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Senior Project Engineer - (Mount Vernon, IN)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Mount Vernon, IN
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Masters Degree
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Job Description

Location: Mount Vernon,
United States
Job reference: R-014045

Posted date: Sep. 12, 2017

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Senior Project Engineer in Mount Vernon, IN you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Project Engineer is responsible for the planning, design, and implementation of capital projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for planning, design, and implementation of capital projects for Mt. Vernon site.
  • You will ensure effective coordination of all the parallel activities related to each project, and achieves project schedule through minimal unanticipated schedule disruptions. Allocate resources and manages activities to ensure that project objectives are met.
  • You will seek to understand specific customer and stakeholder requirements. Work across organizational and functional boundaries to ensure that customers, peers, and support groups have an understanding of the scope and deliverables for all projects.
  • You will possess broad knowledge of the functional requirements of pharmaceutical facilities and engineering best practices, ensuring that appropriate internal and external resources are incorporated into the project design and execution.
  • You will ensure that the construction project and the finished facility are compliant with all applicable safety, regulatory, legal, and company requirements.
  • You will work with departmental clients to develop scope, cost, and schedule for capital projects. Develop justification and completes documentation required to obtain project approval.
  • You will communicate and collaborate with AE firms, contractors, vendors, and internal groups to implement construction, qualification, and startup of projects.
  • You will achieve cost-effective, functional outcomes through the use of design guidelines and standards, value engineering, life cycle costing, and engineering best practices.
  • You will ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and in compliance with the approved scope.
  • You will work in partnership with site SHE to ensure project engineering activities comply with environmental and safety regulatory standards.
  • You will maintain a safe work environment by ensuring that project personnel follow site SHE policies and procedures.

Typical Accountabilities

  • You will conduct activities and interactions consistent with Company values and in compliance with the Code of Conduct and supporting Policies and Standards relevant to your role. Complete all required training on the AZ Code of Conduct and supporting Policies and Standards on time. Report potential issues of non-compliance.
  • You will ensure compliance with AZ Corporate Policies and Directives, site Standard Operating Procedures, regulatory requirements, and industry best practice (cGMPs, GAMP, ITIL, PMI).
  • You will maintain a safe work environment and performs work in accordance with site Environment, Health and Safety (SHE) policies and procedures.
  • You will immediately report potential unsafe conditions to management.


Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Engineering or other related technical discipline.
  • Experience in conceptual development, project management (planning and scheduling projects), design, and implementation of major capital projects.
  • Hands-on experience in the negotiation and management of contracts and agreements with engineering contractors, vendors, regulatory, and government agencies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of validation and qualification principles, project management, and change control principles.
  • Ability to understand and utilize financial analyses to make good decisions in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are essential.
  • Experience in developing and introducing an initiative and gaining subsequent buy-in and support from different levels within the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and collaborate at a variety of levels with customers, vendors, equipment suppliers, and operations staff.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.

Desirable Requirements

  • Master’s degree is highly desirable.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry and related regulatory, engineering, and construction techniques.
  • Professional certifications.
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies such as OSHA, EPA, FDA, and DEA.

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.