Senior Process Engineer – Toronto, ON.


Senior Process Engineer – Toronto, ON.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Reporting to the Director or Operations, the engineer will be responsible to support and lead the process engineering requirements for client projects.

  • Participate in client needs and project definition;
  • Review Client Specifications;
  • Lead all project phases and ensure compliance with applicable codes and standards, defined scope, timelines and budget;
  • Develop conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs, drawings and specifications;
  • Review engineering deliverables, maintain high standards of quality and define project risks;
  • Conduct work in accordance with Laporte Professional Practice Management Plan and guidelines;
  • Write technical reports and analysis to support design submissions;
  • Review shop drawings for compliance & participate in development of engineering standards;
  • Obtain proposals from and follow-up with suppliers and contractors;
  • Visit and survey project sites for project related activities;
  • Management of deliverables and project execution (estimated 50% of workload);
  • Process, utilities and mechanical designs (estimated 50% of workload);
  • Work collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary design teams located in offices across North America;
  • Chair project team meetings;
  • Maintain detailed understanding of local codes and standards applicable to industry and projects;
  • Maintain a reference set of standards and in-house best practices;
  • Suggest, contribute and champion initiatives to improve the firm’s operations and procedures;
  • Support positive client and other discipline consultant interactions;
  • Pursue opportunities for business development and future growth of the organization across various regions.

Basic Qualifications

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related fields;
  • 5-7 years of progressive process engineering experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry;
  • Experience in the design of fluid and bulk materials handling processes including preparation of process flow diagrams, heat and material balances and P&IDs;
  • Knowledgeable about unit operations within pharma/biopharma industries including fermentation, purification, formulation, clean utilities, biological confinement;
  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical regulations (FDA, ICH Guidelines, ISPE, and best industrial practices);
  • Knowledgeable about current industry standards for the design and construction of pharma and biopharma facilities, such as ASME BPE and ISPE Guidelines;
  • Experience in the design of sanitary process systems including piping, vessels, and CIP/SIP systems;
  • Able to work on multiple projects and meeting timelines in a fast-paced environment. Proven problem-solving abilities;
  • Experience with MS Office products especially Word, Visio and Excel required;
  • Working knowledge of drawing tools such as AutoCad;
  • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed.

Laporte offers a competitive salary/benefits and an environment that promotes accountability and professional growth.

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