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Project Engineer

Westport, Ireland
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Diarmuid Lannon
+353 86 1287246
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Project Engineer

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Position Title: Project Engineer
Department: Engineering & Technology
Reports to: Senior Manager, Engineering

Job Purpose:

The Project Engineer plays a pivotal role in leading and coordinating projects focused on Process Improvements, Automation, Aseptic Processing, and integrating New Processing equipment with facility modifications. Responsible for ensuring projects meet predefined goals and deadlines within budgetary constraints, the Project Engineer reports directly to the Senior Manager of Engineering, receiving guidance to achieve equipment and facility design objectives.


Team Leadership and Coordination

  • Lead cross-functional project teams to ensure timely delivery of processing equipment such as Packaging, Assembly, Inspection, Autoclaves, and Filling machines.
  • Develop User Requirement Specifications and manage Vendor selection and evaluation processes.
  • Oversee Requests for Change (RCEs), procurement activities, and conduct Project Management & Design review meetings.
  • Ensure compliance with ASME BPE 2019 Standard and relevant ISPE Guidelines.
  • Coordinate equipment installation and services hook up in collaboration with Equipment Vendors and internal Engineering teams.
  • Manage participation in Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) programs and oversee equipment documentation requirements.
  • Commission equipment and provide Engineering support during qualification phases.
  • Collaborate closely with the E&T Senior Manager and System Owner/Project Team.
  • Facilitate training sessions, coordinate O&M manuals, Spare parts, and PM schedules handover.

Technical Contribution

  • Contribute to technical problem-solving forums related to Product manufacture and Aseptic fill operations.
  • Drive initiatives focused on Process improvement and cost reduction projects.

Meeting Responsibilities

  • Lead regular Project review meetings with the project team on a weekly/bi-weekly basis.
  • Attend bi-weekly E&T Tier 2 meetings with the Senior Manager to report project status and discuss strategic initiatives.

Key Requirements:

Education and Experience/Knowledge

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent field.
  • 2 to 5 years of experience in Biologics, Pharmaceuticals, or Medical device industries.
  • Proven track record in project management, demonstrating strong technical proficiency.
  • Self-motivated with excellent communication and interpersonal skills within multi-functional teams.
  • Ability to articulate and deliver specific functional requirements across various disciplines.
  • Effective team leadership abilities and collaborative approach across organizational departments.


  • Relationship Building: Establish effective working relationships and provide clear guidance.
  • Communication: Excellent presentation skills, both written and oral.
  • Planning and Organizing: Strong organizational skills for task and activity management.
  • Decision Making: Identify and resolve issues in a collaborative team environment.
  • Adaptability: Thrive in dynamic work environments and manage unexpected constraints effectively.
  • Passion for Results: High energy and commitment to achieving goals under pressure.
  • Receptivity to Feedback: Open to constructive criticism and receptive to new ideas.
  • Culture Fit: Embrace a team-centric approach and uphold company values.

Other Requirements

  • Occasional travel (0-4 times annually) may be required for meetings, inspections, and Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs).
  • Onsite role based in Westport, with no remote work options available

For further information on this role in Galway, please contact Diarmuid Lannon on +353 861287246 or email Check out all our open jobs on our HERO Recruitment website –

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