Intrested in joining our Team?

We are strengthening our office in central Stockholm with a committed people with passion for challenging projects in all parts of the World.

We are currently looking for:

  • Project Managers
  • Process Engineers
  • Project Engineers & Designers
  • Automation Engineers

Preferably you have 5 – 10 years previous experience. Please get in Contact with us for more information about the positions.

Junior Automation Engineer

KeyPlants Automation are looking for a junior automation engineer for an excellent development opportunity, working from our office based in central Stockholm.

KeyPlants is an international project management and process design company which delivers both conventional and modular projects to the life science industry. We work in all parts of the world, and our customers are both big pharma companies and smaller companies that are based in Sweden as well as globally.

The suitable candidate will join a highly skilled automation group within a multi-discipline project team to deliver a full manufacturing facility from design through to final qualification.  The project will be a fantastic learning ground for a Graduate / Junior level Automation Engineer to develop, experiencing the full project execution cycle and working closely with other project disciplines such as process and electrical and instrumentation.

Graduate Engineering level upwards with relevant experience in automation projects or pharmaceutical and other GMP regulated industry experience will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include:

  • Member of a project team tasked supporting the design and build of the Siemens PCS 7 system
  • Design and Testing of control system software including control modules, equipment modules, graphics, alarms, safety interlocks etc.
  • Generating detailed design documents and qualification documents.
  • Executing FAT and qualification tests
  • Ensure that automation systems and associated documents are designed in compliance with all relevant GMP standards
  • Provide technical support to other department members


  • Suitability degree qualified engineer
  • Graduate level upwards with relevant experience in automation project/s or pharmaceutical, other GMP regulated industry is ideal
  • Some experience with Siemens PCS 7 would be an advantage
  • Experience with other automation systems would also be advantageous
  • Candidate should be a self-starter with excellent communication skills
  • She/he should work well in a team environment
  • Fluency in both Swedish and English
  • Ability to participate in cross functional teams

About KeyPlants Automation

KeyPlants Automation is a project focused automation integrator with a team of very experienced automation engineers.  We offer the full spectrum of automation services from site support to full project execution.  Based in central Stockholm we offer a fantastic location and a competitive work package.  In partnership with our parent company, KeyPlants, we can offer candidates the opportunity to work in large turn-key projects from conception to delivery, commissioning and qualification.

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What You’ll Do

As a project manager or project engineer at KeyPlants, your job will likely be as varied as our assignments and projects in Sweden and around the world. You would:

  • manage projects or design teams
  • design Life Science and advanced technology facilities
  • work closely with our clients as a consultant on their projects
  • execute commissioning and validation of equipment and systems
  • redesign processes that improve product quality, reduce operating costs, improve safety or protect the environment.

Who We Hire

We seek highly-motivated people who thrive in a collaborative environment. You will need a bachelor’s or master’s degree or similar in engineering.

Why KeyPlants?

At KeyPlants, opportunities to work on process technologies range from initial conception and development, through deployment, operations and project support. Our development areas include:

  • formulation and filling
  • oral solid dosage
  • biotech API
  • chemical API
  • laboratories
  • advance modular solutions with off-site construction

As an engineer at KeyPlants, you will work using computer simulations and detailed design tools to develop the specifications for new systems and equipment (such as clean room design, biotech, aseptic formulation and filling, containment, clean utility systems, modular solutions etc.), new pharmaceutical facilities or advanced technology plants.

Our team members typically:

  • spend their first years in process engineering with support of our senior engineers, executing commissioning and validation
  • move into new assignments after two to eight years of experience.
  • qualify for additional positions after 10 or more years of experience, including design manager, project manager, lead engineer, or sales manager.

Our People

Kjell Jansson

Project Manager at KeyPlants since 2015

What brought you to KeyPlants?
“The opportunity to work with pharmaceutical projects in an international environment. The high level of competence and knowledge in Pharmaceutical Engineering that the company has trough the employees; it’s an inspiring place to work.”

What’s the best thing about working for KeyPlants?
“The team spirit and the open-minded atmosphere. You can always ask silly questions and get a good answer and a helping hand.”

What would you tell a candidate interested in working for KeyPlants?
“If you want to have fun, like to work with international clients and challenging projects and have a great interest in engineering and new technologies – KeyPlants is right for you.”

Therese Krieg

Commissioning & Validation Engineer at KeyPlants since 2016

Therese KriegWhat brought you to KeyPlants?
“I was looking for an opportunity to work in interesting pharmaceutical projects. Also, to work alongside experienced colleagues as well as clients, and to learn something new every day – I found that at KeyPlants!””

What’s the best thing about working for KeyPlants?
“The friendly atmosphere and the professionalism. Everyone is here to make sure the projects are executed with the highest quality and are always happy to help. With every new project, you encounter opportunities to develop.”

What would you tell a candidate interested in working for KeyPlants?
“Send in your application! The variation in the projects and the interesting people you meet mean that you will never have a boring day at work!”