Engineering, Project Manager

Requisition ID: ENG004185
Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that's committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

This position will lead project teams for the design of new facilities, specifications for new equipment, and management of construction activities / contractors. Good project management skills are required with the ability to achieve budgets, meet schedules, and minimize interruptions to production. This individual must be detailed oriented with good documentation skills.
The Engineering Project Manager is also responsible for directing and coordinating a broad spectrum of engineering and project management activities associated with biological manufacturing. This individual will provide technical support for biotech manufacturing equipment, clean utilities, sterile processes and perform process hazard analyses.
All of these activities require good interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with operations, maintenance and engineering. This position will start as an individual contributor with the management of projects and project teams with the potential for growth into an Engineering or Maintenance Management role.
Project Management Responsibilities:

  • Creates an effective project team and leads it

  • Works with Manufacturing to trouble shoot and evaluate process equipment issues

  • Works with Manufacturing Operations and R&D to determine new process requirements

  • Prepares engineering estimates / budgets for new or modified facilities, equipment and processes

  • Drafts capital requests to obtain financial approval

  • Responsible for preliminary engineering and feasibility studies to ensure equipment is safe, reliable and accomplishes the needed tasks

  • Prepares and manages purchase orders for contractor services or equipment

  • Performs technical reviews / evaluations of contractor proposals and recommends the contractor who is most qualified for the required task(s)

  • Works with outside contractors to establish a project schedule to ensure construction start and completion time

  • Responsible for start-up verification and testing of projects to meet customer needs

  • Works with compliance to create an effective validation plan

  • Creates and communicates project plans, identifies milestones and critical tasks, and monitors performance against plan

  • Responsible for capital project drawings, modifications and alterations of any equipment installed to be added to any existing drawings or correct as built


Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering ‚€“ Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Construction Science / Management, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering¬ 

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Experience in plant engineering and a manufacturing environment

  • Proven project and construction management capabilities

  • Experience in FDA or USDA regulated environment

  • Good equipment / process trouble shooting skills

  • Ability to work hands on / day to day with production personnel and contractors

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Biotechnology manufacturing / sterile processing experience

  • Knowledge / experience with process validation (URS, FRS, IOQ, PQ)

  • Experience with Sanitary piping design and installation

  • Knowledge of shop floor automation (SCADA, BMS, PLCs, DCS)

  • Good understanding of mechanical, electrical and plumbing system design

  • PC literate with the following applications: MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project, E-Mail, Drawing Applications

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we're counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we're inventing for life.
If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.
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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran ‚€“ proudly embracing diversity in all of it's manifestations.


SWE2018, FTP2019, MMD

Job: Engineering Generic
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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