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Principal Engineer, Electrical Engineer

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Nov 29, 2022

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Engineering, Electrical Engineer
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role:
Reporting to the Senior Director of Engineering, this position will be the subject matter expert (SME) for electrical engineering for Moderna. The candidate will lead electrical engineering for pharmaceutical facilities throughout the Moderna global organization. Additionally, candidate will also play an active role in providing guidance to existing facilities and laboratories.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Responsible for utility specification development.

  • Provide technical engineering support to develop scope of work, project execution plans, and associated engineering studies for equipment / component installation, modification, replacement, in accordance with site specifications.

  • Strong knowledge of industry standards and guidelines such as ISPE Baseline Guides, USP, EU GMP, ISO standards and CFRs.

  • Review and upgrade project specifications and drawings for electrical construction work. Work with representatives, architects, and consultant engineers to develop optimum cost and benefits to the utility and building systems for new construction and renovation projects.

  • Assist with implementing strategies and methods that improve preventive maintenance processes and procedures resulting in enhanced equipment performance.

  • Provide technical support for equipment and process improvement initiatives using good engineering practices, simple & advanced problem-solving techniques.

  • Perform/support a variety of Field and Customer activities including data collection, one-line revisions, and electrical system analysis.

  • Drive Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), with good engineering practices and problem solving techniques.

  • Support proactive reliability assessments including data collection, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), HAZOP analysis and process improvement initiatives. Leverage data to optimize PM plans and materials of construction for robust asset performance.

  • Provide good judgment and innovation by utilizing and adapting a broad knowledge of engineering principles and practices acquired through progressive experience.

  • Lead and coordinate Facility / Utility Shutdown efforts to complete planned preventive / corrective maintenance and capital projects to improve asset reliability.

  • Plan, conduct and technically direct projects or the major phases of significant projects.

  • Coordinate the efforts of engineers and technical support staff.

  • Conduct investigations or test of considerable complexity pertaining to the development of new designs, methods and materials.

  • Review literature, patents and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.

  • Recommend corrections in technical analysis and design.

  • Evaluate vendor capabilities to provide required products or services.

  • Provide technical consultation to other organizations and work leadership for junior engineers.

  • Assists in establishing an efficient project schedule for project team that ensures appropriate use of resources while adhering to aggressive deadlines.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelors degree in an engineering field required.

  • Masters degree preferred.

  • Minimum 12 years of Facilities and/or Engineering experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries required.

  • Minimum 7 years of experience leading a design team.

  • Comprehension of practical applications of engineering science and technology.

  • Expert use of analytical and CAD software.

  • Requires expert knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary winter shut down
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a persons race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.




Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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