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Project Manager, Engineering

Updated: Jan 30, 2023

The Company

  • Our client is a global biopharmaceutical company located near Neuchatel, Switzerland

  • Focused on research, development, and delivery of innovative medicines across several therapeutic areas, including oncology, hematology, immunology, and cardiovascular disease

The Role

This position holder will be responsible for managing engineering projects regarding the implementation of equipment and process systems in GMP Facilities. He/she will ensure the development and review of engineering guidelines and standards for GMP utilities and OSD process technology.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for preliminary designs for manufacturing process equipment, including P&ID development and HAZOP facilitation.

  • Selection and review of suppliers.

  • Responsible for review and design approval, PFD preparation, equipment, and utilities sizing.

  • Provide technical guidance during project implementation, assure viability of technology in proposed configuration and adherence to company standards and practices.

  • Share best practices and promote harmonization while optimizing cost.

  • Establish engineering standards and keep content current and compliant through periodic reviews and ensure successful integration with third-party designers/integrators.

  • Manage external engineering contractors and companies working on site.

  • Successfully interface with manufacturing team, maintenance team, project managers and engineering professionals.

  • Lead project execution, and equipment installation including commissioning, Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and Site Acceptance Test (SAT).

  • Manage investment projects, participate in the investment strategy, and budget definitions.

  • Coordinates different teams as Project Manager working on new projects.

  • Leads or supports commissioning and qualification activities.

  • Participates in the selection of new contractors.

  • Support troubleshooting of existing pharmaceutical equipment.

  • Perform Technology Survey in his/her area of expertise.

  • Promote a company culture centered around Health & Safety to all employees and encourage them to always maintain a safe and secure work environment.

  • EHS:

1. Line Managers shall provide a safe and healthy work environment for their staff in areas under their control and shall ensure compliance with relevant rules and legislation in those areas.

2. Work closely with EHS to evaluate hazards and perform risk analysis.

3. Ensure that staff (including short-duration and temporary contracts) are properly informed on hazards and trained to act in consequence.

4. Promote safe practices and behaviors and verify that EHS rules are implemented and respected.

5. Report immediately all incidents and near-misses to EHS, participate in investigations and identify preventive measures to prevent similar accidents in the future.


Our client is looking for someone who has the following:

  • + 10 years' experience in a pharmaceutical company or other related industry.

  • Solid knowledge of GMP and FDA regulatory requirements.

  • Solid technical knowledge and experience in project management.

  • Solid knowledge in process technologies (solid dosage forms, packaging…)

  • Good knowledge of technical infrastructures (HVAC, utilities...)

  • Solid knowledge in the validation of procedures and systems.

  • Solid knowledge of risk analysis tools required

  • Fluent in English and French.

  • Excellent written and communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Excellent team spirit.

  • Ability to make decisions.

** This position has been filled. Please email to be informed of similar future positions**


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