Job description

CRB's nearly 1,800 expert professionals drive innovative, life-changing and life-saving solutions for manufacturers in the life sciences and food and beverage industries. Our mission, vision, and core values put client satisfaction and employee experience at the center of everything we do.

As an AEC Firm we proudly specialize in industries that inherently carry important social responsibility - we recognize our impact and influence in the communities we serve and pursue corporate responsibility through the lens of people, community, and planet. From oncology and rare disorders to COVID-19 or alternative proteins, our design and construction projects are pioneering solutions addressing important issues such as food scarcity and global health.

CRB has developed its presence in Europe over the past 7 years through its DACH region offices in Basel, Switzerland and Böblingen, Germany.

As a Lead Process Engineer you'll have the unique opportunity to work within an integrated Architecture, Engineering, and Construction firm capable of executing ONEsolution integrated project delivery work. Experience collaboration and continuous learning like never before amongst subject matter experts spanning across mechanical, electrical, plumbing, process, and automation engineering; architecture and lab planning; procurement, estimation, virtual design & construction, health & safety, and construction management. This diversity of professionals allows us to provide innovative & impactful solutions to the Life Sciences and Food & Bev industry in an era where speed, quality, and creativity have never been more critical.

How will I contribute?

The Lead process engineer will be leading a team of process engineers and take on mentoring duties, as appropriate Contribute to recruiting, interviewing, and professional development activities; You will work with the PM and other discipline leads to ensure process deliverables and all the necessary details related to the process are delivered on time, fully coordinated, and within the project budget; a solid part of your role is also to lead and take part in field execution activities as the project moves into the execution phase.

Also, you will be:

  • Directing the development of mass balances and detailed equipment lists for complex processes as well as developing process description narratives, process flow diagrams, and P&IDs.
  • Researching process equipment providers and making recommendations and selections based on client and project requirements
  • Writing process equipment specifications for complex equipment and testing requirements
  • Following projects after construction documents are issued and reviewing submittals, answering RFIs, and making field visits to verify progression of process scope is proceeding per the intent of the design
  • Directing activities of CAD and Designer support staff
  • Representing CRB with external partners and clients and developing key relationships, including participation in industry organizations, writing papers/articles


  • Degree in Chemical or Bio Engineering
  • 8 - 15 years of experience, much of this preferably in a design firm setting
    Experience with developing process strategies/philosophies for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or industrial processes
  • Experience with FDA, EMA, and other regulatory standards and requirement
  • Ability to lead a project from a process perspective, to direct the process design effort
  • Ability to present process designs to existing and new clients
  • Advanced knowledge and application of cGMP ; Advanced knowledge and application of ASME BPE Ability to direct process design / field execution activities and lead a team of engineers
  • Languages: Fluent in German, Good ability to communicate in English, French a strong plus
  • Willingness to travel and work on project sites


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