Principal Project Engineer

Auris Health

Auris Health

Other Engineering
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023


At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. As the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. Every day, our more than 130,000 employees across the world are blending heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity! Within the Pharmaceuticals division we are committed to making disease a thing of the past!

Cilag AG in Schaffhausen belongs to the group of Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical companies operating under the “Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson” trademark and manufactures high quality pharmaceutical products, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and medical devices. Today Cilag AG is one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in Switzerland supplying all the major global markets. The Schaffhausen facility is a strategic launch and growth site for parenteral products, and we have an impressive pipeline of new and innovative products.

We are looking for a Principal Project Engineer (m/f/d) with in our engineering team to lead the warehouse consolidation project. The warehouse consolidation project is required to deliver the future portfolio, ensure business continuity and to enable efficient logistics operations. As Principal Project Engineer you will be driving the design, construction, installation and qualification of the consolidated warehouse and all associated equipment and utilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for Engineering project management and project execution to high standards, ensure projects completed on time and on budget

  • Initiation of business cases supporting the project funding approval processes, including the economic and technical evaluation of other alternatives.

  • Responsible and accountable for the safe execution of job activities in compliance with EHS guidelines, environmental, regulatory (cGMP), corporate site and team practices and procedures

  • Close collaboration with stakeholders on site (Business Units, QA, EHS&S, sustainability, etc) as well as with the global organization (MAM LM Platform, Engineering & Property Services)

  • The successful applicant will strive to perform to high standards at all times in line with our Credo and Standards of Leadership



  • University degree in Engineering, preferably Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical or Chemical field

Experience and Skills:


  • A minimum of 5 years of related business experience and a consistent track record in Project Engineering in the pharmaceutical or chemical industry

  • Excellent organization and communication skills with the ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal within a matrix organisation.

  • A sound business acumen and ability to translate business needs into technical specifications

  • Familiarity with project management approaches, engineering processes and design thinking methodology. Certification in FPX and or Lean processes are a plus.

  • Decisiveness, structured problem solving and strong analytical skills.

  • Self-driven, well-organized and able to set own targets, ability to set priorities under pressure

  • Extensive knowledge of cGMP and GxP regulations

  • Collaboration with others and work well in project teams


  • Language skills: Fluency (oral and written) in German and English with exceptional communication skills

  • This role may require occasionally regional travel, as needed (less than 10%)

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit www.careers.jnj.com.