CQV Manager


DPS is currently hiring a Department Manager Commissioning, Validation and Qualification for our Leiden office. Are you a CQV engineer with vast experience in the pharmaceutical market with a passion for the development of production processes? Are you looking for a dynamic and international work environment? Please find details below

Engineer Commissioning & Qualification
Years of Experience Req.:
>10 years
Date Posted:
Days Remaining:
Employment Type:
Education Level Req.:
Bsc or Msc 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 & Safety Management, Commissioning, Qualification and Start-up on numerous projects across a range of market sectors. Our Main market sectors are; Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology, Medical Technologies, Oil and Gas, Advanced Technology, Science & Education, Food & Beverage and Energy.


Position summary

You report to the Operation Manager, the CQV Department Manager will work on various client projects from conceptual right through to completion (as applicable) and will be responsible for executing, supervising and coordinating the generation of key CQV deliverables as part of the multi-disciplinary project teams. The CQV Department Manager will lead the CQV department and is responsible for building up the local team.

The C&Q Department Manager manages the interface between their discipline, the client and other disciplines in line with the project scope, schedule and budgeted hours. They act as the discipline technical point of contact on projects. The Department Manager is responsible for the execution of deliverables within an agreed schedule, within an agreed set of hours and to an acceptable quality.


Key responsibilities

  • Building up the CQV team in the Leiden operation
  • Assist in development of group systems, procedures, standards and knowledge management
  • Prepare and participate in project proposals, man-hour estimating and client presentations
  • Establish and supervise CQV scope for their team
  • Prepare hours budget, schedule and plan workload. Define key interfaces with project stakeholders
  • Assign discipline project tasks
  • Responsible for the timely delivery of all discipline deliverables within quality, budget and safety targets
  • Management and communication of change control for their discipline and impacted stakeholders
  • Report work status to discipline and project managers
  • Assessment and control of project hours
  • Manage interface with client and other disciplines on projects
  • Work with discipline and project managers on escalated issues
  • Work with DPS, client and contract resources to ensure site/project standards are met
  • Review and approvals of deliverables. CQV activities as project needs dictate
  • Responsible for training and development of junior, intermediate and senior engineers
  • Ensure consistent usage of DPS standards, templates and systems
  • Support business development activities through participation in client presentation meetings, etc.


Skills & experience required

  • A higher technical degree, major in Industrial, process or chemical engineering
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary design office or equivalent client team
  • Demonstrated C&Q lead experience in design consultancy and/or client-site environments
  • 10+ years of relevant and successful experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytic, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Advanced time management and organisational skills
  • Leadership skills, with a view to managing people
  • Mastered the Dutch and English language
  • You have the following competences, result- and internal customer-oriented, communication skills, listening and to work in a team.



  • Ability to travel to client meetings, presentations, conferences and company events nationally and internationally.
  • Languages: English and Dutch
  • Working hours: 40 hours, Monday to Friday.


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 or if you would like to discuss this vacancy further and to discuss your career options in confidence, please telephone Rachel Epstein on +31 6 38299330 or send your CV to rachel.epstein@dpsgroupglobal.com

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