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Sr Director Engineering Business Partner

Company: Charles River
Location: Skokie
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people's lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe. IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process. Please make sure work history and education are added correctly. Job SummaryWe are seeking a Senior Director, Engineering Business Partner for our Research Models & Services, and Avian business units. This individual is responsible for supporting Business unit partners with Global Engineering capital functions (Strategic planning, conceptual design, construction project management, design engineering, and cost estimating) to maximize the functionality and utilization of the company's physical assets while minimizing the company's risk and ensuring compliance with all relevant governmental regulations both in the U.S. and abroad. The following are the responsibilities related to the Engineering Business Partner position: Capital Planning & Project Portfolio Management Partner with Business unit to plan Strategic Capital and Facilities Planning, develop site Master Plans aligned with business needs, produce long range capital plans, and supporting plans (e.g., asset end-of-life, business continuity, sustainability) Partner with Business unit management to develop and maintain a dynamic capital project portfolio based on site Master plans. Provide expert advice and guidance on the justification, evaluation and approval of capital projects. Ensure timely and cost-effective project development, design and management, and compliance with governmental regulations. Utilize business, engineering, and external project management resources to execute capital projects within consistent global guidelines established by the Global Engineering group Manage the availability of internal and external Project Management resources to support execution of capital construction projects Proactively manage design and construction project issues and escalations in partnership with project and business leaders Design Engineering Utilize engineering design standards in the design & construction of office, lab, animal and manufacturing facilities Direct internal and external design engineering resources to assure that projects meet business partner requirements for current and planned facility needs Financial Management Utilize sound financial capital estimating practices that provide budget, forecast, and variance management consistent with financial policy at the project and portfolio level Report project financials monthly or as required by the business Contract Management Utilize Procurement strategies supporting capital projects that optimize cost and risk Participate in the negotiation of contracts with outside contractors supporting design and construction services. Ensure final sign-off of work. Manage supplier relationships to assure ongoing quality, timeliness, and cost are in line with business expectations Monitor contractor compliance with all corporate, local, state, and applicable regulatory standards. Organization Management Manage internal or external Project Management colleagues & resources Understand organization model to support all internal/external business groups Engage activities of other organizational units (e.g. segments, departments, functions). Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOPs, GLP/GMP, safety procedures and biosafety protocols]. Perform all other related duties as assigned. Job QualificationsThe following are the qualifications related to the Engineering Business Partner position: Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in engineering discipline (electrical, mechanical, civil) or related discipline. Experience: Ten or more years related experience in a role with responsibility for capital project portfolios, preferably in a biotech/life sciences environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Other: Extensive Finance, Procurement and EHS interface. IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. About Corporate FunctionsThe Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

Keywords: Charles River, Skokie , Sr Director Engineering Business Partner, Executive , Skokie, Illinois

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