Global Engineering executes major CAPEX projects in the Pharma Division with focus mainly on Pharma Technical Operations (PT). The Senior Automation Engineer / Senior Principal Automation Engineer provides discipline focused project management, technical leadership and accountability for Automation Engineering in the delivery of capital projects and engineering services to support PT, CMO, and Affiliates. This includes projects that are single and multidisciplinary in nature. The Senior Automation Engineer / Senior Principal Automation Engineer reports to the Resource Manager (Head of Project Engineering and Execution) within the region."
Key Sub-Project Management Responsibilities/Tasks
The Senior Automation Engineer / Senior Principal Automation Engineer has exceptional skills in the follow Project Management focus areas.
Acts as Sub-Project Manager for Automation Engineering with personal responsibility for:
Applying decision making processes
Defining roles and responsibilities
Gaining alignment with key stakeholders, customers and project management team
Management of sub-Project to approved budget and schedule
Definition of priorities
Close coordination across disciplines
Regular status updates including progress vs plan, risks, mitigations
Including substantial contributions to overall project scope including:
Development of detailed Schedule based on Work Breakdown Structure
Executes deliverables in compliance with EM, Global Standards and Processes and all other Roche Guidelines and Directives
Expresses relevant information timely, clearly and concisely to relevant stakeholders including adjusting communication style to the audience being addressed
Partners proactively with key customers, team members and stakeholders, while being open and approachable with a friendly, positive and professional attitude
Challenges the status-quo and develops creative solutions within the framework of Global Standards and Processes
Leads proactive measures to achieve the specified goals in the event of deviations from the project plan
Manages a sub-project team including external contractors and gives clear guidance to the team in terms of technical solutions and/or business processes
Maintain ownership of assigned work-package within discipline through all project phases so that target functionality, quality and reliability are achieved
Extensive expertise include systems and equipment within one or more of the following areas: biologics drug substance, biologics drug product, small molecules drug substance, small molecules drug product, packaging/warehousing and GMP utilities
Technical Analysis: including process and technology plant fits, capacity and equipment utilization, and assessment of applicable new technologies.
Championing, initiation, and leadership of cross functional strategies & initiatives required to maintain Roche's leadership in automation technology in collaboration with the Community of Practice (COP).
Serves as primary consultant to senior management and internal/external spokesperson for the organization on significant matters pertaining to its policies, plans, objectives, and business operations.
Expected to create and deliver presentations and updates to senior management and the broader forums both internal and external to Roche. Applies advanced theoretical knowledge and establishes new principles and concepts independently address strategic problems.
Perform the role of Senior Expert within one of the Automation Engineering Community of Practices
Act as certified reviewer for discipline reviews for CAPEX Projects
Is an acknowledged expert both within and outside of Roche
Mentor and coach less experienced engineers
Expertise in developing and executing the automation strategy: including technology selection, level of automation justification, flexibility, and cost benefit analysis
Technology expertise includes MIS, DCS, MES, BAS and PLC
Experienced in planning and execution of automation system commissioning and qualification
Work is self directed, and exercises significant latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments. Provides guidance and manage work activities of others.
Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related discipline with 12 to 15 years of experience preferable in pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical , 10 to 13 years of experience with Masters Degree, 7 to 10 years of experience with PhD
Preferred Requirements: MS in Engineering and/or an MBA
12 years of experience in international management of capital projects
Able to execute scope that is highly complex on projects that are mid-sized to large
Exceptional collaboration, teambuilding and communication skills
Strong business and technical acumen, strategic agility and global perspective necessary to lead the groups to world-class performance
Global experience and culturally savvy, can adapt to and effectively manage in various cultural environments and organizational levels including executive management
Exemplifies Roche Values and Leadership Commitments
Significant travel such as assignment requiring weekly commuting or temporary remote assignment as required to meet the business need
International project assignment of 1 to 3 years as required to meet the business needs
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