Lead Engineer, Corporate Services
Newark Metro Area, NJ
The Lead Engineer supports the successful operation of facility, laboratory and business functions at multi use sites through interaction with internal customers and external service providers. The incumbent in this role, applies expert knowledge and experience to design projects, goals and initiatives that result in new areas of opportunity and contribute to the strategic direction of the company. In addition to taking ownership of medium to large size projects, this subject matter expert independently plans programs to shape the strategic direction of the function and works with senior management to align the function with the overall strategic direction of the company. The incumbent applies leading edge technology and knowledge to provide expert guidance to multidisciplinary teams. This individual leverage constructive relationships across the organization to achieve goals on multi disciplinary and cross functional teams, and influences teams and stakeholders with fact based, business value knowledge.
Required Competencies Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong understanding of building system design and construction in areas such as life safety, lighting,
mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
Significant knowledge of architectural design and construction
Strong working knowledge of building codes, NEC, NFPA, OSHA and other basic safety training.
Strong knowledge of FDA / cGXP requirements impacting Facilities systems, equipment and instrumentation within the pharmaceutical industry.
Knowledge of critical utility systems such as HVAC, plant steam, compressed air, vacuum, RO/DI water, compressed gas and emergency power systems
Strong knowledge and experience with the operation of pharmaceutical laboratory, facilities and manufacturing systems
Experience at coordinating outside contractors and managing resources in support of system and equipment upgrade, installation, start up and commissioning
Ability to interact effectively with laboratory, QA, and Facilities groups as well as senior management
Maintains a high level of multi tasking ability in conjunction with proven organizational skills. Strong ability to organize assigned tasks in a high paced environment and concurrently monitor tasks / assignments with others that may impact timely completion. Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and activities simultaneously
Strong written and verbal communication skills along with excellent presentation skills. Proficient at writing well formulated emails and reports. Ability to follow oral and written instructions, read and interpret engineering manuals/drawings relevant to the trade or assigned task. Ability to effectively communicate with employees, contractors and vendors. Strong experience with technical writing and document development / generation
Exceptional leadership skills that encourages empowerment and ownership within the team and organization. Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor junior engineers as well as delegate tasks and responsibilities
Ability to work independently with no supervision
Intermediate estimating, budgeting and financial tracking skill
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel and Outlook, and the innate ability to learn new software as required.
Education & Experience:
BS degree in Engineering or closely related field or equivalent work
Minimum 10 years of experience in project engineering management on a commercial or industrial site.
Prefer 5 years experience on an FDA regulated site.
Physical / Mental Demands:
Ability to sit, stand, walk and move within workspace for extended periods
Ability to perform repetitive tasks including hand to finger manipulations, grasping, pushing and pulling
Minimal travel in North America
Environment may include working in office or on construction site
Ability to work safely in an environment with hazardous, radioactive, and infectious materials and waste.
Ability to work safely in an environment with exposure to high temperature / pressure steam, and other
fluids, compressed gasses, odors, various noise levels, moving parts, vibration, wet/slippery areas and
high voltage energy supplies
Ability to work safely when working alone, or working with others.