Validation Engineer

Posted 29 August 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameNicole Elphick

Job description

Orion Group Life Sciences are currently recruiting a number of Validation Engineers on behalf of our Multinational Pharmaceutical Client based in Carlow on initial 11-Month contracts with good potential for extension.

The successful candidates will support several aspects of Validation. The roles available that will require experienced, energetic and committed engineers are in the following areas:

Sterilisation - Autoclaves, SIP of vessels, Cleaning - Parts Washer and CIP of vessels, Isolator (Filling, Sterility & Material Transfer isolators) - HVAC, VHP, E-Beam and Depyrogenation systems, Controlled Temperature Units (CTU) - Temperature/Humidity Mapping, Filter Validation

Role Functions:

  • Design/Author/Review/Approve/Execute qualification/validation documentation and cycle development studies in line with the standard approval process.
  • Design/Author/Review/Approve/Execute Execution/development of change controls.
  • Resolving technical issues encountered during study execution.
  • Engagement with Production, Maintenance and Quality representatives in the assigned area of operations during execution of Cycle Development & Performance Qualification activities.
  • Technical input into quality notification by authoring/reviewing/approving investigations.
  • Perform root cause analysis of system failures, substandard performance, using standard tools and methods, to resolve machine and system issues.
  • Support continuous improvement through Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Serve as validation representative for cross functional projects and represent the validation team at global technical forums
  • Drive compliance of 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 actions, participation in audits and inspections and proactively highlighting any issues around compliance
  • Supporting regulatory audits and submissions as required.


In order to excel in this role, you will more than likely have considerable experience in a comparable role, with experience operating as individual contributor adding value to the business in a GMP manufacturing setting, as well as the following qualifications/skills:

  • Relevant technical qualification(s) in Applied Pharmaceutical / Biological / Chemical sciences or applied Technical / Engineering qualification, the successful candidate will also have a proven track record in delivering excellence.
  • Knowledge of CTU equipment qualification.
  • Knowledge of thermal mapping equipment.
  • Thermal mapping skills.
  • Exception / Deviation Management and Change Control.
  • Demonstratable experience of leading technical related projects.
  • Knowledge of process monitoring systems, automation systems (DeltaV), operational intelligence & data systems (Pi System) within a GMP manufacturing environment would be beneficial and desirable.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development is desirable.
  • Knowledge of regulatory/code requirements to Irish, European and International Codes, Standards and Practices.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex data, and link to equipment performance and out of specification findings as appropriate.
  • Report, standards, policy writing skills required.
  • Equipment and process validation.
  • Sterile Fill-Finish processes and equipment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and job-related computer applications required
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, to interface effectively with all levels of colleagues and with external customers in a team orientated manner.

Knowledge and experience of the below areas will be considered advantageous

  • Equipment Periodic Validation.
  • Equipment Validation Lifecycle.
  • Project Management Skills/Qualification.
  • Filter Validation & Container Closure Validation.
  • Autoclave/SIP Sterilisation Validation.
  • Dry Heat Sterilisation.
  • Isolator Qualification.
  • Vial and Syringe Processing Technologies.
  • Temperature Mapping.
  • Cleaning Validation.

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.