Senior Process Engineer

Salary: Depending on Experience

Industry: Pharmaceutical

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North West

Reference: 27505-sb

Expiration date: 16 September 2017

An opportunity is available for a Senior Process Engineer to working with a leading engineering consultancy working on a wide range of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology projects.


To provide specific process expertise in the design of pharmaceutical and bio-technology plants and / or Nuclear industry sectors.
To provide all process engineering input required in the execution of a project/proposal/study.
To provide a source of technical expertise in the wider process arena, particularly safety.

Key objectives:

  • Provide support to the sales and proposal departments
  • Carry out concept and design studies.
  • As lead engineer to ensure that process design is carried out according to programme and within budgetted man hours.

Principal responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Program preparation/preparation of man hour estimates/control and monitoring.
  • Carry out process design work, including:-
  • Design concept and layout development,
  • Process descriptions,
  • Preparation of material balances,
  • Preparation of process flow diagrams & piping and instrumentation diagrams,
  • Hazardous Area assessment,
  • Preparation of equipment list and process equipment data sheets/specifications,
  • Fluids list and materials selection,
  • GMP review,
  • Process hazard studies (inc. HAZOP) and design safety reviews,
  • SIL assessment
  • Detail process design calculation,
  • Pressure relief design
  • Utilities schedules, utilities flow diagrams and line sizing,
  • Preparation of validation documentation.
  • Approval and checking of all process design work on allocated projects.
  • Ability to make presentations to clients on process design or concept issues.
  • Ensure the operation aspects of any design are correct and are understood by other disciplines, in particular Control and Instrumentation.

Person Specification:

Technical skills and experience:

Extensive experience in industry.  Process engineering design in contracting environment.  Process engineering design in pharmaceutical industry. PC literate.

Operating experience in primary/secondary pharmaceutical, biotechnology or batch fine chemical industry. Work experience in related areas - e.g. development, feasibility, trouble shooting, operations. Experience in Environmental projects, HAZOP study leadership, Risk Assessment and Hazard Analysis.

Essential Experience:

Qualifications and training:
Essential:     First degree in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, CEng, MIChemE
Desirable:     Member of ISPE, Member of the Nuclear Institute