Snr Specialist, Process Engineering, GES (Capital Projects) Job

Date: Apr 26, 2019

Location: Cork, IE

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Requisition ID: CHE005619

Are you ready to Invent, Impact, Inspire?


MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Our Manufacturing Division is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

Due to continued growth and investment, MSD are hiring a Senior Specialist Engineer, Process for capital projects. The Senior Specialist will be a Process Project Engineer in Global Engineering Solutions, participate in a high performing team and be responsible for implementation of capital project scope and technical studies that support MSD business objectives. Reporting to a Technology Director, the Senior Specialist will demonstrate increasing degrees of responsibility to lead or support project deliverables ranging from business case development, process design/specification, vendor management, commissioning & qualification, and through process implementation & realization of the solution.

The Senior Specialist will primarily support the Large Molecule Biologics/Vaccines/Sterile lines of business with opportunity to be exposed to multiple business areas; and is expected to develop and maintain advanced technical knowledge in their respective area(s) of expertise.

The Senior Specialist will exhibit sound leadership and exemplary collaboration, communication, and vendor management skills; and guide projects through the Capital Management stage gate process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads or supports process design efforts for capital projects, providing innovative solutions that meet business objectives
  • Collaborates with a team in the evaluation of alternative solutions and the development of project scope
  • Leads aspects of preliminary designs, including P&ID development and HAZOP facilitation
  • Ensures that deliverables conform to MSD standards and practices, and are technically sound
  • Provides technical guidance during project implementation, including C&Q, to assure viability of technology in proposed configuration
  • Liaises with other technical functions to ensure successful technology transfers of new and in-line products
  • Collaborates with contractors, suppliers and other team members in the execution of the work

Percent of travel: >25% for projects assignments outside of primary location. Travel and flexibility in project assignment location is required; assignments may require short term travel assignments

Why is this a compelling position for a dynamic and ambitious Capital Project Process Engineer professional to consider?

  • Excellent opportunity to play a key role in the future development of MSD’s Large Molecule supply network. MSD is undergoing a period of significant investment in expanding and refurbishing assets, presenting wide ranging opportunity to demonstrate technical acumen, leadership and innovation in delivering the capital portfolio.
  • Superb opportunity to join the existing GES team in Europe and become a part of the broader MSD GES community which presents opportunities to be exposed to the network of sites across MSD worldwide whilst developing and growing your career.
  • Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and the people that matter the most in their lives.


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  • Minimum 5 years Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry in engineering and/or manufacturing in vaccines or biologics
  • Advanced understanding of hygienic, CIP, SIP design and unit operations specific to biologic manufacturing and/or aseptic processing


  • Creative, innovative, thinks outside of the box, self-motivated, applies problem-solving skills, and solid base in engineering fundamentals and equipment troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills. Ability to get results in a cross functional environment and has ability to effectively collaborate with and influence partners.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Project/Time Management skills which deliver on-time and quality work


  • Bachelor of Science degree (or higher) in Engineering or applicable Science


Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.



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Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
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