Senior Process Engineer - Lafayette

The Harris Group Lafayette , CA 94549

Posted 2 months ago

Harris Group is seeking a Senior Process Engineer to join one of our dynamic California offices, located either near San Francisco (Lafayette) or Los Angeles (Thousand Oaks).

Harris Group provides engineering expertise in multiple disciplines, offering varied and diverse projects across an array of industries. A career with Harris Group offers a collaborative work environment with limitless growth potential and professional development opportunities.

The Role

In the role of Senior Process Engineer you will be responsible for providing professional engineering expertise and leadership to projects primarily in pharmaceutical or biotechnology. You will have the opportunity to work on innovative designs for industrial facilities and will see diverse projects through development, detailed design, and construction support.

The Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, and direct the technical activities of the process design team to ensure technical success and adherence to the project scope, schedule, budget and quality requirements.

  • Conceptual design, process development and detailed process design

  • Plan, facilitate, and conduct design reviews

  • Generate H&M balances, PFDs and P&IDs (knowledge of CAD software is not essential but is plus)

  • Understand and analyze process scaling issues

  • Size and specify equipment

  • Drive knowledge generation and exchange within the group

  • Participate in technology centered communities of practice

  • Define, organize, coordinate and execute individual assignments

  • Evaluate, select and apply standard design techniques, procedures and criteria to make minor design adaptations and modifications

  • Serve as a technical resource on complex design issues and advanced engineering theories, concepts, principles, and processes

  • Prepare conceptual design and detailed process design, including design calculations

  • Select and define scope of process engineering problems to guide investigations

  • Plan, facilitate, and conduct design reviews

  • Generate heat and material balances, process flow diagrams (PFDs) and piping and instrumentation drawings (P&IDs) (knowledge of ACAD software is not essential but is a plus)

  • Understand and apply process scaling methods

  • Interface with key client and project staff in formal, informal and project team meetings

  • Research, design and specify processes and equipment

  • Provide clients with assistance during installation, commissioning, and start-up of equipment and related systems.

  • Develop equipment bid packages

  • Perform risk analysis and develop risk management plans

  • Drawing production, through directing the actions of designers or drafters

  • Review shop drawings

Qualifications

Successful candidates need to be able to work with minimum supervision and 5 years of relevant experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceuticals.

Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering with 7+ years of relevant experience.

  • Experienced with, and knowledgeable of, biopharmaceutical processing techniques

  • Advanced knowledge of process development activities, cGMP's guidelines and FDA and EMEA process validation requirements

  • Experience in dealing directly with customers and sales organizations on capital projects required; planning and controlling capital projects a plus

  • Ability to lead as an integral part of a multifunctional, customer focused team

  • Excellent written (documentation) and oral (presentation) communication skills

  • Ability to use a computer and computer software programs relevant to the engineering discipline (Aspen Plus, PIPE-FLO), and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Ability and willingness to travel to an off-site location and/or accept client site assignments when required.

We look forward to receiving your resume!

Harris Group provides a competitive compensation and benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity-VEVRAA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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