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Barrington James

Laboratory Site Engineer

City of Westminster, England, GB

Company: Barrington James

Category: Architecture and Engineering Occupations

Published on 2022-05-07 00:23

Multiskilled Laboratory Site Engineer – White City (London)

Site Based


  • The Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer will be responsible for maintaining specialist laboratory, analytical equipment, and facility installations to support our Research & Development, Process Development and Translational team.
  • They will be primarily responsible for equipment breakdown repairs & on-going maintenance work of laboratory & analytical equipment and associated utility systems.
  • They will plan and complete a range of reactive & planned maintenance works associated within lab as well as supporting assessment, identification, ordering and maintaining critical spares.
  • The role will predominantly be Monday to Friday, with a requirement to be part of an on call
  • rota to cover out of hours emergencies & occasional weekend activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Complete a daily health check of equipment and monitoring systems and ensure non- compliances are reported and dealt with.
  • To provide responding, diagnostics repair & improving equipment, and handing back the equipment in a safe, reliable and compliant state
  • To maintain the asset care plan up to date, and ensure suppliers and contractors are booked in advance to attend site to maintain, calibrate, repair equipment.
  • Planning and undertaking scheduled maintenance.
  • Using manuals and failure history to develop preventative tasks.
  • Maintaining and recording reactive and planned maintenance records on to the CMMS and engineering library
  • Providing operator training as necessary.
  • To manage contractors on site, monitor, manage and review activities and subsequent paperwork and reports an archive accordingly into the engineering library.
  • Provide liaison with engineering & building management team to ensure activities are performed effectively & safely and to address equipment and facility issues that impact operations.
  • To own, manage and admin assigned engineering systems.
  • Provide engineering support for wider project activities within the teams.
  • Provide in house cleaning, calibration, and maintenance activities for equipment (e.g flow cytometers, plate washers, incubators, fridges, freezers, pipettes, etc).
  • Support engineering team in implementation and maintenance and upkeep up CMMS system.
  • Operate ERP system to raise POs, req, deal with invoices when work is complete in a timely manner.
  • Own identification, risk assessment and plan implementation of control measures surrounding hazardous tasks related to laboratory activities.
  • Own creation, implementation and training of emergency and on-call procedures to be followed on environmental monitoring systems & LN2 generation
  • Support identification and storage of required spares, consumables, and tools for activities in the laboratories
  • Managing stocks of critical engineering spares and equipment.
  • Provide status and look ahead reports related to laboratories and equipment as needed
  • Write, review and update maintenance SOPs and one point lessons for equipment and monitoring and utility systems
  • Work within the GLP requirements
  • Support site projects as assigned
  • Providing support to Facilities, lab operations and Capital Project Engineering as required.
  • Prepare chemicals & reagents for equipment as needed.
  • Other activities as assigned.

Demonstrated Skill / Competencies:

  • Knowledge and expertise working with laboratory and analytical equipment in a GLP environment
  • Knowledge of current standards, procedures, and controls for GxP facilities and equipment
  • Experience in GLP standard quality management systems
  • Knowledge and expertise in utility systems from HVAC to medical gasses etc.
  • Experience of managing and performing planned preventive maintenance
  • Ability to provide diagnostics and first fix capabilities on a range of equipment system
  • Ability to complete FMEA, create detailed SOPs and training end users on operations of daily upkeep of laboratory equipment
  • Computer literate
  • CMMS experience


  • Demonstrable successful track record of 3 or more years working in biologics, GxP laboratory or other highly regulate regulated environment.
  • Working in a Pharmaceutical or other heavily regulated industry.
  • HVAC, compressed gases, and integrated control systems knowledge
  • Operating within the requirements of a Quality Management system
  • Project management experience.
  • Equipment lifecycle knowledge.
  • Electrical, Instrumentation and Control system experience.


  • Bachelor of engineering or Relevant engineering degree or HNC/D with relevant experience

Skills/Specialist knowledge:

  • Working with small/medium scale analytical equipment
  • Pharmaceutical utility systems and controls
  • BMS and EMS
  • Lab operations
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills, written and oral
  • Computer literate - Microsoft Office suite