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Principal Project Engineer- Framingham/MA

Framingham, Massachusetts

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Job Summary

The Principal Project Engineer ensures reliable operation and implementation of all process equipment for the Framingham Biologics Development site.

This role works independently, with minimal supervision/direction and is responsible for:

  • Project engineering support for projects of varying scope and complexity.
  • Directing the activities of outside engineering and construction firms for larger projects.
  • Identification and proper application all applicable Sanofi standards.   
  • Leading a small group of engineers and/or technicians on a project basis.
  • Leading troubleshooting activities for all types of process equipment and operations.
  • Development of broad technical objectives and identification of creative and innovative technologies.
  • Identification of opportunities to improve existing processes, equipment, systems, and infrastructure.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 12 or more years of relevant progressive work experience within the Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience in managing a team
  • Previous experience in a cGMP manufacturing environment.
  • Extensive working knowledge of pharmaceutical/biotech processes.
  • Extensive working knowledge of pharmaceutical/biotech process equipment
  • Experience in managing small to medium-sized projects and outside vendors.
  • Ability to effectively interact with a variety of communication and working styles.
  • General knowledge of other related disciplines such as Automation, I&C, Electrical
  • In-depth understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories and concepts in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical field.

Demonstrated skills in the following areas:

  • Problem solving and applied engineering concepts
  • Authoring and reviewing Technical / Engineering memos, standard operating procedures, on-the-job-trainings, and other controlled documents.
  • Working with Quality Systems such as Phenix.
  • Commissioning and Qualification.

Special Working Conditions

  • Ability to gown and gain entry to manufacturing areas.

Key Responsibilities may differ among employees with the same job title and may change over time, in accordance with business needs

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.


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