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Asset Engineer

Central London   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time

The Asset Engineer role is required due to our client having set up its internal Manufacturing Facility for the manufacture of Advanced Therapies (Gene Therapy viral vectors). The facility is planned to manufacture Phase 1 and 2 clinical material with the ambition to make Phase 3 and commercial supply for its in-house programmes. The facility requires a multi-skilled asset engineer with electrical experience to assist the engineering asset manager with the co-ordination of the day to day asset care and facility requirements and performance improvements, across the site.

Our client is on a fast track programme, therefore the role requires the ability to be flexible and covers a very broad remit.

Major Activities

  • Oversee service contractor activities for PPM and reactive maintenance.
  • Assist with the continuous development and implementation of the internal and external PPM schedule, and ensuring adherence to it.
  • Carry out PPM and reactive maintenance as required.
  • Lead/assist with quality investigations in compliance with our clients Quality Management System.
  • Maintain all current statutory, regulatory and company safety and quality standards.
  • Assist with the implementation, maintenance and measurement of a framework for compliance and ongoing improvement in quality performance and right first time culture within the facilities and engineering area.This will be in accordance with statutory, regulatory and company standards, procedures and systems regarding relevant cGMP, Quality Systems and Health and Safety in the workplace.
  • Ensure the availability and reliability of building utilities, services and manufacturing equipment for the operational areas, in order that they can achieve the plans to satisfy customer requirements.
  • Develop and manage strong relationships across teams to remove barriers and time lags.
  • Assist with the identification and implementation of technology based and working practice solutions designed to reduce the overall cost per unit measures.
  • Preparation of and input into equipment and System URS, Design Qualifications, Data Integrity assessments to ensure that Equipment and Systems meet user and Qualification requirements.
  • Assist with the qualification/validation introduction of new equipment

Assist with the development and maintenance of the engineering budget and critical spares stock list.

Oversee the daily duties of the Junior Asset Engineer.

Assist with the development of the Junior Asset Engineer.

Deputize for the Engineering Asset Manager where required.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Improving Key Performance Indicators for building utilities services; equipment availability and performance; safe and quality compliant facility operations
  • Development of an asset care strategy and growing profitability through reducing the cost per unit measures
  • The individual must have a track record in working in a cleanroom environment.

Key Job Competencies

Comprehensive practical and theoretical background on a wide range of industrial plant and cleanroom services and utility equipment.

  • Proven experience in implementing engineering techniques - typically compressed air, H.V.A.C. systems applied to both general industrial and cleanroom standards
  • Experience of working within a cleanroom environment.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyses information skilfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Leadership - exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Cost Consciousness - works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
  • Motivation - sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence;
  • Planning/Organizing - prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism - approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Quality Management - looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Innovation - displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas.
  • Oral Communication - speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates good presentation skills; participates effectively in meetings.
  • Written Communication - writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Job Responsibilities / direct reports

Number of direct Reports - 0

Financial authority - 0

Skills and experience required


Qualified to Degree/H.N.C. in an electrical/electronic/instrumentation engineering discipline with a mechanical aptitude.


  • Management of requirements of the M.H.R.A./F.D.A. and Health & Safety Executive, as defined in our clients procedures.
  • Minimum 3 years working in a cleanroom/cGMP environment.

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Reference: JO-2205-491763
  • Posted: 3rd May 2022
  • Expires: 31st May 2022

Cpl Life Sciences

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