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Electrical Design and Engineering SME



17d ago

  • Job
    Senior & Expert Level
  • Engineering
  • $100.5K - $186.6K
  • San Francisco, +1

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  • You must have a Bachelor's Degree and 8-11 years of experience in pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical, international project management, MEP consulting, and strong leadership skills. Proficient in English, able to travel extensively, and demonstrate Roche Values.
  • You will define roles and priorities, manage budgets and schedules, provide status updates, lead proactive measures, liaise with stakeholders, and ensure compliance with global standards in electrical design and engineering at Genentech.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Finance or related discipline with 8 to 11 years of experience preferable in pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical , 6 to 9 years of experience with Masters Degree, 3 to 6 years of experience with PhD
  • Preferred Requirements: MS in Engineering/Finance and/or an MBA
  • 6 years of experience in international management of capital projects
  • Able to execute scope that is complex on projects that are small to mid-sized
  • MEP consulting firm experience is a must
  • Knowledge/Skills/Competencies:
  • Good collaboration, teambuilding and communication skills
  • Strong business and technical acumen, strategic agility and global perspective necessary to lead and influence groups to world-class performance
  • Global experience and culturally savvy, can adapt to and effectively manage in various cultural environments and organizational levels including executive management
  • Shows Roche Values and Leadership Commitments
  • Proficient knowledge of English
  • Significant travel such as assignment requiring weekly commuting as required to meet the business need
  • Support international project assignment as required to meet the business needs
  • Certified reviewer for discipline reviews for CAPEX Projects


  • The Electrical Engineer has basic skills in the following focus areas.
  • Defining Electrical Engineering roles and responsibilities
  • Gaining alignment with key stakeholders, customers and project management team
  • Defining priorities
  • Applying decision making processes
  • Providing regular status updates including progress vs plan, risks, mitigations
  • Managing approved electrical budgets, schedules and costs. Substantial contributions to overall electrical scope including:
  • Options Analysis & Project Planning
  • Execution strategies and development of detailed Schedule applying Lean Principles when appropriate
  • Resourcing and estimating
  • Executing deliverables in compliance with EM, Global Standards and Processes and all other Roche Guidelines and Directives
  • Expressing relevant information timely, clearly and concisely to relevant stakeholders including adjusting communication style to the audience being addressed
  • Partnering proactively with key customers, team members and stakeholders, while being open and approachable with a friendly, positive and professional attitude
  • Challenging the status-quo and developing creative solutions within the framework of Global Standards and Processes
  • Leading proactive measures to achieve the specified goals in the event of deviations from the project plan
  • Managing external contractors and giving clear guidance to the team in terms of technical solutions and/or business processes
  • Maintaining ownership of assigned work-package within electrical discipline through all project phases so that target functionality, quality and reliability are achieved
  • Supporting review of project documentation submitted by engineering firms, verifying completeness of documentation, conformance to Roche standards, and adherence to the project’s original scope request.
  • Assisting in the development and revision of tools used by the Project Team to provide guidance to external Engineering teams.
  • Developing of standard system P&ID’s (Process and Instrumentation Diagrams), standard details, and standard schedules
  • Updating and revising Roche master specifications
  • Providing revision to Roche design guidelines and standards
  • Assisting in the creation of presentations and reports to upper management as needed
  • Interacting with Design Manger, PM and construction project teams: Attend design review meetings with MEP engineering firms supporting projects
  • Attend Owner/Architect/Contractor (OAC) meetings for projects during the life of the project through ISD, C&Q and turnover.
  • Discipline Specifics
  • Experience include systems and equipment within one or more of the following areas: biologics drug substance, biologics drug product, small molecules drug substance, small molecules drug product, packaging/warehousing and GMP utilities
  • Technical Analysis: including process and technology plant fits, capacity and equipment utilization, and assessment of applicable new technologies
  • Participate with one or more of the Electrical Engineering and Sustainability Community of Practices
  • Work is performed under limited direction.


What are the key responsibilities of an Electrical Design and Engineering SME?

The key responsibilities include defining roles and responsibilities, gaining alignment with stakeholders, defining priorities, applying decision making processes, managing budgets and schedules, executing deliverables in compliance with standards, providing regular updates, partnering with customers and team members, leading proactive measures in case of deviations, managing external contractors, and maintaining ownership of assigned work packages.

What qualifications are required for this position?

A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Finance or related discipline with 8 to 11 years of experience in pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industry is preferable. A Master's Degree with 6 to 9 years of experience, or a PhD with 3 to 6 years of experience is also acceptable. Preferred requirements include an MS in Engineering/Finance and/or an MBA, 6 years of experience in international management of capital projects, and MEP consulting firm experience.

What knowledge, skills, and competencies are needed for this role?

Good collaboration, teambuilding, and communication skills, strong business and technical acumen, strategic agility, global perspective, adherence to Roche Values and Leadership Commitments, proficient knowledge of English, ability to travel as required, and certification for discipline reviews for CAPEX Projects are some of the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for this role.

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