24 days old

Engineering Projects Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Job ID: R-98779
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US 91360

The Engineering Projects Manager is responsible for managing and planning the strategic capital investments of the ATO Manufacturing and Clinical Supply (MCS) organization (includes B6, B7, B23, B30, B20, B31, AMA SUL, ARI PEL, Cell Bank). Accountable for overall project portfolio performance including milestone hit rate, resource management, and financial achievement. The position will also have responsibilities as the business process owner for financial, governance and prioritization processes for the MCS capital portfolio (~$75-100M annually).


Ensure capital projects have visibility during execution to MCS leadership and the manufacturing clients through routine communication.

Work with MCS Leadership Team to ensure all capital and related expenses go through the proper MCS governance processes.

Ensure approved capital projects are brought forward for governance approval per the agreed timelines and with the proper up-front planning/information.

Drive strategic goals of the organization and ensure investments are aligned with strategy

Identify resource availability or gaps for proposed MCS projects.

As necessary, engage PM/project lead before project is brought to governance to ensure all proper info is being provided (scope, budget, resources, timeline, etc.). Vet plan and identify any constraints/obstacles that the PM may not be aware of. Mentor/Coach PMs on project execution, delivery and productivity

Engage plant prioritization teams to efficiently prioritize and develop scope that requires a capital project. Conduct quarterly cross-DSC prioritization to ensure investments are aligned with MCS priorities

Engage MCS Leadership and plant manager to re-prioritize capital spend as new priorities emerge.

Partner with LabConnect to track DSC department cap spend and ensure spend is properly invoiced

Partner with Finance to ensure delivery of portfolio on within financial targets

Actively participate in the Portfolio and Project Management global network Point of contact for Long Range Planned Maintenance Projects across the network; responsible for ensuring proper risk assessments are conducted and reviewed with Plant leadership

    Basic Qualifications

    Doctorate degree


    Master's degree and 3 years of Engineering experience


    Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Engineering experience


    Associate's degree and 10 years of Engineering experience


    High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Engineering experience

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
    • 6+ years' of project or portfolio management experience with 5+ years' experience in Biopharmaceutical operations/manufacturing environment
    • Experience working in a regulated environment (e.g. cGMP, OSHA, EPA, etc.) and familiarity with GMP quality systems/processes such as change control, non-conformances, corrective and preventative actions, and qualifications/validation
    • Direct knowledge of design of GMP Biopharmaceutical Production facility equipment/systems such as cell culture reactors, chromatography, filtration, filling, lyophilization, inspection, device assembly, as well as other equipment needed to support these processes such as autoclaves, clean in place (CIP) systems, washers, clean steam, water for injection, etc.
    • Experience applying engineering principles to the design and implementation of system modifications, introduction of new processes, and execution of capital projects
    • Understanding of the execution process of capital projects in a GMP Biopharmaceutical Production facility including procurement, construction, startup, and validation
    • Understanding of safety requirements working in a GMP Biopharmaceutical Production facility.
    • Independent, self-motivated, organized, able to multi-task in project environments, and skilled in communication, facilitation, and collaboration
    • Team player prepared to work in and embrace a team based culture that relies on collaboration for effective decision-making
    • Strong leadership, technical writing, and executive communication/presentation skills
    • Work schedule flexibility to support 24/7 operations, requiring occasional after-hours engineering coverage as required from time to time

    Join Us

    If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

    Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

    As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

    Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.



    Posted: 2020-04-30 Expires: 2020-05-31

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