SGIE Global Automation - Automation Expert

Singapore, Tuas Singapore

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Did you know that we are the 1st biologics contract manufacturer in Singapore? We offer you exposure to upcoming biotech and established pharmaceutical companies and to the manufacturing technology needed to produce mammalian treatments and cell therapies of tomorrow. Our global manufacturing network is recognized for its reliable, high-quality services, regulatory track record, global footprint, innovative technology platforms and extensive experience – we, in Singapore are proud to be part of this global network.

This is a newly created position for our global Strategic Growth Investments & Engineering (SGIE) department. This role is responsible for providing technical leadership and direct support in the execution and delivery of large Capital projects within Lonza’s network.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing technical leadership and direct support in the execution and delivery of large Capital projects within Lonza.
  • Leadership and coordination of cross functional teams consisting of Internal Lonza customers such as Manufacturing, MSAT, and Quality Assurance to properly identify design needs.
  • Direct and manage activities of technical staff on URS/FRS generation, software configuration and coding, Control System (Emerson, Rockwell, Siemens) hardware specification as well as specification and selection of instrumentation and control panel design.
  • Construction, commissioning, startup activities:
    • Supervision and management of external engineering contractors and software/hardware vendors
    • Coordinate and manage project activities to meet scope, schedule, budget, safety, and quality requirements
    • General management and oversight to the software documentation effort
    • Assist with development of project schedule and then assuring software development, hardware purchase and install, and validation efforts adhere to plan
    • Liaise where necessary with DCS platform provider, engineering contractor, and equipment vendors on the lifecycle of document preparation, approval, coding, and delivery
    • Participate in FATs and SATs to provide automation support
    • Ensuring consistency and software revision control
    • Awareness on Industrial Cyber Security Requirements.
  • Provide routine project management updates in accordance with Lonza procedures.
  • Responsible for all controlled engineering documentation throughout the project lifecycle and provide technical input in support of equipment procurement, bid package preparation, bid evaluation, and vendor selection.
  • Project Close-out activities involving completion of technical close-out reports and summary of assets in accordance with Lonza financial recognition requirements.
  • Flexibility to travel and support project needs.

Key requirements:

  • BSc in Engineering (chemical, mechanical, process, pharmaceutical, biochemical engineering or equivalent).
  • Hands on experience with automation systems and be knowledgeable in Emerson’s DeltaV DCS.
  • Experience in cGMP regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to lead diverse, cross-functional teams in the successful delivery of project initiations and successfully transitioning into project execution.
  • Strong leader, motivating team player, drives results, excellent communication skills and experience in managing matrix-based cross-functional teams.

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Vaccination status: As the above role requires you to work on-site*, only fully vaccinated** employees will be shortlisted for the role.  For fully vaccinated applicants, please indicate your vaccination status as “fully vaccinated” when applying for the role.

*In line with the latest advisory from the Ministry of Manpower, from 1 January 2022 only employees who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 180 days, can return to the workplace.

** Lonza adopts the definition of “fully vaccinated” by the Ministry of Health in Singapore which means that you:

(a) have received the full regimen of WHO EUL vaccines from a specific manufacturer; and

(b) have met the prescribed post-vaccination period for the respective vaccine to be fully effective.

We provide company transport, both ways, at multiple pick up points.

Reference: R44078