Project Engineer

  • Location
    Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Salary
    £ 40 - £ 41 / Hour
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Pharmaceuticals
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Science
  • External Reference
    AR1128

Project Engineer


Previous Experience of Managing phama projects with GMP experience essential for this role.



This is a technical role focused on supporting key process improvement initiatives and major capital projects to meet strategic business performance targets (e.g. financial, supply chain, write-offs, cGMP & HSE).



  • Responsible for creating accurate and timely cost estimates for projects in accordance with departmental procedures, to ensure that project proposals can be submitted for approval in line with the capital expenditure plan.

  • Contribute to User Requirement Specification.

  • Develop detailed technical specifications

  • Generate tender documents for equipment procurement

  • Lead complex engineering projects involving cross functional teams and multiple GMP disciplines (e.g. process / utilities / cleanrooms):



  • Process Design

  • Design Qualification, Design Review and HAZOP studies

  • Process, equipment & component specification (plant, instrumentation, automation & consumables/disposables)

  • Change control management

  • Input into budget development and securing of Opex & Capex funding

  • Automation approach including the Sequence of Operations and FDS definition


  • Budget and schedule responsibility for multi-disciplinary GMP projects, including monitoring and reporting on the status of major projects in multiple formats including board reports and presentations:



  • Preparation and execution of equipment supply contracts

  • Managing and supervising all consultant and contract staff undertaking project work.

  • Discharge of CDM duties where appropriate.


Participate in the validation and handover processes for capital projects in liaison with quality assurance, production management and maintenance function, and ensure that all necessary training, drawings and documentation are provided for validation, operation and maintenance purposes.


Uphold and contribute to the development of site engineering standards to comply with regulatory and pharmaceutical industry requirements. Ensure that appropriate standards of GMP, housekeeping, safety and discipline are maintained at all times both within the department and operational areas.


Responsible for end-to-end project lifecycle, handling a wide range of types of project - The varied nature of project work means that all-round engineering knowledge is required. An innovative, creative approach to problem solving is required along with strong fundamentals of time management, stakeholder management, leadership and the ability to work within deadlines. Ability to handle portfolio of simultaneous projects in scoping and execution phases is key to this role.


Many of the projects to be handled will be documented in the Quality Management system and as such, may be subject to regulatory scrutiny.


Excellent interpersonal, communication and team working skills are required coupled with the ability to think independently and lead and influence across the organisation. Leads cross functional teams for engineering changes or business systems. Project Engineers have little or no direct authority over available internal resources and require leadership and influencing skills to obtain results and maintain project timescales.


The role holder is expected to prepare, distribute and present project status reports to the sites senior management team


A sound knowledge of environmental, health and safety legislation and a practical approach to safety issues is of fundamental importance to the job, to ensure that EHS matters are properly considered in the design and realisation of change proposals.


The role-holder must have a firm grasp of project management fundamentals.


A degree in an engineering discipline is essential, preferably chemical or mechanical engineering.


The role holder is expected to be Chartered or working towards chartership.



Prevouis Experience of Managing phama projects with GMP experience essential for this role.


















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Please apply with your CV to: andrea redmond