Senior Process Engineer - Conceptual Design - Biotech - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 100,000 - 120,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1901-12421

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Senior Process Engineer with conceptual design experience within the Biotech sector?

Would you be interested in working for a leading international EPCm consultancy with a reputation for managing complex projects?

If interested, send your CV to for review or call +353 1 7978720 to discuss

Senior Process Engineer - Biotech 


Our Client is a leading global partner for architecture, engineering, construction and project management in the fields of Advanced Technology Facilities, the Life Science industries, Energy & Environmental Technologies, Mission Critical, Electronics and other High-Tech Infrastructures.

Their focus is on technically complex projects; from concept development to turnkey services.

Job Description

The Senior Process Engineer will be the leading Chemical Engineer on the team, specialising in the design of Process Equipment, Process Support Equipment, and Utilities for life-science and biopharmaceutical facilities (e.g. WIFI systems, bioreactors, and CIP systems).


The Senior Engineer is expected to supervise a team of engineers on large projects, and mentor junior engineers. 

The candidate will be required to have engineering expertise in the pharmaceutical/life science field.

Project history should include biopharmaceuticals and/or small molecule facilities.

Specialty chemical experience would be a plus.

The candidate should be well versed in FDA requirements and cGMP design.

This candidate’s credentials and experiences will be a strong selling point in the BD Team’s proposals. 

Lead a team of Process Engineers and Designers on larger projects

Maintain and foster morale and culture within the discipline

Interact and coordinate with project management, vendors, clients, design members and fellow engineers to solve complex process engineering and piping issues

Support Business Development Activities as required

Develop Process Flow Diagrams (PFD’s), process and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID’s), data sheets, and develop/edit specifications for equipment

Develop calculations for mass balances, utility loads and equipment sizing etc.

Interact with piping and architectural groups to direct physical layout of systems

Coordinate process system interfaces with the mechanical group or other team members, and provide input to the civil, structural, electrical and I&C engineering teams

Verify that the design is consistent with industry-accepted practice, leading-edge technologies and special client-preferred features

Perform self QA/QC on deliverables, as well as on deliverables by other engineers.

Complete process engineering studies and reports

Participate in Services During Construction activities including reviewing RFI’s, submittals, responding to design change notices, issuing field change bulletins, attending site walk-throughs and issuing field observation reports, developing operational and functional acceptance tests, developing record drawings and producing other system documentation

Understand and work within the scope, schedule, deliverables, and man-hours budgeted for assigned tasks

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

Regularly collaborate with global and US engineering counterparts with respect to technology advancements, lessons learned, and design techniques and calculations

Contribute to the development of the Process Knowledge Center

Attend self-improvement seminars and/or courses and Professional Society meetings in areas of focus as assigned by the Discipline Director

Perform technical and business presentations with clients and employees

Mentor junior engineers on basic engineering applications and principals

Assist in the selection and development of the platform process engineering staff

Maintain continuous positive relationships with staff, other disciplines and clients

Help foster continuous improvement throughout process department

Participate in Client interviews and proposal development within the platform


Chemical Engineering degree

10-15 years of process experience in the Life Sciences and Chemicals or related field

Excellent understanding of cGMP regulations

Experience in equipment layout, piping design and P&ID’s

Professional Engineering License(s) (optional)

Proficiency using Microsoft tools such as MS Word, Outlook , PowerPoint and Excel

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including both written and verbal communications

Comfortable delivering both technical and marketing presentations

Willingness and ability for occasional travel to visit client/project sites

Excellent analytical skills including the ability to recognize and solve design problems

Excellent u nderstanding of engineering work processes and project execution

Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines

Experience coordinating with other disciplines, designers, and engineers


Excellent package for the right candidate

Permanent contract or contract rate offered, depending on 


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact sheila by e-mail or phone +353-1-7978720

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