Sr. Process Engineer-Pharmaceutical/Biotech

Cary, North Carolina
19 Oct 2016
07 Jun 2017
LS 00007T
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs serves the PharmaBio, Chemicals, Refining, Pulp & Paper, Power & Utilities, High Tech and Consumer Products Industries. Our core life sciences network has contributed to becoming the largest provider of engineering and construction services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. Jacobs provides full-service engineering, procurement, and construction management services for both new and existing facilities. For projects of every scale we provide design, engineering, construction, commissioning, and maintenance services that support a facility's entire life cycle.

Position Summary:

Participates in the design of a process unit, including establishing process design basis, development of process options and optimization of selected design.

Primary Responsibilities (may include but aren't limited to):

  • Calculates and organizes data for process flow sheets including instrumentation and control considerations
  • Prepares specifications and operating instructions for processing equipment
  • Develops process flow diagram to define heat and material balance
  • Develops process specifications, e.g. purified water systems, bioreactors, complex process equipment skids, pressure vessels, pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, and fired heaters
  • Participates in planning, cost development and management, and scheduling for assigned projects
  • Directs activities to ensure that construction, installation, and operational testing conform to functional specifications, recognized codes and standards, and customer requirements
  • Maintains effective communication with project team members and with the customer
  • Lead responsibility for technical direction of a group of engineers or functions as a technical specialist formulating and developing advanced engineering concepts, techniques, and standards
  • Has comprehensive understanding of principles, theories, concepts, and industry practices and standards and their application
  • May provide some technical guidance to less experienced design and engineering personnel
  • Responsible for performing all aspects of engineering and design. Develops designs that require innovation and ingenuity
  • Independently applies advanced engineering techniques and analysis within the discipline


  • 10+ years of related experience required
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical Industry with familiarity of cGMP regulations required
  • BS or MS in an engineering discipline is required
  • EIT certificate is required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • PE Registration is preferred
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) preferred

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.