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Director Engineering & Facilities

Lead Candidate
Start date
30 Nov 2022
Closing date
29 Dec 2022

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

Our client is at the cutting edge of their field. Working with live biotherapeutics, they are harnessing bacterial science to create a healthier world.

With a 17-acre site secured, our client is building a 120k square feet, greenfield site that will contain state of the art technology, and once fully operational be home to more than 200 people. The site will create the platform to position themselves as the premier CDMO in the field.

In support of this incredible project, we are looking to secure the services of a skilled Director of Facility & Engineering.

The Opportunity

The successful appointment will play a lead role in the construction of our client’s bulk biological drug substance manufacturing plant, intended for phase 3 and commercial level manufacture of live biotherapeutic products (LBP).

Interest is welcomed from those who have had practical hands-on leadership of new facility construction. Such skilled professionals, will bring demonstrable expertise and experience in:
  • New site design & construction to GMP specification
  • Equipment & utility specification, installation, commissioning, and qualification
  • Vendor and partner management, including outside agencies such as OSHA, MIOSHA, and local and state health departments as required
  • Health, safety, and environment program management
  • Development and management of site program for routine maintenance and continuous improvement


With a relevant technical education and complimentary experience developed in biological or pharmaceutical commercial manufacturing, you will be a skilled project manager with excellent leadership skills, and proactive approach to objectives.

You will be afforded significant autonomy, and as such must be able to work independently and be self-motivated. That said, our client’s culture is one of successful collaboration, so you will thrive in a team environment, working with colleagues to delivery impressive performance.

Working in an entrepreneurial culture, you will be able to navigate ambiguity, demonstrate agility and embrace innovation to deliver success.

It goes without saying that you will be a skilled communicator, with the ability to negotiate and influence people at all levels.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to shape a greenfield facility and in doing so build an operation that will improve health while creating opportunities for hundreds of people across the local community.

If you would like to know more or apply then please contact us with a recent resume at


Lead Candidate was co-founded by the coming together of three minds.  Two entrepreneurs that have spent their entire careers growing companies in the pharm and bio supply chain.  And a lifelong recruitment expert who knows what it takes to deliver something truly special to professionals in our sector.

Whether you are looking to hire or looking to be hired, Lead Candidate exists for you and only you.  We support companies and professionals in the pharmaceutical and biotech outsourcing space the world over.  We create and curate talent communities with the sole intention of making sure our industry has access to the very best talent.  In doing so we help people achieve their career ambitions and make sure companies achieve their ambitions.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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