Job Ref: 03142 Recruiter: Paul Sinnott
Country: Ireland Location: Kildare
Job Category: Building Services, Pharma Life Science, Salary Range: €Negotiable

Job Description

Mechanical Project Engineer (Kildare)

Kppm are looking to recruit a Mechanical Project Engineer for our client a global provider of engineering who work on pharmaceutical, semiconductor manufacturing, data centre facilities, and other state of the art manufacturing facilities.

You will report functionally to the Mechanical/HVAC Department Manager and on a project basis to the Programme/Project Manager in accordance with the project structure. Including:

·        Conceptual and detailed design of Mechanical systems within a pharmaceutical production facility, previous experience in OSD pharmaceuticals would be beneficial.

·        Development of P&ID’s for utilities systems through all design stages: Conceptual, Preliminary and Detailed engineering.

·        Specification of mechanical plant and piping.

·        Energy audits and energy efficiency reviews of existing and proposed installations.

·        Building Management Systems – development of systems architecture, specifications controls strategies, sequence of operations through all design stages.


·        The successful candidate will develop the detailed project scope and engage with vendors and subcontractors to develop cost estimates.

·        Project manage and oversee construction design and installation (through CQV) of small-scale individual projects, coordinating contractors and vendors and liaising with client reps.

·        As a Project Engineer working in a Process/Pharma environment for an in-house capital projects team the successful candidate will take ownership of and be responsible for taking projects from client project initiation through to close out.

·        The timely completion of all assigned Mechanical deliverables, specifications, drawings and technical requisitions within strenuous quality and safety criteria.

·        Interfacing with clients, vendors, project management and other disciplines ensuring the highest level of service is provided.

Education and Experience

·        Suitable candidates must have a primary degree in Building Services/Mechanical Engineering (Level 8) and either working towards or already gained chartered status.

·        You will have design experience ideally gained within the Mechanical Utilities or related industries.

·        Sectoral knowledge of and experience in the pharmaceuticals (particularly OSD facilities) would be favourable.


Proven track record in utilities systems design which should include some of the following:

·        Chilled water and glycol systems

·        Steam systems

·        Hot water systems

·        CIP/WIP systems

·        Cooling water systems

·        Compressed air systems

·        Vacuum systems

·        Specification of mechanical plant including chillers, boilers, cooling towers, compressors, pumps

·        P&ID’s

·        PED and piping PMA’s

·        Process equipment (familiarity with coaters, granulators etc…)

·        CE marking

·        Risk assessments, safety and constructability reviews

·        Preparation of tender and construction packages

This is a Contract for Services role and the hourly rate is €negotiable depending on experience.

For further information or to apply please contact: Paul Sinnott Recruitment Consultant at kppm in Dublin. Phone: 086-0438665 or Email:

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