Principal Process Specialist in Food and Life Science

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  • Business area: Pharma & Life Science
  • Country: Denmark
  • Office: Allerød
  • Position length: Permanent
  • Deadline: Evaluations on an ongoing basis

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NIRAS is an international consulting company with activities within Building and Infrastructure, Process industry, Utilities, Environment and Nature, Climate, Energy, Planning and Development Consulting. Our 2400 specialists solve the challenges of our customers based on our values - we listen, we learn, we deliver. We believe that cooperation, knowledge sharing and creativity are the way to create the best value for our customers. We have a turnover of approx. DKK 2 billion from offices in more than 30 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Our ambition

The Food and Life Science team at NIRAS is in rapid development. And so are the industries. We are highly qualified advisors who help global Food and Life Science companies within a wide range of process design. 

Our ambition is that NIRAS Food and Life Science grow strongly over the next three years. This means that we will solve even more needs together with our customers, as well as establishing even more new customer relations. 

Today, we have some of Denmark's most talented specialists in sustainability.  The team's ambition is to become the best at advising on sustainable pharma projects. Optimizing climate footprint and production economy is always part of our consulting services. 


Are you the right Principal Process Specialist?  

If your ambitions match ours, then maybe you're the right Senior/Principal Process Specialist for our team? If you have solid experience with API, Upstream and Downstrem manufacturing of ingredients for Food or Pharma/LifeScience and you can see yourself working with exciting interdisciplinary projects within cGMP or Food regulatory areas, then you are looking in the right place. 


Type of tasks: 

As a Senior/Principal Process Specialist in NIRAS Food and Life Science, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of exciting and diverse tasks. We expect that you can advise on process-related issues at a strategic level independently and by listening to the customer, as well as contribute to the preparation of the specific solutions. 

We work in all project phases from feasibility studies, business cases, conceptual-, basic- and detail design, qualification and validation as well as commissioning of pilot plants and commercial manufacturing facilities. Below are some of your potential tasks: 

  • Advise the customer on new technologies on process systems and equipment 
  • Optimization of current processes, including compliance and capacity 
  • Develop URSs, carry out risk analyses focusing on the effective implementation of qualification and validation at a high qualitative level 
  • Design and specification of equipment used for manufacturing of ingredients for Food or Pharma 
  • Preparation of project materials, including work descriptions, PI diagrams and lists of components 
  • Inputs to 2D/3D drawings. 
  • Direct involvement in sales and networking activities including quotation works. Through your network and positive customer relations, we expect you to actively contribute to our department growing because we have earned the right to be the customer's preferred partner.  
  • Collaboration with other NIRAS departments/units across our many expert areas.  

You have solid experience from manufacturing in the Food or Pharma Life Science industry, are comfortable working in a regulatory environment and can ensure deliveries, quality, and high customer satisfaction. 

You see yourself as an important part of the development of the business, and if you have experience with the process supplies related to the process equipment, it is a great advantage, but not essential. 


Your personal strengths 

As a person, you are a team player, and you value and contribute to a good project environment yourself. You have a positive mindset and you can work on several projects at a time and then you appreciate freedom under responsibility. 

We offer 

NIRAS knows that you as an employee are the most important resource. You get great development opportunities. Our many areas of expertise mean that you have unlimited opportunities for professional and personal development.   

You become part of a team with highly competent employees, where commitment, high spirits and high professionalism characterize your colleagues. They look forward to welcoming you. We have a good social environment, a horizontal organizational structure that supports you in influence our decision-making. There is a short way to senior management, where well-being is high on the agenda and freedom under responsibility is considered a matter of course. 

About NIRAS 

At NIRAS, we focus on the whole human being, and as an employee of NIRAS, you will also benefit from our unique working environment. We have several social activities . We have gyms, football teams, yoga club, wine club, beer brewing club, art association and a special club for young employees, Young & hopeful. 

Our values – we listen, we learn, we deliver – are the starting point for how we think and work, and crucial to creating high quality across disciplines. We are incorporating the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals into all projects where possible. 

Deadline for application 

Interviews are executed until the right candidate has been found. 


For further information, please contact:  

Head of Department Thomas Maurin at +45 6034 0928, LifeScience in Allerød  
Head of Department Jesper Villadsen at +45 4299 8353, FOOD in Århus 


Thomas Maurin

Thomas Maurin

Head of Department

+45 6034 0928

Jesper Villadsen

Jesper Villadsen

Head of Department

+45 4299 8353