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Biologicals Engineering Partner


Braine L'alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Job Function:  Engineering
Job ID:  68775

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?




To strengthen the Engineering team, based in our Belgian manufacturing site of Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of:  Biologicals Engineering partner.


As Biologicals Engineering partner, you will be the single point of contact and strong link between Business area, Engineering and Project Leaders. You will support all Capital Investment decisions and CAPEX Projects for the Business area.


You will work in an environment where you can:


  • Consolidate the overall technical business area perspective
    • Participate in strategic decisions.
    • Help to translate the Supply Long Range Plan into 10-year plan through the master plan.
    • Is Responsible to deliver Feasibility and Design studies budget for the 10 years plan to support strategic decisions and technical investment projects.
    • Is involved in the technical aspect of the business cases.
  • Consolidate and coordinate CAPEX project investment portfolio in the Business area, in alignment with PMO Prioritization
  • Coach/Mentor Engineering Leaders (resources, schedule, priorities) to provide strong technical deliverables for CAPEX Projects in the Business area, delegating the responsibility of execution to Engineering Leaders under Project Leaders Management.
  • Reinforce project management methodology, best practices usage and governance in the Business area,
  • Support, facilitate and follow the use of Guidelines and Best Practices, including HSE requirements, green, lean and ergonomics best practices,
  • Has the full accountability of the overall capital investment and project delivery for engineering (from Feasibility Study to Handover) in the Business area,
  • Consolidate the overall workload to anticipate the allocation of appropriate resources to answer CAPEX project needs (from feasibility study to execution) in Biologics (Drug substance, primary operations) areas with the Technical Engineering Leader,
  • Reinforce the PMO role for CAPEX Projects
  • After consolidation of engineering planning & competencies need, assess and identify engineering skills to increase competency level
  • Build strong SLAs between ONE UCB Technical Engineering Leader and Business areas.


You will contribute by:


  • Understanding and collecting needs from customers.
  • Challenging and helping customers to describe the needs to prepare the project’s launch.
  • When the project is approved:
    • Helping the Sponsor/Idea Owner to start the project
    • Identifying the PL (Project leader) and team structure.
    • Driving the project.
    • Coaching the PL (Project leader) to follow the methodology.
    • Assisting at the Project steerCo.
  • Being the link between customers and One Engineering structure to:
    • Inform the request from customers to engineering team
    • Help the engineering team to identify the resources and technology needs and high-level planning.
    • Collect project issue from Engineering to inform the customers (Global info).
  • Following the Strategy for the 10 Y plan and long-range plan (LRP) on Biologicals (Drug Substance, primary operations) Business area across UCB worldwide networks.


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



  • Master’s degree required.
  • MBA is an asset.



  • Minimum 15 years in Manufacturing/process like technical project leader or technical team manager within pharmaceutical or Biotech company.
  • People management with a minimum of 10 years in a Production/Engineering or maintenance environment as manager. Experience in Risk management (and related specific tools (FMEA, HAZOP etc…). Experience in capital and asset management (from 100 Mio€) is an asset.
  • Fluent in French and English. Dutch/German is an asset.
  • Expertise in cGMP, Green and HSE standards
  • Expertise in chemical/pharmaceuticals and Biotech standards.
  • Good financial background.
  • Strong Leadership and people management abilities (including changes, decisions, conflicts, coaching, leading, etc.).
  • Very good communication skills at all level of organization (from bottom to top…).
  • Good analytical mindset.
  • e-tools as MS-Office, MS project…


Why you should apply?


At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. 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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