Vacancy Senior Specialist Electrical Engineering – Leiden


For a global Biopharmaceutical organisation focused on discovering, developing, and delivering innovative medicines for patients with serious diseases, we are looking for a Senior Specialist Electrical Engineering. Their medicines are helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, and immune science. This organisation is experiencing an interesting phase with ambitious plans for the future.


7 OCT’22: The Senior Specialist in Electrical Engineering is responsible for acting as a technical resource to the Engineering, Maintenance, and Validation departments. The position shall also be responsible for improving plant efficiency, capacity, capability, and modernisation objectives including direct involvement with the development, design, layout, building, testing, troubleshooting, repairs, and improvement of all manufacturing equipment and plant utility systems.


The primary objective of this position is to assure all electrical feeds to the facility are properly designed, sized, and maintained in a proper manner. You will also provide expertise to support the Engineering, Maintenance, and other functional departments with all electrical needs.
This position also assures that a sound strategy is in place for power distribution for all electrical users within the facility. Your responsibilities consist of:

  • Performing as a System owner and a Subject Matter Expert;
  • Maintaining all manufacturing equipment, plant utility systems, and the physical plant including the electrical distribution system;
  • Implementing solutions to improve efficiency and prevent equipment obsolescence. Included are capital improvement projects such as installing HVAC systems, upgrading the WFI system, rebuilding/upgrading filling and packaging equipment, and installing new manufacturing and support equipment;
  • Being responsible for the internal running of electrical projects, accountable for project initiation, planning, and overseeing project execution, implementation and closeout;
  • Being responsible for the creation and revision of engineering drawings and specifications;
  • Ensuring individual compliance with the regulatory inspections and FDA regulations, cGMP, and applicable department programs, including training, documentation, standard operating procedures, and Bristol Myers Squibb policies and procedures.


Do you possess the knowledge of Asset Management and total cost of ownership (life cycle management) and the ability to read electrical schematics and ladder logic? Then this might be something for you. In order to fulfill this role successfully, you’re required to have a:

  • Strong knowledge of the European and Dutch regulations, voltages up to 480 volts, electrical utility, and plant systems, machine controls including PLC, VFD, temperature and pressure controls including PID, thermocouples, RTD and transducers, and operator interfaces;
  • Basic knowledge of cGMP, OSHA, and NEN guidelines;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interpret and write general business documents;
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Electrical Engineering;
  • 5 years of relevant work experience required, preferably in a regulated or pharmaceutical environment.


If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Adil Kaouass
Associate Interim & Temporary | Food Life Science Division

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