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Lead Bio-Pharmaceutical Process Engineer

Foster Wheeler Engineering AG

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Lead Bio-Pharmaceutical Process Engineer

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Department / Discipline 
Vacancy Type / Position Type 
Staff / Permanent
Work Location
CH Basel

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Lead Bio-Pharmaceutical Process Engineer to be based in our Basel office in Switzerland. This will be a permanent position to work within our Process Engineering department to support a number of projects in the pharmaceutical engineering sectors in this location. The projects will range in value from EUR 5,000 up to EUR 400m.


  • Carry out Process Design of bio-pharmaceutical plants according to GMP, developing user requirements, layouts, mass and energy balances, functional sizing of equipment, flow-sheets (P&IDs) and functional specifications
  • Process coordination during design from conceptual design to plant commissioning and validation
  • Leadership, interest and orientation and coordination of teams working on projects, with specific focus on result orientation, inter-personal relationship, critical sense and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Knowledge of problems and functional / mechanical characteristics of process / process support equipment for chemical and pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge or interest to go deeper into technologies / equipment of healthcare / life science technologies or equipment
  • Attitude to development of innovative competences like:
    • Vaccines, anti-cancer, orphan drug products
    • Continuous processing
    • Industrial techniques for micro-organism manipulation, growth and containment
    • Molecular purification techniques of process / utilities fluids
    • Knowledge in disposable technologies
    • Sustainability
    • Process simulation
    • Containment
  • Lead health and safety practices within the working environment and in the design process, with a willingness to contribute to maintain the highest of standard
  • Contribute to producing deliverables and undertaking activities. The work will be based on a schedule and will require understanding, control and reporting of quality and man hours spend
  • Produce deliverables and executing activities according to standards, specifications and procedures
  • Contribute and participate to work in an enthusiastic manner, working to the requirements of quality and environmental management systems
  • Contribute to the identification and control of change

Skills / Qualifications

  • Fluency in the German and English language is a must, whilst French or any other language is an asset
  • University degree
  • More than 10 years experience in executing bioprocess engineering for the pharmaceutical industry in leading functions
  • Experience in the execution of engineering for chemical synthesis and fill-finish projects according to GMP for parenteral production an asset
  • Significant years working in this sector, including experience in leading teams of junior and senior engineerss
  • Knowledge of microbiological and tissue cell elements is preferred
  • Ability to successfully interface directly with client personnel
  • Knowledge and experience in Business Development would be highly beneficial

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.