Process Engineer Team Lead

Posted 05 May 2022
SalaryExcellent Package
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEngineering Leaders and Specialists
ContactBrian Maher

Job description

Role: Process Engineer Team Lead- Operations

The client is a global Contract Development and Manufacturing organisation (CMDO).

They have led the way in the development, scale-up and commercial manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Chemical Intermediates.

With a talented workforce, exceptional technical capabilities, and facilities they have made some of the world's most important medicines and continue to do so.

Reporting to: Process Group Manger

Primary Role Description:

The core function of this role is to manage and coordinate the activities of a team of Process Engineers, providing technical support and engineering expertise to support manufacturing in all plants including new product introductions.

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with both internal stakeholders and customers involved in the development, manufacture & supply of APIs including EHS, Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering & Maintenance groups

The Role:

  • Provide support and oversight for the activities of Operations engineers as required. Promote the development of technical excellence within the Operations group.
  • Provide plant expertise, support, and coaching to the Operations engineering group.
  • Drive plant set up and changeover activities, including the execution of changeover plans. Manage and identify opportunities for improvement in the areas of Changeover and Cleaning.
  • Ensure team members implement and co-ordinate change control activities as required and that these changes are implemented safely and effectively.
  • Drive plant campaigns and ensure a focus is maintained by plant personnel and campaign support team members on achieving throughput & yield.
  • Document and investigate process and equipment deviations.
  • Manage and identify opportunities for improvement in the areas of Throughput and Yield.
  • Develop and maintain a high level of personal expertise and working knowledge of the operation of all plants through continuous training and development initiatives.
  • Lead and support quality and safety investigations. Support the technical and professional development of engineers and identify learning opportunities for the group.

The Person:

  • E. Chemical Engineering or Process Engineering (Masters Qualification desirable but not essential) or a similar relevant qualification and/or level of experience.
  • 5+ years' experience in the Pharmaceutical industry, preferably small molecule API.
  • Strong technical background in Process Engineering and good understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Strong interpersonal and communicational skills, as well as excellent problem solving skills and commitment to safety, compliance and continuous improvement.
  • Capability to build alignment with business partners and customers including EHS, Quality, Operations, Engineering & Maintenance organisations.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and build strong relationships by being transparent, reliable and delivering on commitments.

The Package:

  • Excellent opportunities for career enhancement and personal development
  • Competitive base salary
  • Annual bonus linked to business results
  • A well-established further education program.
  • Pension scheme
  • Private Healthcare

To learn more, apply online or contact Brian Maher on +353 1 6321821 | for a confidential discussion.