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Maintenance Engineer Utilities & Buildings


DPS Group Global is currently looking for a Maintenance Engineer in the Leiden area who is specialized in utilities and buildings.

Engineer Building Services
Years of Experience Req.:
>2 years
Date Posted:
Days Remaining:
Employment Type:
Education Level Req.:
Bsc degree


DPS is a leading Project Management and Engineering Company serving industry around the world for 40 years. Our reputation is based on forming successful partnerships with our clients, providing them with innovative designs and cost effective solutions in the context of sound judgment, strong management and technical excellence.
We provide Full Service Engineering for our clients including Project and Programme Management, Procurement, Design, Construction Management, Health and Safety Management, Commissioning, Qualification and Start-up on numerous projects across a range of market sectors. Our Main market sectors are; Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology, Medical Technologies, Oil & Gas, Advanced Technology, Science & Education, Food & Beverage, and Energy.



The Engineering-Validation-Maintenance (EVM) department (≈ 30 persons) is a young, motivated and dynamic team responsible for the technical support of all utilities, production and laboratory areas and all involved equipment on the DPS site Leiden.

We work in a challenging environment where we make great progress in commercializ255634.748156ing our vaccines. Engineering has a large project portfolio to improve the existing environment. The Validation group looks after the correct qualification and validation status of GMP critical equipment and processes. The key-focus point of the maintenance group is asset maintenance management of all assets within JVP.    


Job Description:

As a maintenance engineer UB (utilities & buildings) you will deploy and coordinate utility and facility maintenance to ensure compliance with Good Maintenance and Manufacturing Practices. You will shape and improve procedures and processes, conduct preventive-, corrective- and replacement maintenance on the owned UB systems whereby the technical focus area will be primarily mechanical and electrical.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team of maintenance/engineering specialists in which you will;

  • Play a key role during the yearly maintenance shutdown period in which our GMP production facilities is handed over to EVM for extensive maintenance. You will be (sub)-lead for preparation, execution and finaliz255634.748156ation of this operation.
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert for several UB systems.
  • Be leading and supporting improvement and modification projects within the engineering department.
  • Interact with peer functions throughout the organiz255634.748156ation to provide expert knowledge to related support departments like; Operations, Automation, Process Engineering, Quality Assurance to assure efficient and reliable technical support to our customers.
  • Work with various control, monitoring and database systems (BMS, PLC, LMS, BMS, EFMS).


Your key responsibilities:

  • Define, Deploy and coordinate utility and facility maintenance to ensure compliance with Good Maintenance and Manufacturing Practice for our systems including pharma grade water and steam systems, medical gases, HVAC, together with a leading electrical role.
  • Functions as the UB expert in our multi-disciplinary team and as UB SME during external inspections or audits.
  • Perform the SME role on the assigned UB systems.
  • First/second line troubleshooting in case of technical problems.
  • Planning and coordination of preventive, corrective and replacement maintenance activities.
  • Strategiz255634.748156e and control the spare part control and availability.
  • Preparation, organiz255634.748156ation and coordination of yearly maintenance/calibration shutdown activities.
  • Handling of compliance records (Change controls, Events, CAPA, Deviations).
  • Handling of maintenance & calibration and requalification documentation in a GMP environment
  • Represent maintenance/engineering in projects.
  • Support continuous improvement projects within EVM department.
  • Perform RCM on UB systems
  • Lead/support improvement and modification projects on UB systems.
  • Member of the 24/7 support team (on duty ≈every 6 weeks).



  • Education:
    • Bachelor degree in Mechanical, Process or Electrical Engineering
  • Specific Knowledge and experience:
    • Knowledge of utility systems like HVAC, water treatment, steam, Gasses, Compressed Air and pharma-finish of clean rooms and laboratories
    • Experience in a maintenance organiz255634.748156ation preferably in biotechnology/pharmaceutical/process industry environment.
    • Understanding of regulatory requirements and industry guidelines specific for the pharmaceutical industry and maintenance & Engineering scope (e.g., GMP, RCM, NEN3140, VCA, CE, etc..)
    • Skills in troubleshooting & problem analyses, working with maintenance management programs.
    • Affinity with Project management.
    • An electrical background would be an advantage.
  • General Experience:
    • You have a minimum of 2-4 years work experience as Maintenance Engineer.
    • You are a good communicator in the Dutch and English language, both verbally and in writing.  



  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Quality oriented & critical Mind-set
  • Good analytical skills


Available and interested?

If you’re interested in this role and if you want to be part of growing organisation within engineering projects in the pharma industry, please send your application to [email protected] or give us a call +31(0)715730810.

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