Electrical Engineer

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
09 Aug 2017
10 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. Our diverse workforce and unique culture inspire innovation and collaboration, and we work hard to harness and reward the ideas and creativity they produce.

Cambridge is a major focus for AstraZeneca.  We already have a number of sites within this area, and are investing in a new Global R&D Centre and Corporate Headquarters on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

You’ll play a key role in supporting our full range of science activities in the Cambridge/London/Luton area. With a background in asset lifecycle management and compliance, alongside experience of supporting change and developing partnerships, you’ll develop a strategy to ensure effective asset lifecycle management for buildings, facilities and equipment. This will involve ensuring statutory compliance, overseeing the processes and systems of our external partners, and managing teams to exceed customer expectations.

You’ll be dealing with a range of stakeholders locally, nationally and globally, both inside and outside our business, so you’ll need the ability to communicate with and influence people at all levels. If you’re highly organised and adaptable, with plenty of energy and enthusiasm, this is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience and develop your skills with a world-leading pharmaceutical company.

Core roles and responsibilities:

  • Accountable Engineer for all Engineering and SHE compliance
  • Appointment of Electrical Responsible Engineer for applicable AZ SHE procedures
  • Implementation of maintenance excellence processes
  • Establishment of Asset Management capital and revenue demand, using risk management, business continuity and Asset Life Cycle techniques
  • Responding to emergency calls as necessary
  • Assisting supplier and contract managers to drive supplier performance improvement
  • Accountable for the delivery of the governance framework with our supply partners through an audit programme, specifically ensuring:
  • The service level agreement (SLA) is being met
  • The technical standards for the service are being followed
  • The supplier is protecting the health and safety of all personnel in the workplace
  • That environment policy is being followed and targets are being met
  • That assets (and Duty Holders) comply with statutory requirements
  • That we manage risks impacting our supply base that could impact AZ business.

Essential Skills and Experience Required:

  • Higher level of education in Electrical Engineering
  • Ability to prioritise, manage and deliver high quality projects/tasks simultaneously and effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Strong electrical technical background, with knowledge of the engineering principles and practices used across the lifecycle of asset and facilities design and utility operations
  • Recognised expertise and competence in defined areas of functional engineering to fulfil the accountabilities as Electrical Responsible Engineer
  • A customer-focused leader, motivating and driving performance in teams to deliver high standards of service and cost-effectiveness
  • A well-developed knowledge of maintenance processes, and the application of best practices and the effective deployment of maintenance strategies in a technically complex customer environment
  • Experience of integrated risk management and the methods employed to manage engineering risks, hazards and controls
  • Ability to influence others, act proactively, think beyond the role and drive continuous improvement.

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Member of professional FM and/or engineering organisations e.g. BIFM or IET
  • Good working knowledge of the Biopharmaceutical industry
  • Operational use of SAP and BMS software
  • Knowledge of cost centre management skills to ensure effective delivery of the budget.

Opening date: August 9th

Closing date: September 10th

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

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