Chemical Design Engineer - Pharma - Kildare

Location: Ireland

EUR 65,000 - 95,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2301-31824

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Process Engineer with 5+ years of experience in engineering design as facilities/plants engineers or consulting engineers of life science, biotech, or related projects?

This is a contract or permanent position and rate salary are open to negotiation, experience dependent.

If you are looking for a role with great scope to develop your career, contact Karen +353-1-7978720 for an informal chat or send your CV to for review.

Chemical Design Engineer - Pharma - Kildare

Job Description

Provide design leadership and engineering expertise for Process systems for the Life Science, Life Science, Energy & Environmental Technologies, and other High-Tech Infrastructure industries as assigned.

Develop process flow diagrams (PFD’s), process and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID’s), data sheets, sizing and preparing specification for Equipment & Instruments.

Interact with project management, vendors and clients in coordination, design and construction of process piping systems for biopharmaceutical facilities and other facilities. 

Complete process engineering studies, reports and calculations.

Be responsible for the safety philosophy and results for areas of responsibility on each project.  

Responsible for the verification that the design is consistent with industry-accepted practice, leading edge technologies and special client preferred features.

Develop calculations of loads and sizing of equipment, direct physical layout of systems, write/edit specifications, prepare design drawings, and coordinate process system interfaces.

Contribute to the development of the Process Knowledge Centre and use information already developed by others in the process discipline.

Attend self-improvement seminars and/or courses and improve skills in areas of focus as assigned by the Discipline Director.

Perform QA/QC on projects led by discipline leads.

Support, by active participation, corporate and discipline specific procedures and policies.

Regularly collaborate with global and particularly European engineering


Chemical Engineering or Process Engineering Degree

Minimum 2 years as a Lead Engineer

Minimum 5 years of experience in engineering and design

Minimum 3 years of experience in engineering design as facilities/plants engineers or consulting engineers of life science, biotech, or related projects

Required to be a team player with good interpersonal and communication skills, including both written and verbal communications

Desire to concentrate on details

Willingness for occasional travel

Driving Licence


Salary with excellent benefits or contract rates if preferred

€65 - 95K

€55 - 65/hour

Salary dependent on experience


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Chemical or Process Engineer interested in roles based in Kildare, you can contact Karen by e-mail at or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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