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Mechanical Engineer

  • Freelance
  • Fulltime
  • Interim
  • Boxmeer
  • Referentienummer: MSP/24-106-DD


  • a challenging job within a large pharmaceutical company
  • a temporary assignment starting from June 2024
  • contract of Derks & Derks Secondment & Interim for 6 months with the possibility to extend the period



As a Mechanical Engineer will report to the Technology Center AH Engineering Director and you are responsible for the engineering design of either one or more of the above-mentioned disciplines.

As part of a matrix organisation, you will collaborate with a diverse group of seasoned engineers hailing from various disciplines: industrial, process, facility, and commissioning & qualification engineers. You will also be working alongside end-users, as well as with delivery colleagues who will provide support in the form of Project Managers, Project Engineers, Cost Controllers, Schedulers, and Estimators.

Collaborating with external design partners will be a key aspect of your role as you strive to achieve designs that are not only cost-effective but also align with our design intent. You will be tasked with overseeing interesting projects across a broad spectrum, adopting an end-to-end approach that encompasses front-end loading, execution, commissioning & qualification, handover, and post-handover activities.

You act as a subject matter expert (SME) in one or more of the disciplines in our capital investment projects. You build and maintain close collaborations with Global Engineering Solutions and end-user SME’s. You will develop and maintain relationships with design and construction partners. You will review designs from our design partners and ensure the designs meet the engineering and safety standards and follow the procedures, best practices and design guides. And of course, you will actively support standardization and fit-for-purpose principles.



  • degree in HVAC/Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Civil Engineering depending on profile requested
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and High-Tech Industries as a Design Engineer in capital projects in one or more of the disciplines mentioned above
  • familiarity with EudraLex Volume 4 Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines, EU GMP Annex 1, EHEDG, and ISPE guidelines
  • high-level insight into construction processes of pharmaceutical facilities and equipment integration in buildings
  • excellent English language skills, knowledge of Dutch and German preferred
  • willingness to travel in Europe for project assignments (20% minimum)



Our client develops and produces vaccines and pharmaceutical specialties for livestock, companion animals and fish. They have offices in more than 50 countries, 25 production sites and sell our products in over 150 markets and operate in a network of manufacturing sites and research and development facilities around the world. With more than 300 employees worldwide, the Global Engineering Solutions (GES) division is responsible for managing investment capital and designing and executing capital projects for their global organisation. GES is organized in a Technology organisation (responsible for the design of projects), a Delivery organisation (responsible for the realization of projects) and a Project and Business Support organisation. The Technology Center for their Animal Health organisation consists of approximately 20-25 employees and has its home base in Boxmeer, The Netherlands.

To strengthen their Technology Center, they have job opportunities under temporary contracts at their GES Technology Center for Animal Health (AH) in Boxmeer and are looking to hire (Senior) Specialists in Facility Engineering as per one or more disciplines in the following profiles:

  1. HVAC engineering design for air handling and control of cleanroom environments (all grades (A, B, C, D) and non-classified areas), including room decontamination systems
  2. mechanical engineering design for facility systems (generation and distribution) such as plant steam, chilled water, process chilled water, hot water systems, and other
  3. electrical engineering design
  4. Civil and Structural Architectural design for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities (cleanroom systems), Laboratories and R&D Facilities



Interested? Please send your resume and motivational letter by e-mail, with reference to MSP/24-106-DD, to Annerien Peters: For more information, please call, text or Whatsapp Annerien via +31 (0)6 45403933.

Our client has chosen Derks & Derks Secondment & Interim as recruitment agency for this assignment. We request therefore to send any application or other response to Derks & Derks.

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