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Sr. Engineer, Facilities and Utilities

Location Novato, California
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. 

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The Senior Facilities Engineer will be responsible for driving projects to implement new equipment or modify existing equipment for bioprocess manufacturing facilities and corporate facilities.  This role will be engineering lead for capital projects and will often have contract engineers report directly to him/her.  The role will be responsible for interfacing with the project manager and engineering design firms to ensure requirements are met on schedule and budget.  Responsibilities include creating/reviewing design specifications, preparing/reviewing bid packages, managing detailed design review, managing vendor interactions and factory testing, and implementing equipment for the project. These projects may be new facilities/utilities and/or retrofit of existing facilities/utilities. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring facilities and utilities systems comply with the requirements.   

As a Senior Facilities Engineer, candidate must have a strong knowledge of biotechnology/pharmaceutical utilities and facilities.  Candidate will also ensure implementation of good engineering practices on all design activities, review and approve design documents, ensure correct process design to cGMPs and all other governing state and local authorities. Support all projects from design through construction, start-up, and commissioning/qualification.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

BS or MS in Engineering from an accredited university
7+ years engineering experience in a GMP regulated environment
Organization, communication, and management skills to coordinate multi-discipline projects.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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We treat rare diseases, and that gives us rare opportunities. Chris Brodeur, Director, Corporate Compliance
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