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  • Recruiter: Usha Rao

Senior Project Engineer – 5181 URA


Our client, a dynamic global bio-pharmaceutical company headquartered in Switzerland, covering multiple therapeutic areas, is looking for a  German Speaking Senior Project Engineer on a  contract based in the Bern  area.  

The ideal candidate should have experience in supporting Engineering Projects in terms of development and manufacture of Pharmaceuticals in a regulated environment and maximize the benefit to the company in line with the organization goals.  

Main Responsibilities:

  •  Supports end-to-end delivery within assigned annual CAPEX investment projects leveraging best practices, and applying internal as well as external partnerships to safeguard project success (i.e. fulfillment of defined FPO’s and/or budget, timeline and requirements)
  • Supports technical guidance within assigned projects from idea generation to close-out and lessons learned to achieve best-in-class project delivery and optimized organizational learning
  • Supports project engineering and associated efforts to be in full compliance with all applicable regulations, procedures and standards
  • Supports global and local project management processes (FPX, PDP etc.), if applicable
  • Supports document lifecycle within the assigned projects according to defined processes
  • Supports organization of day-to-day business of the assigned project resources/teams
  • Supports technical resolution of issues that may arise within project scope including troubleshooting, root-cause analysis and investigations in case of technical, quality or safety events, incidents and/or accidents
  • Responsibilities also include Customer Relationship Management, Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Performance Management, Contractual Obligations, Contractor Safety and EHS Compliance within assigned projects
  • Conducts regular project-related self-inspections, continuous monitoring and spot checks to identify gaps or potential situations of non-compliance including remediation and follow-up for sustainable effectiveness
  • Supports project related info for document management and quality event tracking systems (e.g. Change Controls)
  • Supports in health authority inspections and all other audits for assigned projects (even after close-out) and/or acts as subject matter expert

 Qualifications and Experience:

  •  Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required.
  • Degree in Engineering discipline (preferably Automation, Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Biotechnology or Chemical)
  • Professional experience: min. 5-10 years with proven track record in project management/execution topics
  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical, Food or other highly regulated industry
  • Through knowledge of (c)GMP and GxP regulations as well as norms and technical standards including local building codes
  • Team player, strong communication, innovative, knowledgeable
  • Understanding closely linked business processes around Technical Services
  • Strong technical skills on pharmaceutical sites and their infrastructure, utilities, equipment
  • Ability to identify opportunities to improve processes
  • Self-driven, able to set own targets, ability to set priorities under pressure
  • Leadership and influencing skills and strong analytical skills
  • Fluency in English and German