Science & Pharmaceutical JobsProject Engineer | Mayo

  • GJ51356
  • Temporary/Contract
  • Galway, Mayo

Collins McNicholas


The Project Engineer is responsible for coordinating and leading projects in conjunction with good engineering practices and complying with regulatory and site quality/safety standards. Typical projects may include; new processing equipment, process improvements, automation, aseptic processing, and facility/utility related items. The primary responsibility of the role is to ensure that projects meets their agreed goals/targets on time and on budget. The project engineer reports directly to the senior project manager for the area, who will give advice and provide support to ensure the equipment/facility/utilities design and goals/targets are achieved.

KEY/ACCOUNTABILITIES:                                                                                           Weight %

This is a list of Core Duties and must not be taken as a definitive list. You may be asked from time to time to undertake other duties, either in or out of your area of responsibility

1) People                                                                                                                          20%    

  • Co-ordinate and manage contractors who are on site to deliver aspects of the project.
  • Ensure that all contractors on site work safely and in compliance with site rules.

2) Strategic                                                                                                                      20%

  • Co-ordinate and lead cross functional teams to deliver against agreed timelines and scope of a project.
  • Liaise with other site functions (e.g. EHS, QA, Operations. IS) ensuring cross functional input and support for the outcomes of the project, ensuring that the project at a minimum adheres to current good practices in terms of quality, functionality, efficiency and safety.
  • Responsible for translating project requirements into the design at an early stage and ensuring the end deliverable meets the user’s requirements.
  • Responsible for transition of equipment from qualification phase to operational phase providing technical support as required to operations during project handover.

3) Management                                                                                                               40%                                                                                                   

  • Responsible for delivery of entire scope of the project adhering to design criteria, agreed schedule and budget commitments.
  • May be required to deputise in the absence of the senior project manager on short term basis.

4)Administration/Meetings                                                                                            20%

  • Produce relevant documentation and project update reports to project manager as required to communicate project status.


Education and Experience/Knowledge:

  • Third level qualification in an Engineering or equivalent discipline/experience.
  • Experience of working in Biologics, Pharmaceuticals or Medical device industry an advantage. Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience.
  • Project management experience with a proven record an advantage.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills required to operate in a multi-functional project team set up.
  • Good team leading skills and ability to work closely with other areas/departments within an organization.


  • Relationship Building: establishing excellent working relationships with all functions within the business
  • Communication: excellent communication and presentations skills, both written and oral. Articulate the quality requirements in a clear, concise and persuasive manner.
  • Planning & Organising: excellent analytical skills. Ability to plan and schedule.
  • Decision Making: identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities whilst providing a viable solution.
  • Adaptability; Able to work in a fast, dynamic, environment whilst being able to adjust readily to meet unexpected constraints.
  • Passion for results: – Drive, high energy, maturity, and ability to work under pressure and deliver results; get things done (an action-oriented approach); overcome obstacles.
  • Receptivity to feedback – Receptive to the ideas of others and welcome and accept constructive feedback, display humility where appropriate.
  • Culture fit: Have a people centred approach to their management style whilst upholding the values and ethos of our client
  • Other requirement
  • Undertake any travel that the role may require for design review meetings, build inspections, Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT’s) etc.
  • Compliance and Integrity: You will be responsible for conducting your activities on behalf of the company consistent with a high standard of business ethics and in compliance with the laws and regulations that govern our activities

For confidential disscussion please contact Christopher O Toole.

(091) 706713

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