Utilities Project Engineer


NC-Clayton, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Engineering
Req Id:  509553

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 25%


The Utilities Project Engineer will be responsible for the oversight of utilities 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 coast of the United States primarily, with the potential to oversee projects at other North American sites. Projects will include installation of clean and dirty utilities such as refrigeration systems, chillers, cooling towers, boilers, water purification systems, steam systems, waste systems, pumped distribution systems, and others, with some civil/structural oversight. Candidate should have a good understanding of the theory behind these types of systems as some system design and design reviews will be required. Candidate, through experience, should have knowledge of industry standards and best practices for utilities systems. 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 an engineering role / management role of increasing responsibility.


Candidate should possess the following:

  • Biotech, pharmaceutical or other regulated industry experience 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
  • Candidate will be expected to pursue professional licensing, if not already obtained


Role responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Partner with maintenance to identify and define projects for efficiency improvements for or replacement of existing utilities systems / equipment
  • Partner with other Grifols entities to consult on design and selection of utilities systems / equipment and/or assist in the installation of new utilities systems / equipment
  • 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
  • Effectively read, verify and redline field drawings such as 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
  • Coaches, teaches, guides and mentors less experienced members of the Utilities Project Team


Specific skills include:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency with MS Project or other scheduling software
  • CAD and/ or Revit experience is a plus



  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field.
  • Typically requires 0 years of related experience for Engineer I, 2 years of related experience for Engineer II, and 4 years of related experience for Engineer III. 


Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.  Example:  If a job level requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience, an equivalency could include 8 years of experience, an Associate’s degree with 6 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience.


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, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


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


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