Permitting/Scheduling Engineer

Posted 13 July 2022
Salary Negotiable
LocationCounty Meath
DisciplineLife Science
Contact NameRonan Brady

Job description

Orion Group Life Sciences are currently recruiting a Permitting/Scheduling Engineer on behalf of our Multinational Biopharmaceutical client based in Co. Meath on an initial 11-month contract (with potential to extend).



  • Oversee the site Permit to Work program ensuring compliance with local and corporate (MSD) regulations
  • Act as the site Permit to Work Champion
  • Organise external contractors as they come to site to execute PQ activities per schedule details.
  • Manage & supervise contractors though the Permit to Work system while carrying out project activities on site.
  • Manage and control the site Permit to Work inventory, incl RAMS reviews and approvals.
  • Deliver Permit to Work process training to site-based personnel and contingents
  • Manage Vendor training on the high hazard Permit areas e.g. Confined Space Entry, EHS Device Bypass, Energised Electrical Work, Excavation and Trenching, Hot Works, Lifting Operations, Line Breaking, LOTO/COHE, Mobile Crane, Working at Height etc.
  • Develop and execute an auditing process for the program incl. contractor evaluations.
  • Coach site users on best practice
  • Network with other Irish MSD site equivalents to share best-practice ideas
  • Ensure documentation associated with the Permit to Work system, e.g. SOP, forms and checklists, are periodically reviewed and updated when required.


  • Hold and attend team meetings to manage the schedule deliverables
  • Develop and maintain an up-to date detailed plan in Microsoft project from workshop updates and Project team/site updates to deliver required team(s) milestones and the critical PQ activities to meet the project milestones
  • Use visualisation tools i.e Power-Bi to support stakeholder updates on progress.
  • Work with the project planners to integrate the PQ schedule into the critical path schedule
  • Manage & supervise contractors though the Permit to Work system while carrying out project activities on site.
  • Facilitate daily/Weekly whiteboards to manage daily activities.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Education:

  • Biologics drug substance manufacturing experience is desired.
  • Permitting experience with eg one look system or similar electronic system.
  • PQ experience with HVAC, Clean utilities, CTU's BSC's, containment labs, & Gases (N2, CO2 etc).
  • Microsoft project scheduling experience - min 2 years
  • Contractor management skill - past record for organising contractors work on site, permitting, safety management, supervision and sign off permits on site. (PSCS/PSDP past experience a plus)
  • Safe pass training.
  • Bachelor of Science in Science, Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience within either Biopharma, Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Industries
  • Experience required in a leadership role with a multi-national organisation.
  • Biologics drug substance manufacturing experience is desired.

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.