Project Engineer

Posted 15 May 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameBeatriz Olmedo

Job description

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


The Project Engineer is responsible for safely coordinating and leading projects associated with Process Improvements, Automation, Aseptic processing, New Processing equipment with some Facility / utilities modifications to incorporate same. The primary responsibility of the role is to ensure that Projects meet their agreed goals/targets on time and on budget. The E&T Engineer reports directly to the Senior Manager of Engineering who will give advice and support to ensure the equipment/facility/utilities design and goals/targets are achieved.



* Safely coordinate and lead cross functional project teams for the delivery of processing equipment to the site based on planned timelines and scope. Processing equipment would include e.g., Packaging equipment, Assembly equipment, Inspection equipment, Autoclaves, RABS & Isolator Filling machines, LAF units, Compounding skids, Vessels etc.

* Writing User Requirement Specifications.

* Selecting Vendors and completing Vendor evaluation matrix.

* Writing RCE's, placing orders, Project Management & Design review meetings.

* Working to the ASME BPE 2019 Standard and relevant ISPE Guidelines etc.

* Coordination of processing equipment installation and services hook up, working with Equipment Vendors and Engineering personnel.

* Lead the Project Team participation in Factory Acceptance Testing program.

* Coordination of all equipment documentation requirements.

* Commissioning of equipment and Engineering support during qualification.

* Work with the E&T Senior Manager & System Owner / Project Team.

* Handover training, coordination of O&M manuals, Spare parts, & PM schedules.


* Contribute to a team environment on specific technical problem-solving forums associated with Product manufacture & Aseptic fill.

* Deliver on Process improvement / cost reduction projects.


* Lead your regular weekly / bi-weekly Project review meetings with your Project team.

* Attend the twice weekly E&T Tier 2 meeting with your manager.

Key Requirements:

Education and Experience/Knowledge

Third level qualification in an Engineering or equivalent discipline/experience

Experience of working in Biologics, Pharmaceuticals or Medical device industry.

Min of 2 to 5 years' experience.

Project management experience with proven record

Assured self-starter with proven technical ability

Good communication and interpersonal skills required to operate in a multi-function project team set up.

Ability to work within a team using your own initiative to articulate and deliver specific functional requirements for all aspects of the project and work with members of various disciplines and functions across the project.

Good team leading skills and ability to work closely with other areas/departments within an organization.


Relationship Building: Establishing working relationships with main contacts through a hands-on approach and giving clear and concise instruction.

Communication: Good communication and presentation skills, both written and oral - ability to present data in a clear and concise manner to team members and where required to management.

Planning and Organizing: Able to plan activities and tasks whilst ensuring the required number of people are available and in place to perform the task.

Decision making: Identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities whilst working within a team environment to provide a solution.

Adaptability: Able to work in a fast, dynamic, environment whilst being able to adjust readily to meet unexpected constraints.

Passion for results: Drive, high energy and ability to work under pressure and deliver results.

Receptivity to feedback - Receptive to the ideas of others and welcome and accept constructive feedback.

Culture fit: Have a people centered approach in a team environment whilst upholding the values and ethos of the company.

Other requirements (i.e. Travel)

Undertake any travel that the role may require for design review meetings, build inspections, Factory acceptance tests (FAT`s) etc. This will be ad-hoc (0-4) times per year depending on business requirements.

The role is an onsite role in Westport.

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.