MES Lead Engineer

Location: Newtown, PA

Department: Xyntek Inc.

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

** Willingness to travel in Europe is mandatory. Travel can be for a short period of time or longer assignments (e.g. commissioning, tests at customer site, if required) **

Xyntek is seeking an entrepreneurial-minded, dedicated, and motivated Senior/Lead Manufacturing Systems Engineer.

The Manufacturing Execution Systems Lead Engineer is responsible for the successful technical delivery of small and medium sized MES projects to our customers. The Lead Engineer will be working in a team with MES Consultants (subject matter experts) and MES engineers (based in different countries).

The Lead Engineer will take overall responsibility for complete technical delivery of a project from Functional Specification through to supporting site acceptance activities. The Lead Engineer will take day-to-day responsibility for the project, leading and supervising members of the team, coordinating solutions to technical queries and providing input on schedule and estimate to complete to the Project Manager(s). Projects will be primarily in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, so previous experience of delivering projects in a validated environment is essential. The Lead Engineer must excel in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Personal credibility in front of customers is essential.


  • Work effectively with customer and sales team to understand the customer’s business needs, how a proposed solution will address those needs and be able to articulate this to the project team, and any third parties.
  • Be the client’s point of contact on all technical issues.
  • Perform high-level technical analysis and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate our product and services capabilities.
  • Train and lead a team of engineers to successfully implement Manufacturing Execution System (MES) small and medium sized projects. Delegate portions of the project to MES Senior Engineers and Technical Specialists as per the project resources.
  • Focus on best practices and quality standards to create an atmosphere of success and sustainability in the project.
  • Ensure that the Project Manager is fully informed, at the earliest opportunity, of any customer initiated changes in scope.
  • Support the Project Manager in the development of a realistic and achievable project schedule.
  • Ensuring the Project Quality Checklist is completed with the Project Manager, and that Quality and Project Management Plan is implemented accurately.
  • Define functional requirements through client interviews and documentation analysis and develop detailed designs that meet client requirements (solution includes technical documentation required for validated facilities).
  • Develop the project design review and code review processes.
  • Develop project template documents.
  • Ensure that the defined requirements are delivered through good implementation (based on project configuration guidelines) and testing.
  • Define a solution architecture that includes scope, sizing, system / operational requirements, integration/collaboration, project estimations and execution approach.
  • Technical interface with procurement to develop the procurement list, including detailed specifications for any sub-contracted works and services where relevant, along with required delivery dates.
  • Mentor trainee engineers in MES theory, software configuration and best practices.
  • Create an inclusive and supportive environment for all personnel within the project team and actively support team members


Engineering degree or equivalent with at least 7 years’ experience in the MES business with focus on the life-science industry, and a proven track record in project execution.

  • Excellent knowledge of MES systems (e.g. Emerson Syncade, Rockwell ProPack Data, Werum PAS-X, POMSnet).
  • Some knowledge of DCS systems, information/data management systems, relational databases and interfacing (especially OPC) is preferred.
  • Significant experience implementing projects in a validated environment.
  • Proven project management/project leadership experience (managing scope and timescales).
  • Proven experience of MES project design (including high-level front end design, functional design and detailed design).
  • Proven experience with MES project execution (requirements analysis, design definition, design review, software development and review, solution implementation, testing and acceptance, traceability).
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and technologies. 
  • Knowledge of ERP (including integration with SAP) a plus.
  • Knowledge of active directory, DNS, IP networks and virtualization is a plus.
  • Experience working with remote teams is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and employees at different levels in the organization.
  • Must be proactive, have positive attitude and high level personal integrity.
  • Proficient in English with a second European language preferred (written and spoken).

About Xyntek:

Established in 1986, Xyntek, Inc. is an Information Technology and Automation Systems Engineering Consulting, Design, Development, and Implementation firm.  Our solutions and services are provided to Fortune 100 companies in the Life Sciences industry including:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical Device
  • Healthcare (Hospital IT)
  • Government and Department of Defense (DoD)


At Xyntek, employees are our most valuable resources, and an integral part of our success. We work hard and play to win. Xyntek offers excellent benefits, competitive salaries, and a high energy work environment.  


Benefits include:

  • Health plan insurance plan covers (medical, dental, & vision.  Plan is 100% paid by the company. )
  • 401K with company match & profit sharing.  Fully vested after one year of full time employment.
  • Paid vacations & holidays equivalent to one month's salary. 
  • 100% company paid lunches when working out of the office.
  • 100% Company paid expenses for attendance at Professional Conferences and events.
  • 100% Company sponsored social gatherings & events.
  • Annual discretionary performance based raises & bonuses.
  • Mentorship Programs
  • Fast track technical & management career growth.


Xyntek is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to supporting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce.

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