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Principal Project Engineer

Req #: JR - 119496 Location: Marion, North Carolina, United States Job Category: Engineering Date posted: 11/16/2023

Overview

Being an Engineer at Baxter means you play a critical role in helping us achieve our mission to save and sustain lives. From innovative product design through to production and patient delivery, our Engineers are key to delivering results for our customers and patients worldwide.

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Principal Project Engineer

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 

Your role at Baxter

In this role, you will be responsible for crafting, developing, and implementing projects and technologies as part of Baxter North Cove advancement. You will lead all aspects of the Project/Project Team from conception through completion within scope, cost, quality & schedule requirements. This position will be located on-site in Marion, NC.

What you will be doing

  • Defining overall scope, establishing detailed CER submission (FEL, project charter, RACI matrix, PDRI, project presentation).

  • RFP for acquiring proposals from all required consultants (engineering, construction, cost estimations (IPC costs), equipment vendors, etc.)

  • Build detailed case, & present, to Senior Management within Baxter for funding of project.

  • Coordinate & lead multi-disciplined project team to ensure successful completion of all project work you're doing.

  • Lead major breakthroughs, schedules & monthly cost plans.

  • Provide periodic project status to management including risks/mitigations, financial updates, short/long term project outlook, etc.

  • Lead project change control to ensure project remains within defined scope, budget & schedule

  • Collaboration with other sites within Baxter to gain standard methodologies & equipment specifications that will transfer to Baxter North Cove.

  • Consistency to mechanisms for supervising project progress, intervention & problem solving with other line managers or personnel

  • Assist with any training required of personnel supporting the project

  • Ensure all facets of the project lifecycle align with expectations set forth by management &/or project owner, such as installation, solving, qualification & validation of equipment

  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties

  • Learn, understand and apply meticulous quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

What you will bring

  • BS in Engineering required (Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering preferred).

10+ years proven project management skills in a manufacturing facility, including:

  • Capital Investment Projects with major projects in excess of $10M (preferred)

  • Change Management Projects (preferred).

  • 5+ years of experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment (preferred).

  • Sophisticated Project Management proficiencies obtained through relevant PM training or experience.

  • Knowledgeable in core work processes & GMP concepts.

  • Understanding of complicated product documentation & standard operating procedures with attention to high-level concepts.

  • Extensive knowledge of project management including the ability to create work plans & detailed project schedules.

  • Proficient in problem solving, negotiation, conflict management & interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to act as project lead & lead cross functional project teams in the development & implementation of projects.

  • Ability to influence others on objectives & projects outcomes.

  • Basic understanding of contractual documents.

  • Ability to read/review design drawings (CAD) with a basic understanding of P&ID, HVAC & Electrical systems.

  • Thorough understanding of technical documents such as URS, SAT, FAT & Validation Protocols.

  • Proven project management experience with direct management of multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Proven expertise in mentoring/development, planning/organizing, managing execution & revising the work plan for complex problems.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $96,000 - $132,000 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. This position may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.

The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

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Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Meet Anwesha – recently promoted to Manager, she leads a team of software engineers for our Medication Delivery business.

“I grew up in a small coastal town in India called Bhubaneswar, where we have our own traditions and culture. I think this has helped me grow personally and professionally. Working with a global team at Baxter, my background helps me to be open, appreciate and relate to people from all different places.”

Meet Sam – he has been with Baxter for over 15 years, working as an Engineering Technologist in Round Lake, IL, US.

“I have a wonderful team. They have been flexible and open to the differences in communication methods and work style necessary for me to excel. If I didn’t have that support, I wouldn’t be where I am now and I wouldn’t have been able to advance within the company. I’m proud to work at Baxter.”

Meet Erika – she has been an engineer in Round Lake, IL, US for over four years, promoted to Senior Principal Engineer in 2019.

“My involvement with National Society of Black Engineers outside of work has afforded me the opportunity to manage Baxter’s external partnership with the organization, exposing us to networking and talent that can help drive diversity and innovation, and providing opportunities for more community engagement and involvement, which I know a lot of my colleagues like.”

Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Meet Sarah – (center) with members of the Baxter Engineering team who initiated a corporate partnership with Society of Women Engineers.

“Initially I thought I would go to medical school and become a doctor, but I remember calling my mom sophomore year in college and saying ‘I’m going to miss my math.’ I realized at that moment that I preferred to be behind the scenes helping patients by making products that will save them.”

Meet Anwesha – recently promoted to Manager, she leads a team of software engineers for our Medication Delivery business.

“I grew up in a small coastal town in India called Bhubaneswar, where we have our own traditions and culture. I think this has helped me grow personally and professionally. Working with a global team at Baxter, my background helps me to be open, appreciate and relate to people from all different places.”

Meet Sam – he has been with Baxter for over 15 years, working as an Engineering Technologist in Round Lake, IL, US.

“I have a wonderful team. They have been flexible and open to the differences in communication methods and work style necessary for me to excel. If I didn’t have that support, I wouldn’t be where I am now and I wouldn’t have been able to advance within the company. I’m proud to work at Baxter.”

Meet Erika – she has been an engineer in Round Lake, IL, US for over four years, promoted to Senior Principal Engineer in 2019.

“My involvement with National Society of Black Engineers outside of work has afforded me the opportunity to manage Baxter’s external partnership with the organization, exposing us to networking and talent that can help drive diversity and innovation, and providing opportunities for more community engagement and involvement, which I know a lot of my colleagues like.”

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