Pharmaceutical Manufacturing / Process Engineer Project Manager

Location: Coppell, TX
Date Posted: 11-28-2017
Long term contract
1099 or W-2

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Global Engineering Project Management department is responsible for delivery of capital projects. The Process Engineer will provide technical support to the project under the direction of the Project Manager. The Process Engineer will ensure the proper installation, startup, and commissioning of the process trains. The Process Engineer will work with internal customers as well as external service providers (architect / engineering firm, construction management firm, equipment vendors). The Process Engineer will work in an office setting and in an active construction site. 

Detailed Duties: 

1. Review of design to support process intent 
2. Primary technical review of submittals / 3D models for process components 
3. Field verifications during install 
4. Startup and Shakedown Leadership, Planning & Execution 
a. Identify required shakedown testing 
b. Develop & manage shakedown schedule 
c. Executing shakedown with sub-contractors, project and site staff 
d. Identify and troubleshoot field issues, propose and drive implementation of solutions, and work with construction team and/or equipment vendors to drive problem resolution. 
e. Training for site staff on equipment operation and use. 
5. Qualification Support 
a. Ensuring appropriate technical information is being requested / provided 
b. Support / challenge qualification decisions based on best practice / technical experience 
c. Responding to technical questions / RFI's 
6. Scheduling support 
7. Change management support 
a. Identification and design of process changes required to operate equipment 
b. Technical review and design support of other proposed process equipment changes 
8. Assist in identifying calibration needs 


• B.S. in Engineering or other technical education with adequate experience 

• ≥ 10 years. The engineer should have knowledge of project execution in a GMP environment. 

Special Skills/Abilities: 
• Must have strong troubleshooting experience including with instrumentation and controls 
• “Hands on” experience starting up process lines: pumps, motors, agitators, valves, and instrumentation. 
• Experience with bulk pharmaceutical manufacturing 
• Ability to read and understand P&ID’s and construction drawings. 
• Experience with automation or control systems (preferably Rockwell Automation). 
• Analytical and mathematical skills, and a solid understanding of the main principles of engineering, construction, and commissioning. 
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Project) and Sharepoint. 
• Detailed oriented. 

Job Complexity: 
• High, requiring knowledge of multiple technical disciplines and interaction with multiple departments. 

• High level of independence required. The engineer should be able to complete tasks ranging from low to medium complexity (multi-stage assignments) without requiring constant supervision or micro-management. The engineer should be dependable, motivated, and a self-starter.
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