Unispace Life Sciences is one of the leading engineering design and project management firms in the industry. We deliver process and utility facility as well as laboratory and workspace design and construction projects for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, advanced therapeutics, medical device, and other life sciences companies. Part of Unispace Group, our award-winning and multi-disciplinary engineering, design, and construction project teams design and build complex process-driven life sciences facilities, labs, and workplaces for the world’s top bio-pharma companies. We promote a culture of integrity, professional excellence, and teamwork that informs everything we do. If you're interested in joining our Centre of Excellence and working with top biopharma clients around the world, we'd love to hear from you.


We are seeking a proactive Lead E&I Engineer to join our growing Unispace Life Sciences team. This role is based out of our Centre of Excellence in Mahon, Cork. You will be working alongside an electrical and instrumentation design team, focused on delivering complex, process-led pharmaceutical design projects. This role will work on both electrical and instrumentation design deliverables, reporting directly to the E&I Manager. This role will be involved in exciting projects within the pharmaceutical industry and requires an experienced individual with strong attention to detail. This role will be involved in exciting projects within the pharmaceutical industry and requires an experienced individual with design project experience and familiarity within GMP/Life Science industry, ideally with experience being client-facing. This is not a project-specific hire, this is a long-term role, focused on the delivery of multiple projects. You will have an opportunity to gain excellent experience with the potential for personal growth and career advancement in a team oriented and supportive work environment. We are happy to discuss both permanent staff contracts and hourly rate options for this role. We work i Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5.30pm, and on Friday 8am to 12 noon. We are predominantly office based, with a flexible option to work from home on Fridays.



  • Providing lead support on an integrated, multi-tasking design team.
  • Strong technical ability in all aspects of E&I Engineering & Design.
  • Proactive with a strong ability to work independently and without supervision.
  • Design and specification of instrumentation and control systems to current regulations and design standards.
  • Engineering design for Instrument Systems.
  • Preparing Instrument Specifications.
  • Inputting into P&ID drawings.
  • Electrical Design.
  • Generation of instrument loop sheets & termination schedules.
  • Generation of layout drawings.
  • Input to scope of work documentation for tender & construction packages.
  • Working directly with clients to define project requirements and develop technical solutions



  • Third level diploma / degree in a relevant Electrical / Instrumentation Engineering discipline
  • 10+ Years Relevant experience, ideally in an organization involved in delivering pharmaceutical capital projects
  • Proactive, a good communicator with the ability to work well with others in a multifunctional design team.
  • Have the ability to work with Automation Contractors in developing solutions / systems.
  • Proactive, a good communicator with the ability to work well with others in a multifunctional design team.
  • Excellent level of attention to detail and accuracy.



  • Competitive salary
  • Pension Fund
  • Paid Holiday Leave
  • Travel Opportunities – work out of any of our 48 offices globally
  • Hybrid & Flexible working AND Half days on Friday
  • Exposure to exciting and challenging design projects across the pharma industry
  • Contribute individually to a wider team, this role offers ownership and leadership during a phase of growth

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