Senior Project Engineer

Posted 13 Nov 2019

Carlsbad, California - United States

Req Id 200102


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:

Support and management of assigned Facilities and Engineering Department projects.  Project scopes will range from supporting automated equipment to large site and facility construction scale projects associated with a cGMP contract manufacturing facility.  The Sr. Project Engineer reports to the Engineering Department Manager and assists in meeting the corporate production and growth goals.  In meeting these goals, the Sr. Project Engineer will ensure that projects are performed on schedule in a prompt and efficient manner.

This role will require you to manage and coordinate projects in support and under the direction of management, be responsible for the planning, development, scheduling, cost analysis and presentation of project scope, design, deadlines and workflow processes. You will provide project support such as drawing, submittal, technical and job site review, perform labor and trade skills when required by project scope and at the request of management. Additionally, you will, manage and coordinate project construction phase, manage and coordinate startup, commissioning, validation and closeout of projects all while ensuring that all work is performed in alignment with cGMP and regulatory guidelines. Good organizational and project scope conceptualization skills will be required within this role.

The employee must have the ability to work off-shifts, weekends, and additional hours as required. The employee must have the ability to perform moderately physical activity, have the ability to perform very complex tasks with attention to detail, it may also be responsible for supporting Engineering Department Facilities Team technicians or contractors in daily activities and will need to work independently as well as within teams, excellent communication up, down and across the organization. 


Physical Attributes:

The employee may frequently be required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.                                          

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is rarely exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Who You Are:

Basic Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma OR GED AND 10+ years of experience in project engineering, equipment installation, operation, maintenance, repair calibration and validation activities. Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering OR an Engineering/Science discipline preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in a regulated environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in a supervisory or project management position highly preferred
  • Professional, working knowledge of utility systems and equipment including; HVAC, Chilled Water Systems, Heating Ht Water Systems, Building Management Systems, Purified Water Systems, WFI, Clean Steam, Boilers and Steam Distribution Systems, Clean Compressed Air and Lab Gas Systems, Emergency Generators and Electrical Distribution as well as; Security and Access Control Systems,
  • Professional experience, working trades skill in areas of Electrical, Mechanical and/or Carpentry preferred
  • Proficient computer skills, i.e., Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, AutoCAD and/or MS Project


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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