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Senior Process Engineer

  1. South East
  1. Permanent
£50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: + benefits package
  1. CAPEX Projects
Date Posted02 Mar 2020

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A global pharmaceutical organisation based in the south east of England are currently looking for an experienced Senior Process Engineer. 

Main Job Purpose
• Provide process engineering expertise for production of plasma-derived products in a pharmaceutical, GxP environment;
• Lead and provide technical expertise on all aspects of process engineering including feasibility studies, concept and detailed design, constructability, commissioning and operation etc.;
• Provide process engineering expertise on cross functional projects including process & utility improvements and technology transfer
• Support and improve process reliability through root cause analysis and troubleshooting of existing processes and equipment;
• Provide process support to resolve quality deviations and safety incidents
• Champion GEP within the department and mentor less experienced team members

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Leading and providing technical expertise on cross-functional projects including process/utility improvement, technology transfer and new product introduction
• Process design and design of development studies for the scale-up of lab-scale processes into commercially viable large-scale operations in conjunction with R&D
• Assessing new and existing processes for reliability, quality, safety, best practice and adherence to cGMP and regulatory requirements
• Preparing/reviewing vendor feasibility studies, concept/detailed designs, URSs, design specifications; design/GMP reviews, commissioning plans and validation documentation
• Supporting installation, commissioning, FATs, SATs and validation of new processes and equipment, monitoring effectiveness
• Providing accurate budget estimates for capital equipment and projects;
• Investigating complex engineering problems, troubleshooting existing processes and determining root cause and solutions
• Preparing mass and heat balances, design calculations, hydraulic assessments, process flow diagrams P&IDs and other engineering documentation;
• Assisting with the development and implementation of site engineering standards

Qualifications and Experience
• Chartered Engineer (Process/Chemical/ Bio-chemical Engineering)
• Minimum 4 years’ experience working in the Pharmaceutical industry, preferably in a sterile manufacturing environment with experience of protein and biochemical processing unit operations.
• Proven scale-up and technology transfer experience.
• Strong understanding of Process Engineering fundamentals with practical experience of designing pharmaceutical processes and utility systems to cGMP and regulatory requirements.
• Knowledge in the application of safety standards (e.g. PED, pressure relief assessment)
• Experience in developing process engineering site standards, process reliability and capability programmes desired
• Experience with documentation and practices in a regulated environment (e.g. GMP, FDA, MHRA)
• Strong leadership skills
• Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written forms and ability to describe complex process engineering matters to technical and non-technical people
• Proven skills in working/leading interdisciplinary teams to deliver projects, troubleshoot technical issues and implement effective permanent solutions
• Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills needed to successfully execute multiple activities and prioritize work load.

Please apply NOW for more information.

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