Lead Process Engineer - Upstream/Downsteam

Location: Louth, Republic of Ireland
Salary: €75000 - €85000 per annum
Posted: about 2 years ago
Role type: Permanent
Industry: Life Sciences & Engineering Practice, Engineering Leaders and Specialists
Contact name: Aisling Clements
Contact email: aisling.clements@hrmrecruit.com

Job description

A leading bio-pharmaceutical organisation who are establishing a new state-of-the-art facility in north Leinster are looking for an experienced Process Engineer with specialisation in either upstream or downstream processes. This is a new site to support customer demand within the EMEA markets. As this is the company's first site in Europe the engineering department will work closely with the global group to complete detailed design and all other processes and protocols as required. The company currently employs over 3,000 staff globally across their biologics business, which is one of a number of operations within the healthcare division.

If you are passionate about science, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and are ambitious this is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly expanding organisation.

The Role

As a leader within the process team you will be involved in front-end design through to installation liaising closely with on-site C&Q teams to ensure they manage full validation processes effectively. This is a challenging position and will require flexibility and creative approaches to problem solving. Reporting into the Associate Director of Process & Validation Engineering; this position sits within a new team of process and validation engineers. Other responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely within this group and liaising with multi-disciplinary teams on-site to deliver this project
  • Taking ownership of the front-end design of upstream and downstream manufacturing process
  • Once established focus will shift to process optimisation and ensuring the most efficient ways of working are in place
  • Challenging the design as required and managing the delivery of external suppliers into the project maintaining integrity of design and regulatory requirements throughout
  • Supporting the resolution of deviations; running investigations across equipment and process non-conformances, system failures and under-performance ensuring root cause analysis is completed, a solution is delivered, and corrective actions are implemented across systems and equipment
  • Collaborating closely with external manufacturing partners and affiliates within the network where required
  • Working closely with cross functional teams to deliver engineering projects - quality, supply-chain, manufacturing etc
  • Supporting the resolution of production issues from a process perspective

The Person

  • All applications must have a degree in Engineering with a minimum of 5 years' experience within a manufacturing environment leading a team operationally or within a project
  • The right person will have experience within a highly regulated GMP manufacturing operation - bio-tech or chemical sectors
  • A strong communicator with the ability to work well within a cross-functional team to achieve a common objective
  • Flexible approach to work and a positive attitude will be a good fit with the team dynamic
  • Be collaborative in your approach to work and be an effective communicator
  • Engage cross functionally to deliver on process improvement projects in conjunction with a site-based team
  • Autonomous and a self-starter who will use their initiative to drive actions forward

The Benefits

  • €75,000 - €85,000
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Personal healthcare
  • Pension contribution program
  • Life assurance
  • Share purchase scheme
  • Parking

To discover more about this opportunity, apply now or contact Aisling Clements at HRM on +353 1 632 1883 for a confidential discussion.


Aisling Clements

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