Director of Engineering-Zebulon, NC

Basic qualifications:

  • BS/BA in Engineering
  • Manufacturing or development process engineering experience
  • 10 years' relevant experience
  • Knowledge of site engineering in a pharmaceutical or FMCG environment
  • Project management skills and experience on major technical and/or capital projects
  • Detailed understanding of managing cost effective and compliant Operational Engineering functions
  • Proven capability to lead teams (both line and matrix) to deliver business solutions and benefits

Preferred qualifications:

  • Results driven with experience in continuous improvement methodology
  • Experience with design, construction, and validation of major pharmaceutical plants equipment and facilities.
  • Knowledge of current regulatory and cGMP guidelines
  • Proven excellence in dealing with regulatory agencies on all facility, utility, process equipment and process automation control issues.
  • Through knowledge of GMP, FDA, DEPE, and OSHA compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrated project management experience and skills.
  • Ability to attract and develop top talent.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Effectively communicate with all areas and levels of the corporation to achieve results.
  • Ability to champion change (advocate of "team" concept).
  • Results driven with expertise in continuous improvement
  • Proven excellence in dealing with regulatory agencies on all facility, utility, process equipment and process automation control issues.


GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world, helping them to do more, feel better and live longer. Employing close to 100,000 people globally, we have 87 manufacturing sites around the world.

Our pharmaceuticals business researches, develops and makes available medicines that treat a variety of serious and chronic diseases. We have medicines available or in development in a wide range of areas including:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Zebulon Manufacturing Site:

Medicines at Zebulon are presented as either Respiratory devices or in Oral Solid Dose form. A series of investments in new state-of-the-art equipment have been made been made that will support the delivery of GSK products. This must be achieved whilst consistently delivering outstanding quality, service and value to our patients. The Zebulon site was developed in 1983 on 223 acres, approximately 40 miles from Research Triangle Park (RTP). The facility is 900,000 square feet of plant space, 200,000 square feet of administrative staff support facilities and the largest local employer with approximately 1000 people on site. Site Operations are conducted 24 hours a day for 5 and 6 day working patterns. The Site produces over 50 different brands sold in over 100 different presentations. Zebulon currently supplies product to the US and export markets, some of which include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Mexico, Mozambique, Poland, Spain, Thailand, and the United Kingdom

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We are currently recruiting for an Engineering Director to join the Zebulon site. This is a role of vital importance not only to the Zebulon site but also to GSK as a whole. The Engineering Director will be responsible for the onsite engineering team and is part of the site Leadership team. The highly visible nature of this role makes it a great opportunity for the Engineering Director to show what they can do to the wider GMS network and GMS Senior Management. The engineering director has 8 Direct reports with an engineering organization of 100.

The responsibilities of the Engineering Director include the following:

  • Compliance (EHS, Quality, GMP and QMS) of the people, facilities and products manufactured at Zebulon
  • Ensure appropriate governance and performance managed processes are in place to manage Safety, Quality, People, Supply, Finance and Risk.
  • Provide clear leadership, development and direction to the team by building capabilities across engineering and develop key talent for succession planning.
  • Utilize GPS Standards to lead and sponsor change and improvement programs to deliver the strategy plan
  • Act as site Duty holder for Engineering aspects as per Duty Holder Matrix as well as responsible person for Engineering Authority as per GES 105
  • Responsible for the development and update of Facility Master Plan and delivery of the site Capital Plan
  • Responsible for ensuring external interfaces with internal and external above site groups are developed to maximize business benefits and align to company strategies
  • Provide site engineering leadership and direction: site and capital project management; maintenance; utilities, services and facilities; technology implementation, build engineering capability
  • Ensure site engineering targets are aligned to site and business objectives/strategy, and that engineering activities comply with regulatory and statutory requirements
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