Facilities Engineering, Senior Specialist

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (US) Boston, MA

About the Job

General Summary:

The Facilities Engineering Senior Engineer is an important member of the Global Engineering and Capital Project Management team.  The position provides science-centric facility, equipment, and utility engineering expertise to all global sites with primary focus on GMP manufacturing sites and secondary focus on R&D lab and office sites. 

This role will involve in various aspects of facility- and infrastructure-focused engineering efforts for existing and new facilities, from conceptual to detailed design, construction, startup, testing, and commissioning, qualification, and validation, and throughout the on-going operations of the facilities as required.  The role also will assist leadership with the creation and execution of engineering management processes, facility design guidelines, policies and standard operating procedures, energy resource reduction efforts, and pursuing other opportunities to further the value-add proposition of the Global Engineering team. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support science-centric strategic decisions for capital projects based on scientific knowledge, education and level of experience
  • Conduct design reviews for various capital projects with awareness of cost, efficiency, and compliance
  • Collaborate with in-house scientific groups to learn and understand evolving science and technology
  • Monitor in-house teams and seasonal consultants supporting key CQV projects, including IQ/OQ/PQ, as applicable
  • Perform engineering assessments for new capital equipment
  • Lead and author engineering specifications that will serve as a global standard for current and future projects
  • Supports directly or through influence internal and external resources to effectively execute assigned duties
  • Assists with maintaining compliance with applicable locale, state, federal and international regulations as required
  • Reviews Engineering Turn Over Packages (ETOP) provided at the completion of capital projects for accuracy
  • Implement energy reduction, carbon emissions reduction, and sustainability improvements to existing and new facilities/equipment
  • Supports directly or through influence internal and external resources to effectively execute assigned duties
  • Work collaboratively with Manufacturing, Process/Analytical Development, R&D groups, EH&S, Capital Project Management, GIS, QA and others to support the consistent achievement of the company’s strategic objectives
  • Cultivate change and innovation by seeking opportunities to strengthen and improve existing engineering services
  • Supports the advancement of the worldwide Operations value added proposition as it applies to area of responsibility

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Candidate must be responsive to change and adapt quickly to changing circumstances
  • Must demonstrate effective self-management and act on improvement opportunities
  • Developed verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to explain complex information to others in straightforward situations
  • Ability to navigate and be successful in a fast-paced, highly matrixed work environment
  • Knowledge of current applicable regulatory expectations
  • Experience supporting Research and Development, Process Development or GMP Manufacturing in the Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical or other regulated industry

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, or Chemical Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Master's degree in Engineering or related discipline preferred but not required
  • Typically requires 6 years of work experience with a minimum of 2 years in planning, design and execution of GMP facility-focused engineering projects; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved