Senior Process Engineer

Location
Maidstone, Kent (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Aug 2019
Specialism
Chemicals
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About GW: GW Pharmaceuticals is a cutting-edge UK-based biopharmaceutical company that over the last 20 years has established a world-leading position in cannabinoid science and the development of regulatory approved medicines derived from cannabis. Our mission is to transform the lives of seriously ill patients and their families. In October 2018 our achievements were recognized by TIME magazine which named GW as one of the ‘Top 50 Genius companies of 2018 that are inventing the future’. Having developed the world’s first prescription medicine derived from the cannabis plant, Sativex®, which treats spasticity due to multiple sclerosis GW has now developed an oral formulation of purified cannabidiol (CBD), (approved as Epidiolex® in the U.S) for seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet Syndrome, two rare and severe early-onset, drug-resistant epilepsy syndromes. This is in addition to our deep pipeline of clinical stage cannabinoid product candidates under development for both orphan and non-orphan indications with a particular focus on neurological conditions. In the UK we have close to 550 employees from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines based on four sites in Cambridge, Kent, London and Andover, along with employees working in the field. We also have a strong presence in the U.S. with around 250 U.S. employees, based both in Carlsbad, CA and in the field. We are continuing to build out our teams and are looking for talented individuals dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our patients, and to exemplifying our company values. Please go to www.gwpharm.com for additional information. About the Role: • Support Production Department in order to implement/develop new processes and/or product lines and optimise current processes. • Continuously improve both efficiency and effectiveness of process equipment, manufacturing processes and supporting systems to help meet the future needs of the business. • Lead/support Commissioning, Qualification and Validation activities associated with implementation of the above. • Lead/support transfer of new processes/products into internal Production facilities and external Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMOs). Responsibilities: • Utilise Process Engineering design and expertise to source new equipment, generate User Requirements and associated qualification/validation documents. • Provide Commissioning, Qualification and Validation support for Process and Automation systems. • Input good engineering design principles for the scale up and technology transfer of production processes • Liaise with Production Departments to provide technical expertise for qualification, validation, production troubleshooting and process optimization activities • Provide process engineering expertise for the evaluation of process risk assessments and HAZOPs • Continuous improvement initiatives and manufacturing technical support • Root cause Analysis support/troubleshooting • Generate qualification life cycle documents/protocols for new plant and equipment (URS, IQ and OQ etc.) • Where required project manage the supply of new equipment for the Production Department • Provide process description and identification of Critical Process Parameters and Key Process Parameters (CPPS and KPPS). • Ensure all activities meet all relevant EH&S and Quality standards Requirements: Essential: • A minimum 2:2 BEng degree in Chemical Engineering or Process Engineering • Will have relevant technical experience working in a regulated industry, preferably pharmaceuticals • Demonstrable knowledge of cGMP • Good oral, written and presentation skills Desirable: • Project management experience • Experience in process safety e.g. HAZID and HazOp studies. • IOSH or NEBOSH qualified • Experience in technical transfers and scale up • Experience in manufacture of Drug Product, in particular encapsulation • Experience in commissioning and qualification Join Us

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