1+ months

Facilities & Maintenance Operations Lead Engineer

La Jolla, CA 92037
The Facilities & Maintenance Operations Lead Engineer is responsible for the operations and maintenance of complex building operations in research and development facilities and the design, engineering, and management of a wide range of technically complex mechanical, electrical, and process systems at designated sites. This entails a diverse range of accountabilities including managing the outcomes of vendor and contractor work performed on building systems and assets and will provide technical engineering support to develop scope of work, project execution plans, and associated engineering studies for equipment installation, modification, and replacement, in accordance with site specifications.

This position will provide, engineering solutions, and direction for all phases of capital and expense projects from concept, turnover and operations.

This position will have budgetary responsibility for site operations, expense projects, scheduling, and must manage the facilities to ensure assets are maintained in a manner that supports critical business objectives. A close working relationship with research colleagues and internal and contracted resources will facilitate the development of facility requirements, analysis of needs, complete engineering studies, make recommendations, and execution of plans and options that align with overall Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) objectives and goals.


+ Ensure the outsourced service provider maintains and operates the facility and its respective support systems and equipment in a manner that maximizes the productivity of personnel in laboratories, vivarium, and support space.

+ Provide technical support and troubleshooting as needed for HVAC, utility, high purity water systems, electrical and specialty facility systems to minimize unplanned interruptions. Ensure that the supplier's Reliability Maintenance Program is optimized for all relevant GWS equipment and systems to meet the needs of the business.

+ Review and approve scheduled shutdowns.

+ Analyzes critical building systems and related equipment.

+ Complies with all governmental, company, and industrial regulations, codes, and standards, health safety practices, and permit systems such as LOTO or impairments.

+ Manage all facility equipment and/or system excursions (aka Facility Events) using Pfizer's Medgate reporting system and the associated CAPA measures based on sound root cause analysis.

+ Provide direct Project Management Support Services on major and minor Facilities Projects including design, construction, and interactions with Maintenance & Operations. Assume responsibility for project execution, including coordination of technical, financial, and contracted resources toward achievement of stated goals.

+ Established ability to manage a variety of projects at one time and bring them to completion while working with a high degree of independence.

+ Work as a partner with construction teams that consist of Pfizer staff, architects, engineers, and construction managers during project scope development, design, construction, commissioning, start-up, and occupancy activities.

+ Partner with Risk Management Services (RMS), Facility Solutions, and Pfizer Global Engineering (PGE) to optimize energy consumption, utility costs and conservation with the goal of being a good corporate steward of resources and continued cost savings.

+ Manage assigned budgets. Responsible for forecasting and variance reporting.

+ Update job knowledge by participating in internal and external training opportunities; internal communities of practice; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations and maintaining professional credentials.

+ Performs other related assignments as identified by GWS Management as deemed appropriate.


+ Bachelor's Degree in mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering is required

+ Professional Engineering License (P.E.)

+ Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience

+ Ability to supervise and provide direction or project engineering resources

+ Working knowledge of FDA, OSHA, EPA, and other relevant regulations

+ Possess an excellent understanding of project management methods, procedures, and controls

+ Proven expertise in the design, installation, and maintenance of mechanical, electrical and specialty pharmaceutical systems such as control systems

+ Ability to prepare design plans, technical reports, evaluations, and cost estimates

+ Ability to present and discuss finding with management, colleagues, consultants, and non-company officials

+ Possess broad analytical and problem-solving skills

+ Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills


+ Master's Degree in Engineering or Business Administration

+ Experience managing outsourced service providers

+ Knowledge of central utilities, chiller plant and power plant operation

+ Pharmaceutical experience in a research or manufacturing environment.


Due to the nature of work assignments, incumbents must be able to perform detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks, with frequent interruptions and under time constraints. On a daily basis, the position responsibilities may require the ability to stoop; to reach; to stand, to walk and sit for extended periods of time; to push and/or pull objects weighing up to 30 pounds; to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodation; to use finger dexterity to operate a computer and other office equipment and hand strength to grasp objects; to perceive the attributes of objects by touch; to hear and verbally exchange ideas and information with colleagues and others on the phone and in the office; to see clearly from less than one foot to arm's length with a good field of vision and to distinguish basic colors and shades of color. On a frequent basis, essential duties of the position may require the ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, to kneel and/or crouch to retrieve items.


+ Day shift with occasional after hours or weekend response for onsite support associated with facility incidents or excursions or planned shutdowns for maintenance and/or capital and expense project execution

+ Respond as required to the site in support of business continuity and emergency events

+ Periodic travel may be required in support of GWS business requirements

+ Entry and work inside laboratories, vivarium, mechanical/electrical rooms, central utility plants, maintenance shops, shipping and receiving and service corridors. While working in these areas, strict adherence to gowning procedures and personal protective equipment will be required as applicable.

+ General safety knowledge and awareness expected in office, laboratory, and manufacturing environments

+ Must pass enhanced background check

+ Last Date to Apply for Job: 4/16/21

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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Posted: 2021-02-22 Expires: 2021-04-28

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