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Program / Project Lead - Commissioning, Qualification, and Validation

Framingham, Massachusetts



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**Monday-Friday- 1st shift**

**Onsite position with flexibility to work remote when appropriate**

**Fast-paced manufacturing environment**

**Managing a team of external contractors**

The Framingham Engineering, Projects & Controls organization is responsible for providing Engineering support to organizations on the Framingham campus. This organization is comprised of 3 groups: Engineering, Commissioning and Qualification and Projects and Controls.

The Framingham Engineering, Projects & Controls organization will be supporting the following groups at the Framingham campus: (1) Framingham Biologics - comprised of commercial Fabrazyme, Thyrogen and Global Cell Banking operations. (2) Framingham Facilities Operations - responsible for campus wide facilities and utilities operations per established Service Level Agreements and (3) Framingham Campus - in the context of programs/projects requiring approval, planning and execution across the Sanofi groups on the Framingham campus. While each business has its own Engineering support group, the Framingham Engineering, Projects and Controls organization will interact with all of these groups on projects/programs with campus impact.

This organization is responsible for providing Engineering support for all cGMP process and utility systems at Framingham Biologics, maintaining these systems in a validated state of control and ensuring uninterrupted business continuity. This organization is also responsible for shared GMP systems on the Framingham campus as defined by Service Level Agreements. The Capital Projects group is responsible for the planning and execution of projects and programs under its scope as determined by budget and other pre-established criteria, ensuring projects/programs are completed to established schedules and budget. The Commissioning and Qualification groups will be responsible for providing C&Q support to systems and projects/programs within the scope of this organization.


Responsible for commissioning, qualification and validation activities related to one or more of the following areas: FAT, SAT, DQ, IV, OV, IQ, OQ, PQ, and requalification activities for facilities, utilities, equipment, cleaning, and sterilization.


60% - CQV project leadership

  • Perform validation in a GMP biotech manufacturing facility managing multiple medium to large size validation projects and providing technical assistance to less experienced technicians/engineers.

  • Develop Validation plans for medium to large size validation projects and oversee contract staff, when necessary, including developing statement of work and vendor selection.

  • Write, review and approve commissioning, qualification and validation protocols and reports as well as execute protocols. Resolve protocol discrepancies and deviations.

  • Perform change control assessment 30% CQV Program Ownership

  • Lead department continuous improvement initiatives

  • Own and maintain the validation program quality systems

  • Establish, generate, and maintain validation department procedures in compliance with corporate and industry standards.

  • Lead gap analyses and participate in risk assessments

  • Generate, review and approve deviations, CAPAs, perform/lead investigations and root cause analysis. 10% CQV Inspection Lead

  • Present and defend validation studies during regulatory inspections and internal audits.

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  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/science and 8+ years of relevant experience (e.g., engineering or quality role in a regulated environment, preferably GMP) or Master’s degree in engineering /science and 6+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of experience and training.

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and technical skills.

  • Capability to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Strong analytical and communication skills are required.

  • Capable of leading teams to deliver results, including project management and KPI reporting

  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills to support interactions with senior leadership and inspectors.


  • Familiarity with applicable US and worldwide regulatory requirements.

  • Ability to read/interpret engineering drawings and design documents.

  • Management of medium to large size projects.

  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Visio.

  • Knowledge of Validation Lifecycle Approach.

  • Strong mentoring and development experience are required.

  • Must be able to establish strong working relationships with stakeholders (Quality, Manufacturing and MSIT) to ensure high quality deliverables meeting CGMP and site quality requirements. Development of project execution plans for medium to large size projects.

  • Understanding of Validation using risk-based approach

  • Demonstrated success working across organizations in highly cross-functional team environment.


  • Requires some off-shift availability when necessary (typically 10-20% of the time) potentially including weekends and holidays.

  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.

  • Ability to gown.  

  • Ability to gain entry to confined space.

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