Amgen

Director of Facilities, Utilities and Sustainability

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Posted
Aug 22, 2020
Ref
R-101898
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen cultivates an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other yet challenge intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Come join us!

Job Summary:

The Director of Engineering for Facilities, Utilities and Sustainability is responsible for technical direction, leadership, strategy and support for a broad array of systems with a focus on building systems, utilities and sustainability. A key element of the position will be to drive sustainability partnering with EH&S and other functions as Amgen achieves a goal of best in class performance, including a carbon neutrality target.

The position is part of the ETA organization that includes Process Systems, Facilities and Utilities, Site Project Engineering, Maintenance and Metrology functions. This role is part of Amgen's Engineering Technical Authority Senior Leadership Team.

The Director strategically deploys engineering expertise from within the company (global and site-based specialists) as well as expertise from the industry to optimize Amgen's assets throughout their life cycle. The Director leads a diverse team of senior level engineers who act as network leads and project engineers at sites in support of Amgen facilities in the USA, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Netherlands and Singapore, as well as partner locations globally.

Specific subject area responsibilities include environmental sustainability, clean utilities, general utilities, civil, structural, architectural, fire life safety, HVAC, thermal storage, electrical, instrumentation & controls. A key aspect of this role includes co-ownership of Amgen's corporate environmental sustainability goals & projects in partnership with EH&S. Through their team and partners, this leader has responsibilities for:
  • Planning: Translate business needs into engineering technology solutions. Lead analysis of alternatives and recommendations for technical solutions in major projects. Publish engineering standards and specifications. Lead Engineering in development and execution of corporate environmental sustainability goals & projects.
  • Design: Lead design and equipment selection of utilities, laboratory and building systems to optimize quality and cost across the total life cycle of assets. Ensure appropriate use of technology, and adherence to standards/practices. Approve appropriate exceptions to Amgen standards and specifications.
  • Construction: Provide engineering support during construction, resolve technical issues, and ensure project objectives are met. Ensure commissioning standards are developed and implemented during system qualification.
  • Operations and Maintenance: Review performance data and recommend improvements for systems. Develop and approve maintenance standards and techniques. Assist sites in troubleshooting, and remediation to prevent future occurrence throughout the network. Support the long-range plan for Maintenance. Deploy predictive models, such as the predictive analytics platform for energy monitoring purposes (SaIF - smart and integrated facilities).
  • Sustainability: Co-own Amgen's environmental sustainability program and develop and lead implementation of projects in support of achieving carbon neutrality and other sustainability goals.


This position can be located at the following Amgen sites: ATO (preferred), ARI, AMA, AML.

The position requires the ability to travel up to 20% including overnight stays.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree and 6 years of direct experience in Engineering or a related technical field OR
  • Master's degree and 10 years of direct experience in Engineering or a related technical field OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 12 years of direct experience in Engineering or a related technical field AND
  • Minimum 6 years of managing people in a multi-tiered organization and directing the allocation of resources
  • Experience leading teams, projects, and programs

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Extensive experience providing technical support to manufacturing facilities
  • Proven experience and track record of compliance in a highly regulated environment
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and partner in a complex, matrixed organizations
  • Successful deployment of continuous improvement methodologies (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Root Cause Analysis tools, etc.)

Competencies:
  • Capabilities to hire, develop and lead a diverse workforce
  • Financial acumen to deploy initiatives that add shareholder value
  • Excellent communications skills, strong facilitation talent, and executive presence to drive multi-functional objectives across Amgen's international network
  • Strong analytical skills to identify potential improvement opportunities
  • Knowledge of industry trends (e.g., regulatory and compliance, technology, human performance programs, sustainability, asset insurance, etc.) to stay at the forefront of technology implementation
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations (e.g. cGMP, building codes, fire codes, electrical codes, OSHA, LEED, Energy codes, Mechanical codes, Boiler and Pressure Vessel codes) to ensure compliance. Represent Amgen with outside firms, technical societies and regulatory bodies.
  • Ability to develop, implement and utilize tools to drive efficiency in meeting business needs; establish measure and evaluate performance metrics, taking actions based on results.


Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.