest in this role.

Email address for applications: linsey.adair@devro.com

Closing Date:


Please note, closing dates are subject to change and, at times of high volume of applications, this may be brought forward.

Important to us:

We believe it takes diversity of thought, culture, background, and perspective to create a truly innovative company. If you require any adjustments to be able to pursue an application with us, please let our Recruitment team know.  

Information Security is paramount at Devro, so your application will be processed and stored in line with our data protection policies.