For both process design and engineering design projects in the life sciences sector, completing programmes on-time and on-schedule is probably your number one priority – and design will always play a central role. At Dolmen Engineering, our comprehensive understanding of the demands of the sector means we can give you engineering design expertise of only the highest quality.



Skilled engineering design has the capacity to make a huge contribution to every manufacturing or development facility. In the life sciences sector, intelligently applied design can save millions in costs, optimise future production, transform daily operations, and more. Over the years, we have built up a reputation for delivering a pragmatic approach to engineering design with principles rooted in collaboration and industry insight.

We understand the enormous pressure you are under when it comes to scheduling and we know the role engineering design plays in this. Above everything else, quality of design is always our number one benchmark and it’s what sets us apart from the rest.

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For both engineering design in construction and process design requirements, we have built up a suite of engineering design services to provide the design expertise you need.

  • Process Engineering

    We specialise in delivering turnkey design of customised process engineering solutions for the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors.

  • Piping Design

    Our in-house piping design team has provided exceptional solutions for our clients across Water Purification Systems, novel Powder Handling Technologies, and innovative Cleanroom Design.

  • Civil, Structural, Architectural

    Our team has the capability and agility to adapt to client needs across a range of projects, providing a multi-disciplinary approach to planning and design of buildings.

  • Building Services: Mechanical & Electrical

    Our Mechanical & Electrical department comprises of highly skilled Chartered Engineers, Engineers and Technicians, who deliver innovative and diverse design solutions.

  • Process: Mechanical & Electrical

    We specialise in all aspects of Mechanical & Electrical process design and engineering using the most up to date building services and design technologies.

  • Project Supervisor Design Process – PSDP

    We have extensive Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) experience to oversee the coordination of design and related services for dedicated projects.

  • Automation, Instrumentation & Controls

    Our team of engineers have the capabilities and skillsets to design, develop, install, manage and maintain equipment used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes.

  • Process Architecture

    Our in-house team of process engineers and architects transform client business processes into technically enhanced and executable process templates.

  • Building Information Modelling – BIM

    As a leader in Building Information Modelling (BIM), we embrace the latest digital technologies to realise better outcomes for our clients and their projects.

  • Sprinkler & Fire Protection

    Our in-house expertise in Fire Protection ensures that our solutions and systems are designed to meet all certifications and regulations across a range of industry sectors.


On every project, we’ll take the time to fully understand your overall project aims and deliver a tailored set of concepts, plans, and drawings to help you get where you need to go.

Our engineering design work is delivered on two fronts. For construction projects, we deploy specialist tools like isometrics and CAD. And our clash detection software can identify any potential operational interference at design stage.

For our process engineering work, our extensive experience in the life sciences sector means we have built in specific considerations in each project. Our hazops deployment ensures we maintain a structured technique for system risk management during design phase. While our focus on Health and Safety means ATEX is part of our design process from the start.

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Driving Innovation in Purification and Filtration Manufacturing Skids

Redefining process design and project delivery by providing Purification and Filtration Manufacturing Skids to the highest standards for a major pharma manufacturer. Based in Dublin, Ireland our client is a leading global biopharmaceutical company delivering innovative health solutions through its medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products. With the development of a cutting-edge facility the requirement for seven new process vessels and skids was identified.

Sterile Pharma Facility Designed and Delivered in 18 Months

By taking a collaborative and agile approach, Dolmen Engineering delivered a novel sterile manufacturing environment within 18 months from inception to qualification. Our client, a new Pharmaceutical start-up, identified an existing factory in Ireland to house a new ophthalmic production site for their product range. With no previous manufacturing experience, they needed a sterile facility to make products in a laboratory setting on a manufacturing scale.

Major Manufacturing Capacity Expansion in Live Production Testing Environment

Understanding client needs, Dolmen Engineering delivered a fully robust, multi-faceted plan to increase production capacity and meet organisational goals. Our client is a world leader in diagnostic testing systems that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions. With its superior systems and continued growth expansion was required to fulfil customers’ needs and the Long Rang Plan for the next 5 years.

Automation Of Powder Handling Process

By designing a customised engineering solution batch turnaround time improved by 20% for a dedicated product line. A leading pharmaceutical manufacturer based in the south of Ireland deploying manual methods for chemical additions in their manufacturing process, for products designed to treat kidney diseases and other chronic and acute medical conditions.