mid-level process engineer à Basel

Mayank Chaubey, Bâle Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
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basel, bâle-ville
Life Sciences
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mayank chaubey, bâle professionals health care & life sciences
058 201 55 50
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Our client (Life sciences) located in Basel is looking for an energetic, self-motivated, and dynamic team-oriented

Mid-level Process Engineer (Life Science)

that has a desire to help our client to continue developing its process expertise within the Pharmaceutical and Life-science marketplace, on projects and within the office. In addition to the qualifications listed below, a successful candidate shall possess the skills required to successfully develop and execute project tasks and deliverables, be a collaborative team player, and have a strong drive to deliver to customers. This person will provide process engineering leadership to develop and implement process concepts and designs on technically complex projects. The process engineer is responsible for coordinating with other disciplines including architects, mechanical, automation/ controls, and electrical engineers and also client personnel to ensure the design requirements are met. Project sizes will vary, and will consist primarily of biotechnology process projects including both existing renovations / retrofits and new construction. The successful candidate will be expected to represent our client in a professional manner.


Our Client is a privately-held company with a 30+ year history of providing design and construction solutions to the global pharmaceutical and life-science company. Founded in 1984, Our client currently has over 1,000 employees and 15 offices. They invests heavily in employee professional development and in maintaining an entrepreneurial culture. Currently they are looking to build a professional design team in their newly-established office (and subsidiary) in Basel.

Why choose our client? privately-owned, stable company with a smaller team environment, strong team culture, client-focused “do the right thing” attitude, excellent variety of tasks/ responsibilities, permanent position with good benefits.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Taking responsibility for the design of assigned process unit operations and ensuring the high-quality
  • Develop and recommending concepts, initial evaluations, options, regulatory concerns, technologies and strategies
  • Working closely with client operations/ manufacturing personnel
  • Developing mass, utility and energy balances and defining utility consumption and generation requirements
  • Leading the technical development of process narratives, block flow diagrams (BFDs), process flow diagrams (PFDs) and P&IDs
  • Developing technical process equipment lists, specifications and datasheets
  • Writing testing requirements and attending factory acceptance tests (FATs) for process equipment
  • Leading and coordinating with supporting process team members and with process architecture and utility engineering team leads
  • Working with facility planners to layout the process needs, including space, adjacencies and flows
  • Supporting the development of equipment cost estimates through solicitation of vendor quotes
  • Representing the company with external partners and clients and developing key relationships throughout the industry including participation in industry organizations (e.g. – ISPE), writing papers/ articles, and speaking and presenting.
  • Working to stay abreast of the latest technologies used in our industry and being aware of the approximate costs of the various technologies that could be used to solve our clients’ design challenges.
  • Being a mentor to Junior Process engineers and other non-technical staff.


  • Diploma in Chemical, Bio or Process Engineering (Universität oder Hochschule).
  • 4+ years of experience with Biologic Processes, minimum 2 years involvement in design (preferably in a design firm setting).
  • Experience with developing process strategies/ typical shared service systems for biologic operations, from initial concept through specification and eventual start-up/ qualification. Unit operation experience should include many of the following:
    • Media Prep/ Buffer Prep/ Hold
    • Support Services (washers, autoclaves)
    • Associated CIP and Utility Requirements
    • Upstream Processes:
      • Inoculum Prep
      • Cell Culture (Scale-up to Production)
      • Fermentation
      • Harvest
    • Downstream Processes
      • Centrifugation
      • Filtration (Micro-, Ultra-, Dia-, Viral)
      • Chromatography
      • Inactivation
      • Transfer Systems
      • Hold-Pool Vessels
      • Formulation/ Bulk Filling
  • Experience with FDA, EMA regulatory standards required
  • Knowledge and application of cGMP and ASME BPE required
  • Language: Fluent in German (C2+technical language), ability to communicate in English (B2+) of French (B2+) is a plus
  • Valid Work Permit for Basel, Switzerland, or able to obtain a permit
  • Experience with PFD, P&ID software tools such as Visio, ASPEN, COMOS, SmartPlant or AutoCAD P&ID

If this interests you then, 

We are looking forward to receiving within your application:

  • your CV in English

  • latest Work Certificates

  • your Motivation Letter  

  • the date of your availability

Apply now to be considered – Good to know you!

Our client is not an Oil/Gas company rather a life-science!

For more information and your application, please contact:

Mayank Chaubey, PhD

Consultant Randstad Professionals Healthcare & Life-science