• Contract
  • Valais
  • Recruiter: Usha Rao


Providing Flexible Resourcing Solutions

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, CTC is a specialist life-sciences recruitment organisation. We place specialist talent into contract and permanent positions in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices and CRO industries.


An in-depth experience in life-sciences recruitment combined with an established and extensive local network means that CTC offers clients and candidates the “Gold standard” in recruitment services. With an expertise honed over many years at the cutting-edge of the life-sciences industry, we help companies find people and we help people find companies.


Technical Project Lead – 5753 URA


Our client, a global market leader in the production and process support of active pharmaceutical ingredients, both in the chemical and biotechnology sectors, is looking for Technical Project Lead for a 12 months contract (extension planned) based in the Valais area, Switzerland.


The main objective of the Job is to assure the right first time application of companies Technical Standards, as well as engineering principles, concepts, industry practices & standards. To achieve this, the TPL is in close collaboration with the technical team during the design phase, FATs / SATs and commissioning until IQ / OQ. Sharing technical standards and auditing their compliance is key. Solid technical knowledge is mandatory to understand the content, enabling e.g. the review of P&IDs.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Share and enforce the applicable standards & practices with the project team and Work Package Owners (= SMEs of the EPCMQ or suppliers)
  • Proactively align and keep aligned with the companies Project Team (Process, Plant Engineer, OPS Team, SGU, QA, QC, Visp Engineering, EPCMQ team) about the applicable technical standards
  • Participate in the technical meetings between the Work Package Owners and the suppliers
  • Review and approve technical documentation (e.g. P&IDs)
  • Coordinate the declaration of conformity according to PED
  • Organize internal as well as external workshops and support team members to establish agendas, meeting minutes, actions lists,…)
  • Participate to the preparation of the project reporting (charts for KPIs, collection of information,…) 
  • Participate in the corresponding approval workflows in Unifier and CQV
  • Participate in FATs / SATs as observing auditor
  • Technical Change Management: Lead discussions if a proposed change is mandatory or a “nice to have”. Coordinate TCRs in SAP.
  • Prepare the handover of technical information from the EPCMQ to Plant Engineering and execute it when the initial handover occurs.

 Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required
  • Education: Bachelor or Master degree in Engineering (process, pharmaceutical, biochemical or equivalent)
  • 2+ years of experience in project engineering or project management for (bio)chemical, or pharmaceutical industries with international experience.
  • Technical knowledge of the various engineering disciplines in the Pharmaceutical environment, both on clean and black utilities, process, automation, Instrumentation and Civil Engineering
  • Task orientated person who is very comfortable working towards set objectives and has a track record of achieving results in this regard.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer systems (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio).
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • A good memory and organization is required to keep the overview of the technical standards.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (English)
  • Effective influencing skills. Ability to communicate to varying levels and functions of the organization.
  • Strong collaborative mindset.
  • Experience in Engineering and cGMP Manufacturing