Validation Engineer Operations

CHF100 - CHF110 per hour
  1. Interim/Contract
  1. Technical Operations

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Hobson Prior are currently working with a world-wide biopharma organisation focused on improving the lives of patients globally through pioneering medicines. Our client is seeking a Validation Engineer Operations on a contract basis in Switzerland

Job Responsibilities:

  • To review change controls and maintenance interventions, evaluating the impact upon qualified systems & validated processes, and documents required actions.
  • May be assigned Subject Matter Expert role for a defined validation/qualification area.
  • Continuously developing and justifying the validation approach based on risk and scientific rational.
  • Ensure equipment, systems and processes are qualified, validated and maintained in compliance with local policies, guidelines, and procedures during their lifecycle.
  • Author and when required review validation documents, including requirement specifications, validation plans, protocols, reports, traceability matrix and summary reports.
  • Execute qualifications for all equipment and systems across the site, including QC, production, warehouse, facilities, equipment, utilities and computer system validation, excluding global IT systems.
  • Execute validations for all processes across the site, including cleaning processes, bulk process, packaging processes and warehouse / sampling processes.
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of the local site procedures.
  • Lead risk assessments and risk management teams.
  • Manage validation projects; including managing time, resources and budgets; own associated change controls.
  • Co-ordinate qualification and validation execution activities, including external vendors and internal departments.
  • Partake when required during internal and external audits for which they are a SME, by answering questions, reviewing qualifications and validations with auditors, and providing documentation.

Key Skills:

  • Communicates pro-actively and collaboratively.
  • Ability to interact effectively with team and customers.
  • Good level of English.
  • Ability to communicate in French is preferred.


  • You will need to require a BS/MS in Engineering/Technical discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Be familiar with current international regulatory regulations, cGxP requirements and best practices.
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in pharmaceutical Validation or related field.
  • Strong knowledge of pharmaceutical facilities, manufacturing, and laboratory systems.
  • Automation knowledge will also be an advantage.

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