We are currently seeking a Lead Process Engineer to be based out of our Chelmsford, MA office. The lead process engineer must demonstrate experience in delivering projects for typical biopharma production processes (MAb, microbial and vaccine), with experience on either bulk manufacturing, fill/finish, or both. The lead process engineer must be capable of advancing engineering designs from a feasibility study levamecel through schematic and preliminary design to a detailed design completion. He/She will be responsible for ownership of all process deliverables, and will supervise a team of process engineers during the execution of that work.
Participate in proposal preparation and budget development
Lead a team of process engineers and designers, delegating tasks and monitoring progress of all deliverables and activities, and mentoring and training entry-level engineers
Work closely with the project manager to insure scope, schedule, budget, change control, and quality parameters are met on the project
Overseeing the preparation of technical specifications for purchased equipment, as well as coordination with equipment suppliers and evaluation of suppliers’ proposals
Coordinate technical efforts between the process team and the architectural, piping, and automation teams on the project, as well as facility teams for civil, structural, electrical, HVAC, and environmental activities
Manage the client drivers for the project, which include capital cost, life-cycle cost, impact on current operations, quality, and schedule
Support business development efforts by acting as process lead in client presentations and meetings
In certain instances, the lead process engineer will be asked to follow the project into the field, providing construction, commissioning, and startup support while leading a team of engineers
Skills / Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in chemical or mechanical engineering, or pertinent degree and experience
10+ years of progressive experience in process engineering design
Must have focused design experience in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, especially in antibody, microbial or bulk vaccine processes, as well as plant and process utilities; Experience should include bulk manufacturing and/or fill/finish experience
Experience in the development and maintenance of all process deliverables, including: process flow diagrams, piping and instrument diagrams, process timelines, utility analysis and summary, priced equipment list, equipment data sheets and specifications as well as equipment bid .evaluations, process descriptions, relief calculations, safety review documents, and instrumentation/automation sequences
Demonstrated understanding of interactions between Process design with MEP design efforts
Ability to collaborate with project team members and client entities, demonstrating the leadership capabilities to insure a successful project
Demonstrated experience working with equipment vendors to provide optimum solutions to equipment design that will meet or exceed client expectations
Capable of coordinating the process design with the piping model
Previous experience managing, developing and encouraging growth for entry-level engineers
Excellent written and oral skills are required
P.E. license is not required, but preferred
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products... – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets. Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology. Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.