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Millipore Head of Regional Engineering US/EU in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Location:Location for the Head of Regional Engineering United State and Europe is in Allentown, PA with domestic and international travel required to meet project needs. As the Head of Regional Engineering US/EU Electronics Engineering group, you will provide leadership and direction to teams of highly qualified technical Engineers, Project Managers, Construction Managers, and Project Controllers responsible for the execution of a variety of Capital investment projects based in the US or EU. Projects in the Capital portfolio range from production expansion, equipment installation, and brownfield plant construction. Each project requires careful and attentive consideration for execution strategy, process scope development, cost and schedule estimating, project planning, hazard review, engineering, detailed design, contractor selection, construction management, safety management, commissioning, startup, and handover to operations. To succeed in this role, you will need to demonstrate your leadership and communication skills to collaborate with global and cross-functional teams internally and with external contractors and engineering partners. You will need to translate complex issues into actionable concepts and will be counted upon to solve unique or complex engineering management and project management issues. Since a major determinant of project success is optimally leveraging internal and external resources, you will also need to continuously support assessment of technical capabilities of project managers, suppliers, and contractors. You will keep abreast of market developments, tools, in key engineering and project management and execution skill areas and seeks to introduce improvements into EMD Electronics. Key


Oversee and monitor capital investment projects, ensuring safety, schedule, and cost goals are achieved throughout project execution and through hand over to operations while meeting the company's project management standards. Provide leadership to strategically manage risk, monitor finances and ensure each phase of work is completed on time and on budget.Plan, organize, and direct the work of executing large and complex capital investment projects, including the development, planning, engineering, design, implementation, and quality control of each project.Implement appropriate governance and risk frameworks, performance measures, reporting, and assessment tools and systems to monitor and report on identified project milestones and ensure that time and cost targets are achieved. Facilitate communication and coordination within global engineering group to ensure resource availability of project management and other engineering disciplines needed for executing capital investment projects.Support the preparation, development and management of the comprehensive capital project portfolio budget and schedule and handle the monthly portfolio updates and communications.Facilitate status meetings with senior engineering, business, and operations leadership, advisory and/or steering committee members for escalation and resolution of risks and issues.Contribute to project life-cycle improvement through project post-implementation assessment (closeout), lessons learned, best practice sharing, training, and technical transfer as needed.Reinforce and verify correct usage of all engineering and project management standards, templates, and processes.

Who you are:

Minimum qualificationsBS degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related engineering/science field8+ years' experience in Semiconductor or Chemical manufacturing production, process, or project engineering related positions, with at least 5+ years related to Capital project management and/or engineering management.Experience as lead Project Manager on small to large capital projects (greater than $50MM) using various execution strategies such as use of engineering design, construction, and procurement (EPC) and/or design-bui d (DB) contracts.Experience managing external contractors and change order negotiation.Demonstrated skills and knowledge in areas such as chemical process technology and innovation, sustainability, construction, and/or capital project delivery.Supervisory or Line Management experience in Engineering.Experience in leading multi-discipline project groups on large complex projects and programs Preferred qualificationsPMP or Professional Engineer certification or Advanced Degree in EngineeringExperience as a senior member of an engineering leadership teamAdvanced knowledge of building and construction, engineering design, construction contract administration, including advanced understanding of industry practices.Experience implementing projects in a chemical process plant environment.Experience in industrial process plant engineering, construction and construction safety practices, chemical piping, and equipment installation practicesKnowledge of OSHA PSM (Process Safety Management) requirements and direct experience in chemical plant safety programsKnowledge of robust project engineering systems as well as strong awareness and sensitivity to the complexities and safety challenges of implementing specialty materials manufacturing processes