IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc.

  • Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Design - Process Engineering
    # of Openings Remaining
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
  • Position Responsibilities

    IPS is hiring! We are actively looking for an experienced Lead BioProcess Engineer to join our Process Engineering team in our Irvine, CA office. We design facilities for our life science (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, etc.) clients so experience in this area is required. Design build experience is a plus. This position has an immediate start. Relocation assistance is available. In this lead position, business development acumen is a key component for the successful candidate. 


    The Lead BioProcess Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing manufacturing processes and supporting utilities on a scale that can range from developmental pilot plant to full commercial production. Ideally, the candidate has process design and operations experience in pharmaceutical facilities, which could include biologic, vaccine, API (organic synthesis) and oral (OSD) and parenteral (Aseptic) drug products. Additionally, as a lead, business development acumen is a key component to this position. 


    Job Duties & Responsibilities

    • Coordinates with project managers to determine project scope, complexity and schedule for project development. 
    • Develops project execution plans (budget, milestones, deliverables and staffing plans) to deliver project on time, on budget and of the highest quality.
    • Assist client in strategic evaluations to develop concepts supported by engineering studies for expanding, improving or automating existing facilities. 
    • Writes scope of work for process, utilities and manufacturing controls based on preliminary reviews with the client.
    • Complete design deliverables for single unit operations through entire facility flow including, process flow diagrams, material and energy balances, utility requirements and process P&IDs that include controls strategy and CIP/SIP functions, if appropriate. 
    • Complete design for utilities generation and distribution systems. generate P&IDs for critical utility systems, such as WFI, USP purified water, clean steam and process gases.
    • Ensure completion of quality specifications and performance data sheets for process equipment and instrumentation.  
    • Make use of and participate in development of company design tools including process simulation and smart P&IDs (AutoCAD, Plant 3D, SuperPro, etc.).
    • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with clients and members of the IPS design team.
    • Special projects as assigned.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    • Minimum of fifteen (15) years engineering experience and a minimum of ten (10) years in bioprocess design, preferably in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
    • Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering is preferred.
    • Knowledge of system design, applicable codes and CGMP’s as they affect process design and equipment specification.  
    • Experience in the life sciences (pharmaceutical, biotech,nutraceutical, etc.) is preferred.

    • Experience designing drug substance/product for cell therapy, gene therapy, vaccines, mAB and mammalian is preferred.
    • Possesses a demonstrated ability for analytical thinking, an aptitude for structured problem solving, superior verbal and written communication skills as well as a strong work ethic.
    • Must be able to build strong rapport within department and across IPS disciplines.
    • Occasional travel may be required as projects are being executed regionally and on the West Coast.


    Company Overview

    About Us


    IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over thirty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 1,100 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and four locations in India. Visit our website at www.ipsdb.com.




    Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.


    IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V). IPS will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.


    Attention Search Firms / Third Party Recruiters:  IPS is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities with IPS. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at IPS via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at IPS in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for a specific position will be deemed the sole property of IPS, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by IPS as a result of the referral or through other means.


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