Principal Engineer - Construction


NC-Clayton, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Engineering
Req Id:  421189

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.

The Construction Project Engineer will be responsible for the oversight of construction projects for an industry leading biological therapeutic product manufacturer, Grifols as a member of the Facilities NA Project Engineering Team. The position will be stationed in Clayton, NC and will oversee Grifols projects on the east and west coasts of the United States primarily. Projects will include renovations and new installations involving facilities, facilities grounds, offices & labs, warehouse (ambient & cold storage), utilities infrastructure, waste treatment and equipment with some civil/structural oversight. Candidate must be willing to adjust working hours to meet the needs of the project(s), including some weekend work when required to match the schedule of project crafts. Some travel will be required - up to 25%. The position has the potential to progress into a project engineering role / management role of increasing responsibility. 

Candidate should possess the following:
•    Biotech, pharmaceutical or other regulated industry experience favorable, but not required
•    Experience interacting with municipalities that have local jurisdiction
•    Experience with industrial utilities systems – water purification, chillers, cooling towers, boilers, pumps and distribution piping systems a plus
•    Candidate must have good communication skills, good interpersonal skills, leadership skills and be a strong team contributor
•    Candidate must be a self-starter and independent study
•    Candidate must have strong problem solving skills and meticulous attention to details
•    Candidate will be expected to pursue professional licensing, if not already obtained

Role responsibilities to include, but not limited to:
•    Develop project charter, user requirements, scope of work, schedule, project plan(s), cost estimates and turn over documentation packages
•    Develop and evaluate contractor bid packages
•    Assist with management of projects from concept to hand-over, to include budgeting, estimating, forecasting, schedule tracking and status updates
•    Guide local authority permitting and inspections
•    Effectively read, verify and redline field drawings such as CSA plans, electrical schematics, P&IDs, and piping plans
•    Work with internal customers to obtain permission to proceed and hand-over area / system after completion of work
•    Field supervision of contractors to ensure the following:  safety of personnel and property, quality & efficiency, security & environmental policies are followed, confirmation of construction schedule
•    Track progress of construction per design, anticipate and resolve field issues to avoid rework
•    Start-up equipment and systems
•    Provide input to future projects as too the practicality of budget, schedule and project plans

Specific skills include:
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
•    Proficiency with MS Project or other scheduling software
•    AutoCAD, Bluebeam and/ or Revit experience is a plus

Education and Experience Requirements:


Senior Engineer

  • BS degree (related engineering discipline).
  • Minimum of 6 years of applicable engineering experience.
  • Experience in Biotech, Pharmaceutical or Chemical Industry preferred. 


Staff Engineer

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field. 
  • Professional registration and/or certifications as appropriate. 
  • Minimum 7 years of related experience. 
  • Experience in Biotech, Pharmaceutical or Chemical Industry preferred. 


Principal Engineer

  • Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Professional registration and/or certifications as appropriate. 
  • Minimum 8 years of experience. 
  • Experience in Biotech, Pharmaceutical or Chemical Industry preferred


Travel up to 25%.


Work is performed in an office and a laboratory/manufacturing environment. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms.   Exposed to occasional extreme cold below 32* in production areas. Exposure to electrical office and laboratory equipment. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. Frequently sits for 4-6 hours per day. Stands for 2-4 hours per day. Frequent movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.  Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Occasionally walks. Occasionally bends and twists neck and waist. Frequent foot movements.  Color perception/discrimination, depth perception and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye. Light to moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 50lbs. Able to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences.  Frequently performs routine tasks by following a set of written or oral instructions/procedures.



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Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : NC-Clayton:USNC0002 - Clayton 


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