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Sustainability Engineer, Biopharma (JP8065)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Sustainability Engineer, Biopharma (JP8065)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. (onsite)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: Engineering Systems
Duration: 12 months  with likely extensions
Posting Date: 1/7/2021
3 Key Consulting is hiring a Sustainability Engineer for a consulting engagement with our client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.
Job Description:
The Sustainability Engineer is to support the Manufacturing and Clinical Supply (MCS) organization. This position will focus on driving a sustainability focused culture across the MCS organization where environmental impact becomes part of day-to-day decision making as well as providing technical support on developing, planning and executing initiatives that reduce carbon footprint, water consumption, and waste generation. 

Responsibilities include:
  • Support development of the Environmental Sustainability plan for MCS in alignment with corporate programs and goals.
  • Improvement Opportunity Identification
  • Identify potential opportunities to reduce water, reduce carbon footprint, reduce waste, and other sustainability opportunities
  • Perform assessment including cost effectiveness, technical feasibility and lifecycle impact of potential sustainability improvements. This would include generating HVAC, heat-load, energy related calculations
  • Work with system subject matter experts (SMEs) and clients to develop and specify opportunities for integration of energy, water, or waste efficient designs within capital projects and equipment life-cycle based replacement projects
  • Engage with corporate teams to coordinate efforts
  • Analyze energy, water utility consumption and costs, identify system energy and water audit needs and retro-commissioning opportunities to support the advancement of a monitoring-based commissioning process
  • Consult with industry experts to identify innovative technologies to advance sustainability goals
  • Partner with other teams to understand available incentives for implementing energy, water reduction projects or pilot project opportunities
  • Execute improvement opportunities
  • Support technical aspects associated with sustainability capital projects during design, build and installation phases
  • Manage execution of department and expense related sustainability projects.
  • Ensure commissioning and qualification standards are developed and used.  Provide support & lead aspects of C&Q
  • Develop and approve procedures for the safe, efficient, and effective operation of systems
  • Ensure the delivery of system maintenance plans including Computerized Maintenance
  • Management System database build-out, spare parts identification and stocking strategies, and maintenance plans
  • Communication:
    • Collaborate with Corporate Engineering and EHSS teams to develop annual MCS sustainability reports (which include reporting and verification of global energy, water projects)
    • Effectively communicate to stakeholders business proposals, progress updates, and results
    • Perform and support the measurement and verification (M&V) of sustainability projects to verify the actual energy, water reduction achieved compared to projected
    • Up to 10% domestic travel
Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree OR
  • Master’s degree and 3 years of Engineering experience OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Engineering experience OR
  • Associate’s degree and 10 years of Engineering experience OR
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering *
  • Engineer in Training (EIT)
  • Professional Certifications such as: Certified Energy Manager (CEM), LEED AP BD+C, Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), Certified Measurement and Verification (CMVP)
  • Passion and interest in environmental sustainability
  • Ability to lead and deliver results in an interactive cross functional environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, relationship building, and leadership skills
  • Experience and / or knowledge of industrial, laboratory and relevant manufacturing environments and systems including but not limited to boilers, chilled water plants, refrigeration, compressed air, process heating / cooling, motors, pumps, HVAC and lighting
  • Knowledge of engineering principles to determine attainable savings (energy and utility costs) for various energy- and water- conservation measures
  • Capable of developing and supporting detailed engineering analysis spreadsheets to support project design, development and capital planning
  • Experience or exposure to measurement and verification (M&V) and international measurement and verification protocol such as IPMVP is desirable
  • Experience working on LEED projects or LEED certification
  • Experience and exposure to buildings retro commissioning and planned operations, maintenance activities as it relates to equipment maintenance, troubleshooting
  • Experience in sustainability assessments (including carbon footprint elimination, water consumption reduction, and waste minimization)
  • Experience in executing engineering projects
  • Experience with general office software applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Top Must-Have Skill Sets: 
  • Experience in leading projects with the results of reduction of Carbon Use, Water Use, Waste Use
  • Experience in written and verbal communication skills (Identify/Execute Sustainability concepts to leadership)
  • Capable of developing and supporting detailed engineering analysis spreadsheets to support project design, development, and capital planning
Employee Value Proposition:
Help a great biotech/pharma company improve their sustainability within the industry, working to improve the lives of patients, grow their skill set in this role

Interview process:
Phone, Skype/Webex
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this particular position, please feel free to take a look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com/careers. You are also welcome to share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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