Senior Process Engineer (Capital Projects), Global Engineering Solutions
Weystrasse, Lucerne, Switzerland
vor 4 Tg.

Job Description

The Senior Specialist will be a Process Engineer in the Technology Centre of Global Engineering Solutions (GES), participating on high performing teams responsible for capital project scope and technical studies that support our company's business objectives.

Under the direction of a Process Lead or a Technology Director, the Senior Specialist will have varying degrees of responsibility across project deliverables ranging from initial concept phase, process design and specification, vendor management, and commissioning & qualification.

The individual collaborates with other our company's Integrated Project Team (IPT) members (e.g., Plant Operations, Project Management, Technology, Maintenance, Automation, and Safety), Engineering Firms and Vendors to progress deliverables.

This role provides opportunities to actively support projects end-to-end, from business case development through design to process start-up and the ultimate implementation and realization of the capital project solution.

The Senior Specialist will be responsible for planning, design, and implementation of capital projects including scope generation, process and facility design, equipment selection, vendor interaction, factory acceptance testing, construction support, equipment qualification, facility start-up, technology transfer, and process demonstrations.

The Senior Specialist shall exhibit strong leadership, interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills for both decision making and guiding team members.

The candidate should have a strong understanding of the line of business, understand lean design and delivery, have the ability to implement standard work, and be able to lead technical areas and capital projects from an end to end perspective.

The Senior Specialist will initially provide primary support to the Small Molecule area for Human Health and Animal Health lines of business, and is expected to develop and maintain technical knowledge in their respective area(s) of expertise.

With a large volume and variety of capital project work in GES, this position will also afford future opportunities to be exposed to multiple business areas.

This may include Large Molecule Biologics / Vaccines / Sterile both for Human Health and Animal Health, with a focus on potential future potent products and associated facilities and containment technologies.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Interface with our company's IPT members in support of capital project delivery, providing solutions that meet business objectives.
  • Ability to assess multiple options and select a leading approach.
  • Core knowledge should include specification of unit operations, P&ID development, Hazard Analysis, equipment operation, commissioning & qualification.
  • Familiarity with active pharmaceutical ingredient and oral solid dose unit operations, chemical handling, process safety, and containment approaches in terms of solution development.
  • Operating within cost and schedule constraints of the project and department
  • Lead and collaborate with contractors, suppliers and other team members in the execution of the work, ensuring adherence to the GES Project Roadmap for capital project execution
  • Active participation in and lead peer reviews across multiple projects.
  • Maintain knowledge of best practices and industry trends; may participate in professional / technical organizations.
  • Participate in the development and review of core documents such as procedures, practices, engineering guidelines, standards, etc.
  • Percent of travel : 25% for projects assignments outside of primary location. Travel and flexibility in project assignment location is required;
  • some assignments may require short term travel assignments.


    As a company we are committed to Inventing for Life’ in all that we do. We keep the patient at the very heart of all that we do and strive to find solutions and treatments for some of the world’s most challenging healthcare needs.


    In Ireland we are one of the country’s leading healthcare companies, having first established here over 50 years ago. We currently employ over 2,200 people, across four sites in Ballydine, Co Tipperary, Brinny, Co Cork, Carlow and Dublin and, in addition, operate substantial Human Health (Commercial) and Animal Health businesses.

    To date, we have invested $2.5 billion in our Irish operations and our annual turnover ranks us as one of Ireland’s top 20 companies.

    Currently, our Irish sites manufacture approximately half of our companies top twenty products, saving and enhancing lives around the world.

    Our Ballydine site develops and supplies the active ingredients and final formulated product for a range of innovative medicines at its manufacturing and R&D facilities.

    The plant, which has been operating in Tipperary for over 40 years, exports to over 25 countries around the world with primary markets being Europe, USA and Japan.

    Our highly-skilled local workforce of 500 employees is now leading the way in the development of new medicines, which is being manufactured in Tipperary for patients around the world.

    The Company’s existing portfolio and future pipeline offers team members the opportunity to operate at the cutting-edge of science and technology, and develop new treatments that positively impact patients across the globe.

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