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Sr. Manager Engineering Projects

Breda, Netherlands; Dún Laoghaire, Ireland


Engineering Projects Sr Mgr

L6 – reports to Director Engineering Projects

Business Driver

Amgen has facilities in most capital cities throughout the EMEA region. This role supports the provision of office and laboratory facilities for Amgen throughout the EMEA region.

Specifically the role manages the fit out, upgrade, modification, expansion, relocation or hand back of facilities.

Ensures facilities are provided consistent with Amgens  standards of construction, finishes and safety.


The Engineering Projects Sr Mgr. at Amgen manages the planning, implementation, and completion of engineering projects. They

coordinate with various teams, lead all aspects of project budgets, timelines, and ensure all projects align with company objectives.


Capital Projects at Amgen Facilities throughout the EMEA region.

Extensive and frequent travel within EMEA will be required.

Preferred Location

Based either at ADL or ABR

Detailed Scope

This highly visible position interacts with all levels of the organization. The candidate must have a demonstrated track record in

project management, strong leadership and communication, and the ability to approach issues from a strategic perspective. This

includes the ability to effectively drive multi-functional teams, advocate client positions throughout the project life cycle, and make value-based decisions.

The Engineering Projects Sr Mgr. Plays a meaningful role in eliciting client requirements and specifications for projects and ensures

that business drivers are clearly defined and communicated. The Engineering Projects Sr Mgr. Develops project funding

requirements and strategy and guides the project through the gated funding process. The Engineering Projects Sr Mgr. must bring to

bear knowledge of facilities Operations to ensure that projects are driven with minimal disruption to ongoing operations and

must provide construction management guidance to ensure that projects are performed safely, efficiently, and in accordance with all

applicable codes and Amgen specifications.

The Engineering Projects Sr Mgr. verifies that projects are planned, performed, and documented in accordance with Amgen’s

Engineering Project Delivery methodology for delivering best-in-class services on capital construction projects. In addition, the

Engineering Projects Sr Mgr. will partner with the project Engineering Technical Lead to ensure that the engineering design process

follows Amgen’s Equipment Acquisition Process and Commissioning and Qualification Program.

The Engineering Projects Sr Mgr. will ensure effective communication flow between groups including Global Capital Projects

Management, functional leadership, project partners, Engineering and Automation, Facilities and Operations, Quality, Global

Strategic Sourcing, Project Controls Services, Environmental Health and Safety, Global Asset Planning, Finance and Strategy, Law,

and relevant corporate / global networks.

Defines project scope, forms project team, develops project strategy, master schedule and spending schedule for projects.

Work Includes:

Establishment of project objectives, and interprets company policies

Prepares project funding documents with scope, cash flow, schedule, and deliverables

Motivates project teams to a successful outcome

Leads engineering and contractor evaluation and selection process

Sets up logistics system, including RFQ’s, bid selection materials management, invoice approval

Reviews and approves cost estimates, sets up systems for checks and balance

Integrates complete team into planning and design reviews for projects

Frequent review of progress vs. schedule vs. cost with appropriate teams and provide regular updates to client and


Develops and manages multiple large contracts

Establishes policies for major projects, interprets, implements, and recommends modifications to company-wide policies

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Engineering or Scientific experience


Master’s degree and 4 years of Engineering or Scientific experience


Bachelor’s Degree and 6 years of Engineering or Scientific experience


Associate Degree and 10 years of Engineering or Scientific experience


High School diploma/GED and 12 years of Engineering or Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience leading Facility and Laboratory projects for Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology.

Lean Construction or other continuous improvement methodology experience

Experience in Lifecycle Cost Analysis

Extensive experience in the application of project management skills and concepts with a critical understanding of

related engineering disciplines

Leadership experience of diverse teams of engineering, scientific, construction, and facilities management within the

Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology industries

Practical ingenuity with the ability to problem solve using practical solutions

Ability to interface well with internal technical, scientific, and upper level management groups

Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and conflicting priorities across a broad range of facilities and engineering disciplines

Excellent people skills featuring a demonstrated supervisory style that fits within the Amgen culture and values

Interpersonal and facilitation skills necessary to forge consensus among competing client interests on critical and timesensitive

issues—important in ensuring that, within Amgen's collaborative culture, projects are finished on time and on


Often acts independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of

processes or procedures

Strong analytical skills in the information and communication technologies

Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Ability to tactfully negotiate and positively influence peers and executive leadership

Effective oral, visual and written communication skills with the ability to listen effectively

Resilience and flexibility with the ability to react to changes quickly, and the ability to apply knowledge to new problems

and new contexts

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