Engineering , Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

MES Engineer

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • Cork
  • 41938128

PE Global is currently recruiting for an MES Engineer for our biopharmaceutical client in Cork. This is an initial 12-month contract hybrid role.

Position Summary:


The position will be located at the Ringaskiddy site and will be part of the Make Asset Management (MAM) Group.  Its main responsibility will be the development, support and maintenance involved in the integration of our Execution Systems within Janssen Sciences Ireland UC. The position will also be accountable to develop and maintain the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) strategy and drive its execution while maintaining a good use of the current systems.


Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead by example and strive to perform to high standards at all times in compliance with Credo and Standards of Leadership. Act as a role model for all colleagues within the Execution Systems Group and MAM.
  • Manage MES project deliverables/team including, but not limited to, MBR, GMBR and ESP development across the 3 manufacturing suites for the Upstream, Downstream and BPS business units.
  • Develop, maintain & control Project budgets, Capital Requirement Plans, and Department Budgets
  • Proactive Trouble shooting and preventive maintenance of our systems
  • Life cycle management of our Execution systems
  • Business relationship management and ensuring our Execution systems are meeting business requirements
  • Provision of suitable training courses and training material
  • Assure the safe execution of job activities in the Execution Systems area and follow good environmental practices and procedures.
  • Ensure that personal training requirements are completed in compliance with site procedures.
  • Ensure that Execution systems documentation is managed, controlled, approved and reviewed in accordance with site procedures to meet business needs and production schedules
  • Develop and monitor Execution Systems Department metrics/KPIs to ensure that departmental goals and targets are met.
  • Drive efficiencies across the ES area, MAM function and site through suitable adoption of new technologies and enhanced approaches to how we operate (Challenge the Status Quo and drive improvement).
  • Working with platform and CoE leads to solicit and deploy technologies, systems and sharing to improve globally.


Key Skills and Competencies required:

  • Leadership and development of all colleagues within the department
  • Customer focused and results driven
  • Innovative
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Collaboration and teamwork across site functions and other JSC / J&J sites
  • Demonstrate Integrity and Credo-based actions at all times

Work as a strategic partner with all other departments within the company and to align across other Janssen/J&J sites





Education and Experience:


  • Third level Degree in engineering, science or an IT discipline.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience within a pharmaceutical or GMP regulated manufacturing environment.



  • Experience in supervision/management of people and resources
  • In-depth Technical knowledge of S95 Level 1 systems such as Emerson DeltaV, Honeywell EBI, OSI Pi, PLCs, IT Infrastructure & Hardware.
  • Key appreciation of Industrial Automation Networks and their Communication Protocols.
  • Strong MES experience (preferably in Werum PAS-X) and process knowledge for Upstream, Downstream and Bio Processing Support functions.
  • Good understanding of S95 level 4 systems and their capabilities such as ERP, Quality Systems, Data warehouses etc… to facilitate the transition to integrated Execution Systems.
  • In-depth understanding of the ISA S95 & S88 standards and how they should be used within the Global Supply Chain
  • Good appreciation of Industry 4.0/IIoT and how we can effectively drive to transform within this framework

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

Please click the link below to apply, call Paul on 083 094 0199 or alternatively send an up to date CV


***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***

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