22 May, 2023

Principal Project Engineer - Process Engineering

  • Merck
  • St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Project Manager Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Work Your Magic with us!

Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.

Your role:

As a Principal Project Engineer in the Engineering & Technology Team you are a critical business partner to ensure we will meet our ambitious investment objectives in our Life Science business unit. You will support the preparation and execution of large, strategic investment projects as a technical expert for process engineering. The projects are generally large (multi-million dollars) and/or of a complex nature. You will support the sites and business stakeholders in developing the technical project scope and ensure seamless implementation of the most efficient, viable technical solution in alignment with internal standards and any binding requirements. At the same time, you might have the opportunity to manage smaller projects from ideation implementation. You will also contribute to the execution of the LS strategy and strive for technological advancement by fulfilling internal customer requirements with state-of-the-art and sustainable solutions, leveraging the internal technology network across the whole organization.

You will be supporting the North American region. The position is located in St. Louis, MO, USA.


Who you are: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in process engineering, PMP certification required
  • You have >8 years of professional experience in pharma or life science, preferably in the area of Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) manufacturing


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English with excellent communication skills and have a profound knowledge of quality regulations
  • Ability to analyze situations and systems to develop or identify optimized solutions in line with project scope, time and cost
  • History of successfully implemented equipment or systems along the whole value chain from design, installation to start-up
  • Must have significant skills and experience in project management and ideally a history of successfully executed smaller technical investment projects (0.5M$-10M$) as project lead
  • Ability to work effectively, and have demonstrated documentation skills
  • Inclusive and can identify required resources, internal or external experts and stakeholders

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!

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