Technical Engineer (Permit to Work), Open to flexibility

Ware, Hertfordshire
30 Sep 2018
15 Oct 2018
Contract Type

Technical Engineer (Permit to Work), Open to flexibility

GSK's Worldwide Real Estate and Facilities (WREF) deliver the right space in the right location, and at the right cost, with industry competitive and customer focused services. The organisation oversees and operates circa 16 million square feet of space with a population of over 28,000 GSK and other staff, including all pharmaceutical and consumer health R&D laboratories and pilot plants, as well as commercial office accommodation for all GSK business units. This portfolio of property currently requires an annual spend of more than £450m in operating costs and £200m in capital investment.

Due to sustained long-term investment at many of GSK's sites we are looking for a dynamic and driven Technical Engineer to maintain and enhance site infrastructure and pilot plant operations through provision of engineering skills, and the effective delivery of maintenance programs and support of project management. This position reports directly to the Ware R&D site's WREF Site Operations Director. You will effectively provide oversight and support to engineering service partners to enable effective delivery of services to WREF, whilst ensuring the safety and compliance (GMP, Environmental, Process Safety) of the site utilities and/or pilot plant facilities are maintained at all times. In day to day delivery of your role you will support engineering related capital projects on site to ensure compliance with engineering procedures and site infrastructure strategy. You will also monitor and investigate service partner contract service levels and escalate remediation activities (as required).

Permit to Work: A key element of this role is training, embedding and monitoring the Permit to Work process to ensure safe systems of work for construction and demolition projects (and any other non-routine high-risk activities). You will ensure Service Providers manage their third parties to adhere to the Permit to Work process.

Your responsibilities will also extend performing trend analysis of quality and safety critical systems (as necessary) and drive implementation of any corrective actions. You will also drive continuous improvement by identifying cost, energy, and efficiency opportunities.

About You:

This role would suit a driven and motivated individual who has strong experience of working in a complex GMP environment. You will be a qualified engineer, with a strong track-record of delivering operational management. Strong people- management skills and experience, as well as a proven ability to drive performance, are considered essential. It is imperative in this role that you demonstrate an ability to drive common-objective thinking, with a complete focus on providing solutions. You will need to be persuasive, have a strong continuous improvement mindset, and have proven experience of dealing with diverse internal and external stakeholder groups. Ideally you will have worked in a highly regulated-industry (experience of the provision of complex facilities support services to a large office or pharmaceutical facility would be highly advantageous).

CLOSING DATE for applications: Monday 15th October (COB) 2018.

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Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • Relevant operational engineering experience
  • Engineering degree
  • Required to demonstrate competence in current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), understands its impact on their own role and the implications of not following cGMP.

Preferred qualifications:

  • As per Basic Qualifications

Why GSK?:

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world, helping them to do more, feel better and live longer. Employing over 100,000 people globally, we have 71 manufacturing sites around the world. For more information on GSK please refer to our website:

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