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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Utilities Project Engineer in Clayton, North Carolina

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.

Primary Responsibilities for Role:

  • Engineer specialized in utility systems for the pharmaceutical industry. These utility systems include HVAC, dirty utilities (chilled water, heating hot water, plant steam, etc), HVAC and/or clean utilities (WFI, purified water, clean steam, etc).

  • Independently manages assigned scope, cost, and schedule for responsible duties.

  • Experienced in all phases of capital projects: planning, design, procurement, construction and start-up:

  • Design experience to cover development of user requirements, P&IDs and equipment specifications.

  • Performs vendor & bid evaluations, progress monitoring and attendance of factory acceptance testing.

  • Responsible to field supervise contractors during construction to ensure safety, quality and schedule.

  • Responsible for providing contractors answers to questions that arise during construction.

  • Performs equipment start-up, develops and executes commissioning protocols and prepares turnover packages for the site.

  • Assists in IOQ execution of validation protocols for direct impact systems.

  • Makes independent decisions within defined areas of responsibility.

  • Serves as a consultant to management within a specified area/discipline.

  • Advances technical project proposals to senior management, following through to successful completion.

  • Communicate with internal customers (manufacturing, quality, validation, etc.)

  • Utility discipline lead on capital projects with ability to work on multiple small projects.

  • Develop P&IDs and distribution layout drawings for utility systems.

  • Modify existing or developing new specifications to meet requirements of project scopes.

  • Coordinate with other disciplines throughout design, construction and startup.

  • Provide the necessary calculations for all equipment sizing associated with the utility systems.

  • Create equipment arrangement drawings during design.


  • Team player with experience working on large capital projects

  • Well familiar with cGMP aspects and requirements throughout design, commissioning and qualification.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Biotech or similar industry.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.

  • Position posted at different levels, determined level will be commensurate with experience.

  • PE license in NC preferred.

Work is performed in an office and a laboratory/manufacturing environment. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposed to occasional extreme cold below 32° in production areas. Exposure to electrical office and laboratory equipment. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. Frequently sits for 4-6 hours per day. Stands for 2-4 hours per day. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Occasionally walks. Occasionally bends and twists neck and waist. Repetitive foot movements. Color perception/discrimination, depth perception and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye. Light to moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 50lbs.


Req ID: 254348