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Design Lead - EU (remote)

  • Location: Switzerland
  • Salary: Negotiable per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 23 days ago

Design Lead - EU (remote)

*Various locations around Europe. Get in touch to find out more about the locations*


Reporting to the Technical and Design Director on the GE Capital Team, and tactically reporting to the project specific Project Director on the Global Engineering (GE) Capital Program Team, the successful candidate will manage a team providing client engineering input to lead the design effort and subsequent phases for each of the following elements, throughout the project delivery lifecycle:

  • All non-Process Engineering disciplines including Civil Structural, Architectural, HVAC, BMS, Electrical, Instrumentation, Planning & Building Permits.
  • 3-D Model Management
    • Coordinate the Model Reviews with the engineering firm.
    • Agree breakdown of facilities into model areas & schedule of completion of areas, to support construction schedule
    • Review Clash detection reports & instigate Quality checks.
  • Manage the Engineering design delivery including coordination between the Company's project team and the A&E firm and management of design quality.
  • Support resolution of field generated RFI's throughout the construction phase
  • Support facility system startup, commissioning and verification activities
  • Support implementation and participate in the project's contractor safety program

This is a key leadership role within the project organization and the successful candidate is expected to strongly integrate the work of all function groups during the design phase.

The role will direct key decisions within the engineering design for this future new facility from the perspective of how the facility will ultimately be configured and operated, initially through conceptual design and subsequently preliminary & detailed design, construction, commissioning and verification/qualification.


  • Review and approval of equipment package bid analyses.
  • Provide engineering input into overall facility layout and design.
  • Support input to the development of detailed capital project execution schedule
  • Provide engineering input into cost estimate preparation for the project.
  • Manage overall design quality and design change.
  • Develop general procedures, metrics and deliverables in support of successful delivery of the project objectives on time and within budget.
  • Identify project risks and opportunities and propose mitigation plans.
  • Manage A/E firm in the resolution of field generated RFIs.
  • Interface with CM and Company's construction team to follow design into field
  • Support execution of startup, commissioning and verification of facility systems as required by the verification master plan.
  • Identify project risks and opportunities and propose mitigation plans.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, interact and collaborate with team members and external stakeholders is essential.
  • Team leadership of engineering design and field support teams.
  • Provide client technical engineering input to scope definition, specification and procurement for all facilities related equipment.
  • Provide input into the review and approval of A/E firm process engineering design deliverables

    Min qualification - BS in Engineering Discipline (or equivalent).

    Essential requirements:

    • Experience of A/E Design Firm project execution
    • Minimum (12 years) pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical engineering project experience.
    • Previous experience in design of project >$100 MM required
    • Knowledge of and direct operational experience within manufacturing facilities including large molecule, small molecule and sterile injectables.
    • Knowledge and experience of project execution for fully automated facility design
    • Knowledge of Delta V.
    • Experience of facility design in a 3D Model / BIM environment utilizing integrated project delivery
    • Experience with 3D model and client design reviews
    • Experience of Equipment vendor package management and design coordination
    • Knowledge and experience of commissioning & qualification, with knowledge of ASTM E2500 a particular advantage.
    • Good understanding of risk management methodologies, with a proven ability to apply in Bio-pharmaceutical operations.