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Sr. Project Manager (GMP Construction) / Sr. Project Engineer

Irvine, California Req ID 2118453 Category Engineering Division AbbVie

We are open to candidates in all of Southern California as long as you are able to commute into Irvine a few days a week. 

Job Summary

Under General Direction from the Associate Director of Engineering this position has responsibility to provide Supervision of the Engineering staff and Project Management for Engineering projects, facility related projects, and facility equipment projects.

Provide day to day engineering support for other groups at the Irvine Campus.


Job Details

This position is responsible for one or more of the following duties or activities:

  • Plans and Directly manages complex cross functional projects that may include external resources and contracted companies.

  • Works closely with other non-engineering functions to gain resource commitments and resolve issues.

  • Formulates and gains approval for overall project plan in consultation with senior management and stakeholders.

  • Monitors progress to plan and implements corrective actions or contingencies as needed to maintain commitments.

  • Provides management with regular project status, variances to plan, and identification of corrective actions.

  • Participate in the design, fabrication factory acceptance testing, and installation of all site utilities systems such as Plant Steam, RODI, Clean Steam, Clean Dry Air, WFI, HVAC, Liquid Waste neutralization, etc.

  • Provide day to day engineering support to Irvine Campus.

  • Manage engineering contractors.

  • Revise and maintain engineered as-built drawings for engineered systems.

  • Support system owners in the assessment and planned replacement of aging equipment and instruments.

  • Ensure compliance with Global Engineering Standards and Procedures

  • Generating appropriate purchasing (CE’s) and documentation for Engineering

  • Provide input to the senior management on the Annual Capital Strat Plan, and Capital Budget.

  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.

  • Assist AbbVie in achieving environmental, health, and safety goals by working safely and observing all general plant and department safety policies.

  • Perform all assigned duties according to departmental SOP’s.

  • Remain current on proper procedures by reviewing current, revised, and new SOP’s relating to the job and to the department.

  • Complete and remain current with all required cGMP and safety training.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


Incumbent has full authority to make decisions and/or take actions required to carry out job duties.  Allergan internal requirements include compliance with ethics, environmental health and safety, financial, human resources, cGMP procedures, general business policies, requirements, and objectives. The incumbent must be willing to take temporary assignments as required.

Regulated Responsibilities (including cGMP and EHS)


AbbVie is a regulated company and the incumbent is expected to be fully compliant with all criteria established by governmental agencies, Ministry of Health, and legislative requirements including, but not limited to: the FDA, European Community (EC), ISO 13485 - Medical Devices, European Economic Community Medical Device Directive (MDD), Canadian Medical Device Regulations (CMDR), OSHA, Sarbanes-Oxley, EPA, DOT, EEOC, and ADA.


Incumbent will work to ensure that the company is in compliance with all environmental, health and safety requirements and assure our business practices enhance the welfare of our customers, employees and the community in which we operate.


Education and Experience:

Minimum requirements for this position are:


Minimum B.S. Engineering,  Graduate degree is preferred.


PMP or CAPM is desired

Experience: Technical

A minimum of five (5) years in a project management role and five (5) years prior technical experience in an engineering position.

Experience: IT Systems

Strong user of Excel and Microsoft Projects

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of cGMP’s

  • General understanding of Quality Engineering activities

  • Ability to multitask and complete multiple projects on time.

  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated

  • Ability to read, comprehend, write, and communicate effectively in English.

  • Ability to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.

  • Ability to work and communicate with others in a professional and effective manner, within a team-oriented environment.

  • Basic user knowledge and understanding of Windows based computer systems such as Microsoft Office, with an ability to learn other computer based systems.

  • Physically able to lift up to 40 lbs. for men and 35 lbs. for women.

Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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