Head of Engineering and Maintenance - Engineering jobs in Malta - February 2023
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Head of Engineering and Maintenance


Expires in 8 days (11 Feb 2023)

Our client is looking for a Head of Engineering and Maintenance to lead their Maintenance, Engineering, and HSE departments. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing and managing all functions relating to the planning, design and implementation of facility, equipment and process/system projects, which includes conducting design studies and related analyses, preparing capital expense justifications, ensuring design specifications are in compliance with cGMPs, project tracking and control of implementation activities
  • Overseeing installation of equipment, processes and systems in compliance with cGMPs and validation protocols
  • Leading, directing and coaching the respective teams within the department primarily in the areas of training, disciplinary action, problem resolution, and work assignment delegation
  • Monitoring the performance of the department, via KPI’s and other available media
  • Ensuring a smooth flow of preventive and corrective maintenance operations
  • Ensuring all equipment installations for compliance with current and prospective current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP's) requirements
  • Ensuring that proper documentation practices are adhered to and that job reports, calibration records as well as other relevant documents are readily retrievable
  • Reviewing all new capital requests for completeness against engineering and corporate standards, including ROI analysis
  • Reviewing the scope of investment with the functional heads to ensure their expectations are aligned with the request
  • Reviewing all conceptual design of engineering and capital projects and evaluates cost before capital approval related to construction and process equipment; Assisting in the development of cost and schedule for various construction projects
  • Preparing and managing the department's budget and evaluating new equipment and other capital expenditures and submits purchasing recommendations
  • Researching and advising on new capital improvement, utilities, environmental systems and equipment purchases and manages subsequent installations
  • Directing the construction maintenance and repair activities of all facilities, utilities, equipment, building, grounds, housekeeping, sanitation, waste disposal
  • Regularly reviewing construction, equipment, quality assurance, environmental systems, utilities, projects and maintenance operations for potential cost savings and improvements​
  • Overseeing the design, development, process improvements and implementation of intelligent data tracking and reporting systems that support the engineering functional groups
  • Overseeing the control of engineering drawings, project manuals and equipment documentation
  • Providing timely manufacturing engineering support to all of the departments, including Production, Packaging and Laboratories, as necessary.
  • Overseeing the activities and functions of manufacturing engineering projects
  • Providing engineering analysis of current equipment systems to identify areas requiring improvement or replacement
  • Assuring compliance with Safety, Health and Environmental regulatory requirements through the creation implementation and administration of programs
  • Establishing compliance-related policies and procedures based on EHS requirements. Creates, promotes, administers and reviews EHS related programs
  • Evaluating the effectiveness and stability of existing data processing applications, and develops project plans to assure functionality and compliance to standards
Skill-sets and Requirements
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, in English
  • Must have excellent leadership skills
  • Able to lead and motivate team and proven experience in management
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills coupled with a drive for continuous improvement
  • Proactive and meticulous attention to detail
Education & Experience
  • A Master's Degree in Engineering or related
  • Minimum of 5 years experience within a similar role
  • Manufacturing Experience and knowledge of GMPs and HSE is a must
  • Pharmaceutical Experience will be considered an asset
  • Experience working on Capital projects and facilities is a must
  • Green Belt Certificate or higher will be considered an asset
  • Annual Performance Bonus

Full Time
Job Type
Senior Management
Experience Level

Manufacturing / Operations Engineer (Plant Engineer)

Process Engineer

Maintenance Manager

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