Senior HVAC - Pharmaceuticals

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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.  


Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior HVAC Engineer with experience in the pharmaceutical industry to to join our Life Sciences division based in Basel, working on Pharmaceutical projects across Europe and internationally. 


The Role 

The Senior HVAC Engineer will provide detailed engineering support across HVAC systems on pharmaceutical projects working within a multi-disciplined team. 


The ideal candidate will have significant previous experience in HVAC engineering within pharmaceutical projects and will be fluent in both English and German. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of key project documents (design criteria, P&Id's, consumption list etc.) 
  • Preparation of all the necessary deliverables to complete the design activities for the discipline
  • Preparation of MR for equipment and erection works
  • Constructor and vendor follow up
  • Assistence to FAT and commissioning


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 requirements of the position below, then follow the link to apply and start your journey with Wood.  


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 degree in Industrial or Mechanical engineering
  • Previous experience as a HVAC Engineer within Pharmaceutical sector
  • Self motivation, a proactive outlook and with good communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and work well within a multi discipline team
  • Ability to work with technical strength but with the minimum of supervision
  • Fluent in German and in English
  • 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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