Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

Technical Project Lead

  • Contract
  • Switzerland
  • 42000564

PE Global is currently recruiting for a Technical Project Lead Mechanics for a leading multi-national pharma client based in Switzerland.

This is an initial 12-month contract position.


The main objective of the Job is to assure a proper application of our clients Technical Standards right the first time. To achieve this, the TPL Mechanics is in close collaboration with the technical team during the design phase, FATs / SATs and commissioning until IQ / OQ. Sharing technical standards and auditing their compliance is key. Solid technical knowledge is mandatory to understand the content, enabling e.g. the review of P&IDs.



  • Enforce the use and application of our clients standards
  • Study & understand the scope of the project and the applicable standards
  • Build network with all important stakeholders
  • Proactively align and keep aligned with the Project Team (Process, Plant Engineer, OPS Team, SGU, QA, QC, Visp Engineering, EPCMQ team) about the applicable technical standards
  • Share the technical standards with the project team. Save them or their links on the project SharePoint
  • Make the Work Package Owners (= SMEs of the EPCMQ or suppliers) aware about the

   standards corresponding to the specific equipment

  • Participate in the technical meetings between the Work Package Owners and the suppliers
  • Review and approve P&IDs
  • Coordinate the declaration of conformity according to PED
  • Participate in the corresponding approval workflows in Unifier and CQV
  • Participate in FATs / SATs as observing auditor
  • Technical Change Management: Lead discussions if a proposed change is mandatory

or a “nice to have”. Coordinate TCRs in SAP.

  • Prepare the handover of technical information from the EPCMQ to Plant Engineering and execute it when the initial handover
  • Ensure the compliance with all pertinent safety policies, rules and
  • Establish the project CAPEX charter including scope of work, goals and deliverables together with the relevant site level senior management and
  • Execute the CAPEX project according to budget, scope and on-time deliverables
  • Ensure that the adequate project control systems needed to manage the risk, cost and schedule are timely in place.
  • Conduct regular engineering and project control reviews with the project team in order to ensure that the project execution is on track (safety, quality, cost & schedule) and to identify and implement remedial action(s) in case of any deviation from project
  • Define and implement overall project resources (internal and external) and to provide daily leadership
  • Ensure the implementation of the state-of-the-art technical solutions and to ensure compliance with internal and external quality, safety and ecology
  • Ensure the sharing and leveraging of best practices and expertise within our clients

engineering community.

  • Ensure the successful hand-over the project to the user-team including the right level of training and correct


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Engineering (process, pharmaceutical, biochemical or equivalent)
  • Experience with microbial process equipment and Delta V software
  • Strong understanding of design in all project phases and process operations in microbial upstream, downstream and/or conjugation
  • Collaborative personality, strong decision maker, and ability to work independently
  • Will interface: Process and Manufacturing Leads, Plant Engineering and other support functions, EPCM partners
  • Fluency in English is a must, Fluency in German advantageous



Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

Please click the link below to apply, or alternatively send an up-to-date CV to


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