Senior Project Engineer or Project Manager

Employer
AbbVie
Location
North Chicago, IL, US
Posted
Jul 20, 2019
Ref
1902454
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
An engineering professional who, working with little or no supervision, applies project management knowledge, engineering knowledge and ingenuity to complete medium size projects from concept thru project closure, across disciplines and locations.An engineering professional who, working with little or no supervision, applies project management knowledge, engineering knowledge and ingenuity to complete medium size projects from concept thru project closure, across disciplines and locations.
  • Responsibilities of this engineering grade level inherently include and expand upon the responsibilities established for lower Project Management Track grade levels.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable policies and procedures. Ensures quality and effectiveness of key results of major projects within function through sound design, early risk assessments, and implementation of fallback strategies. Has full awareness of the potential consequences (defects and failure modes) of design changes to established processes.
  • Mitigates risk within functions through sound design, early risk assessments and implementation of fallback strategies.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures. Ensures quality and effectiveness of key results of major projects within function through sound design, early risk assessments, and implementation of fallback strategies.
  • Has full awareness of the potential consequences (defects and failure modes) of design changes to established processes. Mitigates risk within functions through sound design, early risk assessments and implementation of fallback strategies.
  • Develops, plans, coordinates and directs engineering aspects of projects across multiple locations that are of major scope and importance. Manages multiple, often concurrent projects and meets expectations. Makes difficult decisions regarding priorities among projects.
  • Supports development of project strategy to align and achieve key customer business objectives. Contributes to the development of long-term business and organizational strategies.
  • Works with customer on project approach / design to optimize asset value. Leads cross functional teams in resolving major project hurdles. Reviews constructability strategy. Anticipates and resolves problems and crisis situations requiring fast, astute decisions with rapid implementation by utilizing technical training and / or experience.
  • A Subject Matter Expert in project engineering/project management. Participates on internal, cross-divisional teams to develop and align procedures and standards. Participates on group or divisional task forces. Participates in professional affiliations.


  • A Bachelors Degree in Engineering, science, or closely related discipline is desired, or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence, with a desired 10+ years of significant engineering and/or operational experience. A post-graduate education / degree is desired, and may contribute towards the desired years of experience.
  • A career history marked by a consistent series of contributions and accomplishments. Proven track record of managing projects to completion, using extensive external resources.
  • Demonstrated excellence in breadth and depth of knowledge within project management.
  • Interacts well with diverse groups within engineering and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators.
  • Listens to and understands others' points of view and articulates tactfully and respectfully one's own perspective orally, in writing, and in presentations.
  • Works well with other engineers in a collaborative, fast-paced goal-driven environment.
  • Possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences.
  • A technical background in health care, medical devices, biological, pharmaceutical, or similar industries (preferred).
  • Demonstrated competency with financial systems and in fiscal control. Project accounting experience.
  • Formal Project Management training (preferred)