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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity
Director of Engineering and Facility Management
Dec 23, 2020
Director of Engineering and Facility Management
United States
major responsibilities:
As a key member of facility leadership team, the Head of Engineering and Facility Management is responsible for working with Site/Division leadership and Global Engineering leadership to lead the execution part of the facility engineering design and construction/validation activities, to build and develop facility engineering team, to establish facility general management, safety and maintenance system, to support the facility day to day operation from engineering and facility perspectives. It is essential for the job success to conduct effective communication internally and externally to ensure the alignment of site facility/engineering approaches and systems in alignment with WuXi Biologics global facility technical, quality and regulatory strategies and the industry best practice in the region.

  • Work with the Site and Global Engineering Leadership, various internal function teams across the WuXi Biologics organization, and 3rd party contractors to lead the facility design, construction, commissioning and qualification activities.
  • Ensures that the design, construction, commissioning and validation of the WuXi facility meet defined process operation requirements, comply with appropriate quality and regulatory guidance, and construction code. 
  • Provide budget, work order, change order proposals with justification in related to engineering and facility activities, and following established procedures to apply effective cost control of those activities with best practice and efforts.
  • Work with the Site and Global Engineering Leadership to develop facility management, safety and maintenance policies and procedures. Drive site defined operational excellence methodologies to meet quality and efficiency targets
  • Build site engineering & facility team. Develop talent and capabilities of the facility/engineering teams to align with Site and Corp employee training and development policies 
  • Responsible for the day to day facility maintenance and support from engineering and facility perspectives including but not limited to facility utility/equipment maintenance/trouble shooting, PM/calibration, facility operation safety, security, Landscape etc. 
  • Support various operation functions for deviation investigation, CAPA implementation from engineering and facility perspectives as needed, and engineering related audit/visit by clients and regulatory authorities

qualifications requirements:
  • Candidate must possess extensive knowledge and experience in biomanufacturing engineer and facility management, have solid understanding of cGMP facility qualification/validation requirements for a clinical and commercial scale manufacturing facility. 
  • Proven experience in risk mitigation planning and ability to solve complex manufacturing engineering and facility related problems. Ability to make appropriate judgment and rapidly pivot between strategic and tactical thinking/planning and manage multiple priorities to achieve department and site objectives. 
  • Proven track record of leading manufacturing engineering/facility management team in biomanufacturing industry. Excellent communications skills. Great team player and ability to build positive collaboration with internal stakeholders, 3drd party contractors and clients to achieve alignment and work effectively. 
  • Must work in a self-motivated, highly flexible, well organized and detailed-oriented style in this leadership position with requirement of some evening conference call time and occasional international travel.
  • PH D, or M.S or B.S in Engineering or related biotechnology manufacturing discipline with Minimum of 10-15 years of relevant biopharmaceutical or biotech industry facility management experience.


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