Electrical Engineering Lead

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Electrical Engineering Lead

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Electrical Engineering? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the Global Engineering function in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

Business Area

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 growing 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.

What you’ll do

  • Lead a team of Control & Electrical Engineers providing resource to support the three pillars of Global Engineering and Real Estate's (GERE) value proposition of Strategic Advice, Project Execution and Enhancing Business Operations.

  • Provide technical leadership of the SMART Buildings & Infrastructure Team including resource allocation and provision, development of the team and all the associated line management accountabilities including the rewarding performance development process.

  • You'll be an expert in the area of SMART Buildings & Infrastructure and the application to manufacturing of medicines and able to provide feedback across the 3 value propositions of GERE including acting as the Technology Area Integrator for SMART Buildings & Infrastructure.

  • Using this expertise, you'll be part of wider networks providing technical input to relevant areas ensuring Control & Electrical resources are assigned to support these activities. This role, using your experience, may lead communities of practice ensuring appropriate dissemination and sharing of best practice across the manufacturing network.

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant technical/engineering degree

  • A consistent track record of working in pharmaceutical related engineering technologies with the technical expertise and ability to make connections between technology and delivering business value

  • Ability to prioritise and understand the impact of decisions made

  • Strong communication, influencing and relationship building skills with senior AZ customers, peers and third party suppliers

  • Ability to develop and foster innovation opportunities and lead any changes

  • Experience of managing/delivering the engineering technology aspects of projects / technology developments

Desirable Requirements

  • Post-graduate technical/engineering qualification

  • Ability to work in diverse multinational teams and confirmed ability to influence others to achieve positive outcomes

  • Good commercial awareness and understanding of global engineering technology innovations in the external market (political/economic and new trends)

  • Knowledge of industries outside pharmaceuticals

  • Knowledge of Lean design processes and their application

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential.

Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey!

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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