Project Quality/ Validation Engineer (Information Systems)

23 Apr 2019

Ideal opportunity for a quality validation engineer to move into a more information systems and automation focused role

Project Quality/ Validation Engineer (Information Systems)

The role would be an ideal opportunity for a quality validation engineer to move into a more information systems and automation focused role.

Job Description

As a member of the Information Systems team, the individual will act as an IS Compliance specialist and will support complex and challenging initiatives across the full breadth of Information Systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the IS Compliance strategy for the site
  • Accountable for implementation of processes and procedures related to IS compliance
  • Development and ownership of local plans and SOPs as they apply to IS compliance
  • Accountable for implementation of global IS Compliance requirements at the site and network alignment with global validation processes
  • Development of Validation Plans, Installation Qualifications (IQs), Operational Qualifications (OQs), Process Qualifications (PQs) and associated validation documentation.
  • Day-to-day IS Compliance input related to IS and Automation as required by operations and site projects.
  • Lead compliance activities for the IS Team
  • Prepare, execute, document and report validation protocols in line with GMP's and other regulatory requirements and standards.
  • Assure that all validation test procedures are in line with current corporate and governmental regulations.
  • Support execution of IQ, OQ, PQ's on processes, equipment and systems in conjunction with site suppliers as appropriate.
  • Leading the team to ensure all aspects of activity within the IS Group adhere to required policies and procedures, including safety and training.
  • Represent the IS function in preparation and execution of regulatory audits and act as primary IS point of contact for audits.
  • Drive continuous improvement and process efficiencies in site and network compliance processes and practices, eliminating non-value add work and reducing waste
  • Oversight and ownership where required of NCs, CAPAs, Periodic Reviews and Quality metrics for the IS team
  • Be involved in all Validation Cross Functional Teams (CFTs) at the site to ensure adherence to required policies and procedures.
  • Develop and rollout training relating to IS Compliance for the site.
  • Attend and participate in Site Inspection Steering Committee (SISC) meetings
  • Represent the site in IS compliance network forums.
  • Support a safe working environment by complying with all pertinent environmental health/safety practice, rules and regulations.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or related engineering discipline with 5-10 years' experience in IS Compliance or Quality Assurance in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.
  • Understanding of Information Systems, principles of Automation and system architectures.
  • Experience in cGMP regulated environments and in-depth knowledge regarding FDA cGxP and 21 CFR Part 11 regulations and an understanding software system validation is required and working knowledge of the GAMP software development lifecycle
  • Experience in change control, non-conformance, corrective and preventative actions, and validation practices.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with practices, policies, procedures, legal requirements and site objectives and goals.
  • Ability to operate across functional boundaries, both internal and external.
  • Ability to work independently and remotely with minimum direct supervision.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Strong organisational, communication, coordination, and meeting facilitation skills.
  • Ability to develop and present solutions to management, translating strategic opportunities into tangible pragmatic executable plans.
  • Independent, self-motivated, organized, able to multi-task in project environments and skilled in communication and collaboration.
  • Team player, prepared to work in and embrace a team-based culture that relies on collaboration for effective decision-making.
  • Travel at various times may be required to support execution of projects.

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Please note that any references to salary or pay rates in this advertisement and in the salary refinement section are indicative only and should only be used as a guide.

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