Biopharma Project Engineer


NC-Clayton, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Engineering
Req Id:  515949

Would you like to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to enhance the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company that since 1909 has been working to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are leaders in plasma-derived medicines and transfusion medicine and develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 110 countries and regions.


Location: Clayton NC

Travel: up to 20%


The Project Engineer will be responsible for the oversight of projects for an industry leading biological therapeutic product manufacturer, as a member of the Grifols Engineering Team. The position will be stationed in Cayton, NC. Projects will include responsibilities for managing projects related to Blood Plasma processing equipment, utilities, and HVAC systems, electrical, automation systems and renovations involving facilities and equipment. Project execution for Filling and packaging area is favored but not required. 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.


Role responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Manage partial scope of a large project or complete scope for plasma product manufacturing building, equipment, utilities, HVAC, electrical, automation systems and renovations involving facilities, equipment, and infrastructures
  • Responsibilities includes developing scope of work by working with multidisciplinary team
  • Incorporate IT, Environmental and process safety, and Process Controls methodology in scope of work
  • Manage project from concept to hand-over, to include budgeting, estimating, forecasting, schedule tracking and status updates
  • Develop and evaluate bid packages for all scope of work
  • contract management depending on scope of work   
  • Work with multidisciplinary team including A&E companies, contractors and supplier, local authorities
  • 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 to the practicality of budget, schedule, and project plans


Candidate should possess the following:

  • Biotech, pharmaceutical or other regulated industry experience favorable, but not required
  • Experience interacting with municipalities that have local jurisdiction favorable but not required
  • Experience with pharmaceutical utilities and manufacturing processes favorable but not required
  • 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
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency with MS Project or other scheduling software
  • AutoCAD and/ or Revit experience is a plus


Education and Experience requirements based on level:

Staff Engineer Level:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field.
  • Professional registration and/or certifications as appropriate.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience. Experience in Biotech, Pharmaceutical or Chemical Industry preferred.

Senior Engineer Level:

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


Principal Engineer Level:

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


Occupational Demands:

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.




Third Party Agency and Recruiter Notice:

Agencies that present a candidate to Grifols must have an active, nonexpired, Grifols Agency Master Services Agreement with the Grifols Talent Acquisition Department. Additionally, agencies may only submit candidates to positions that they have been engaged to work on by a Grifols Recruiter. All resumes must be sent to a Grifols Recruiter under these terms or they will be considered a Grifols candidate.


Grifols provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic or status protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.


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


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