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Johnson & Johnson

Lead Engineer

Posted Feb 8, 2023
Job ID: JJJP00014470
40 hrs/week
10 months
Starts: Feb 27, 2023
Ends: Dec 31, 2023
Payrate range

Lead Engineer  

Location: Bern (onsite)

Duration: until Dec 2023

Hours: 40

Essential: German & English 

At Janssen, we’re creating a future where disease is a thing of the past. We’re the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, working tirelessly to make that future a reality for patients everywhere by fighting sickness with science, improving access with ingenuity, and healing hopelessness with heart. We focus on areas of medicine where we can make the biggest difference: Cardiovascular & Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Neuroscience, Oncology, and Pulmonary Hypertension.

Aim of the position Supports Engineering Projects in terms of development and manufacture of Pharmaceuticals in a regulated environment and maximize the benefit to the company in line with the Johnson & Johnson CREDO.

Roles and Responsibilities

Essential duties

  • Supports end-to-end delivery within assigned annual CAPEX investment projects leveraging best practices, and applying internal as well as external partnerships to safeguard project success (i.e. fulfillment of defined FPO?s and/or budget, timeline and requirements)

  • Supports technical guidance within assigned projects from idea generation to close-out and lessons learned to achieve best-in-class project delivery and optimized organizational learning § Supports project engineering and associated efforts to be in full compliance with all applicable regulations, procedures and standards § Supports global and local project management processes (FPX, PDP etc.), if applicable

  • Supports document lifecycle within the assigned projects according to defined processes

  • Supports organization of day-to-day business of the assigned project resources/teams

  • Supports technical resolution of issues that may arise within project scope including troubleshooting, root-cause analysis and investigations in case of technical, quality or safety events, incidents and/or accidents

  • Responsibilities also include Customer Relationship Management, Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Performance Management, Contractual Obligations, Contractor Safety and EHS Compliance within assigned projects § Conducts regular project-related self-inspections, continuous monitoring and spot checks to identify gaps or potential situations of non-compliance including remediation and follow-up for sustainable effectiveness § Supports project related info for document management and quality event tracking systems (e.g. Change Controls)

  • Supports in health authority inspections and all other audits for assigned projects (even after close-out) and/or acts as subject matter expert

How To Succeed

What We Look For In a Candidate

Performance measurement

  • Delivery on annual goals & objectives, guided by Our Credo and Leadership Imperatives

Required Qualifications / Education & Experience

  • Degree in Engineering discipline (preferably Automation, Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Biotechnology or Chemical)

  • Professional experience: min. 5-10 years with proven track record in project management/execution topics

  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical, Food or other highly regulated industry

  • Through knowledge of (c)GMP and GxP regulations as well as norms and technical standards including local building codes

Skills & Competences

  • Team player, strong communication, innovative, knowledgeable

  • Understanding closely linked business processes around Technical Services

  • Strong technical skills on pharmaceutical sites and their infrastructure, utilities, equipment

  • Ability to identify opportunities to improve processes

  • Self-driven, able to set own targets, ability to set priorities under pressure

  • Leadership and influencing skills and strong analytical skills

  • Fluency in English and German 

  • Experience with various IT-tools, systems, especially MS Office


This role offers a very competitive hourly rate. This contract will run for 10 months and will be reviewed for an extension.

You Are Welcome Here

Johnson & Johnson is working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.

About Johnson & Johnson

As the science of human health and well-being has grown, we've been able to grow with it. Even more important, we've helped shape and define what health and well-being

means in everyday lives. Our products, services and ideas now touch the lives of at least one billion people every day. We credit our strength and endurance to a consistent approach to managing our business, and to the character of our people.


Application Process

We are looking to process the first round of applications within the next 2 working days.

We do not accept applications via email.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences. That is why we are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”.

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