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Project Leader Automation

Apply Now Email Me Job ID SR0036296 Date posted 05/08/2019 Location: Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Your Mission

Working within ‘Capital Projects Engineering’ team, your mission will be to provide Project leadership for various projects in the field of Automation that are required to improve and ensure the current Neuchatel Plant and production activities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The ‘Capital Projects Engineering’ team with the Site Engineering department ensures continuous support for the Takeda Neuchatel site installation, is specifically responsible for managing and delivering projects of varying complexity that span the complete site operations and organizational boundaries.

As part of the ‘Capital Projects Engineering’ team, the Project Leader Automation has the responsibility of managing the Automation related projects:

  • Coordinate and supervise project execution related activities, from initiation to close out (hand-over)
  • Develop, clarify and manage the scope of the project, define contract deliverables and achieve targeted outcomes
  • Ensure project requirements are achieved in a timely fashion and within budget guidelines
  • Assemble project team, identify needed resources, assign responsibilities and develop timeframes to facilitate successful completion of project activities
  • Ensure compatibility and consistency with existing organization and industry standards (PMI, cGMP, GEP, GAMP, etc.)
  • Respect and apply the Takeda EHS rules


  • Engineering degree (BS, MS or equivalent) in automation, electrical engineering and/or biotechnology
  • 5+ years experience in the Automation Project Management and planning, installation, commissioning and validation of pharmaceutical facilities, utilities and process equipments
  • Experience in Automation, PLC, SCADA, Supervision HMI, etc.
  • Experience in the Pharma/Biotech industry and/or Food/Chemical Industry
  • Experience in project cost estimation & cost controlling, resource estimation
  • Knowledge of GAMP, GEP, cGMP, FDA guidelines, ISPE guidelines, ASTM E2500 standards
  • Good organization and communication skills
  • French and English (spoken and written)
  • Computer skills: MS-Office suite and MS-Project

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