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Principal HVAC and Utilities Design Engineer

Req ID 2120162 Category Engineering Division AbbVie

Key Responsibilities

  • Reviewing the design of Mechanical systems and providing expert guidance to comply with the AbbVie Standards and Specifications.
  • Generate and/or update standards in the area of Mechanical Systems for AbbVie Systems and Standards group.
  • Stay current with the latest regulatory guidance and industry best practice in the area of practice such as but not limited to HVAC/Refrigeration/Containment/Chillers/Compressed Gasses/Steam.
  • Able to support projects through all phases of execution including front end planning efforts and direct the development of detailed process description narratives, process flow diagrams, and P&IDs in these mechanical systems.
  • Ability to direct and advise on the lay-out of these mechanical systems in manufacturing sites.
  • Ability to review equipment providers and making recommendations and selections based on project requirements.
  • Attending and/or coordinating factory acceptance tests and/or site acceptance tests for equipment.
  • Ability to develop and present continuing education topics internally.


Key Leadership Competencies

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.
  • Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change course quickly where indicated.
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.
  • Can develop and implement a vision of how these systems should be designed and standardized across the company to best meet the needs of the project engineers and manufacturing sites.


  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering Discipline 
  • 10 plus years of relevant experience required.
  • Expert in developing process strategies/philosophies for Mechanical engineering projects such as but not limited to HVAC/Refrigeration/Containment/Chillers/Compressed Gasses/Steam.
  • Experienced in FDA, EMA, cGMPs and other regulatory standards and requirements for mechanical processes.
  • Advanced knowledge and application of cGMP as ISPE guidelines in mechanical applications.
  • A basic understanding of government regulations such as EPA, hazardous waste regulations, local and federal environmental regulations, and OSHA chemical hygiene plans.
  • Ability to present process designs to project and site clients
  • Ability to author standards
  • Ability to direct mechanical system design activities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to work within a team environment.
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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