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Validation Engineer

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About The Role

Join our clients site based in Carlow as a Validation Engineer and contribute to their dynamic team in a cGMP regulatory environment. Your role will involve supporting various aspects of Validation, including Sterilization, Cleaning, Isolator systems, Controlled Temperature Units, and Filter Validation.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide project validation support, including conducting equipment performance qualifications (e.g., cleaning and sterilization validation).
  • Develop project validation master plans, update SOPs and documentation.
  • Author validation protocols and final reports, execute validation studies, and analyse validation data.
  • Independently resolve technical issues encountered during study execution.
  • Work within cross-functional teams to achieve validation project objectives.
  • Operate with moderate work direction, leveraging your skills and knowledge in the position.
  • Create, review, and execute qualification/validation documentation and cycle development studies as per the standard process.
  • Address technical issues during study execution and contribute to investigations.
  • Collaborate with Production, Maintenance, and Quality teams during Cycle Development & Performance Qualification activities.
  • Analyse system failures, perform root cause analysis, and drive continuous improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with policies, regulations, and cGMP practices.
  • Represent the validation team in cross-functional projects and technical forums.


  • Relevant technical qualification in Pharmaceutical/Biological/Chemical sciences or Engineering.
  • Experience in a similar role within GMP manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of CTU equipment qualification and thermal mapping.
  • Strong skills in deviation management, change control, and project leadership.
  • Familiarity with process monitoring systems, automation (DeltaV), and data systems (Pi System) beneficial.
  • Proficiency in analysing complex data and generating reports.
  • Expertise in equipment and process validation, sterile fill-finish processes, and equipment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and related computer applications.

Advantageous Skills

  • Equipment Periodic Validation and Validation Lifecycle. Project Management qualifications.
  • Expertise in Filter Validation, Autoclave/SIP Sterilization, Isolator Qualification, and Cleaning Validation.
  • Knowledge of Temperature Mapping and Vial/Syringe Processing Technologies.

For further information on this role please contact Maraleeze Keane on 0864410614 /

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