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Westport, Mayo
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Reporting to: Assoc Director of Automation

The Project Engineer is responsible for safely coordinating and leading projects associated with Automation, Aseptic processing, new processing equipment, packaging, new Facility builds or modifications/extensions. The primary responsibility of the role is to ensure that the project meets its agreed goals/targets on time and on budget. The engineer reports project progress to the Project Manager to ensure the equipment/facility design and goals/targets are achieved.


  • Safely coordinate the delivery of processing equipment to the site based on planned timelines and scope. Processing equipment would include e.g. autoclaves, LAF units, moulds, extruders, packaging equipment, equipment upgrades, lyophilsers, isolators, containment booths and stopper processing equipment.
  • Coordination of equipment installation and services hook up, working with equipment vendors and engineering personnel.
  • Lead the Project Team or support the Project Manager in Factory Acceptance Testing program.
  • Coordination of all equipment documentation requirements.
  • Commissioning of equipment for validation activities.
  • Preparation of equipment training and maintenance protocols.
  • Report into the Project Manager on project progress and advice/support on key project outcomes
  • Contribute in a team environment on specific technical problem solving forums associated with product manufacture, aseptic fill and Packaging.
  • Deliver Process improvement projects.
  • Work with the relevant Business Unit team leaders to implement improvement opportunities
  • Lead regular Equipment/Facility Project review meetings.
  • Attend the weekly Tier Meetings.
  • Attend monthly Department Meetings
  • Attend monthly 1:1 mtg with supervisor.


  • Third level qualification in an Engineering or Science or equivalent discipline/experience
  • Experience of working within either the medical device or pharmaceutical industry would be an advantage but not necessary.
  • 5 years+ site experience in Automation or similar.
  • Project Management experience is preferable but not necessary
  • Interpersonal skills required to operate in a multi-function project team set up.
  • Ability to work within a team and on own initiative to articulate and deliver specific functional requirements for all aspects of the project and work with members of various disciplines and functions across the project.

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience of working on a team, including strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Exposure to process/equipment projects preferred.
  • Experience in a GxP regulated environment is preferred.
  • Experience with manufacturing systems is preferred.
  • Proficient in Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office and a good understand of PLC and Scada systems preferred.
  • Flexibility to respond to production issues outside normal business hours.
  • Ability to learn new and different technologies.


  • Relationship Building: Establishing good working relationships with key contact members within the organization.
  • Communication: Good communication and presentations skills, both written and oral – ability to present production data in a clear and concise manner to team members and where required, to management.
  • Planning & Organising: able to plan activities and tasks whilst ensuring the required number of people are available and in place to perform the task.
  • Decision Making: identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities whilst working within a team environment to provide a 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 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.
  • Company Culture fit: Have a people centered approach in a team environment whilst upholding the values and ethos of The Company
  • Other requirement (i.e. travel): Undertake any training or travel that the role may require.

For more information on this role please contact Sam Nolan on or 0861287244

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