Plant Engineering Manager

South San Francisco - South San Francisco

10 Mar 2023

South San Francisco - South San Francisco


125000 - 135000 USD

The Separation Plant Engineering Manager works directly alongside the Engineering and Manufacturing team to provide input into project execution, including construction, commissioning, and procurement (as required) for the new manufacturing facility. The Separation Plant Engineering Manager will lead, manage and report on all aspects of the design capabilities, issues, and risks associated with the EPC firm’s design of the separation plant process as well as possible downstream impacts.

Provides direction, feedback and management for every phase of the project to ensure on-schedule completion within or below budget and in accordance with contractual obligations
Plans, directs, supervises, and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned program, project, or subtask
Establishes the separation plant design requirements, reviews and monitors the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria
Promotes technical excellence as well as improvements in Quality and productivity
Works closely with VP, Engineering, and Manufacturing to develop various elements of the project and to ensure alignment with the technical teams
Ensures that the project meets or exceeds goals established in these plans
Monitors and reports progress to management, including significant milestones and any conditions which would affect project cost or schedule
Works with the EPC Directors/Leads to devise and execute action plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work
May participate in negotiations with regulatory agencies and in public meetings in support of the project
Ability to visualize and oversee the design of new concepts and ideas related to the broader organization as well as a functional area of expertise
Broad knowledge of business operations and ability to implement and lead organizational change effectively
The ability to effectively communicate and present complex program proposals and reports to executive-level management is critical
Minimum Qualifications

Experience in Fermentation Separation Plant (e.g., centrifugation, concentration, evaporation, ultrafiltration, etc.) design and development is required
Strong technical food, beverage, or ingredient background
Large-scale manufacturing experience in foods/beverages/ingredients ideal
Must be able to manage a program, project, or subtask of up to $50 million in the total cost
Prior experience must include significant project experience and successful project management
Strong understanding of contracts & key requirements to deliver per contract
Strong understanding of Supply Chain needs and requirements
Well versed in Front End Constructability requirements, and strong knowledge of construction requirements
Understand & preferably have experience with global or distributed project delivery
BA/BS degree (or higher) in bioprocess engineering, chemical engineering, fermentation or applicable discipline
Proven leadership skills in multi-cultural and possibly multi-national environments
Commitment to customer service, diversity and ability to work in a team-oriented environment
Nice-to-have (but not required)

Construction Experience is a big plus
Experience with Technology Providers, Equipment Suppliers, Licensors, etc. is preferred
Understand principles of cash flow & cost management
Has managed multiple, complex projects or programs
Appreciate and can enable Margin Improvements, understands Lean Execution and Value Engineering
Participative management style with a cooperative team approach
Professional certification (PE or other) preferred
7+ Years of food, beverage or food ingredient manufacturing EPC project experience, preferably including fermentation, separation/concentration and spray drying