Senior Process Engineer - Pharma - Dublin

Location: Ireland


Job Type: Contract

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2211-31438

Consultant: Claire Doyle

Are you a Process with a minimum of 10+ years’ recent relevant experience in a process engineering role in the Pharma/Chemical/Biotech industry.

Do you have an understanding and hands on experience with reactors, filter dryers, solvents, powder charging and powder discharging.

If you have the relevant experience, please forward your CV to for review or call 353 1 7978720 to discuss in confidence.

Senior Process Engineer - Pharma - Dublin 

Job Description 

Our client is an international engineering and PM consultancy with Life Science projects across Ireland.

The successful candidate must have strong leadership and planning qualities, be adaptable to change and be comfortable working cross functional design and production teams delivering to strict deadlines and budgets.

Pharmaceutical process knowledge, equipment specification development and understanding of validation is required.

Leading and Managing the Process Design for Small Molecule API projects for the introduction of new products, equipment, and processes to meet all safety, quality, regulatory and operational requirements. Also includes Leading the Process Design on non-production projects, such as Utilities, Tanks Farms, Incinerators and Waste Water Treatment plants.

Supporting Process development (as part of technical transfer), troubleshooting and optimisation.

Development of process estimates, including equipment costs.

Working with a cross functional Design team to ensure accurate completion of Detailed Design, on time and on budget

Working with a cross functional team as part of project planning and deployment; including collaboration with supporting departments such as Technical Development, Production/Operations, Quality, Safety, Facilities and Engineering.

Process mapping, gap analysis/identification for new and existing pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.

Equipment specification, process design, commissioning (if required) and as building

Development and Management of the Change Control for the Project using the Client’s Trackwise system.

Other Functional Responsibilities

Co-ordinating design changes using the Client approved change control procedure to ensure that cGMP is adhered to.

Generation, review and approval of project documentation (Scope, User Requirement Specifications etc)

Supervision of Junior Process Engineers if specific project requires additional support

Support validation activities for project activities including review of validation documentation and attendance at validation activities as required (FAT, IQ, OQ etc).

To ensure that all new equipment is bought in accordance with appropriate site procedures & regulations. 

To provide technical support to system end users of new and existing equipment including but not limited to troubleshooting technical issues and assisting with process investigations.

To facilitate and participate in meetings and workshops as part of Projects and Continuous Improvement activities.

Hazop attendance and management of the closeout of the Hazop Recommendations 

Update existing Hazardous Area reports for Equipment/Process

Provide technical updates to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to the equipment/process changes

To adhere fully to all safety policies, procedures and regulations.

To participate in all training and assessment activities related to the role.

To perform all activities in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice.

To record and report any Process changes relating to the projects, which could impact budget and schedule

To create, review and approve Site Engineering Specifications and other documents as required, ensuring the acceptability of content and format.


B.Eng in Chemical and Processing Engineering or appropriate science or engineering discipline.

A minimum of 10+ years’ recent relevant experience in a process engineering role in the Pharma/Chemical/Biotech industry.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Process understanding and experience e.g. reactors, filter dryers, solvents, powder charging and powder discharging.

A proven track record in process design, development, support and improvement is required.

A good understanding of ATEX and Hazardous Area Zoning

The ability to organise, plan and execute multiple tasks to tight schedules

Additional Skills

Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities is required.

Proven track record of process-based activities in the pharmaceutical industry.

Experience with process technologies.

Experience with process equipment procurement.

Good communication skills combined with an imaginative and creative approach to problem solving.

Strong leadership skills and the ability to work in cross-functional team environments, as well as independently.


Minimum 12 month Contract 

Competitive hourly rate 


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you are Senior Process Engineer interested in roles based in Dublin, you can contact Karen by e-mail at Karen or phone 353 1 9696683 for a confidential chat.

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