AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Control and Electrical Subject Matter Expert in Macclesfield, United Kingdom

At AstraZeneca, we’re not afraid to do things differently. We’re resetting expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening up new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. To develop life-changing medicines we approach problems in a different way – agile and nimble, and focused on what our people need to make ground breaking discoveries.

Global Engineering works closely with the Operations, R&D and Commercial functions within AstraZeneca to deliver major capital investments for the company (typically over $10million). The capital expansion program involves the engineering, construction and qualification of both new and expanding assets. In addition to the asset provision activities, Global Engineering supports the Business by providing technical support to sites and other global functions. Global Engineering is made up of a mixture of Project Managers, Project Control Specialists, Project Technical Managers and Subject Matter Experts. These positions fit into project teams and work directly with third party design and construction partners to deliver facilities that meet AstraZeneca’s requirements for safety, quality, time and cost.

A role is available, within Global Engineering, which will be centred on working either within project teams or on your own initiative in support of overseeing design, installation and commissioning of Electrical & Control systems within the EMEA region.

Approximately 20% of your time will be spent travelling within the EMEA region.

Key Accountabilities

Your technical knowledge and experience will enable you to prioritise your efforts into areas of high risk, to review and comment on designs effectively and to quickly resolve any issues which may arise. Stakeholder engagement and management is key to the success of this position.

You will work closely with Project Managers and Project Technical Managers to ensure the technical scope of any projects are aligned with both business and project needs. You will be involved in setting technical direction for the design work carried out by external consultants and contractors.

Responsible for evaluating the technical competence of design and construction contractors supporting the Project Manager in their selection for projects.

You will provide engineering technical support for AstraZeneca due diligence projects, ensuring that standards, processes and validations are all appropriate and that technical learnings are captured and disseminated post project completion.

You will be involved in multiple projects concurrently and will need to effectively communicate with clients / end users and designers to ensure optimal technical solutions are provided.

Required Skills & Knowledge

  • A Degree qualified Electrical and Control Engineer with extensive professional experience with Chartered Engineer status, or actively working towards Chartered Status.

  • Experienced in the specification, procurement, installation and commissioning of electrical power systems and/or building services/critical utilities control systems in the pharmaceutical R&D and Operations environment (or other comparable industries such as chemical, oil/gas, health care, automated manufacturing etc).

  • Fluent communicator (written and verbal) in English.

  • Strong influencing and stakeholder management skills

  • Mobility within EMEA region.

  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative but also able to be a strong team interaction skills.

  • Flexible and with the ability to work under pressure at times.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.​