Senior Process Engineer


San Diego, CA, US, 92121

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.


Position Summary

The Senior Process Engineer will be a member of the Process Development and Production team. This position will be focused on the support of clinical production in a cGMP facility, as well as, leading/supporting projects focused on equipment design, specification, installation, commissioning, qualification, and process scale-up. This includes but is not limited to creating process budgets and managing external resources.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  •  Lead the design, implementation and sustainability of manufacturing processes from feasibility through scale-up and commercial manufacturing
  • Ensure robust systems using accepted GMP design controls
  • Working with cross-functional teams to determine system requirements and specifications
  • Create, contribute to, and review process deviation risk assessments and CAPA reports
  • Evaluate incoming processes for operability and develop risk assessment plans
  • Process development, scale-up, technology transfer and equipment/process validation activities
  • Author, review, and approve all SOPs and technical documents throughout the equipment/system lifecycle from commissioning and qualification through decommissioning and retirement
  • Responsible for coordination of technical activities on assigned projects
  • Maintain compliance with applicable cGMP regulations, vendor guidelines, engineering principles, and documentation


Minimum Education, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent with 8 years of process experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry; PE license preferred
  • Expert knowledge in upstream and downstream bioprocessing
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills
  • Strong data analysis, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Strong understanding of equipment qualification, validation, scale up and tech transfer
  • Manage relevant engineering activities and prioritize work to ensure site and project timelines are met
  • Expert knowledge in practice of researching, engineering, and design, as well as evaluating alternatives
  • Expert knowledge of engineering principles, standards, techniques, policies, and processes.
  • Experience with Facility Design/Expansion
  • Knowledge of cGMPs and experience working in a GMP biotechnology or pharmaceutical manufacturing setting
  • Detailed knowledge of facilities, systems, and infrastructure within a regulated industry setting
  • Ability to read and understand drawings, schematics, tolerances, and limits



  • Fill/finish knowledge
  • Experience in Design of Experiments (DOE) and use of statistical analysis software (JMP)
  • Working knowledge of design (Solidworks) and fabrication of parts and assemblies
  • Understanding of 21 CFR parts 11, 210 and 211 a plus
  • Working within a controlled production environment
  • Working with potentially infectious materials


There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
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Nearest Major Market: San Diego