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Associate Director Project Process Engineering Global Engineering Solutions (GES)

Location: Cork
Experience:7-9 Years
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:Not Disclosed
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Associate Director Project Process Engineering Global Engineering Solutions (GES)

Our client, a multinational pharmaceutical organisation are currently recruiting for an Associate Director Project Process Engineering within GES to join their on a permanent basis. In this role youwill lead capital project Process Engineering deliverables ranging from early pre-charter activities, to process design & specification, and through commissioning & qualification, process implementation & realization of the solution. As Associate Director you will support a portfolio of capital projects and initiatives for the Large Molecule (Biologics/Vaccines/Sterile), with initial assignments supporting Sterile Drug Product Projects.

You will participate in a high performing team as Process Lead and be responsible for implementation of capital project scope, application of Lean methods, and execution of technical studies that support our business objectives. As Associate Director you will provide consulting to peer projects and network initiatives.


  • Development of project scope, front-end planning, and providing innovative designs & solutions that meet business objectives
  • Provide technical guidance during project, assesses viability of technology in proposed configuration, verifies adherence to our company standards and practices, and ensures deliverables are technically sound
  • Lead preliminary designs, including P&ID development and HAZOP facilitation
  • Provides leadership during project implementation, including Commissioning & Qualification
  • Collaborates with other Integrated Project Team members and directs the work of vendors/suppliers in preparation of project related deliverables.
  • Participate in the development and review of engineering guidelines, standards, safety/environmental policies, and change requests.


  • Bachelor of Science degree (or higher) in Engineering or applicable Science
  • Minimum 8 years Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry in engineering, technology and/or manufacturing in biologics or vaccines
  • Advanced understanding of isolated filling and/or lyophilization unit design & operations, including hygienic, CIP, SIP design and unit operations familiarity
  • Experience in Large Molecule unit operation design, start up, and/or operation is preferred
  • Experience with equipment life cycle approach and Capital Management stage gate process
  • Creative, innovative, thinks outside of the box, self-motivated, applies problem-solving skills, and solid base in engineering fundamentals and equipment troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills. Ability to get results in a cross functional environment and has ability to effectively collaborate with and influence partners.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Project/Time Management skills which deliver on-time and quality work
  • Ability to travel as 30% travel for projects assignments outside of primary location will be required


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