Graduate Process Engineer - Oral Solid Dosage (OSD)

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Work Location
Department / Discipline
Process Engineering
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

We are committed to providing the best possible project delivery to our clients across the Life Sciences sector, ensuring that they have well engineered plants capable of performing world leading production and research for the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.  


Our clients lead the way using cutting edge technology, as an engineering and project management partner, it is our responsibility to ensure we can exceed their expectations and make the impossible possible.  


Join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.  


If you share these values, then we would love to see your application!  


Wood is recruiting for a Graduate Process Engineer with a BSC / MSC in Chemical, mechanical or Process engineering to join our Life Sciences division based in Basel, working on Pharmaceutical projects in Europe and internationally. 


This will be an opportunity to specialise on Oral Solid Dosage (OSD) facility projects.


The Role 


Our Process engineers work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and advise on the best process to follow in order to achieve the desired results.   


As a recent graduate you will joinan experienced Process team and be asigned a mentor.

Once the needs are identified, you will work with a multi-disciplined team to develop the engineering solutions. You will have regular interaction with the client to keep them informed of the progress of the project, ensuring that we are on track for delivery of their work scope, and overcome any challenges as they happen. 


You will actively participate in the execution of the design for the OSD facility. 


Our Clients and Projects  


It’s a future for all of us. We aspire to shape a better tomorrow by unlocking solutions that address the biggest challenges facing our clients and our society.  


In our Life Sciences division we engineer solutions for a healthier world by partnering with global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare and research organisations providing expertise across the full asset life cycle. 


See for more information on the types of work we do within our Life Science division. 


What we can offer 

  • Join an experienced team who take pride in supporting each other and sharing knowledge and experience across engineering disciplines  
  • Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across Life Science sectors 
  • Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid working where relevant  
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business 
  • Competitive salary with regular salary reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market 
  • Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests 
  • Global connections; join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession 

If all of this sounds good to you, review the typical responsibilities of the role and the requirements of the position below, then follow the link to apply and start your journey with Wood.  


Typical Responsibilities - as part of a team

  • Concept, Basic & Detail Design Engineering activities for the assigned projects 
  • Preparation / review of PFD, P&ID's or project specific specifications  
  • Interface with other disciplines, departments, clients 
  • Coordinate disciplines activities, control and forecast work area activities and deliverables against schedule 
  • Work in coordination with procurement and subcontracting group as well as estimate department 
  • Coordinate project engineers during the preparation of key project documents (P&IDs, line list, equipment list)  
  • Organise, contribute and prepare notes for multi-discipline meetings to affect the timely completion of the requisition 
  • Contribute and participate to work in an enthusiastic manner, working to the requirements of quality and environmental management systems maintained to ISO standards 
  • Provide project management support as required to projects, project managers and executives 
  • Work as part of a team by supporting each other, sharing workload and covering during periods of absence 

Skills / Qualifications

You may read these details and are potentially thinking about not applying due to not having every single skill, knowledge or experience listed, and that’s understandable.  However, we’d still like to hear from you..  At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, and we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all of the talent that is out there.  We are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge and experiences and embrace differences.  So even if you feel you don’t have everything listed, but feel you have some of the experience, knowledge or skills to help us unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges….do apply. 



  • MSc / BSc degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Process  engineering 
  • Previous experience in a similar Process Engineering role within engineering companies for the pharmaceutical sector is desirable
  • Previous experience working on OSD facility projects is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided
  • Ability to work across multi-discipline teams 
  • Fluent in spoken and written German and English is a mandatory requirement 
  • Eligible to work in Switzerland 


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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