Wood Applied Intelligence

Life Sciences Sector Lead – Automation and Control

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Job Description

Wood is currently recruiting for an Automation Sector Leader – Life Sciences to lead and grow our capabilities in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech market. This is a highly visible role, and the opportunity to build on Wood’s global experience to develop a new part of the business. The ideal candidate will have experience in all phases of Automation projects combined with a strong interest in developing new business. For the right candidate, this position can be seated out of any city in the US where Wood has a local office, but will report to the team based in Greenville, SC

The successful candidate will build and grow a team, and lead in a technical capacity in front of both internal and external customers. Join us and be part of an agile working team that can support office, client site and homed based assignments.

The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Define strategy with Business Development and Operations to further penetrate the Pharma / Biotech market for Automation
  • Grow and Expand Wood’s Pharma / Biotech automation capabilities
  • Actively participate in industry groups and conferences to market Wood’s Pharma / Biotech Automation capabilities
  • Provide technical expertise for business development during sales efforts for potential clients, including face to face or remote sales meetings
  • Generate man-hour estimates and define scope for proposals
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise in Pharma / Biotech specific Automation to other Wood divisions for both proposals and project execution
  • Provide technical supervision of automation project teams including guidance and expertise for all phases of automation projects, conceptual / Basis of Design through detailed design, configuration, implementation, startup and validation support, IQ/OQ/PQ.
  • Ensure Wood’s quality assurance standards are met for all Automation project scope
  • Lead or participate in non-Pharma / Biotech Automation project teams on occasion

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • Professional Engineering License highly desirable
  • 15+ years of industry experience supervising, leading and guiding automation design and implementation projects; with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Pharmaceutical / Biotech industries
  • Experience with all phases of Automation projects including; conceptual, basis of design, implementation, systems testing, start-up and commissioning of automation systems in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries
  • Experience in control systems integration with an operating company, systems vendor or engineering services provider for pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry projects
  • Expert level experience with one or more of the following control systems: Emerson DeltaV, Rockwell ControlLogix, Siemens PCS7, Werum MES
  • Working knowledge with design of MES, CQV, and Serialization systems
  • Working knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements of the pharmaceutical industry (e.g., cGMP’s, cGLP’s, ICH, etc).
  • Working knowledge of S88 Batch
  • Proficient knowledge of P&IDs and instrumentation/control equipment
  • Proficient knowledge of the principles of relational databases, application interfaces, and Human Machine Interface design and implementation
  • Expert written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be US citizen or authorized to work lawfully in the US, without sponsorship from Wood

Tagged as: automation, control systems

Job Summary

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Greenville, SC Location
Full Time Job Type
Wood Applied Intelligence

About

Wood Applied Intelligence is the largest vendor-independent system integrator in the world with proven stability for more than 25 years. We pride ourselves on solving real-world problems for our clients by providing full engineering, consulting, procurement, and construction services to our customers across the globe. Our automation team work on hands-on projects that span the full spectrum - from small integration projects to Main Automation Contractor programs for large, multi-EPC projects.

Contacts

1 Marcus Dr STE 306 Greenville SC 29615

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