Process Engineer

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

Contact email:
Job ref: 11952
Published: about 1 month ago

This biotech client develops projects starting from project definition and scope up to and including start-up in production, after which the new installations are handed over to production & maintenance. They are in need of a Senior Process Engineer (Utilities) to join their team ASAP! 

Being part of the Engineering team means being central within the organisation and having a high exposure; from the work floor to the site leadership team!

Start Date: ASAP - end of year. Must be freelancer.


  • As a process engineer you are responsible for the successful execution of projects (Clean & Black utilities) from A to Z and work closely with internal stakeholders and suppliers.
  • From the start of the project you provide a clear description of the installation in consultation with internal customers (production, maintenance, QA, EHS, etc.). You translate these customer expectations into specifications for further project development.
  • Process Engineering: you are responsible for basic and detailed design for clean & black utilities projects complying with project objectives and site specifications and requirements.
  • You are able to draw up a detailed planning that is in line with the general project planning, and you ensure timely delivery of the projects within budget, communicating the warnings and deviations to the management team.
  • You coordinate purchasing activities (equipment & services) by writing complete RFQ’s and tender books (contractor management).
  • You perform the necessary risk analysis and you provide correct documentation.
  • You coordinate and supervise the installation of the equipment and you also carry out the verification / qualification / validation tests of the equipment.
  • After that you ensure a complete as-built file and handover of the project to the internal customers production and maintenance.
  • You are able to lead projects yourself and manage a (multidisciplinary) cross-departmental project team.


  • Engineering master degree, preference Electro-mechanics 
  • Knowledge of project management systems and tools (eg MS Office, MS Project)
  • Experience developing projects in a production environment
  • Knowledge of cGMP procedures, EMA/FDA requirements & risk management tools HAZOP/FMEA
  • Experience with engineering documentation (Energy-Mass balance, P&ID, functional specifications etc) and qualification documents.
  • Experience in designing Pharmaceutical process engineering
  • Specialized in Clean & Black Utilities.
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical manufacturing, process validation, equipment qualification
  • Experience with Process equipment, clean utilities and/or black utilities.
  • You speak and write fluent English AND Dutch OR French

You must be located in Belgium and able to work both on/off site. 

Send your CV to to discuss further!