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Project Engineer (m/f/d)

Country:  Italy
City:  Origgio (Varese)
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  44177

Project Engineer (m/f/d)

We are looking for a Project Engineer for the production plant in Origgio (VA, 30 km from Milan).

If you are a dynamic person with a problem-solving mindset, who wants to work in an international environment and are willing to support the growth of our business, you will feel in the right place for your next career move.


What the job looks like
Each day you'll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • Be part of the Project Engineering function of the site and support the execution of relevant GMP and non GMP related projects from a technical and project management perspective.
  • Act as a key interlocutor for external suppliers and liaise with all the project team members in the site.
  • Organize and coordinate project activities by involving all relevant stakeholders and by making sure all tasks meet the expected deadlines.
  • With the role of Project Leader or Team Member, she/he takes an active part in all phases of the project:
    • Develops the preliminary feasibility, carring out a basic design, defining the perimeter of the project and extimation timing and cost,
    • participates in the drafting and revision of the Technical Specifications and/or URS,
    • reviews the offers technically and participates in commercial negotiations,
    • manages the assigned orders, maintaining relationships with suppliers, is responsible for cost control and compliance with project deadlines,
    • grants a successful FAT and SAT, ensuring a fast clorsure of the punch list
    • supports the other functions in completing the project activities from the qualification to the hand over.
  • Build a strong background on GMP and EHS norms and regulations as well as on the pharmaceutical sector.

What you'll bring to the table

To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:

  • University degree in Industrial Engineering (preferably mechanical).
  • 3÷5 years of professional experience in similar role, preferably in pharmaceutical sector or relevant similar fields.
  • Knowledge of cGMP, ISO and main safety regulations
  • Funded MS Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint) as well as a good knowledge of AutoCad.
  • Business fluent English language skills finalize your profile.


Personal attributes and cross-functional skills:

  • strong Project Management skills.
  • customer oriented
  • strong communication skills,
  • high analytical skills and problem-solving skills;
  • a proactive attitude and an autonomous and result oriented approach to the assigned tasks
  • curious, precise, passionate about continuous improvement
  • global Perspective & Intercultural
  • able to work alone, as well as in team     


Location: Origgio (VA)

Grünenthal offers equal employment opportunities. Recruitment will take place without distinction with regard to religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, origin, disability or other relevant categories.

About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, fully-integrated pharmaceutical company, we have a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients worldwide. Our purpose is to change lives for the better – and innovation is our passion. We are focusing all of our activities and efforts on working towards our vision of a world free of pain.

Grünenthal is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, and has affiliates in 27 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in approx. 100 countries. In 2023, Grünenthal employed around 4,400 people and achieved revenues of € 1.8 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Luigi Uccella 

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