Process Engineering Department Lead - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 100,000 - 135,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2301-31576

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Process Engineering Department Lead with 8+ years experience in a Bio/Pharmaceutical background?

Are you an experienced Process Engineer with the ability to support the management and execution of projects from initiation to closeout?

Do you have excellent people skills with a proven ability to work in partnership at all levels?

If interested, Please call Karen on +353-1-7978720 or send your CV to for review.

Process Engineering Department Lead - Dublin 

Job Description

Our Client is expanding their existing Process Design team and now require a Process Engineering Department Lead to support and lead projects from their Dublin office.

This is a key role for the company.

As Process Engineering Department Lead, you will lead and take ownership for stages of projects from concept to detailed design on projects largely within the Biopharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical industry. 

Your responsibilities will include leading various stages of projects from concept to detailed design. 

A key part of your role will be to support and mentor your team-members.

Manage a team of Process Engineers, ranging from graduate to senior level.

Performance reviews


Project resourcing

CPD for team members

Coordination of the Process Design Team to manage and achieve project deliverables and design optimization.

Delivery of agreed design scope within budget hours and schedule

Design and specification of equipment and systems to current regulations and design standards.

Selection/liaison with Suppliers for both standard and bespoke equipment

Preparation of tender packages for process equipment 

Tender Bid Assessment both technical and commercial

Technical input to project proposals.

Technical input and support for Process Design Team

Developing process solutions for new NPIs and new projects.

Responsible for all project process deliverables

Process calculations such as hydraulic calculations and relief device sizing

Interfacing with client design team/end user

Lead Technical and Safety reviews

Design of process and utilities - preparation of PFDs, P&IDs, equipment sizing calculations.

Development URS, FRS, P&ID’s, and other project and process drawings and documentation.

Ensure the compliance of design in accordance with all codes and standards, policies and guidelines

Coordination of design with other design disciplines and equipment suppliers.


Bachelor Engineering (B.E. Hons. or higher) in Chemical Engineering or equivalent

Have 8+ years in Bio/Pharma/API Design 

Awareness of process safety engineering and process safety management

Previous participation in HAZOPs and Design Risk Assessments

Significant design experience in the Life Sciences sector

Ability to work on own initiative.

Proven ability to successfully manage the delivery of projects., acting in a client facing role on Equipment, Facility and Utility design projects

Proven ability to lead/manage a team of process engineers 

Energetic and dynamic with excellent people management, interpersonal and communication skills to operate within a project delivery environment.

Proven experience in project management capacity, executing projects from inception to completion.


Salary neg. based on Experience


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you are interested in this role you can contact Karen by e-mail at or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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