Process automation

Automation is increasingly playing a crucial role in projects. Witteveen+Bos has expertise on process automation at all levels, from vision to execution. As a consultancy and engineering firm, we are committed to finding the best comprehensive solutions and, as a result, almost always adopt a multidisciplinary approach.

Our process automation engineers frequently collaborate with other specialists at Witteveen+Bos in various fields: energy, water and industry, built environment, ports, and infrastructure and mobility. Without exception, our solutions aim at maximum practical functionality, taking all relevant considerations into account.

Process automation engineers at Witteveen+Bos work on current issues including:

  • Designs for (platform-independent) uniform functional and technical specifications for industrial automation systems
  • Translation of process designs into functional designs and architecture for process automation, deploying and displaying the right information in the best way (for example, in a SCADA environment)
  • Designs for IoT solutions, functional synchronised models (e.g. digital twins) and model-based schemes (e.g. based on artificial intelligence)
  • Works supervision for and the testing and commissioning of industrial automation systems
  • Independent realisation of digital applications in ‘proof of concept’ form
  • Optimisation of process controls and measurement and control systems using quick scans
  • Security by design and advice on (cyber)security based on IEC62443 (certified)
  • Coordination of or technical contribution to multidisciplinary projects in various work forms, such as agile, scrum or waterfall
  • Contract preparation and tender supervision for renovation and construction of electrical and industrial process automation systems
  • System-oriented contract management for process automation projects
  • Instrumentation specifications for basic and detailed designs
  • Critical safety systems, both for process and general safety
  • Standardisation of process automation systems at functional, technical and organisational levels



Arjen Hartsuiker

Teamleader Process Automation Engineering