15 Nov, 2021

Process Engineer

  • GSK
  • Jurong East, Singapore
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Are you looking for an engineering role that leverages your technical capabilities and allows you to drive system and equipment improvements?  If so, this role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.


As a Process Engineer; you will be responsible for providing process engineering expertise for process design, process scale-up, trouble-shooting and process efficiency improvements. Interrogate laboratory working directions to determine optimum plant configuration to ensure that the process [chemistry + plant] meets the scale-up objectives in a safe manner. Support capital projects for R&D Jurong.


This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career.  These responsibilities include some of the following:


Lead process engineering activities for NCE projects in the pilot plant

  • Review of chemistry scale-up requests with Process Development Chemists, Ops and Engineering Lead to determine optimum plant configuration.
  • Define detailed plant and modification design. The time period for introducing new chemistry onto plant is usually less than 4 weeks, during which time any new equipment requirements must be identified, designed, fabricated, installed  [by on-site staff or contractors], commissioned, tested and operating staff trained in use before chemical processing starts.
  • Agree level of hazard assessment with Ops Lead and complete Process Risk Assessment.
  • Review batch record, carry out installation checks, write EOP or SOP as required and train operators.
  • Support campaign on plant, troubleshooting any engineering issues.


Technology Transfers

  • Generate sufficient process engineering information for GMS to ensure that the process can be effectively introduced into the desired production plant.
  • Support synthetic organic chemists, process safety scientists, and process chemists in the design of processes suitable for effective scale-up.
  • Assess critical process characteristics and requirements as well as existing plant capabilities and limitations by gathering and interpreting suitable experimental data.
  • Significantly contribute to the development of robust manufacturing processes for the synthesis of bulk drug substance by evaluating alternative processing strategies and recommending potential process improvements.
  • As a member of the ChemDev project team, identify and effectively communicate the best suitable scale-up strategy for a process including recommendations for the application of new processing technologies.
  • Play an important role in facilitating a seamless technology transfer of processes to GMS by the application of state-of -the-art tools and procedures.


Capital Projects

  • Act as client representative for capital projects, to ensure all the customer needs are incorporated into the design and installation of new plant and equipment.
  • Identify areas of weakness in the portfolio of processing technologies (plant and equipment) and submit proposals to address these.
  • Define and seek approval for the detailed project scope of plant and equipment projects, and obtain approval for capital orders and PIP's.
  • Review and make recommendations on design proposals put forward by contractors, project engineers, and equipment suppliers.
  • Organise HAZOP studies, act as technical recorder, and issue HAZOP report for all installations where appropriate.
  • Issue commissioning programmes, lead commissioning activities, and issue final reports.
  • Carry out pre-delivery inspection visits for new equipment, prior to acceptance on site.
  • Compile EOP’s [Equipment operating procedures].

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience in chemical/process engineering or in other industries such as chemical plant, refinery or petrol-chemical
  • Good team player
  • Good communication skills
  • ​Candidates without prior working experience are welcome to apply for junior role.


Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:


  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness





Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. We believe that we all bring something unique to GSK and when we combine our knowledge, experiences and styles together, the impact is incredible. Come join our adventure at GSK where you will be inspired to do your best work for our patients and consumers. A place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.

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