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Senior Facilities Project Manager

Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Start date
28 Sep 2022
Closing date
28 Oct 2022

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Manufacturing, Process
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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Job Details

Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVAX) is a biotechnology company that creates transformational vaccines that address some of the world’s most pressing infectious diseases. We have more than a decade of experience contending with some of the world’s most devastating diseases, including COVID-19, seasonal influenza, RSV, Ebola, MERS, and SARS. Hard-won lessons and significant advances illustrate that our proven technology has tremendous potential to make a substantial contribution to public health worldwide.

Our scientists are committed to developing vaccine candidates for some of the world’s toughest viral threats by utilizing the power of our innovative recombinant nanoparticle vaccine platform. Our vaccine technology combines the power and speed of genetic engineering with the immunogenicity enhancing properties of our Matrix-M™ adjuvant to efficiently produce highly immunogenic particles targeting some of the most pressing viral infectious diseases.

Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.

Summary of the Position :

We are seeking a Senior Project Engineer to work in our Gaithersburg, MD Engineering group. This position reports directly to the Sr. Manager of Capital Projects but works closely with all members of the Engineering and Tech Services Department, Validation, Facilities, and the Manufacturing Operations group.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to :
  • The incumbent will be responsible for managing site based facility projects in a highly regulated cGMP environment, coordinate project scope definitions, manage project timelines and budgets, develop schedules and collaborate with stakeholders, etc.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for working with vendors and consulting engineers to ensure project execution meets quality standards.
  • Provides multi-disciplinary technical input to project design personnel to ensure compliance with site requirements/project specifications/codes and permitting requirements.
  • Serves as the Facilities Core Team Leader for all site based process transfers and product commercialization projects.
  • Lead implementation of projects involving critical building systems including, but not limited to MEP, HVAC, ISO Classified Clean Rooms, WFI, Clean Steam, Clean Compressed Air and High Purity Gases, Cooling Tower Water, Chilled Water etc.
  • Communicate cross-functionally with Project Stakeholders, customers, vendors, suppliers, contractors, and management on project related activities. Collaborate with and coordinate in-house Engineering and Maintenance staff, outside vendors, and internal operations teams to effectively transition projects through their lifecycle, including design, implementation, start-up/commissioning, validation, and turn-over to the customer.
  • Define method and plans for project execution consistent with the business need and justification.
  • Identify key project risk areas and potential resolution plan and related impact.
  • Coordinate definition, preparation and delivery of project deliverables, design documents, and bid packages.
  • Evaluates and approves engineering and project design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.
  • Provide status and progress reports to management and project team.
  • Coordinate plant training needs to ensure a smooth transition and project closing
  • Conduct surveys and prepare schematic, preliminary and work drawings for the construction and maintenance of new or remodeled facilities.
  • Consult with architects, engineers, owners, and contractors regarding preliminary layout, construction procedures, and code requirements that apply to building projects.
  • Inspect existing facilities and utilities to determine their condition and prepares reports to document the condition, deficiencies observed, designs necessary for repairs, and estimated cost of repairs.
  • Manages cost, schedule, and scope of facilities Capital projects including renovations, new equipment installs, and new construction.
  • Oversees facility projects to ensure contractor compliance with safety, site cleanliness, and all current good manufacturing practices (cGMP’s).
  • Coordinates projects with other departments to minimize risk and impact to existing and ongoing operations.
  • Provide leadership and direction to staff involved in the designs of site facilities, and schedules
  • Ability to maintain documents, records, and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
    Manage and execute appropriate change control for the revision of existing equipment and systems maintenance SOPs.
  • Develops and maintains a positive relationship with functional managers, lead personnel, and operators.
  • Interacts with contractors and vendors to receive and negotiate bids and monitor the progress and completion of projects.

Minimum Requirements :

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.
  • Engineering Degree with minimum of 10-15 years of experience in the design and construction of GMP and non-GMP production facilities in a manufacturing plant environment, preferably in the Medical device or Pharmaceutical industries
  • Experience leading capital projects in cGMP environment with demonstrated understanding of managing spending and schedule.
  • Good writing and communication skills.
  • Knowledge on personal computer and software like MS Word, Excel, Project and Power Point
  • Experience with CMMS and QMS systems and reading/interpreting CAD drawings.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be available in emergency situations, and / or work flexible hours.

Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Novavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Except where prohibited by applicable state law, this position requires that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you need a reasonable accommodation or qualify for an exemption.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


We are a biotechnology company committed to help address serious infectious disease globally through the discovery, development, and delivery of innovative vaccines to patients around the world.


Our mission

We never rest in our quest to protect the health of people everywhere.

Novavax is here to make a difference. We’re a biotech company focused solely on developing life-saving vaccines to fight infectious diseases.

What sets us apart? Solid science tested by decades of research. Vaccines developed from trusted technology that are both safe and efficacious.

And a global network that will help ensure our vaccines reach everyone who needs them.

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