In early 2022 Unispace acquired BioPharma Engineering (BPE) to further develop its passion to support the Life Sciences industry with market-leading design engineering, project management, and workplace/lab consultancy. At Unispace Life Sciences they are focused on engaging the most talented and passionate professionals who believe that everyone should work in an environment that inspires productivity, peak performance, and delivers wellbeing. Across their 50+ global studios, they have a positive work environment that fosters open, collaborative, and supportive cultures populated by highly independent and motivated people. As one of the leading engineering design and project management firms in the industry, Unispace offers a full complement of services including strategy development, design, and construction of laboratories and workplaces focused on Life Sciences.


Applications are open for our 2023 Graduate Programme!

We are looking for driven individuals to join our 2-year rotational programme who are eager to learn, grow, work hard and are passionate about the future of Pharma. The key to our continued success in providing professional engineering services is the quality of our people. We employ the best and we invest significantly in their training and development. As a Unispace Life Science team member, we will help you grow and develop your career to its full potential.

Our Graduate Programme consists of:

  • Training and exposure in complex life science design, across all disciplines 
  • Ongoing Learning and career development opportunities
  • Mentoring & Coaching
  • On-site placement

We deliver complex projects to 7 of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies as well as other leading industry establishments – this is your opportunity to get hands-on diverse experience and get an opportunity to learn and develop your skills across a wide scope of the design project lifecycle.

Why work with Unispace Life Sciences:

  • Hands-on experience and exposure in working with market-leader pharmaceutical clients across innovative and exciting design projects
  • Continuous investment in training and leadership development programmes
  • Assigned Mentorship and Guidance by Senior Engineers
  • Pension Fund
  • Paid Annual Leave
  • Travel Opportunities – work out of any of our 48 offices globally!
  • Hybrid and Flexi working
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Competitive salary




We are looking to recruit a Graduate Instrumentation Design Engineer within our Cork and Dublin offices.  These roles provide an opportunity to develop and expand your engineering skills as part of a multi-discipline, highly experienced design team. This will be part of our two-year graduate programme.



You will be involved in the design of instrumentation packages for New-Build and Refurbishment Projects primarily for the Bio-Pharmaceutical Process Industry.

  • Working with Process and Building Services Engineering P&IDs.
  • Generating Instrument Data Sheets.
  • Compiling Instrument Data Base.
  • Developing Instrument Index.
  • Developing Instrument I/O Lists.
  • Developing Instrument Cable Schedules.
  • Coordinating with the Automation Design Engineers
  • Developing Instrument Layout and Installation Detail Drawings.
  • Generating Receipt Verification (RV) Sheets.
  • Generating Field Installation Verification (FIV) Sheets.
  • Liaising with Instrument Manufacturers in the Specification and Purchase of Instruments.
  • Liaising with Client Engineering and Maintenance Teams as part of the design process.

As part of the role, the Graduate Engineer will have the opportunity to attend meetings with the Client to define project requirements, with Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers to agree on project specifications and with Contractors to provide Construction and Commissioning Support.

The Graduate Engineer will follow projects from design through construction to commissioning and completion.



The individual we are seeking will possess the following:

  • Third-level degree in Applied Physics and Instrumentation.
  • Proactive and a good communicator with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent level of attention to detail and accuracy.


If you have any questions regarding our Graduate Programme or roles: email

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