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Engineering Director

Company: Medicago
Location: Durham
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Medicago: A history of innovation and perseverance

We started our journey with one objective: to help protect human life and today, we are a global leader in developing and producing plant-based vaccines and therapeutics.

Your Role

Part of the Medicago Global Engineering Team and Reporting to the VP of Global Engineering, you will collaborate closely with the site leadership team in Durham to plan and deliver all capital projects from inception through to turnover.

We have both typical biotech and nontraditional manufacturing so if your engineering background is varied, we look forward to your application and demonstrating to us why you belong at Medicago.

The ideal candidate will possess strong portfolio management, stakeholder management and team leadership skills with a proven track record working cross-functionally across a variety of technical and operational areas. You will be highly organized and capable of leading multiple projects simultaneously.

Your Responsibilities

  • Lead and develop the site engineering team, recruiting talented resources to deliver the capital program. Mentor less experienced team members.
  • Lead the establishment of a robust multiyear site capital plan, annual operating budget, site masterplan and real estate needs. Use insight and business acumen to plan and ensure requirements are anticipated.
  • Responsible for ensuring the conception, approval, leadership & delivery of capital projects meets company policies and expectations. Responsible for overall culture of safety, quality, effective technical solutions, and compliance.
  • Develop compelling business cases and solutions to complex, fast-moving challenges. Translates site business needs, including capacity plans, improvements, and growth into strong business cases & financial justifications.
  • Effectively communicates the ongoing status, performance and key metrics for the capital program including monthly reporting and financial management.
  • Be the primary steward of effective site capital use and real estate portfolio. Partner with the site leadership team and ensure that projects with the highest business value are executed.
  • Be an active member of the Site and the Global Engineering Leadership teams to drive forward the strategic planning and ongoing execution of capital projects in line with business needs.
  • Ensures the proper accounting on all projects, including financial treatment, cashflow tracking, legal agreements, procurement, turnover, and fixed asset creation.
  • Cultivates effective communication, cooperation and trust with customers and senior management, working with them to constructively and persuasively challenge requirements & identify value engineering opportunities
  • Operates with a global mindset, collaborating with other site(s) as needed and developing the Engineering team and processes to champion improvement, innovation, and new technologies.
  • Builds effective relations with key resources including other sites, purchasing, operations, finance, EHS, Quality and legal.
  • Develops, implements & upholds effective project & construction management standards to facilitate safe & timely delivery of projects. Develops thorough project execution plans, defining scope, schedules, estimates, design deliverables, & procurement plans.
    Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a relevant discipline
    • 10+ years of experience of increasing responsibilities in capital program management and execution, with experience of financial budgets, program delivery, contracting and team leadership.
    • 5+ years experience working in the Life Sciences industry or similar regulated environment.
    • Experience working with GMP, owned and leased facilities.
    • Business and financial acumen.
    • Ability to use Microsoft tools and project planning software
    • Ability to influence and persuade
    • Strong communication (verbal and written), organizational and interpersonal skills Ability to synthesize data.
    • Ability to work independently in fast moving situations, able to exercise appropriate judgement.
    • Creative & results focused with a proven track record of implementing solutions for complex business challenges.
    • Possesses strong understanding of technical principles.
      Medicago is changing the game!

      Our Vision: Medicago envisions a world that is prepared to face any disease

      Our Mission: To create and deliver effective responses to new global health challenges.

      Our mission is driven by the values of innovation, integrity, collaboration, adaptability, and ownership. These values reflect the spirit and culture that inspire Medicagos people.

      As a pioneer in transient expression and plant-based manufacturing, Medicago has always sought a more effective way to improve human health. With nearly 20 years of experience and wisdom behind us, we are poised to revolutionize the traditional approach to vaccines and therapeutics.

      It is important that you are legally entitled to work in the US or Canada at the time the job offer is made to you. You may be asked to provide proof of eligibility.

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Keywords: Medicago, Durham , Engineering Director, Executive , Durham, North Carolina

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