MES Engineer

Location Ireland
Discipline: Biotechnology
Job type: Temporary/Freelance
Contact name: Caitlin Girdwood

Contact email:
Job ref: 16493
Published: about 2 months ago

We are seeking an experienced PAS-X MES Engineer / MBR (Master Batch Record) Author for MES configuration and project rollout to support manufacturing for new product streams.

Duration: This is a 12-month contract position starting in July 2021, with potential for contract extension thereafter.

Location: Billable time will be a combination of off-site and on-site presence. A guidance, 50% of time may be off site, but this is subject to variation depending on project dynamics, and the candidate must be flexible to be on site by exception as required.

Application Skillset:

  • The primary technical skillset is Business Analysis and Werum PAS-X v3.1.7 (or similar version) MBR design and development with strong project experience in working closely with Lead Engineers and Process Subject Matter Experts on specification and parameterisation of MBR’s
  • Experience in broader PAS-X functionality is beneficial including for example equipment management, materials management/warehouse functionality, state diagrams etc.
  • Experience in integration between MES and ISA Level 2 systems (automation systems & equipment) is beneficial
  • Experience in validation is beneficial


Industry Skillset:

  • As the role may involve contribution to MBR development in both small molecule and cell culture plants, broad manufacturing experience is an advantage for this position.
  • Experience in sterile/aseptic manufacturing environments is necessary

Project Skillset:

  • Experience in MES design and configuration (MBR Authoring) from scratch should be 5+ years, depending on the relevance of the experience
  • Experience in engaging in MES/MBR specification analysis for new production processes and equipment is desirable.
  • MES validation test design and execution experience is required based on GAMP5 good practices, as the role will include support for test protocol documentation and execution as the solution approaches go-live stage
  • A good understanding of good practice project lifecycles is required through requirements, specification, configuration, verification, and handover to business/quality users. Throughout the life cycle, team engagement, verbal communication, functional requirements & design documentation, validation support, and strong interpersonal skills will be required
  • The nature of the role is that the person will be “embedded” in the project team for the duration of the contract, reporting to a Project Manager and working closely with an MES Workstream Lead. Other team members include the Validation, QA, local MES Administrators, IS/IT, Systems integrators, Solution Vendors, Process engineers/SME’s, and Management Stakeholders. g. In addition to the technical aspects, exceptional interpersonal skills are required in terms of verbal engagement style, written communications, and proactive issue reporting and escalation

Interested? Get in touch ASAP by sending your CV to or call +31202044502 to discuss further!