Lead Process Utilities Engineer

Basel, Switzerland
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Full Time
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Job Description

Lead Clean Utilities Engineer

Basel, Switzerland

Leap29 are working with an international consulting business, our client specialises in the engineering and design of advanced facilities, with a focus on biotechnology and life sciences.  As the business continues to grow in Switzerland they are looking for a Lead Clean Utilities Engineer to join them based our of Basel on a hybrid/ remote basis supporting local projects.

This position is responsible for design and implementation of manufacturing processes and supporting utilities ranging from pilot plant to full commercial production.


  • Coordinates with project managers to determine project scope, complexity and schedule for project development.
  • Develops project execution plans (budget, milestones, deliverables and staffing plans) to deliver project on time, on budget and of the highest quality.
  • Assist client in strategic evaluations to develop concepts supported by engineering studies for expanding, improving or automating existing facilities.
  • Writes scope of work for process, utilities and manufacturing controls based on preliminary reviews with the client.
  • Complete design deliverables for single unit operations through entire facility flow including, Process Flow Diagrams, Material and Energy Balances, utility requirements and Process P&IDs that include controls strategy and CIP/SIP functions, if appropriate.
  • Complete design for utilities generation and distribution systems. Generate P&IDs for critical utility systems, such as WFI, USP Purified Water, Clean Steam and Process Gases.
  • Ensure completion of quality specifications and performance data sheets for process equipment and instrumentation. 
  • Estimate utility requirements for new manufacturing processes, design utilities generation and distribution systems.
  • Perform engineering studies for expanding, improving or automating existing facilities with limited supervision.


  • Substantial clean utility design and operations experience
  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering or relevant Engineering.
  • Deep knowledge of system design, applicable codes and cGMP’s as they affect process design and equipment specification. 
  • Must be able to build strong rapport within department and across disciplines.
  • Proven previous experience independently designing CIP/SIP, purified water (PW) systems, water for injection (WFI) systems, clean steam (CS) systems, process vacuum systems, clean air systems (such as clean compressed air, N2, O2, CO2, etc.), bio-waste killing systems and/or Pharma & Biopharma wastewater treatment systems.
  • REVIT or Smart P&ID is a plus.
  • Fluency in English, French and/or German


Please follow the link to apply or get in touch for more details.


Richard Manion