Job title: Senior Utilities Engineer (Biotech / Pharmaceutical)
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Skills: Utilities HVAC Pharmaceutical Biotechnology GMP Clean Utilities Black Utilities cGMP Routine Operations Maintenance
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Singapore
Job published: 2021-07-08
Job ID: 32440
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Job Description

Reporting into the Utilities Manager, this is an interesting opportunity for an engineering professional with 8 years of relevant work experience, to take ownership for overseeing the Operation and Maintenance of assigned Utility systems including Non-GMP and GMP Utilities and Non-GMP and GMP HVAC equipment; including but not limited to other equipment: Boilers, Chillers, Air compressors, Purified Water, Water for Injection, Air Handling Units and Clean Rooms, in a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility



  • Provide operational and maintenance support for the successful and uninterrupted operation of Utilities and HVAC systems and equipment
  • To provide support to ongoing plant operations on a 24 x 7 basis and ensure total compliance to regulatory, cGMP and Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) standards
  • Accountable for Operation, Maintenance and monitoring regimes and play a key role in improving manufacturing success rates, maintaining compliance, providing for a safe work environment and controlling costs of the manufacturing operations
  • Responsible for the performance of preventative & repair maintenance of utility system equipment, periodic inspections of utility systems to ensure proper operation, and daily checks/repairs in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Analyze trends and identify issues and improvement opportunities proactively.
  • Supervise contractors, engineers and technicians and provide day to day operational support and maintenance services including, modifications and changes to processes and equipment, troubleshooting, deviation investigation, identification and completion of corrective and preventative actions
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations and routine / breakdown maintenance of Utilities Equipment systems
  • Maintain operations and maintenance records to comply with regulatory, cGMP and EHS requirements.
  • Take ownership of utility systems and as the Subject Matter Expert, front corporate, regulatory, cGMP, EHS and other internal/ external audits as required by the management
  • Manage contractors and vendors to ensure equipment is maintained in full operational status
  • Ensure prompt response to maintenance calls and emergencies, utilities outage and breakdowns
  • Perform system evaluations and performance reports to ensure all utility equipment is operating efficiently and down time is limited to scheduled maintenance
  • Analyze technical problems in the utility and manufacturing areas and develop both short term and long-term recommendations for their correction. Lead or assist cross-functional teams in finding solutions to technical problems
  • Assist in the execution of Process Change Controls and responses to CAPAs
  • Actively engaged in developing specifications for equipment and utility systems and assist in FAT / SAT of related equipment as part of the new build-outs
  • Subject Matter Expert of Black Utilities, Clean Utilities or HVAC Discipline
  • Any other duties as assigned by your Supervisor/Manager



  • Diploma or Degree with at least 8 years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of cGMP is highly preferred
  • Working experience in a pharmaceutical / biotech facility in the relevant Utilities Discipline
  • Hands-on experience in routine operations, maintenance, engineering design, start-up and commissioning
  • of the relevant Utilities Discipline
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to manage and lead teams including external contractors
  • Mentoring and coaching skills
  • Excellent team player willing to work for the common goal