Engineering Projects Manager

Category: Engineering
Job ID: R-37274
Location: US – Rhode Island – West Greenwich
Posted Date: April 20, 2017
Amgen Rhode island site is transforming to enable Amgen’s product pipeline, become the industry leader in reliable, efficient and agile manufacturing and service operations. The Project Management Organization (PMO) is responsible for leading key aspects of this transformation through Portfolio, Program and Project Management. This Engineering Project Manager position will direct key strategic projects that will make a significant contribution to the site operation and risk profile. This visible position interacts with all levels of the organization.

Engineering Project Manager will manage project teams and interact across functional and corporate groups to achieve project objectives. These projects will be both process related projects, such as Technology Transfer/New Product Introductions, and Capital projects, typically <$5M in value.
Primary responsibilities include leadership of multi-faceted, cross-functional & global projects. Responsible to manage all aspects of their project(s): planning, cost, schedule, risk, communications, resources, team dynamics and performance, implementation, monitoring, completion and follow-up.

Additional Responsibilities:
Implement projects by working closely with multiple disciplines, including manufacturing, facilities, engineering, process development and quality assurance
Supervise contingent workers as needed. These workers include construction managers and general craft labor including electrical, architectural and mechanical.
Manage any construction projects in a safe and compliant fashion
Execute projects in accordance with all corporate requirements, such as Environmental Health & Safety by Design and Engineering Project Delivery.
Present projects to senior leadership at governing bodies for updates and approvals
Mentoring less experienced project managers and engineers at ARI.

Basic Qualifications:
Doctorate degree OR
Master’s degree and 3 years of Engineering or Project Management experience OR
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Engineering or Project Management experience OR
Associate’s degree and 10 years of Engineering or Project Management experience OR
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Engineering or Project Management experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Engineering background
Knowledge of biotech manufacturing processes and the functions that support them
Experience in the delivery of both Tech Transfer/New Product Introduction projects and capital projects
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Demonstrated ability in providing leadership that motivates cross-functional teams to advance complex projects to completion
Demonstrated ability to forge and maintain strong relationships within multiple functional areas
Ability to tactfully and effectively negotiate and influence
Ability to communicate and present ideas to all levels of staff and management
Experience leading teams or organizations (e.g. management of direct staff)
Proficiency in project management methodology and tools
Demonstrated ability in leading craft of wide skills and expertise (mechanical, electrical, and architectural)

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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.