Engineering Planner

  • Contract
  • Dublin

Engineering Planner

Headcount Solutions is seeking an Engineering Planner to join our team at a client’s biologics facility in Dublin.

Reporting to the Clean Utilities Manager, the Engineering Planner will work with the GMP Reliability team in delivering a best-in-class maintenance and reliability programme to ensure equipment uptime is maximised for manufacturing of medicines for our patients. This role requires a strong understanding of pharmaceutical processing equipment, lab/testing benchtop equipment and maintenance best practices.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Prioritising safety in engineering planning – identify risks associated with any tasks and putting in place mitigations as required.
  • Working closely with the wider reliability team, including Technicians and Engineers, to develop the current planning strategies for optimum use of downtime windows and resources.
  • Prioritise and plan maintenance activities based on criticality, equipment downtime, production schedules and Clean Utilities end users.
  • Oversight of daily, weekly, monthly reliability /calibration plans & scheduling/assignment of GMP Reliability activities through CMMS system, with Right First-Time mindset.
  • Review work order requests, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and proper documentation.
  • Coordinate with external vendors and contractors for specialized maintenance tasks or repairs.
  • Assist in the development of reliability procedures, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safety protocols.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain, Laboratory Owners and Quality Assurance, to optimize reliability processes and minimize production disruptions.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to reliability technicians and other team members as needed.
  • Ensure correct permits in place for activities and external contractors.
  • Co-ordination with Stores Dept. to ensure spare parts available for all planned work.
  • SLA management including renewals and optimisation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably Mechanical, Chemical, or Bioengineering. Relevant technical certifications will be considered.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in engineering planning or as part of a reliability team, preferably within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or related industries.
  • Strong knowledge of pharmaceutical processing equipment.
  • CMMS experience in Maximo, SAP or similar.
  • Strong communications, organizational and analytical skills with the ability to prioritize tasks in a dynamic environment, use of Spotfire an advantage.
  • Strong understanding of standard software applications, MS Excel, Sharepoint.
  • Problem-solving mindset with the ability to analyse complex issues and propose practical solutions.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements such as cGMP, FDA, and other relevant industry standards

For further information please contact Mick on 086-0435195 or forward details in confidence to

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