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Life Science


Bioreactor Systems, Fermentation Plants, Piping & Co.

Plant engineering at its best: Bilfinger Life Science has been an experienced partner to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, pure water and food industries for decades. Thanks to comprehensive expertise in engineering, process development and plant construction for biotechnological products, the focus is on efficiency and sustainable production.


Bilfinger Life Science designs and builds process plants and piping systems for the pharmaceutical industry. Our services cover the entire lifecycle of systems.

Our Products are designed to help pharmaceutical companies achieve their tightly controlled processes:



  • Bioreactors
  • Media & Buffer Preparation & Hold
  • Feeding Vessels
  • Purification Systems
  • Filtration Units (UF/DF/NF), Chromatography
  • Inline Dilution Systems
  • Solution preparation systems
  • CIP/SIP systems
  • Chemical storage and distribution
  • Utility systems

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With over 65 years of experience in plant and piping construction, Bilfinger Life Science has a deep understanding and knowledge of biotechnology. It allows us to support our customers in precision fermentation. This biotech expertise enables food manufacturers to produce novel food products cost effectively and efficiently using bioprocess technology.

Our portfolio includes:

  • Bioreactors and Fermenters
  • Media preparation
  • Inline dilution
  • Upstream/Downstream systems
  • CIP/SIP systems
  • Utilities
  • Continuous systems

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Bilfinger Life Science designs and builds facilities that are perfectly adapted to the production of semiconductors, batteries and other applications.

Our services include:

  • Ultra Pure Water Systems
  • UPW Loop, Interconnecting Piping
  • Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Waste Piping Systems
  • Waste Drain Piping Systems
  • Chemical Supply
  • Sludge Dewatering Systems
  • Reconstruction and upgrading of existing plants

More about Pure Water at Bilfinger

Why Bilfinger Life Science

Why Bilfinger Life Science

Our proven implementation approach
... handles the complexity of large engagements.

It also works for short project durations.


We have built many plants
... and therefore know "how it should be done":

To ensure that the systems function as desired and that costs and deadlines are met, we bring the expertise and decades of experience of a system manufacturer to bear in the process development and system planning phases.

This minimizes risk for the customer.

A single point of contact for the customer
... backed by a network of experts and capabilities:

We offer professional solutions from a single source. The customer benefits from the bundled competencies and capacities of Bilfinger Life Science.

The advantages:

  • Clear responsibilities without interface losses and
  • minimized effort in supplier management.
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    Our Fabrication

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    We see our suppliers as partners. We want to build medium- and long-term relationships with them. In our relationship with our suppliers, we focus on the highest quality and reliability.

    Our Purchasing Philosophy

    Our goal is to meet the requirements of our internal and external customers and to make a significant contribution to the competitiveness of our company. Our main task is to provide all areas of Bilfinger Life Science GmbH with the required materials and services in high quality, on time and at the best possible conditions. To achieve this, we rely on reliable suppliers and partners.

    Companies that offer competitive services and high-quality products at fair market prices provide a good basis for cooperation.

    Supplier Requirements

    As a supplier of Bilfinger Life Science GmbH, you should be able to meet the following requirements:

    • ISO 9001:2015 certification
    • SCC/SCP certificate or ISO 45001
    • Certification according to ISO 14001 (advantageous)
    • You set high quality standards for your products.
    • You are fast and flexible in processing and delivery.
    • You can hold your own against the competition.
    • You deliver according to our general terms and conditions of purchase.
    Our main areas of need
    • Pipes and fittings in steel and stainless steel
    • Shaped steels
    • Pipe fasteners
    • Fittings
    • tanks
    • Pumps
    • Heat exchangers
    • Seals
    • Screws and accessories
    • Steel construction
    • Water jet or laser cutting
    • Subcontractor services (insulation, electrical installations, automation, etc.)
    • External personnel such as welders, prefabricators
    News & Events

    Upcoming Events

    PharmaCongress / PharmaTechnica 2024
    • Pharma & Biopharma
    • 03/19/2024 - 03/20/2024
    • RheinMain CongressCenter
      Wiesbaden, Germany
    2024 ISPE Europe Annual Conference
    • Pharma & Biopharma
    • 04/16/2024 - 04/18/2024
    • Lisbon Congress Centre
      Lisbon, Portugal
    Lounges 2024
    • Pharma & Biopharma
    • 04/23/2024 - 04/25/2024
    • Messe Karlsruhe
      Karlsruhe, Germany
    ACHEMA 2024
    • Petrochemicals & Chemicals
    • Energy
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharma & Biopharma
    • 06/10/2024 - 06/14/2024
    • Frankfurt Messe
      Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    ISPE Singapore Affiliate Conference & Exhibition
    • Pharma & Biopharma
    • 08/28/2024 - 08/30/2024
    • Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre


    Current job openings at Bilfinger Life Science

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    Education and Training
    • Buddy Program for successful onboarding
    • Bilfinger Academy
    • Training weeks
    • Team building days for new colleagues
    • Talent Management
    • Project Management Certification
    • Possibility of a specialist career
    • Individual product training
    Diet & Nutrition
    • Daily fresh fruit for free withdrawal
    • Coffee and tea
    Health & Well-being
    • Fitness Cooperations
    • Weekly outdoor fitness training (Puch site)
    • Site events (joint mountain biking, hiking, running events, etc.)
    • Occupational health care
    • Company pension plan
    • Home office agreement (for all positions where this is possible)
    • Flexitime (for all positions where this is possible)
    • Flexible accommodation (study)
    • Annual employee party
    • Joint departmental activities
    • Regular employee exchanges during parental leave
    • Notebook (for all positions where it is needed)
    • Smartphone (for all positions where required)
    • Internal communication platforms
    • Regular feedback meetings
    • Welcome Gift
    • Extensive corporate benefits

    Your apprenticeship

    What we offer
    • Professional support
    • Flat organizational structure, team-oriented work environment
    • Varied tasks
    • Challenging environment
    • Optimum combination of theory and practice
    • Support for apprenticeship with Matura
    • Opportunity to actively contribute and implement ideas
    • Everyone takes responsibility
    • Career development from apprentice to technical expert or manager
    • Meal allowance
    Who we are looking for
    • (Timely) completed school education
    • Good grades increase your chances, but are not everything to us
    • Talented craftsmen
    • People who are willing to learn, determined, solution-oriented, curious and enthusiastic
    • Full commitment to our company
    • Customer and service oriented

    Start your career


    Every year, high school and university students (m/f/d) are introduced to the company during the summer months (also possible during the year). They support the following departments

    • Manufacturing
    • Project Assistance
    • Documentation department
    • Materials Management
    • Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Process Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Power Engineering
    • for at least 4 weeks.

    Are you interested? Then apply via the job portal or, if there is no vacancy, send an unsolicited application by e-mail with your application documents (CV, letter of application, certificates, desired area, internship period) to

    Final thesis

    We are also happy to support final theses (HTL, Bachelor or Master) with our professional knowledge in the context of an internship or other framework agreements. Just send an email with your CV, letter of motivation (field of interest, expectations, general conditions) to

    Career start

    HTL finished? Now what? Why not join us as a Project Engineer (m/f/d)?

    What we offer


    • Career and entry into the world of engineering
    • Professional support
    • Flat hierarchy, team-oriented working atmosphere
    • Varied tasks
    • Challenging environment
    • Opportunity to actively contribute and implement ideas
    • Involvement in international projects
    • Everyone takes responsibility
    • Career progression from engineer to technical expert or project manager
    Who we are looking for
    • HTL graduates (m/f/d) (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics, operations management, business informatics, materials engineering, automation, computer science, energy engineering, environmental engineering)
    • Undergraduates (process engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, engineering sciences, biochemistry or similar)
    • Good grades increase your chances, but are not everything for us
    • Enthusiastic, willing to learn, determined, solution-oriented and curious people
    • Full commitment to our company
    • Customer and service oriented


    Join the Bilfinger Life Science team and start your career. 


    What we offer
    • Varied assignments and responsible projects
    • International, challenging environment
    • Attractive career opportunities
    • Flat hierarchies and individual attention in small project teams
    • Everyone takes responsibility
    • Lifelong learning through on-the-job training
    • Training weeks at Bilfinger Life Science and the Bilfinger Academy, external training courses and individual training concepts
    • Open exchange of knowledge
    • Opportunity to actively contribute and implement ideas
    • Coaching program
    Who we are looking for
    • Colleagues (m/f/d) who are passionate about technology, have completed their education, and enjoy their work
    • Both specialists and generalists
    • Candidates (m/f/d) with convincing professional and project experience as well as personality
    • Employees who enjoy responsibility and commitment
    • Determined, enthusiastic and curious people
    • Team players with creative solutions
    • People with a strong customer and service orientation
    • Applicants (m/f/d) with knowledge of the local language - depending on the position, English language skills are also required; any other foreign language is an advantage
    Get in Touch
    Bilfinger Life Science
    Salzburg Headquarters

    Bilfinger Life Science GmbH
    Urstein Nord 31
    A-5412 Puch/Salzburg

    Phone: +43 662 8695-0


    Bilfinger Life Science GmbH
    Schmelzerweg 12
    A-6250 Kundl

    Phone: +43 5338 8872-0


    Bilfinger Life Science GmbH
    Tillmanngasse 5
    A-1220 Vienna

    Phone: +43 1 2031475-10


    Bilfinger Life Science GmbH
    Berliner Straße 3
    D-01067 Dresden

    Phone: +49 351 652999-11


    Bilfinger Life Science GmbH
    Oskar-Meixner-Straße 1
    D-68163 Mannheim


    Bilfinger Life Science GmbH
    Nonnenwald 3b
    D-82377 Penzberg

    Phone: +49 8856 80007-32


    Bilfinger Life Science GmbH
    Industriestraße 48
    D-70565 Stuttgart

    Phone: +49 162 2583545


    Bilfinger Life Science GmbH
    Birsigstrasse 2
    CH-4054 Basel

    Phone: +41 78 8897983

    Belgium/The Netherlands

    Bilfinger Life Science GmbH
    Krimperslaan 4B
    B-9140 Temse

    Phone: +32 470 701115

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