Lead Process Engineer

Contact Mark Rigney
  • Salary: €80,000 - €100,000
  • Location: IrelandLeinsterKildare
  • Sector: Pharma & Life Sciences

Sonas Technical is currently seeking a talented Lead Process Engineer to join our client, a prominent EPCM firm. This role is of great importance to the company and offers an outstanding compensation package, inclusive of generous annual leave and contributions towards CPD (Continuous Professional Development).


  • Possess a degree in Chemical Engineering or Processing Engineering.
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 8 years of engineering and design experience.
  • Hold at least 3 years of experience in engineering design for life science, biotech, or related projects as a facilities/plants engineer or consulting engineer.
  • Exhibit strong teamwork skills with effective written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Detail-oriented mindset.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.


  • Develop process flow diagrams (PFDs), process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), data sheets, and size specifications for Equipment & Instruments.
  • Generate load calculations and equipment sizing, oversee physical system layouts, edit specifications, and prepare design drawings.
  • Collaborate on process system interfaces, engaging with project management, vendors, and clients in the biopharmaceutical sector.
  • Execute process engineering studies, compile comprehensive reports and calculations.
  • Apply expertise in industry codes and best practices.
  • Update Safety in Design specifications relevant to Process Engineering.
  • Maintain commitment to safety philosophy and outcomes within assigned project areas.
  • Verify design consistency with industry-accepted standards, advanced technologies, and client preferences.
  • Contribute to the development of the Process Knowledge Centre, utilizing existing data.
  • Actively participate in self-improvement seminars to enhance skills as assigned by the Discipline Director.
  • Perform quality assurance and quality control tasks for projects led by discipline leads.
  • Support corporate and discipline-specific procedures and policies.
  • Foster collaboration with global and European engineering teams.

Why apply with Sonas ?

  • One point of contact – We can manage all your applications, interviews and negotiations
  • We will get your CV seen by the right hiring managers

For more information or to apply directly email mark.rigney@sonastechnical.com




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