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Building Engineer

Location San Rafael, 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.

The Building Engineer role is expected to be the sole engineering representative for a building or Campus. The Building Engineer is required to liaise directly with building users, customers and other subject matter experts to identify areas or systems that need engineering support or investment. The building engineer is required to have knowledge of the building design and operation. Knowledge of key mechanical systems, utilities and infrastructure. Although the building engineer will be required to interpret and understand all building aspects, the building engineer will rely on other SME’s for more in depth system and building details. The Building Engineer’s knowledge of the building and systems should be sufficiently robust to articulate building issues, troubleshoot and resolve issues or utilize other engineering functions to resolve building issues in a timely manner.

The Building Engineer will be expected to perform regular walk-throughs and checks, to ensure the quality of the building is being upheld and to identify and to diagnose issues quickly. The Building Engineer will evaluate janitorial work regularly.

The building Engineer will be the single point of contact for developing business cases for any investments needed in the building and is required identify and present these needs and business cases to secure the required support and capital funding. The building Engineer will be required to partner with other teams to define and steer the future strategy for the relevant building in line with corporate strategy the Asset Lifecyle management program and site master plans.

The Building Engineer is responsible for managing the inventory of all equipment and supplies needed for their work, including all safety gear, in a safe and organized manner. The Building Engineer will be charged with adhering to established safety protocols and promoting safety including monitoring all work under their purview to ensure that it is done in a safe manner.

Required Qualifications
Must be organized, efficient, solutions-oriented and work well on a team.

  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in the field of maintenance or engineering in a commercial office environment.
  • Working knowledge of general building utilities and infrastructure systems
  • Ability to work with multiple disciplines an team internally in BioMarin and externally.
  • Knowledge of safety practices pertaining to the fields of construction and maintenance.
  • Fluent in English and good oral and written communications skills.
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with work ticketing programs.
  • Ability to work 8 hours on your feet, to climb several flights of stairs, to work overhead, on a ladder and in tight spaces and to lift 50 lbs.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills and professional and friendly demeanor.

Desired Qualifications

  • College diploma in Construction or other Engineering Science related degree.
  • Understating of relevant building codes in California.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, 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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