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Senior Specialist, Engineering

Company:
MSD Ireland
Location:
Cork, Country: Ireland
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Job Description

Job Description

The Senior Project Process Engineer, Global Engineering Solutions (GES) will demonstrate increasing degrees of responsibility to lead project deliverables ranging from business case development, to process design/specification/vendor management, and through commissioning & qualification, process implementation & realization of the solution.
The Senior Project Process Engineer will participate in a high performing team and be responsible for implementation of capital project scope and technical studies that support our business objectives.

Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations remain operational, continuously improve and innovate. With our extensive range of facilities and environments, our Engineers have opportunities across many diverse areas including Biological, Chemical, Automation, Capital Projects, Maintenance, Safety, Process Development, Technical Services, Utilities and Validation.

Due to continued growth and investment, we are hiring a Senior Project Process Engineer within GES supporting the Capital Project Portfolio. The Senior Project Process Engineer will primarily support capital projects and initiatives for the Large Molecule (Biologics/Vaccines/Sterile) Line of Business, with initial assignments supporting Sterile Drug Product Projects.

A preferred candidate will have appropriate subject matter expertise in Lyophilization and/or Isolated Filling applications and is expected to maintain advanced technical knowledge in their respective area(s) of expertise.

In addition to initial assignment(s), the Senior Project Process Engineer will have opportunities to support the wider portfolio of Biologics, Vaccines, and Sterile needs, as well as to be exposed to multiple business areas.

The Senior Project Process Engineer will exhibit sound leadership and exemplary collaboration, communication, and vendor management skills; and guide projects through the Capital Management stage gate process.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Leads or supports process design efforts for capital projects, providing innovative solutions that meet business objectives
  • Collaborates with a team in the evaluation of alternative solutions and the development of project scope
  • Leads aspects of preliminary designs, including P&ID development and HAZOP facilitation
  • Ensures that deliverables conform to our company standards and practices, and are technically sound
  • Provides technical guidance during project implementation, including C&Q, to assure viability of technology in proposed configuration
  • Liaises with other technical functions to ensure successful technology implementation for transfer of new and in-line products
  • Collaborates with contractors, suppliers and other team members in the execution of the work

    Skills

  • 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


Travel Requirement

Percent of travel: >30% for projects assignments outside of primary location. Travel and flexibility in project assignment location is required; assignments may require short term travel assignments

Reporting Structure

This role will report to the Director, Process Engineering, GES.

    Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree (or higher) in Engineering or applicable Science
  • Minimum 5 years Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry in engineering, technology and/or manufacturing in biologics or vaccines.
  • Advanced understanding of lyophilization and/or isolated filling unit design & operations, including hygienic, CIP, SIP design and unit operations familiarity.
  • Experience with an equipment life cycle approach including specification, selection, testing & commissioning, troubleshooting and qualification


Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Who we are …

We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

THE COMPANY

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.

OUR COMMITMENT TO IRELAND

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 Brinny site in Cork is a leading facility for the development, testing and manufacturing of new biologics and vaccines, exporting to over 90 countries across the world. With a team of approximately 500 people, the Brinny site specialises in the late-stage development and commercial supply of biotech products, including some of the company's most successful and life-changing treatments for oncology, hepatitis C and rheumatoid arthritis.

The Brinny site has been a vibrant part of the local Innishannon community for nearly 35 years and is now one of the region’s largest employers. The Company has invested €130m in the site since 2016 as a result of increased global demand for medicines and vaccines which will see the Brinny site further expand its production facilities and capacity to meet this demand.


How to Apply

For further information and to apply (quote Reference number R42308).

URL: https://jobs.msd.com/gb/en/job/R42308/Senior-Specialist-Engineering


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