Permit Coordinator Engineer

Website Ref:TPM04465

A Permit Coordinator Engineer is required for a biopharmaceutical company in Dunboyne. The successful candidate will work closely with the Handover Transition Lead and a team of design and build engineers to transition from project to sustain for all manufacturing assets and processes. This incumbent will be responsible for the co-ordination of the Performance Qualification (PQ) activities of the project and will also include organising & managing resources required during the PQ stage of the project.


  • Oversee the site Permit to Work program ensuring compliance with local and corporate regulations.
  • Act as the site Permit to Work Champion.
  • Organise external contractors as they come to site to execute PQ activities per schedule details.
  • Manage & supervise contractors though the Permit to Work system while carrying out project activities on site.
  • Manage and control the site Permit to Work inventory, incl RAMS reviews and approvals.
  • Deliver Permit to Work process training to site-based personnel and contingents.
  • Manage Vendor training on the high hazard Permit areas e.g. Confined Space Entry, EHS Device Bypass, Energised Electrical Work, Excavation and Trenching, Hot Works, Lifting Operations, Line Breaking, LOTO/COHE, Mobile Crane, Working at Height etc.
  • Develop and execute an auditing process for the program incl. contractor evaluations.
  • Coach site users on best practice.
  • Network with other Irish site equivalents to share best-practice ideas.
  • Ensure documentation associated with the Permit to Work system, e.g. SOP, forms and checklists, are periodically reviewed and updated when required.
  • Hold and attend team meetings to manage the schedule deliverables.
  • Develop and maintain an up-to date detailed plan in Microsoft project from workshop updates and Project team/site updates to deliver required team(s) milestones and the critical PQ activities to meet the project milestones.
  • Use visualisation tools i.e Power-Bi to support stakeholder updates on progress.
  • Work with the project planners to integrate the PQ schedule into the critical path schedule.
  • Manage & supervise contractors though the Permit to Work system while carrying out project activities on site.
  • Facilitate daily/Weekly whiteboards to manage daily activities.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Science, Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience within Biopharma, Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Industries.
  • Experience required in a leadership role with a multi-national organisation.
  • Biologics drug substance manufacturing experience is desired.
  • Permitting experience with one look system or similar electronic system.
  • PQ experience with HVAC, Clean utilities, CTU’s BSC’s, containment labs, & Gases (N2, CO2 etc).
  • Microsoft project scheduling experience – min 2 years.
  • Contractor management skill – past record for organising contractors work on site, permitting, safety management, supervision and sign off permits on site (PSCS/PSDP past experience a plus).
  • Safe pass training.

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