Chemical Engineer

10 Apr 2018
24 Apr 2018
Justin Pankinas
Job Type
Process Engineer

*Provide process engineering services in support of the design, construction, commissioning and qualification of bulk bio/vaccine processing facility. The job-holder works with the Process Engineering Team to act as client owner representative to deliver integrated process engineering services to meet the Project Objectives.
*The Process Engineer will participate in cross functional teams to support delivery of a suite of related process scope and will own/lead a specific sub-set of the suite scope.

Job Responsibilities:
*Support GES Process Lead to implement a Process Design based on the scope of Process Requirements provided by the Clients Technology Transfer and Process Development Groups.
*Lead cross-functional project teams to ensure project and site stakeholder inputs and requirements are clear and reflected in design deliverables.
oEnsure all project stakeholders are informed and consulted on key process suite activities and decisions.
oMonitor progress of process suite team milestones with all team members and provide status reports to project Tiers and stakeholders.
*Act as client owner representative to self-execute critical design deliverables and provide direction & oversee design progression by an Architect & Engineering design firm.
oEnsure IFC Process Flow Diagrams, P&IDs meet process needs.
oLead vendor management and equipment testing to verify User Requirement Specifications and Equipment Specifications are met.
oManage closeout of process safety deliverables including PHA (Hazops) and machine safety checklists.
oEnsure the Global and Local site engineering standards, procedures and practices are followed.
*Support GES C&Q Lead to coordinate preparation and lead FATs/C&Q field execution.
oDevelop system lifecycle documents including Criticality and Risk assessments, FAT documentation, C&Q documentation.
oManage installation / start-up / testing of process systems through OQ completion. Interface with cross-functional team to ensure systems' post-OQ (PQ, PPQ) readiness.
*Liaise with stakeholders, equipment vendors, business partners, and SMEs at other sites within the Clients Manufacturing Network as required to support Project.
*On occasion, the job-holder may also undertake Project Engineering duties including:
opreparation of project related deliverables such as schedules, work plans, equipment cost tracking
ocoordination of project activities between stakeholders

Education/Experience Requirements:
*Minimum qualification B.Sc. or M.Sc./ M.Eng Degree in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering or equivalent discipline; equivalent is defined as a Biotechnology or Industrial Chemistry Degree with basic the elements of chemical/biochemical engineering fundamentals as applied to biotechnology/bioprocessing
*Minimum of 5 years post academic process engineering experience in a biopharmaceutical processing design, construction & start-up environment
*Demonstrated ability to lead / influence teams in matrix environment
*Excellent communication/presentation/organizational skills
*In depth understanding of process engineering and technologies pertinent to unit operations including Buffer Preparation, Homogenization, Ultra/Dia-Filtration, Mobile Process Vessels, Bioburden reduction/Sterile Filtration, and CIP/SIP.
*Knowledge on the application of Disposable Technologies
*Knowledge of PLC & DeltaV process control platforms and industry SDLC methodology

The role will require periods of travel to support FATs, and occasional attendance at Architect & Engineering Firm offices also in Cork. Flexibility is required in this regard.

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