Senior Automation Project Engineer

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Automation
  3. Switzerland
Berne, Schweiz
Posting date: 12 Apr 2024

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Title: Senior Automation Project Engineer
Location: Bern, Switzerland
Rate: Open
Openings: 1 Engineer
Contract/Perm: Contract (8-Months)
Join the team and be part of an innovative company that values inclusion, growth, and impact. Our dynamic work environment offers brilliant opportunities for advancement. We're seeking talented and driven individuals who share our passion for making a difference within the Life Science industry.
Key responsibilities

  • Manages Engineering Projects to support the development and manufacture of Pharmaceuticals in a regulated environment and maximize the benefit to the company in line with the clients CREDO.
  • Responsible for continued alignment with project stakeholders, internal organization including department interfaces and business partners
  • Responsible for end-to-end delivery within assigned annual CAPEX investment projects leveraging best practices, and applying internal as well as external partnerships to safeguard project success (i.e. fulfillment of defined FPO's and/or budget, timeline and requirements)
  • Provides technical guidance within assigned projects from idea generation to close-out and lessons learned to achieve best-in-class project delivery and optimized organizational learning
  • Responsible that project engineering and associated efforts are in full compliance with all applicable regulations, procedures and standards
  • Responsible for adherence to global and local project management processes
  • Responsible for document lifecycle within the assigned projects according to defined processes
  • Responsible for organizing day-to-day business of the assigned project resources/teams
  • Responsible for technical resolution of issues that may arise within project scope including troubleshooting, root-cause analysis and investigations in case of technical, quality or safety events, incidents and/or accidents
  • Maintains metrics for monitoring project performance and act on bad trends immediately
  • Responsibilities also include Customer Relationship Management, Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Performance Management, Contractual Obligations, Contractor Safety and EHS Compliance within assigned projects
  • Conducts regular project-related self-inspections, continuous monitoring and spot checks to identify gaps or potential situations of non-compliance including remediation and follow-up for sustainable effectiveness
  • Provides project related info for document management and quality event tracking systems (e.g. Change Controls)
  • Supports in health authority inspections and/or audits
  • Delivery on annual goals & objectives, guided by Our Credo and Leadership Imperatives


  • Degree in Engineering discipline (preferably Automation, Electrical, Industrial IT)
  • Professional experience: min. 5-10 years with proven track record in project management/execution on automation and/or electrical topics
  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical, Food or other highly regulated industry
  • Thorough knowledge of (c)GMP and GxP regulations as well as norms and technical standards including local building codes
  • Team player, strong communication, innovative, knowledgeable
  • Understanding of closely linked business processes around Technical Services
  • Strong technical skills on pharmaceutical sites and their infrastructure, utilities, equipment
  • Ability to identify opportunities to improve processes
  • Self-driven, able to set own targets, ability to set priorities under pressure
  • Leadership and influencing skills and strong analytical skills
  • Fluency in German and English
  • Experience with various IT-tools, systems, especially MS Office
  • Availability to work 100% at site during needed periods of the project, possibilities to work remote up to 40%
  • Hands on mentality. Ability to work on details and very practical issues at site, with workers, suppliers, etc...
  • Previous experience in Switzerland
  • Electric/Automation background
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills
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