Director of Engineering

Lawrence, KS 66046

Posted: 01/26/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Division: Life Sciences Job Number: JN -012024-18247 State: Kansas

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Title: Director of Engineering
Location: Lawrence, KS
Type: Direct Hire
Industry: Pharma/Med Device

Salary: $160,000 and up based on Experience

The Director of Engineering will oversee product engineering operations and ensure that proper engineering procedures are followed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develops new products from concept to testing to production.
  • Oversees progress and timeliness of projects.
  • Leads design engineering related to new product development and product & systems enhancements.
  • Develops and oversees machine and process validation programs, ensuring validation timelines are met.
  • Work with production to be aware of production schedule and needs, ensuring manufacturing engineering is working as a team with production to achieve goals.
  • Prepare and manage capital projects including identifying scope, cost, milestones, etc.
  • Reviews project reports to ensure projects are on schedule and within budget.
  • Provides leadership for employees through effective communication, coaching, training, and development.
  • Provides leadership for problem resolution to facilitate fast improvements and improved working relationships.
  • Develops and implements a culture of continuous improvement through the utilization of self-directed work teams.
  • Establishes, prepares, implements, revises, and maintains policies and procedures related to engineering and facilities.
  • Oversees scope development, estimating and schedule commitments as part of building capex project proposals and administers and oversees Master site planning efforts at sites as required
  • Drives site projects and project teams as needed, works with sites to problem solve and clear roadblocks during execution, and coordinates steerco s and governance metrics for sites in the network
  • Support operating sites in the following areas:
  • Capex planning
  • Technical reviews on projects
  • Review, analysis and recommendations on new technologies and/or service providers
  • Operational review on challenging site problems (ie. Contaminations, equipment robustness etc.)

  • Bachelor s degree in Engineering required; Master s degree in Engineering or Business Administration preferred.
  • Minimum 15 years working experience in plant engineering and capital projects in a biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, or other high-tech manufacturing environment.
  • PE designation preferred.
  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • Knowledge of cGMP requirements for the pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Solid knowledge base and experience in engineering/construction project controls and project execution and ability/experience functioning globally within a diverse team
  • Ability to produce and present clear, concise, and professionally written communications and presentations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent managerial and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Extensive technical knowledge of engineering and product development.
  • Excellent financial skills and ability to analyze financial data.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

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