Senior/ Lead Engineer, Electrical and Instrumentation

Company Background

Tessa Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a portfolio of next-generation cell therapies for cancer. It has a pipeline of therapies in clinical development for the treatment of hematological malignancies and solid tumors.

Tessa’s lead autologous therapy is in late-stage clinical development for treatment of lymphomas. It has shown strong clinical responses in patients with relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma, based on which it was granted the RMAT designation by the U.S. FDA and the PRIME designation by EMA.

Tessa is also developing a novel, differentiated, allogeneic “off-the shelf” cell therapy platform to create more efficacious, reliable, and scalable therapies capable of targeting a broad range of cancers. A therapy using this platform is being evaluated in an ongoing clinical trial in United States.

Job Position
Senior/ Lead Engineer, Electrical and Instrumentation


  • Responsible for ensuring Tessa’s current Technical Operations Equipment and facilities are maintained in a compliant and operational state
  • Ownership of site calibration program with working knowledge of typical instruments like temperature/ pressure/level sensors, and common analyzers like pH/ conductivity.
  • Ownership of process/ lab equipment maintenance program
  • Responsible for drafting/ reviewing typical documents like SOPs, Forms, WIs, change controls, etc
  • Owns site electrical systems and is able to interpret electrical drawings SLDs and EWDs.
  • Responsible for electrical activities to maintain/ operate/ troubleshoot typical rotating equipment starting design like VSDs, DOL/Star delta starters.
  • Responsible to maintain/ operate/ troubleshoot switchboards from LT Submain distribution to Final distribution switchboards/ equipment
  • Manage/ lead annual maintenance shutdown activities
  • Manage external contractors in the areas of System, Equipment and Rooms for Calibration and Maintenance
  • Ensure maintenance and service contracts are executed as per requirements; establish regular review points with external contractors as required to continually improve processes and performance
  • Support/ lead capital investment projects as and when required
  • Work cross functionally to ensure Systems, Equipment and Rooms meet Internal Customers’ needs
  • Be an advocate of EHSS compliance and initiatives
    • Where cGMP requirements apply, ensure deliverables meet GDP and internal Quality standards


  • Diploma or Degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred) or other engineering disciplines
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in managing contractors in cGMP facility operations
  • Experience in cGMP requirements for Calibration and Maintenance
  • Experience in setting up new systems will be advantageous
  • Willing to learn and continuously improve
  • Be a strong team player at department level and have the ability to lead small teams within own area of discipline
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge in Bio-Pharma R&D is an added advantage