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Life Sciences Director (Design Group)

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Barry-Wehmiller

Los Angeles, CA 90189
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The Director, Life Science Engineering will be responsible for leveraging their past professional experiences, along with Design Group's engineering offering to expand our presence in the above Life Science market sectors. The Director will lead a multi-disciplinary team in the design and execution of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device manufacturing projects for our clients. We seek a passionate, high achieving professional who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative, entrepreneurial environment. A leader, mentor, coach with infectious enthusiasm who lifts others to his/her level and exhibits uncompromising dedication to client welfare. A subject matter expert who fully understands Life Science operations and can work with Clients to develop diverse solutions to their problems. They also need to meet client needs and guide them in industry leading best practices for complex projects that require the integration of architecture, regulatory compliance, essential process engineering, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering. Actively be involved in the Execution and leading of all phases of design which includes feasibility studies, planning, concept development, scope, detailed design, and construction documentation.


Lead with an uplifting entrepreneurial spirit
Inspire excellence in all aspects of performance and project execution
Display enthusiasm and excitement for client projects that lifts project teams to high levels of job satisfaction
Consistently seek new value-add opportunities for clients and Design Group
Meet with clients to define the program requirements based on an understanding of the clients production process flow and space environmental needs derived from meetings with the client and the review of any documentation provided by the client
Assess the requirements of a project, break a project into tasks, and work with a Project Manager to determine scope of work, budget and staffing
Communicate and interact directly with clients in a collaborative and professional manner
Create integrated solutions and communicate key concepts to the client
Develop the base plan and coordinate technical requirements with engineering disciplines
Understand and develop design intent based on client objectives and provide excellent client service
Research material options to deliver an optimal solution for the client when required by project scope
Assign and review work of project design team. Check progress of work and alert Project Manager to change of scope or additional services.
Coordinate all aspects of project document completion within company and externally with clients and other design professionals. Proficient written and oral communications skills.
Prepare or review construction budgets based on experience and scope of project.
Assist in the education and development of the team and act as resource for design questions.
Innovate and improve design and service delivery method and processes
Build and sustain long term client and internal relationships
Participate actively in relevant industry organization events and conferences


15 years of Life Science operational & engineering experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech or medical device sectors
Demonstrated experience leading successful conceptual design efforts. Experience with aseptic processes, large and small molecule products, solid dosage, or medical devices preferred
Demonstrated client development experience and excellent presentation skills
Experience in programming, design, and qualification of biotechnology, pharmaceutical or medical device facilities ranging from clinical to full-scale production plants
Experience in cGMP manufacturing design, including process technology evaluation, capacity analysis, cGMP environmental classification, and operational analysis
Knowledge of production capacity modeling and assessment, manufacturing flow analysis, manufacturing flow diagrams, and process logic diagrams
Knowledge of Validation, Commissioning and Quality programs as they relate to project and manufacturing requirements
Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task on simultaneous projects
Travel as required for client development and project execution


Engineering Degree Required

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