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Senior Specialist, Digital Manufacturing Capital Project Management



de soto, ks, usa
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

Job Description

Position Description:

Senior Specialist, Digital Manufacturing Capital Project Management

The Senior Specialist (Digital Manufacturing Capital Project Management) will be a technical subject matter expert, responsible for leading and delivering digital scope (inclusive of automation and IT) for one or more U.S. projects in the portfolio of capital projects managed by Global Engineering Solutions (GES), for Human Health or Research and Development facilities.

The incumbent will partner with stakeholders in the business, Global Engineering Solutions (GES), Digital Manufacturing Product Teams, and Quality to ensure that projects are correctly delivered with appropriate technology and qualification standards.

The Senior Specialist (Digital Manufacturing Capital Project Management) is responsible for activities that may include the following:

  • Partner with local business leadership and project teams to define scope for digital aspects of capital projects

  • Lead teams (external contractors and/or full-time employees) to deliver digital aspects of capital projects, including control system design and associated documentation sets

  • Understand and educate local project teams on automation standards as they relate to technology selection, system configuration, validation, hardware, and software environments

  • Closely liaise with GES engineers, Engineering Contractors, Quality groups, and skid suppliers

  • Develop and adhere to project schedules and budgets

  • Build teams as necessary to deliver digital aspects of capital projects

  • Report project statuses and risks vertically within the project and above the project

  • Engage with stakeholders at all levels of projects, including active participation in project team meetings

  • Ensure that our company's engineering standards and guides are applied on projects

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement

  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, or other related technical degree

Required Experience and Skills

  • Six (6) or more years of experience in manufacturing automation projects/ongoing support (including at least 2 years in the pharmaceutical industry)

  • Technical expertise on DCS and PLC software and hardware (specifically Emerson DeltaV and Allen Bradley- and/or Siemens-based systems)

  • Familiarity with system networking and IT infrastructure

  • Ability to create and maintain detailed budgets and cost reports

  • Ability to create and maintain detailed project schedules, including resourcing plans

  • Strong vendor management skills

  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to handle multiple projects and/or workflows simultaneously

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Emerson DeltaV software and hardware configuration

  • PLC and HMI (specifically Allen Bradley-and/or Siemens-based systems) software and hardware configuration

  • MES experience (specifically with Werum PAS-X)

  • Excellent understanding of cGMPs, System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies, and agile project strategies

  • Proven meeting facilitation, project management, and change management skills

  • Strong presentation skills


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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U.S. Hybrid Work Model

Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

Under New York State, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$111,400.00 - $175,300.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, long term incentive if applicable, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. A summary of benefits is listed here.

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Employee Status:



No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:


Flexible Work Arrangements:



1st - Day

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):


Required Skills:

Measurement Analysis, Portfolio, Programme, and Project Support, Program Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Stakeholder Relationship Management

Preferred Skills:

Building High Performance Team, Leading Project Teams, Local Business Development, Project Management, System Configuration

Job Posting End Date:


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Job Posting End Date:06/17/2024

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Requisition ID:R289604