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Automation SME


Braine L'alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Job Function:  Engineering
Job ID:  67726

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul, and skills into making a difference for people living with severe disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation.  Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?

At UCB, we recently announced the construction of an innovative and environmentally sustainable multi-product biological manufacturing facility on our site in Braine l’Alleud. This new biotechnology plant is being constructed to accompany the company’s growth strategy and to prepare for the launch and for the long-term supply of future medicines that are currently in clinical development. This aims to contribute directly to drive our global ambition of improving the life of patients suffering from rare diseases.


The new facility, representing an investment of more than 300 million euros over the coming years, is expected to be operational in 2024. Construction is due to start in the first quarter of 2020. The biotechnology plant will be one of the largest and most modern in Belgium. 


We are now looking for talented, inspired, daring and engaged individuals who share our ambition to create value for patients and who want to be part of our journey to prepare for the next biopharmaceutical product launches. 


In this context, we want to strengthen the team in charge of the project deployment and to start-up these future manufacturing activities: we are looking for an Automation SME.


As an Automation SME you like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Work on an exciting project
  • Highlight your technical and biological background


You will contribute by:


  • Ensuring that automation design put in place meets the project expectations and objectives
  • Ensuring that deliverables will be provided timely and aligned with project planning with the right expected quality and standards
  • Aligning design expectations with the other project disciplines: Process, QA Q/V, Utilities, E&I, etc.
  • Anticipating, managing and reporting risks from Detail Design till validation batches (including FAT/SAT)
  • Ensuring efficient handover to operation teams and ensure they will be trained to operate the automated installation


Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:


  • Master’s Degree in engineering
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Automation (mainly DCS) of production systems in a biotech and GMP environment (preferably in USP and/or DSP)
  • Ability to operate independently in a complex environment
  • Efficient communication skills and business/process oriented
  • Customer service oriented






Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve.


If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.


About us.

UCB- Inspired by Patients. Driven by Science. Everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this create value for people living with severe diseases?” By putting patients at the heart of what we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees and operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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