Senior Project Engineer

St.-Prex, Switzerland

Posted: 4-Jan-2019

Ref#: CH-FER-0111 / R0008598

Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. To learn more about Ferring or its products please visit :

In our Headquarter in St-Prex/Lausanne (Switzerland), we are looking for a:

Senior Project Engineer

Your Mission:

Carry out transversal projects as new equipment/equipment upgrades, in due time and in line with defined quality standards.

Main Responsabilities:

Preparation of project:
  • Lead project teams and tasks assigned: Prepare initial project scope, budget, resource needs and economic evaluation and timeline definitions. Ensure that projects meet business as well as quality requirements
  • Select and lead external support to be involved in the project (Engineering companies, suppliers, builders, consultants, etc.)

Execution of project:
  • Design, transfer and implement  new layout, equipment and processes related to all operational activities 
  • Ensure within the St-Prex Operations multi-functional team, that production processes and process projects comply with all appropriate technical design, safety and cGMPs guidelines, installation, commissioning, qualification/validation and operational requirements as well as time and cost requirements
  • Always think LEAN improvement and propose adequate modification to existing equipment, implement changes if approved. Ensure proper hand-over to internal customers including training and support during start-up
  • Respect of SHE Rules for all manufacturing team (PPI, Waste selective, improvement, energy and water consumption, ergonomics at workplace, she event and near miss records)

Required Experience & Competences:
  • Process, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent at University level
  • Min. 8 years process and project Engineering experience within Solid dosage form and Biotechnology Pharmaceutical environment
  • Process & Equipment Qualification experience
  • Project management skills (incl. MS Project)
  • Able to take technical & quality decisions according to budget and deadline
  • Fluent in English and French speaking/writing
  • Good IT skills : Microsoft project, Excel, Word, Power point
  • Good automation, Mechanical & electrical skills

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