Engineering Systems Engineer

Posted 08 June 2022
LocationCounty Meath
DisciplineLife Science
Contact NameRonan Brady

Job description

Orion Group Life Sciences are currently recruiting an Engineering Systems Engineer on behalf of our Multinational Biopharmaceutical client based in Co. Meath on an initial 12-month contract (with potential to extend).


  • Act as system owner / subject matter expert for Engineering and relevant EHS management systems and standards, including: - contractor management, permit to work, permit office, engineering business continuity plan, environmental management, statutory inspections, mechanical testing program, emergency response and engineering technical standards.
  • Coordinate and execute gap assessments of current processes against corporate Engineering and EHS standards and industry best practices; identify remediation and ongoing improvement actions and drive to completion.
  • Act as site system owner / subject matter expert for application of corporate engineering and facility design standards to site.
  • Coordinate and execute gap assessments for compliance with the design standards; identify remediation and ongoing improvement actions and drive to completion.
  • Continually monitor industry and corporate policies, procedures, standards, and programs; recommend improvements where necessary.
  • Liaise with corporate and Ireland-site colleagues on the application of the EHS and engineering standards; take part in cross-site teams to support standardised application across sites.
  • Develop and implement safe systems of work for manufacturing and maintenance operations.
  • Implement and support the sites environmental management programme.
  • Support ongoing assessment and improvement of engineering and facility systems against cGMP requirements, including Quality Management System standards and guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain the facility and engineering aspects of the site Business Continuity Plan. Identify and implement process and equipment / facility improvements to control business risks.
  • Support equipment and process introduction and modifications through advising on compliance with engineering / facility design standards as part of the Change Management Process.
  • Act as engineering representative on relevant cross functional site projects.
  • Lead key sections of the site Emergency Response programme, ensuring the programme is permanently ready for deployment.
  • Provide relevant training and support to colleagues.
  • Lead and support relevant site investigations, identifying root cause and measures to prevent recurrence.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

  • 3rd level qualification in an Engineering, technical discipline or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in biotechnology, pharmaceutical industry or equivalent.
  • In-depth knowledge of safety and engineering standards and best practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of cGMP regulatory requirements for management of engineering systems and processes.
  • Experience in executing risk assessments.
  • Knowledge of environmental management programmes.
  • Experience in the management of safe systems of work.
  • A good understanding of manufacturing processes, equipment, utilities, and maintenance practices.
  • Understanding of the principles of Business Continuity and the application to a pharmaceutical manufacturing site.
  • Experience in investigation and problem solving using structured problem-solving techniques.
  • Proven experience in implementing change and project management.
  • The ability to think logically and work proactively under pressure.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative in a constructive manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.