Project Engineer

Posted 02 May 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameBeatriz Olmedo

Job description

Orion Group Life Sciences are currently recruiting 2 Project Engineer - MHR on behalf of our Multinational Biopharmaceutical client based in Sligo on an initial 12-month contract with huge potential to extend.


  • To provide Engineering services to the plant, in order to maximise the availability of all Site Process Equipment and Utilities.
  • To manage capital engineering projects within site following the Companie's Project Lifecycle approach (typical project value range: anything up to €5 million).
  • To support the engineering teams in controlling uptime of process equipment and optimizing efficiencies both in equipment and process performance.
  • To support the Engineering team with the emphasis on continual operational improvements.
  • To provide process engineering support and technical trouble shooting within the site.
  • To improve the operations and reliability of equipment and processes by the successful identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives.
  • To manage the execution of projects within the engineering group including specific Process Safety Projects.
  • To support the provision of process safety initiatives to the site.
  • To liaise with Production to ensure equipment performance is maximized.
  • To liaise with Internal/External Engineering Personnel and contract maintenance providers in maintaining, troubleshooting and installing/commissioning equipment.
  • To provide engineering support and technical trouble shooting to all site operations and reliability of equipment and processes by the successful identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Leadership of process equipment commissioning and validation activities.
  • Identification and project management of continuous improvement projects.
  • Work closely with all site functions and other departments to deliver these continuous improvement projects.
  • Preparation of feasibility studies and budget management for all assigned projects.
  • Management and negotiation of external contracts and contractors.
  • Support all major site initiatives and sites core goals.



  • Degree in a relevant Engineering Discipline (Mechanical/Chemical/Process)
  • 5 years + strong site experience in API Manufacturing / OSD Manufacturing / BioPharm but will consider more junior (3 years) if they have relevant project site experience.
  • Proven track record in delivering Capital Projects - new equipment, utilities, facilities, etc.
  • Good knowledge of change control and C&Q processes/execution.

Must have demonstrated relevant site experience of one or more of the below:

  • API process equipment trains (reactors, filter dryers, pumps, process pipework,
  • milling, containment technology - gloveboxes, downflow booths, etc.).
  • Drug Product equipment (tablet press, roller compaction, tablet coater, material
  • handling - post hoists, blenders, milling - Quadro Comils, etc.)
  • Cleanroom processing/utilities - HVAC, CIP systems, Purified water generation
  • and distribution systems, etc.
  • Knowledgeable/competent with executing change control.
  • Experience in process engineering, with relevant experience of batch processing,
  • automation, project management, commissioning and validation, equipment reliability
  • and continuous improvement.
  • Working knowledge of distributed control systems, such as Delta V.
  • This is a hand-on role requiring a logical and structured approach to resolving day to
  • day engineering issues typical of a live manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of cGMP and regulatory requirements relating to the Healthcare industry is
  • required.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to deliver projects on
  • schedule, within budget, and meeting the predefined quality requirements.


  • Trackwise change control system experience.
  • Electrical background - competency with electrical system design & installation
  • (process equipment and site electrical infrastructure), familiar with ATEX regulations and requirements.

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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.