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Automation Lead Engineer - Nynäshamn, Sweden

The Nynas Engineering organization is divided into three groups, Plant-, Process- & Project Engineering, reporting to the Engineering Manager. You will belong to Plant Engineering - responsible for quality, discipline engineering input & resource management. Process Engineering is focused on pre-studies and concept engineering. Project Engineering consists of a team of project specialists managing the portfolio of Nynas projects.

The Automation Lead Engineer has overall responsibility for the Distributed Control System (DCS), which includes continuous development and optimisation of the DCS to ensure highly profitable & reliable operation at the refinery in Nynäshamn. Main tasks are maintenance, configuration and programming the distributed control system, Delta V and related applications such as PI (data Infrastructure), G2 (tank farm monitoring and control system) and AMS (protection system). You will also support Engineerings investments projects and provide resources to those. The position is estimated to work 70% with daily operation of the DCS and 30% in Investment projects. 

Key responsibilities

  • Overall responsible for the Distributed Control System (Delta V) which is use at the Nynas refinery.
  • Responsible for the daily operation and reliability of Delta V
  • Close cooperation with the shift operators, instrumentation workshop and production Engineers.
  • Responsible for continuously development activities for DCS.
  • Member in projects as being responsible for the automation discipline.
  • Competence and resource planning in projects.
  • Quality Assurance of automation activities in all investment projects managed by Engineering.
  • Review cost calculations and investment request documentation applicable to the DCS.
  • Assures that engineering and design in all projects fulfills rules and regulations together with Nynas policies regarding automation Engineering.
  • Project Manager for operations and maintenance projects within automation.

Candidate profile

As a person you are service-minded, like to have responsibility and being confident to take lead. You need to have the ability to work independently, be structured and accurate. It’s important to have social skills and the ability to communicate and cooperate, regardless of situation.

  • In order to assist your application for this position, you need to fulfil the following criteria:
  • At least a YH education within automatic control engineering / automation or an academic degree in automation or mechatronics.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience from a process industry and experience of working with DeltaV control system or equivalent control system.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English with some Swedish proficiency and a willingness to improve.

Within Nynas AB’s Swedish operations we apply random alcohol and drug testing.

Contact and application

We are cooperating with Dreamwork in this recruitment. Please contact Christofer Dahlman, tel +46 40 660 12 16, if you have any questions. Please apply thru this link


Working at Nynas means working according to our three core values: Dedication, Cooperation and Proactivity:

Dedication involves doing one’s best in every situation and taking responsibility for customers, colleagues and society in general.

Cooperation means working together for mutual trust and support, which creates a corporate culture that encourage cross-border and cross-functional meetings, job rotation and training.

Proactivity includes thinking ahead, being open to new ideas and continuously seeking new solutions and opportunities so that Nynas can continue to be at the forefront of development.

Welcome to join us!

As an Automation Lead Engineer you are expected to take an overall responsibility for the automation system at our refinery in Nynäshamn.