Science & Pharmaceutical JobsValidation Lead

  • GY48729
  • Permanent
  • Mayo

Collins McNicholas


Senior Validation role supporting site wide critical projects and initiatives. Role is primarily focused on but not limited to computer system validation and automation. Management of a team of approximately 6–8 validation engineers working across all business units. The role will support revalidation activity, data integrity, serialization as well as the manufacturing system technical upgrade.


  • Manage direct reports and provide guidance
  • Work with the Senior validation team to generate the strategic direction for the department.
  • Ensure the correct allocation of validation resources. Support direct reports on site critical projects
  • Departmental administration and performance management activities


  • Bachelor’s (Level 8) Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline.
  • Thorough understanding and application of GMP and regulatory requirements.
  • Advantage to have managed or supervised a team of experienced engineers in a similar industry
  • Experience of wide range of validations including, Equipment, Cleaning, Sterilisation, Process Validation and computer system validation.
  • At least 5 years’ experience ideally within the clinical, the medical, the laboratory or the pharmaceutical industry
  • Understanding of Process Validation, Computer system Validation, SCADA systems, CPV, Sterilization, Packaging systems and related technologies.
  • Good knowledge of Validations practices, corporate standards and relevant EU/FDA regulations. Self-sufficiency with a proven track record that demonstrates the ability to work under pressure.
  • A strong understanding of current data integrity expectations would be a distinct advantage.
  • Comfortable to take on large / complex projects containing multiple modules and multiple Vendors with interlinked systems.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Stephen Kelly on 091-706714.


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