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AbbVie Snr Global (Principal) Mechanical Engineer

Westport, Ireland Req ID 2202584 Category Engineering Division AbbVie

Want to make a global impact? We Offer That
Ready to be recognised as a Subject Matter Expert? We Offer That too

Welcome to AbbVie!

AbbVie employees work every single day to discover and address many of the world's most pressing health challenges. Our work helps people live better lives. When you have patients depending on your solutions, you look for the best people and, when we find them, we make it our business to treat them well.
We are currently sourcing a Subject Matter Expert (SME) as a Snr Global (Principal) Mechanical Engineer to join our high performing diverse, engineering team, reporting to our Associate Director, Facilities & Utilities.

Does this sound like the right next move for you? then read on......

In this role, you will:

  • Review the design of Mechanical systems and providing expert guidance to comply with the AbbVie Standards and Specifications.
  • Generate and/or update standards in the area of Mechanical Systems for AbbVie Systems and Standards group.
  • Stay current with the latest regulatory guidance and industry best practice in the area of practice such as but not limited to HVAC/Refrigeration/Containment/Chillers/Compressed Gasses/Steam.
  • Be able to support projects through all phases of execution including front end planning efforts and direct the development of detailed process description narratives, process flow diagrams, and P&IDs in these mechanical systems.
  • Have the Ability to direct and advise on the lay-out of these mechanical systems in manufacturing sites and to review equipment providers and making recommendations and selections based on project requirements.
  • Attend and/or coordinate factory acceptance tests and/or site acceptance tests for equipment.
  • Able able to develop and present continuing education topics internally.

Still interested? for this role, you will have


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 10 plus years of relevant experience required.
  • Expert in developing process strategies/philosophies for Mechanical engineering projects such as but not limited to HVAC/Refrigeration/Containment/Chillers/Compressed Gasses/Steam.
  • Experienced in FDA, EMA, cGMPs and other regulatory standards and requirements for mechanical processes.
  • Advanced knowledge and application of cGMP as ISPE guidelines in mechanical applications.
  • Ability to present process designs to project and site clients, to author standards and to direct mechanical system design activities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to work within a team environment

So, are you ready now to be part of this ambitious and diverse Engineering team? 
It’s important to remember, AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop innovative solutions for patients and being part of an inclusive work environment. 

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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