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Associate Director, Global Engineering Solutions (GES)

Company: Merck & Co., Inc.
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations remain operational, continuously improve and innovate. With our extensive range of facilities and environments, our Engineers have opportunities across many diverse areas including Biological, Chemical, Automation, Capital Projects, Maintenance, Safety, Process Development, Technical Services, Utilities and Validation.

Our Global Engineering Services (GES) executes a wide variety of capital and expense projects to ensure that our company has the capabilities and facilities to meet our goal to provide World Class Supply of Medicines and support our "Inventing for Life" Objective. The Global Engineering Services (GES) group is seeking an Associate Director of Engineering to manage large capital projects independently or a series of smaller projects within a portfolio in the manufacturing, laboratory and infrastructure lines of business.


  • Managing an integrated project team to deliver critical assets on time and within a prescribed budget

  • Leading the development of project execution plans

  • Verifying that project scopes provide an effective business solution

  • Managing projects process through effective design strategies

  • Developing and implementing suitable procurement strategies

  • Understanding and managing project cost budgeting and control

  • Managing schedule development and control

  • Providing construction management oversight

  • Implementing change management and control

  • Managing communications requirements with effective reporting and distribution of information

  • Risk management planning and mitigation

  • Managing/ implementing commissioning, qualification, contract administration and project close-out

The Associate Director, Global Engineering Services (GES) will strive to develop good relationships with cross-functional areas consisting of all aspects of the business including Operations, Quality, Technology, Maintenance, and Safety. This position is located in West Point, PA, but may require the candidate to be available to travel 50% of their time in order to support projects within the America's and internationally at the various plant sites

Education Requirement

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering

Experience and Skills


  • Minimum of ten (10) years of implementation and delivery on a variety of capital and/or expense projects

  • Managing an integrated project team to deliver critical assets on time and within a prescribed budget

  • Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to deliver project status and funding presentations in a concise, effective and organized manner

  • Outstanding decision-making skills and strengths in change management and team alignment

  • Collaborate in a team environment that is sensitive to the needs of the business


  • Lean Project Delivery Methodologies (i.e. target value design, off-site fabrication, pull planning scheduling tools) considered a plus


  • 50% Domestic and International

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that's devoted to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

Invent. Impact. Inspire.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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