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Engineer - Technical Designer

Function : Engineer 2D (3D) draftsman

Reports to the Supervisor Process Engineering Civil


The Prothya Biosolutions Engineering Department consists out of about 25 engineers. Engineering is responsible for executing all investment projects in accordance with planning and within budget, while guaranteeing robust installations performant for producing high-quality pharmaceutical products. Based on qualification & validation tests and the necessary documentation, we prove the suitability & cGMP compliance of the installation. 

We develop projects starting from project definition and scope up to and including start-up in production, after which the new installations are handed over to production & maintenance. In addition, we ensure building for the future following the site master plan. We are also a centre of excellence in the different technologies that are used for fractionation of blood plasma into proteins to improve patient lives.

Our responsibilities include: Process Equipment, the required Black & Clean Utilities, as well as the Civil, Mechanical, Piping, E&I, etc. engineering disciplines. During construction and installation, we monitor the construction site and guarantee the safety of all ongoing activities. We are also constantly looking for opportunities to innovate!

Being part of the Engineering team means being central within the organisation and having a high degree of exposure, from the work floor to the site leadership team!

Working with Prothya Biosolutions means working within a dynamic environment in which a flexible mindset is a key to success. This entails additional challenges as well as opportunities! As a potential candidate, you must be able to adapt to this changing framework, assist in creating success, and be able to transfer this to the involved parties & colleagues.


Working in collaboration with the project engineer, the Technical Draughtsperson is responsible for developing and drawing up diagrams, layouts, zoning plans (ATEX), working drawings, circuit diagrams, plans, piping designs, 3D designs, and P&IDs for all or a part of new and existing production installations, buildings, the electricity grid, plumbing, HVAC, and utilities. 

You will use your professional expertise to support other departments within the company.

Key areas of accountability and responsibility

Developing and implementing a vision and approved plan for diverse categories:

  • Centralising, updating, and standardising diagrams, working drawings, plans, piping designs, and P&IDs
  • Recording and making note of current situations and checking current diagrams, working drawings, plans, piping designs, and P&IDs
  • Formulating design proposals for project engineers (2D and 3D)
  • Developing technical diagrams and define detailed technical proposals, including proposals for changes, to working drawings, isometrics, and planning drawings in conformity with company, quality (GMP), and safety regulations
  • Drawing up material lists
  • Carrying out 2D and 3D modelling
  • Drawing up new (partial) plans on the basis of sketches received from project and process engineers, among others
  • Discussing developments, details, and choices with employees from other departments
  • Acting as an internal and external contact person for the transmission of diagrams, working drawings, plans, piping designs, and P&IDs
  • Carrying out various support activities:Providing expert support and participating in projects based on your specific professional expertiseDrawing up and maintaining equipment lists
  • Your profile

  • You have at least a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent through experience
  • Extensive knowledge of AutoCAD, Plant-3D, and Navisworks
  • Knowledge of Autodesk applications Inventor/AutoCAD MEP (& Revit)
  • You are proficient in working with the MS Office Package
  • Knowledge of EPLAN is a plus
  • Thorough knowledge of current construction, mechanical, and piping standards
  • Knowledge of HVAC and/or electrics is a plus
  • Thorough knowledge of ASME BPE, DIN, and ANSI
  • The ability to work autonomously and communicate effectively
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Sense of accuracy
  • Structured, able to set priorities, and work punctually
  • Proactive, alert (able to spot changes), and flexible
  • Change-driven and results-oriented
  • Excellent analytical and good communication skills
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English, Dutch, and/or French
  • Prior experience in a similar type of job in the pharmaceutical sector is an asset (knowledge of cGMP)
  • Our Company 

    Prothya Biosolutions produces plasma preparations (including known products such as Cofact, Nanogam and Albuman). In addition, Prothya collects, tests and supplies blood plasma to purification and production sites worldwide. Prothya Biosolutions' mission is to provide healthcare organizations worldwide with high-quality plasma products. The company does this by creating value for partners and contributing to the health of people who depend on essential plasma proteins. Hence, Prothya's slogan: Creating Value, Sustaining Life. The company has various office and production locations in the Netherlands and Belgium and employs around 1,000 people.

    We offer

    Prothya Biosolutions BE is part of an international biopharmaceutical group which offers long-term career perspectives and invests actively in on-the-job training.

    In return for your performance, you shall receive a competitive salary, group and health insurance, meal vouchers, and eco-cheques, as well as a Flex Reward Plan. The Flex Reward Plan is a flexible compensation system through which employees can create a budget from their current salary components. Thanks to this plan, they can enjoy, on a voluntary basis and according to their personal choice, a series of benefits that Prothya Biosolutions BE offers once a year.

    We also offer an attractive holiday system exceeding the legal holidays.

    Furthermore, we value mutual respect and diversity is our strength.

    For each Prothya Biosolutions BE employee, from operators to the CEO, engagement means showing initiative. We expect all colleagues to contribute to achieving our annual objectives in order to take the organization towards it future challenges and successes.

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