Allergan Senior Project Engineer in Waco, Texas

Senior Project Engineer

Waco, Texas, United States at

Dec 17, 2016Post Date

147597Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries,

Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives. Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!

At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

Position Description

The Sr. Project Engineer is responsible for leading design and installation projects, commissioning new production units, monitoring development (e.g., modifications and upgrades) and troubleshooting existing processes. Leads project team to meet operational, technical, budget and schedule goals and serves as the Project Lead for the design of single equipment line installations, purchase of new equipment, and process improvements.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Develops detailed project elements for scope, schedule, and cost

  • Prepares cost, feasibility, and capital cost estimates and justifications

  • Supports the conversion of small-scale processes into commercially viable large-scale operations

  • Implement new equipment and modifications

  • Provide training to staff on use or maintenance of equipment to ensure safe and reliable operation.

  • Support validation efforts in the development of validation strategies and testing plans.

  • Support the Change Control process for all validated systems

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The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job:

  • Strong Project Management / Leadership track record. Experience 3-5 years or more.

  • Working knowledge of MS Project is a must

  • Experience in writing of justification for project capital appropriation requests and management of project budgets (preferably in excess of $5MM)

  • BS/MS in Chemical / Mechanical / Electrical Engineering with 5-10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Aseptic process knowledge and experience.

  • Packaging process knowledge and experience.

  • General pharmaceutical operations knowledge and experience.

  • Experience in writing user and design specifications in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Experience with process automation systems (Allen Bradley, Siemens, B&R)

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

The below skills are attributes that may not be mandatory, but are definitely desired in the ideal candidate.

  • Possesses skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision making to integrate organizational priorities, meet deadlines, and achieve objectives.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects to completion on time and within budget.

  • Strong technical understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and Good Engineering Practices.

  • Demonstrated ability to generate options to resolve problems, prioritize solutions, determine appropriate course of action, gain consensus on that recommendation, and implement the decision.

  • Understanding of automated equipment and processes, ability to integrate technology to support operational goals with the input and agreement of the process/equipment owners.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills to perform as a member of cross-functional work teams.

  • Ability to work and interact with peers, vendors, various personnel in scientific, engineering, QA, Validation, and operational disciplines.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.