WuXi AppTec

  • Project Engineer

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Executes and delivers key strategic projects, which increase the capability and capacity of WuXi AppTec Manufacturing and Testing Operations in cell gene therapies. Applies engineering skills and GMP knowledge for sterile drug manufacturing for all aspects of project delivery from feasibility through manufacturing start up and hand over to the end users. Aligns the requirements of other functional groups such as EHS, QA, Manufacturing, Testing, Facilities/ Metrology for overall project delivery. Directly responsible for tracking project cost, schedule, targets and achievements.


    • Manage multiple small to medium capital and renovation projects from conceptual through detailed design, commissioning and qualification of process development, testing operations & cell gene therapies manufacturing facilities.
    • Manage outside engineering consultants, construction managers and contractors.
    • Applies sound engineering, technical skills and project management principles in the procedural delivery of said project.
    • Support end users define User Requirements, establish project Design Basis.
    • Interface with client representatives and other functional groups such as EHS, QA, Manufacturing, Testing, Facilities/Metrology, etc. to manage and coordinate the delivery of design deliverables.
    • Review and approve design documentation including engineering calculations, specifications and drawings for HVAC, process piping, clean and plant utilities piping and normal power/emergency power and UPS.
    • Manage construction activities, equipment/system start up and commissioning.
    • Review and approve commissioning and qualification protocols.
    • Provide qualification and troubleshooting support for equipment and utility systems.
    • Independently manage technical, engineering and code compliance matter on the project delivery, making decision on engineering problems and methods.
    • Provides engineering support  to other departments
    • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required.
    • Perform job specific tasks in compliance with applicable Regulations, International Standards, and WuXi AppTec Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Thorough understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices


    Experience / Education:   

    • 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent
    • Bachelors’ degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. Masters’ and PE preferred or equivalent experience


    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:


    • Proficient in Oral & Written communication skills
    • Must be able to read, write and understand English.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Projects.
    • Proficiency in AutoCAD preferred
    • Ability to prioritize multiple demands in project management


    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled 



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