IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc.

Job Locations DE-Germany Nurnberg | DE-Germany Frankfurt
Design - Mechanical Engineering
# of Openings Remaining
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location
DE-Germany Nurnberg

Position Responsibilities

IPS Germany continues to hire! We are looking for a talented Lead Mechanical Engineer to join our industry leading Design Engineering Team to be based at one of our offices either in Frankfurt or Nürnberg with remote working flexibility.


IPS Integrated Project Services is a global leader in EPMCV, solely specialized in Pharmaceutical / Biotech Engineering with offices on 4 continents and close to 2,000 professionals providing technical consulting, architecture, engineering, project controls, construction management, and CGMP compliance services for technically complex development and manufacturing facilities worldwide. 


The Lead Mechanical Engineer works independently on various projects as assigned by the Discipline Director or a Project Manager.  The Lead Mechanical Engineer will oversee the entire HVAC design process and assist as a technical expert on specialised design projects within the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device industries.  The Lead may work on several concurrent projects and is recognised as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the Mechanical Engineering Discipline. 



  • Assesses project requirements, breaks projects into tasks, and works with Project Managers to determine scope of work while overseeing budget and staffing.
  • Writes scopes of work for mechanical designs (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Utilities) based on preliminary review and client meetings.
  • Prepares engineering studies and schematic design for new HVAC systems and analyses the operation of existing systems.
  • Ability to analyse existing HVAC and central utility plant systems and equipment and determine applicability for use in renovation projects.
  • Works with code officials and other design professionals when an interpretation or exception to building codes is required.
  • Assigns and reviews the work of the project design teams, checks the progress of the work, and alerts Project Managers of scope changes or additional services.
  • Ability to perform target cost design work when projects have initial target construction costs.
  • Coordinates all aspects of project document completion within IPS, externally with clients, and with other relevant design professionals.
  • Ability to develop mechanical discipline specific construction budgets based on the project scope.  
  • Special projects as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements


  • A minimum of 15 years of engineering experience with a minimum of 10 doing proven HVAC designs within the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device industries is required
  • Degree educated in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent technical apprenticeship
  • Minimum 5 years central utility plant design experience related to chilled water, condenser water, hot water and steam systems.
  • Working knowledge and expertise pertaining to energy analysis and simulation software systems.
  • Working knowledge and expertise in piping analysis and modeling software.
  • Minimum 3 years design experience related to the design of cleanrooms specific to the Pharma, Biotech and Medical Device industries.
  • Chartered Engineer and/or Professional Engineer License is a plus.
  • Design experience with target cost design and ability to offer value engineering solutions on systems and materials.
  • Experience with CFD simulation software for cleanrooms
  • Must be fluent in German (B2 minimum) 
  • Possess a valid EU work permit

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 close to 2,000 professionals worldwide and offices in the US, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and 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).


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