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Workplace Specialist, Lab Planning, Corporate Engineering & Facilities

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Feb 13, 2024

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Workplace Specialist, Lab Planning, Corporate Engineering & Facilities
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

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At Gilead, we're creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we've tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer - working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world's biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.

We empower our leaders to step up, share ideas, listen, learn, and lead. We're welcoming bright, diverse, and imaginative minds; we're nurturing them to foster an environment of inclusion and growth where innovation is encouraged. We expect our people leaders to model that environment, and to focus on creating inclusion, developing talent, and enabling teams.

Every member of Gilead's team plays a critical role in the discovery and development of life-changing scientific innovations. Our employees are our greatest asset as we work to achieve our bold ambitions, and we're looking for the next wave of passionate and ambitious people ready to make a direct impact. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.
Job Description

Reporting to the Sr Director, Head of Workplace, the Workplace Specialist, Lab Planning will help to develop innovative and effective lab workplace solutions that align with our organizational goals and coordinate cross functionally with Master Planning, Real Estate and Workplace Design on projects and initiatives.

Based in Gilead's headquarters in Foster City, California, the Workplace Specialist, Lab Planning will help to coordinate projects and support project initiatives cross functionally, develop effective lab workplace solutions, and analyze data to provide clear, effective recommendations.

  • Work directly with internal business partners, scientists, researchers, and related end-users to develop laboratory planning strategies at all levels of detail including tenant improvements to phased move planning.
  • Experienced skill set to lead/guide discussions for laboratory space development in conjunction with equipment and other technical attributes such as EH&S, MEP utility modifications and planning.
  • Offers and supports creative laboratory planning, technical design and detailing decisions that are in line with project goals and understands their impact on cost, construction, sustainability and other factors
  • Ability to guide end users to develop process flows, planning process and critical adjacencies of research and laboratory rooms for optimum efficiency and flexibility
  • Lead and oversee laboratory move management project team(s), including but not exclusive to relocations, acquisitions for a variety of laboratory environments including cGMP Labs, Pilot Scale Up Facilities, Vivaria, Biologics, Biology, and Chemistry Labs.
  • Documentation of Project Deliverables (e.g. meeting minutes and decision logs, equipment spreadsheets, floor plans and site plans, planning reports, etc.) for project planning deliverables.
  • Interfacing with GSI's CAFM systems (importing and exporting data), completing analyses and generating reports.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and Five Years' Experience


Masters' Degree and Three Years' Experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's in Architecture, Engineering, or Science
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, open, collaborative environment and be able to prioritize tasks across multiple projects in different phases of completion
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organized, precise and analytical, while able to think outside the box and connect the dots
  • Self-starter, with the ability to organize and prioritize
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills with the ability to multitask.
  • Experience with life sciences laboratory (biology, chemistry, vivaria, manufacturing), warehouse projects desirable.
  • Experience with advanced technology industry projects such as Research & Development, Process Development, biologics, biotechnology, pharmaceutical preferred.
  • Understanding of Mechanical, Electrical and Process Systems
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite including Teams, Sharepoint, OneDrive, with advanced knowledge of MS Excel (pivot tables, v-look up and chart/data presentation), MS Power Point and Bluebeam
  • Working knowledge with CAFM system(s) including space management and move management features, ie: Centerstone, Archibus
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit.
  • Minimum 4x a week on-site in Foster City

The salary range for this position is: $115,260.00 - $149,160.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

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* Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'Know Your Rights' poster.



Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

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