Process Engineer

Posted 13 February 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameBeatriz Olmedo

Job description

Orion Group Life Sciences are currently recruiting a Process Engineer on behalf of our Multinational Biopharmaceutical Client based in Carlow on an initial 12-Month contract with potential to extend.

Exciting opportunities now exist for Project Engineers within our Project Engineering Group (CPEG), part of the larger Technical Engineering Department. Reporting to the Associate Director Technical Engineering (CPEG), as Project Engineer you will lead and manage multiple Engineering projects from scope development, design, build/install and qualify through to handover to operations for key Engineering projects. This includes but is not limited to Process improvements, capital projects and Lean projects across multi-disciplined functions which may also require global and network support and collaboration The suitable person will typically have prior related project engineering experience; ideally in manufacturing, preferably GMP Setting with process engineering and/or validation experience in a sterile manufacturing environment.

Role Functions

  • Manage multiple projects from scope development, design, build/install and qualify through to handover to operations for key Engineering projects.
  • Use scientific, product and process understanding as a basis for developing risk-based approaches to investigations and troubleshooting that will feed into future projects
  • Develop project scope, cost and delivery time schedule for projects, working and collaborating closely with NPI leads to ensure integration into ongoing Validations and/or Technical transfers
  • Collaborate closely with cross functional teams to establish scope in improvement projects as we ramp up to a fully commercial site
  • Be accountable for equipment design and qualification; assisting in C&Q execution planning; system boundary definition, system level and component criticality impact assessments, use of quality risk management, User Requirement Specs. And requirements traceability matrices, Document Mgt. Systems, FAT/SAT and C&Q protocol development, project implementation.
  • Drive and support continuous improvement by active participation in projects, system failure investigations and investigation reports, execution/development of change control, and contribution to Kaizen events as appropriate.
  • Act as a liaison with both global engineering services and facilities as well as specialist vendors to deliver projects on time and in full as required by the business
  • Comply with Global Policies, Procedures and Guidelines, regulatory requirements and execute current Good manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in the performance of day-to-day activities and all applicable job functions, ensuring consideration of the impact on GMP and compliance and decisions made. Accountable for compliance via documentation completion, risk assessments, closing out corrective action, participate in audits and inspections and proactively highlighting any issues around compliance.
  • Work collaboratively to drive a safe and compliant culture. Collaborate with multiple partners (e.g., Company network groups, third parties, vendors, quality, donor sites, Supply chain, IPT).
  • Presentations and reporting out on progress of projects to stakeholder as required.
  • Managing vendors for work on site ensuring compliance with safety and permitting requirements for all on site activities.
  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, knowledge & skills

  • Green Belt preferable
  • Considerable experience in a comparable role; would typically have experience operating as a senior professional and adding considerable value to the business
  • Would have engineering and/or validation experience in a sterile manufacturing environment and have a proven track record in leading a technical team through sustaining operations and technical transfer projects
  • Experience in leading through change would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of regulatory/code requirements to Irish, European and International Codes, Standards and Practices
  • In depth knowledge and experience of Sterile filling processes and equipment especially aseptic processing
  • Experience of executing and/or managing through equipment and process design and validation in a sterile environment
  • Excellent report, standards, policy writing skills required
  • Automation and MES knowledge
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and job-related computer applications required
  • Lean Six Sigma Methodology experience desired
  • Experience in audit preparation and execution desired
  • Having a strong safety ethos
  • Have proven record of process improvement implementation
  • Have a proven record of project management of change in a commercial site

Qualifications & Education

  • Bachelor's degree or higher preferred; ideally in a Science, Engineering or Other Technical discipline

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.