Project Engineer - GMP

Project Engineer - GMP

Job Title: Project Engineer - GMP
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Braintree
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: bonus, pension, life insurance, health insurance, 28 days holiday
Start Date: 2020-08-31
Reference: V-46359
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 01, 2020 13:57

Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity to secure a position for a company that is a driving force for the Cell & Gene Therapy Sector at their new cutting-edge Braintree facility.  The opportunity is to join as Project Engineer with the responsibility to be a key part of the modification of the site, plus manage other engineering projects linked to the continuous improvement of this key site.


The company were established in 2012 with the purpose to make the UK the place to commercialise Cell & Gene Therapies working in collaboration with partner based in the UK, Europe, US and Asia for example.  The offer cutting edge technology, services, and capabilities to take a therapy across the translational gap.  Then into the clinic, through clinical trials to launch.


They have now expanded to 3 sites with this role being based at their new Braintree facility which will be manufacturing therapies at a commercial scale and a COVID vaccine as part of the Government’s response.  This site has received significant initial funding that is to be followed by a further £110 million over the next 5 years.  Which includes brand new D & C grade clean rooms and a 200 L fermenter train to meet the high level of demand for their expertise.



Purpose of the Role:


The purpose of the role of Project Engineer is to facilitate the modification and improvement of the new facility so it is suitable for the manufacture of cell & gene therapies as well as a COVID Vaccine. To also take ownership of projects for the continuous improvement of the centre to meet the evolving needs of the business.


Key Responsibilities includes:


  • Manage engineering projects from inception to completion
  • Drive projects forwards whether leading these or working as part of a team.
  • Develop and deliver business cases including budgets to support capital project proposals.
  • Manage projects through each stage of the lifecycle – design, construction, commissioning, and validation phases
  • Ensure projects are in compliance with company, industry H&S and GMP regulations


Required Skills and Expertise:



  • Demonstrable experience of working in a GMP environment
  • Experience of Vaccine, Biologics, Cell Therapy or Gene Therapy environment
  • Project management experience
  • Experience of managing contractors and contract resources