Engineering Lead | Collins McNicholas

Engineering Lead

  • Reference: CJ45001
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Cork, Cork City, Munster
  • Category: Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing


  • Be the technical engineering lead, providing key support and input to the Senior Engineering Manager in ensuring the effective design and delivery of our strategic engineering projects, programs, site master plans and associated long range plans
  • Have responsibility for the successful design and delivery of site engineering programmes (including capital spend), engaging with and influencing key stakeholders both on site and across the company enterprise
  • Lead an engineering team (3-5 team members depending on specific project or activity) with high performing capabilities
  • Foster culture of development and technical growth in the team; leveraging internal and external expertise to strengthen technical capabilities
  • Generate and implement detailed plans for New Product Introductions/installations and product enhancements through creative thinking, incorporating market research, competitive analysis, customer input/feedback, advances in technology and business judgment
  • Have ownership for project budget management & adherence
  • Partner with design consultants/contractors as appropriate to ensure site engineering programmes have best in class process design and delivery; supervise activities and associated 3rd party resources as appropriate.
  • Develop and consider alternative solutions and innovation to maximize business results, fostering a culture of new ideas and methodologies in the engineering team 
  • Support the Senior Engineering Manager in ensuring effective delivery of best in class engineering support services to our commercial manufacturing operation
  • Leverage and share previous knowledge and experience of best in class Maintenance Excellence, Calibration, Automation, Utilities and Energy management systems.
  • Partner with Senior Engineering Manager and key internal stakeholders (Operations, Quality, Supply Chain etc) to advance the engineering support services capabilities, building on previous successes and lesson learnt to deliver improvements year on year.


Education & Experience

  • B.Sc. degree in Process; Chemical; Mechanical; Electrical Engineering or other related discipline. (Masters Desirable)
  • Lean Six Sigma Experience / Certified Green Belt or equivalent preferred.
  •  At least 5 years relevant engineering experience (with direct or indirect resource management) is essential. cGMP Pharma environment experience is an advantage.
  • 5 + years’ experience with the design and installation of process equipment & facilities in the pharmaceutical industry (Desirable) or medical device industry
  • Demonstrated project leadership, both direct and indirect resources management through 1-2-1 and team based coaching and mentoring
  • Ability to influence, clearly articulate expectations and communicate key messaging is vital for this role
  • Experience of current cGMP requirement of an FDA/HPRA approved facility
  • Experience working on validated systems
  • Experience of Statistical Process Control in pharmaceutical process systems.
  • Experience in working with Enteric Coating Processes and complex process engineering would be an advantage


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