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Automation & IT Expert (Expansion Project)

Trieste, Via degli Alti Forni SNC

HHLA PLT Italy S.r.l.


HHLA PLT Italy is a multipurpose maritime terminal started in 2021, located in the middle of the fast-growing North Adriatic market. Here, the Expansion Project Team is planning and executing a game changer phased project aiming to integrate the current facility into a fully automated state-of-the-art container terminal, making use of the most advanced technologies and expertise.

Your gateway in the Adriatic to Europe

The Automation & IT Expert owns a part of the total automation solution from conceptualization to implementation.They review the operational flows and follows the Automation & IT requirements in close coordination with the Operations Implementation Team, the Safety team and the Asset team. They support documenting the solutions from a conceptual level down to the detailed technical solution that can be implemented. This implementation will be in close collaboration with the external equipment supplier and the internal teams. The Automation& IT Expert is a problem solver and collaborator across the project team gathering and sharing information.

Become part of HHLA PLT Italy and shape the gateway to the future with us!

What you can expect

  • Derive from the automation concept the technical solutions that will support the business/operations
  • Be a part of the solution of the automation & IT requirements for all operational flows
  • Project support automation topics or automated areas
  • Liaise with internal & external stakeholders
  • Apply best practices in terms of automation, IT & safety
  • Forecast problem areas and provide solutions
  • Share requirements with the Asset team
  • Interface with the HHLA PLT Italy existing IT and automation
  • Comply with all the safety and security rules and regulations lead by example
  • Support the department and business unit where required
  • Follow the corporate authority matrix, contract policies compliance guidelines
  • Actively report improvement opportunities to direct report

What you bring to the table

We’re looking for an accurate and process minded individual who can translate an automation concept into implemented solutions. The person would have a high sense of responsibility as the role is vital to ensure we meet our operational goals in line with our OPEX & CAPEX targets.

  • Good English (Italian and/or German are a plus)
  • Experience (5+ year(s)) in automation/IT (port experience highly valued but not mandatory)
  • Experience (5+ year(s)) in building processes and delivering automation projects
  • Thorough understanding safety in automated environment (experience with the Italian legal environment & EU machinery directive highly valued)
  • Strong problem solver – both in terms of technical solution as in collaborating with others
  • Ability to work in agile environment
  • Self-starter with the ability to translate high level concepts into technical solutions
  • Process & logic driven mentality
  • Degree in Engineering/IT/Automation other

The ideal candidate would have a valid EU working permit and would be willing to relocate to Trieste in short notice.

HHLA PLT Italy is part of HHLA Group, with over 6.400 employees worldwide. Success means different things to different people. Therefore, we try to make it possible for each employee working for us to be successful in their own way and develop professionally in accordance with our corporate goals.

If you would like to shape the future of HHLA PLT Italy together with us, we look forward to receiving your application - preferably online using our application form.

Your contact

HHLA PLT Italy S.r.l.
HR Management
Gulden Ceren Tapan Dewaelsche