Job title: Senior Process Engineer

Location: Cramlington, NE23 3JL

We have an immediate opportunity for a Senior Process Engineer to lead a team of Process Engineers at our Cramlington site. In this role you will be also be responsible for site processes, engineering delivery of new product instructions and process improvements.  Ensuring all safety, quality, financial and key milestone targets are met within a fast-paced environment.

 About the role

You will take the lead on a number of activities on this low tier COMAH site, liaising with both internal and external customers.  Including:

Management, guidance and support of the Technical Engineering Team site - Cad Technician, Process and Project Engineers.

Engineering Delivery of NPI’s, product turnarounds or site projects within budget, timescale as well as EHS and Quality compliance.

Continuously improve the core skills of the team through mentoring and external training.

Evaluate and mitigate Process or Environmental Hazards such as highly exothermic reactions or decompositions through the sites 6 stage PHA framework. 

Key involvement with the sites Functional Safety Assessments (FSA’s) - Trained LOPA chair who can lead studies, with a good understanding of IEC 61508 and 61511 and associated SIL system design and management.

Preparation of high-level Capex estimates and timelines in conjunction with the project engineers to support NPI RFQ’s

Monitoring and reporting of key financial Capex target and delivery milestones within the team ensuring these goals are achieved.

Maintain an awareness of cGMP and other appropriate quality standards within the Pharmaceutical industry and ensure that best practice is applied to process engineering designs.

Manage plant changes (projects and minor changes) in accordance with company change control procedures.

Carry out plant qualification in accordance with company procedures.

Apply safety & environmental standards for the technical engineering group and actively seek ‘best practise’.

Ensure that process safety reviews (HSE reviews, Hazops etc.) are carried out and that the resulting recommendations are implemented.

Ensure that processes are designed to via the sites 6 stage PHA minimise and control process hazards such as exothermic reactions or decompositions.

Ensure compliance with the requirements of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations for design and commissioning.

Qualifications & Experience:

Educated to degree level or higher in chemical engineering or a related discipline.

Sound knowledge of chemical process plant and equipment.

Experience of process design, commissioning and production support of primary pharmaceutical, batch process manufacture.

Understanding of chemical processing / engineering implications of HSE legislation and cGMP regulatory requirements.

Project management skills and experience in a technical environment.

Effective interpersonal communication skills, verbal and written.

Technical problem-solving skills such as RCA within a process plant environment.



What we offer you

As a Recipharm employee, you get to work in an exciting and extensive sector with interesting products which contribute to health and well-being in society. The products we make generate added value for a large number of individuals.

A growing company offers entirely new professional opportunities and challenges on all levels to those who want them. We do things ourselves, which offers challenges and creates involvement – for the right people.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits packages to all our colleagues including:

27 days plus statutory holidays

A defined contribution company pension scheme

Life assurance (equivalent to four times your salary)


About Recipharm
Recipharm is a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO) in the pharmaceutical industry employing almost 9,000 employees. Recipharm offers manufacturing services of pharmaceuticals in various dosage forms, production of clinical trial material and APIs, pharmaceutical product development and development and manufacturing of medical devices. Recipharm manufactures several hundred different products to customers ranging from big pharma to smaller research and development companies. Recipharm’s annual turnover is approximately SEK 11 billion. The company operates development and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The Recipharm B-share (RECI B) is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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