Jacobs Site Commissioning Lead in Stockport, United Kingdom

Site Commissioning Lead


  • Functional testing of equipment in an API manufacturing plant. Systems include dissolution, crystallization and solids isolation (pressure filtration), drying equipment, temperature-controlled units, nitrogen inertion and waste systems.

  • Preparation/review of commissioning documents, including water and solvent batch testing documents

  • Interfacing with representatives on project team, Construction, Engineering, package vendors, Automation, Quality and End Users.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in Science or Engineering (or equivalent experience)

  • Relevant experience of Biopharma/pharma company in commissioning, engineering or operations

  • Hands- on experience of the start-up and on-going operation of pharma process and utility systems

  • Hands-on experience of process control system eg. DeltaV or equivalent

  • Proven hands-on experience of the operation of API process equipment ie dissolution, crystallization and solids isolation (pressure filtration) equipment, supporting utilities.

  • Knowledge of GMP’S, regulatory requirements, equipment commissioning and qualification

Key Competencies: (Education, Training, Skills, Experience)

  • Commissioning Lead: A degree in chemical, mechanical, or electrical engineering or equivalent

  • Commissioning Lead: A degree in Chemistry, Microbiology, Physics, Biochemistry or equivalent.


  • A certificate/diploma in similar areas with appropriate industrial experience

  • Experience of Commissioning Qualification in the biopharmaceutical industry. (5-10 yrs)

Additional Competencies: (Education, Training, Skills, Experience

In order of priority:

  • Experience of Commissioning in similar engineering company and project environment.

  • Experience of Commissioning in the general pharmaceutical industry. (3-5 yrs)

  • Experience with Regulatory and industry standards for GMP and GEP

  • Experience using the ISPE baseline guides

  • Self-starter

  • Good team player

  • Good oral and written communication skills

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Stockport

Req ID: LIF0000AR