What Kind of Jobs Can Automotive Validation Engineers Get in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry?

By: Donagh Fitzgerald B.Prod Eng and Gerry Creaner B.Chem Eng. Last Updated: October 2023

As a validation or automotive validation engineer coming from outside this sector, you are in a good position to apply for commissioning, validation or CQV roles. 

The majority of roles are with:

  • Validation Engineers working with the medical device manufacturing sector
  • CQV or C&Q roles with pharmaceutical companies and the numerous engineering consultancies that focus on these sectors.

There is a high demand for people with your skillset across multiple markets.

Apart from “Validation Engineer” or “Senior Validation Engineer”, here are some of the more common job titles we see advertised.

  • Senior Cleaning Validation Engineer
  • Senior Computer Systems Validation Engineer
  • Validation Engineer – Thermal Mapping
  • Senior Quality Validation Engineer
  • QA Validation Specialist – Cleaning Validation
  • CQV Resource Manager
  • Aseptic CQV Engineer with Biopharma CIP & Downstream Processing
  • CQV Engineer
  • Validation/Commissioning Engineer
  • Validation Specialist
  • Senior Validation Specialist
  • Quality Assurance Validation Engineer
  • Process Engineer – C&Q

You’d have the following 2 options to bolster your qualifications.

Option 1

Take our 30-week online Certificate in Validation program for more Senior Validation, CQV and C&Q Roles to turn your experience into a level 7 university qualification from Technological University Dublin, Ireland and get a more interesting job with a higher salary such as;

Option 2

Take our Computer System Validation Course and extend your role to CSV Projects. Round out your qualifications and give yourself a competitive edge in the marketplace.

About the Author

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Donagh Fitzgerald

Head of Marketing & Product Development
Mechanical/Production Engineer

Donagh looks after the marketing and product development including the training and pedagogical elements of our programs and makes sure that all GetReskilled’s users can have a great online learning experience. Donagh has lived and worked in many countries including Ireland, America, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. Donagh has also served as the Program Manager for the Farmleigh Fellowship based out of Singapore.

Donagh holds Degrees in Production Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from South East Technological University, Ireland.

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Gerry Creaner

Senior Lecturer with GetReskilled

Gerry Creaner has over 30-years of experience in the Life Sciences Manufacturing industry across a range of technical, managerial and business roles. He established a very successful engineering consultancy prior to founding GetReskilled, an online education and learning business, with offices in Singapore, Ireland and Boston (USA), focussed on the manufacture of safe and effective medicines for the public.

He is also a founding Director of two Singapore based philanthropic organizations, the Farmleigh Fellowship and the Singapore-Ireland Fund, both of which deepen the well established and historical Singapore – Ireland relationship and deliver long-term benefits to both countries.

Gerry has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering (UCD, 1980) and an MSc (Management) from Trinity College Dublin (2003) and is currently doing research for his Ph.D.