Senior Chemical Engineer

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    Swords, Dublin

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    Dominic Callan

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    3 months ago

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Senior Chemical Engineer

Our client, a pharmaceutical manufacturing organisation in north Dublin, is seeking to recruit a Senior Chemical Engineer to join their R&D team on a permanent basis.
This is a technical role which will primarily focus on the introduction of new products & technologies to the Swords site.

This challenging but exciting role will cover all parts of the technical transfer process and will provide a wide breadth of experience in this space, from assessing suitability and requirements for new processes, through process development and scale up, to leading clinical and validation campaigns on the plant.

The successful candidate will also provide engineering support to Operations for existing commercial product, with a focus on troubleshooting and process improvements.
The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills and collaborate closely with both internal stakeholders and customers involved in the development, manufacture & supply of APIs including EHS, Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering & Maintenance groups.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Lead the completion of assessments (plant fits) for new products identifying plant suitability and any CapEx requirements.
  • Lead the coordination of New Product tech transfer activities. Design how new manufacturing processes will be implemented in commercial manufacturing plants. Develop the associated PFDs, batch records, risk assessments for new products.
  • Collaborate with R&D Chemistry group on process development and scale up activities
  • Provide lead process engineering support for commercial products focusing on troubleshooting and optimisation.
  • Lead the identification and implementation of new technologies for the Swords site as required to meet requirements for new products
  • Lead process change projects from concept through to implementation & close-out.
  • Provide coaching and technical oversight for less experienced engineers across the site.
  • Support the EHS aspects of new product introduction projects, including HAZOPs, specifying equipment requirements, compatibility assessments, material handling & containment requirements, emission modelling.
  • Lead and provide key engineering input for quality and safety investigations.

Key requirements for the role:
The successful candidate will have:

  • B.E. Chemical Engineering (Masters qualification desirable but not essential)
  • 8+ years' experience in the Pharmaceutical industry, preferably small molecule API.
  • Strong technical background in Process Engineering and good understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Ability to work independently and lead cross functional projects and programs.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as excellent problem solving skills and commitment to safety, compliance and continuous improvement.
  • Capability to build alignment with business partners and customers including EHS, Quality, Operations, Engineering & Maintenance organisations.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and build strong relationships by being transparent, reliable and delivering on commitments.
  • Qualification as a chartered engineer desirable
  • Good working knowledge of Process Analytical Technology (PAT), statistics and modelling is desirable.

Interested candidates can click 'apply' or contact Dominic on 01-645 5254.