Project Engineer



My client is an international pharmaceutical company. Innovative and dynamic, they are currently expanding their team. Due to this growth, my client is looking for a project engineer to join them. 

Project Engineer

Operational tasks:

  • Prepare the internally generated Conceptual Design packages on assigned projects with assigned Process Engineer or Operations
  • Establish the URS and technical specifications, and design tanks, pumps, pipes, valves...
  • Insure during design phase Operability ant Maintainability of new equipment/installations
  • Prepare and issue request for proposals to Outside Engineering Firms for design, procurement and construction with the technical purchasing assistance. Then evaluate, challenge and select OEF's
  • Perform the Basic Engineering study including appropriate safety and quality reviews in order to prepare the project's investment files at ±10% accuracy to go approval process
  • Manage the detailed design phase of assigned projects 
  • Monitor construction progress vs plan: Safety, Conformity, Quality, Budget, Time schedule, Scope
  • Organize FAT inspections ,  manage construction commissioning, water batch testing and startup in close collaboration with Operations, before formally transferring the completed project to the owner
  • Monitor and control project performance against the master project schedule and the approved business case.
  • Ensure the projects reporting
  • Organize project documents archiving and financial closure of the projects
  • Share lessons learned with engineering team
  • Establish or update engineering standards
  • Maintain current knowledge of the latest process approaches and techniques for effective project management


  • 5 to 10  years of experience in a similar function in the Chemical or Pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience of managing  projects (< 250 or 500 KCHF)

Academic background and skills:

  • Graduated in Chemical or process Engineering (Master level or equivalent)
  • Certificate or proven experience in Project management
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams:  Safety, Finance, Production, Maintenance, etc...
  • Accountability to drive a project team from end to end and deliver "on time in full"
  • Hands on behavior
  • Root cause analysis and Problem solving
  • Languages: French "native" and English fluent
  • IS tools: CADD system, , MS Project, Documentation system