Plant Engineer

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: v-100643
  • Consultant: James Horne
  • Contact: 0191 384 8905
  • Date Published: 29.04.2024
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Location: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Functional Expertise: Operations & Maintenance

CK Group are recruiting for a Plant Engineer (Facilities & Utilities) on behalf of a leading multinational pharmaceutical company. This role will be based at their site in Neuchâtel on an initial contract until March 2026.

The Role:

You will have a multitasking/cross functional role whereby you shall be responsible for supporting as technical expert shall support the delivery of projects of varying complexity that span the complete site operations and organizational boundaries. 


  • Be the primary contact (Subject Matter Expert SME) for the users of the assigned installations with regard to technical aspects. (HVAC system, Water Systems - WFI, Cooling system and loop, Chillers, Process Gases and Building Utility Systems – all critical GMP Utilities).
  • Active participation in investigations, deviations and CAPAs – concerning both quality and EHS (compliance with cGMP, GEP, SUVA/ASIT etc).
  • Leads &/or Supports the design and qualification of improvements, changes or upgrades to the equipment/plant. - Monitors, evaluates and approves the implementation of supplier interventions for FU equipment.


Your Background:

  • Knowledge of a GMP environment - Engineering degree (BS, MS or equivalent) in mechanical, automation/technical engineering, biotechnology and/or in the appropriate sciences – chemistry, physics etc.
  • 5+ years experience in the Pharma/Biotech/Chimie or Energies industry - Good organization and communication skills.
  • Project management.

Language and IT Skills:

  • French and English (spoken and written), German a plus.
  • PLC/Automation (Siemens, Johnson Controls or Allen Bradley) programming experience a plus.
  • Good skills in using MS products.
  • Word, Excel, Teams, Project, OneNote etc. 


Please quote job reference 100643 in all correspondence.


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