Process/Project Engineer

Posted 25 August 2022
Salary Negotiable
DisciplineLife Science
Contact NameShane Mulcahy

Job description

Orion Group Life Sciences are currently recruiting a Process/Project Engineer on behalf of our Pharmaceutical client based in Cork on an initial 18-month contract (Onsite)

Position Title:Process/Project Engineer - Purification System Owner Group

Role Description:

Responsible for providing engineering support to a large-scale biopharmaceutical project during all phases from design through to qualification.

This role focuses on supporting the technical aspects of design, procurement, installation, commissioning, and qualification of the bio process equipment associated with drug substance purification unit operations. The engineer will be responsible for providing routine technical support and oversight throughout the project lifecycle.


  • Review and approve design documents including URSs, General Arrangement drawings and P&IDs

  • Support HAZOPs and design review meetings

  • Provide technical input and oversight to all aspects of engineering design

  • Review testing protocols, reports and applicable manufacturing SOPs

  • Ensure all equipment installed is safe, effective and in compliance with industry standards and as per the design intent

  • Support equipment commissioning and qualification

  • Provide routine equipment technical support and troubleshooting

  • Provide technical training on process and equipment as required by Operations

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum qualification of a Primary Degree in Engineering, Science or equivalent with emphasis in biochemical engineering

  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical solutions for complex problems through equipment/process knowledge

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work independently

  • Aptitude in leading and managing project work/teams

  • A collaborative approach to problem solving


Experience and understanding of process, unit operations, and equipment associated with commercial biotechnology purification processes:

  • Chromatography

  • Filtration (Terminal and TFF)

  • Single use assemblies

  • Aseptic techniques

  • CIP & SIP

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.