29 days old

Associate Director Engineering

Bothell, Washington 98021
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time


Corporate Functions ⋅ Bothell, Washington


Position at Seagen
Seagen is a global, multi-product biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercializing transformative cancer medicines. As the industry leader in antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology, we pioneered a new generation in the science of harnessing antibodies to deliver cell-killing agents directly to cancer cells. Seagen's dedication to improving the lives of cancer patients goes beyond science, and we believe that every employee has a role in contributing to this mission. By working together with a shared dedication and diverse perspectives, we are able to reach our full potential and make a real difference in the world. Seagen is a fast-growing company and has an abundance of opportunities available for you to grow your career. Put your passion to work at Seagen and join us!
Seagen is seeking an Associate Director Engineering role for the North Creek site. This function will ensure technical and engineering support and will possess strong engineering capability, problem solving techniques, business acumen and broad focus within industry to drive decision making for business value add. This role will require effective communication of the organization strategy to drive cross functional and departmental alignment. This role will report to the Site Engineering Director.
The expectation is that this function will set a target for Best in Class results while focusing on site facility services. This role will ensure the assets, standard work and non-routine activities are safe, maintained by competent trained technical staff and contractors who follow safe systems of work to allow the efficient production of high-quality product. This position will also provide support to the site engineering director in the development of engineering strategies to ensure compliance and good engineering practices.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Technical Authority and resource for related Seagen Engineering Standards
  • Responsible for the development and coaching of site mechanical technicians, electricians, mechanical / reliability engineer, supervisors.
  • Lead responsible and accountable for supporting site capital plan, managing technical, maintenance, and automation teams while ensuring alignment with Corporate EHS, Quality and Compliance for site operations support
  • Manage and report site facility operation leading and lagging metrics/indicators to support site maintenance program - preventive and predictive maintenance.
  • Drive Root Cause Analysis and ensure close out of CAPAs and action items
  • Implement Safety by Design principles into facility and infrastructure design projects
  • Supports the REF Recapitalization and Facility Master Plan programs
  • Maintain all building equipment, facilities, and utilities in an effective operational and compliant state.
  • Ensure that installations and changes to equipment and systems are carried out, commissioned (validated and qualified if applicable), and documented according to approved protocols, change control procedures and in compliance with relevant cGMP and corporate requirements.
  • Build a site Infrastructure Master Plan (5 years) that provides a roadmap for required facility upgrades and investments in order to ensure alignment with Quality & EHS requirements.
  • Provide guidance to ensure compliance with all applicable external and internal regulations and requirements regarding Quality and EHS within the scope of Engineering.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement to meet/exceed world-class engineering standards using Operational Excellence principles while continuously developing Engineering best practices.
  • Lead efficient and effective Engineering activity through managing the Engineering site budget and resources.
  • Become an influential functional expert within the site leadership team. Influence decision-making and take an active role in promoting cross-site initiatives, teamwork, and collaboration across site's functions.
  • Implement global engineering best practices and actively share knowledge and lessons learned to contribute and support a highly professional level of engineering
  • Serve as the main Seagen representative in communication with suppliers, subcontractors and planning firms regarding the site's assets, equipment, systems, and maintenance services.
  • Identify and support innovations by implementing new technologies which drive growth and process improvements using digital data and analytics (DD&A) such as Power BI.
  • Establish and manage risk management and escalation process to ensure proactive measures are taken to reduce impact or risk to Seagen - EHS, Quality, Compliance, Security, Operations, Facilities, or REF.
  • Use Quality Management Systems, QMS, to manage department Change Control, Deviation, and CAPA records.
  • Ensures adherence to Seagen Data Integrity principles
  • Ensures compliance against local, state, federal, country and industry requirements
  • Ensures accountability for site Safety Culture
  • Site Engineering Lead and point of contact for planning, technical design, construction, commissioning and validation support for site related projects and shutdown activities.
  • Contribute to the REF Engineering Talent pipeline by driving organization development of site engineers' technical capability and competency with intent to build an overall succession plan.
  • Provide Engineering recommendations for good engineering documentation practices, commissioning, specifications, and other good engineering practices.
  • Use a CMMS system to generate preventive maintenance work orders, maintenance work orders and control of maintenance spare parts.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience and progressive experience with 7+ in management of technical staff within GxP environment - pharmaceutical, biotechnology or biologic industry
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering, Engineering / Technology related from an accredited university
  • 5+ years experience in management/supervision within a Plant Facility Maintenance or Operations function
  • Experience use of Computer Maintenance Management Systems, CMMS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Licensed/Registered Mechanical, Chemical Engineer or Electrical Engineer, PE
  • Understanding of aspects for Commissioning and Qualification activities
  • Ability to influence and persuade cross functional groups
  • Transformational Leadership skill sets
  • In depth knowledge of FDA, EMA, GxP and ICH regulatory requirements
  • Broad communication skills and demonstrated experience in financial management and understanding of business value drivers are required
  • Proficient use in MS Office as well as discipline-specific and project management software applications
  • Familiarity and ability to work with instrumentation/calibration specialists in support of automation systems.
  • Ability to build effective cross functional / department teams and drive decision making
  • Ability to work on-call rotation for the North Creek manufacturing site
  • Master's Degree in Engineering, or related field

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seagen, please visitwww.seagen.com.
Seagen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, Seagen requires that all newly-hired employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before commencing employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and other requirements of applicable federal, state, and local law.


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Posted: 2022-04-22 Expires: 2022-05-22

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