Director - Facilities Engineering and Site Management
Solazyme - San Francisco, CA

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In this role the Director, Facilities Engineering & Site Management will be responsible for the Engineering, Maintenance, Site Services, Facility and Lab Operations for the corporate site in South SF and other US locations as required. This leadership position requires planning, development, implementation, administration, and budgeting of the facilities and property administration programs and processes, as well provides technical expertise and serves as a resource to assigned departments for building related engineering, security, safety and operational issues. The Director works closely with department leaders and is the primary liaison with consultants, architects and general contractors to oversee the generation of schematics, construction documents and cost estimates associated with building renovations, plant and lab expansion, as well as construction management to ensure timely completion of renovation projects on time and on budget. In addition, responsibilities also include the day-to-day management of security, preventative maintenance, calibration, painting/carpentry, power plant, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and Occupational Health and Safety.
Directs and instructs group on priorities concerning security issues, repair, maintenance, calibration and efficient lab operations.

Position Requirements:
An Advanced degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent

10+ years of industry experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership position

Or a combination of education and experience

Primary Responsibilities:
Develop, implement and maintain programs and processes to ensure efficient high quality of operations, office planning, equipment maintenance, facility, utility & security system’s infrastructure to ensure compliance with local building codes as well as, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs).

Responsible for the enforcement of safety and security regulations and compliance issues as they pertain to the buildings, staff and operations.

Perform feasibility and reliability studies to improve and optimize facility engineered systems

Develop short and long term planning as it relates to the Security, Maintenance, Engineering Department and EHS.

Participate in performance improvement initiatives and demonstrates the use of quality improvement in daily operations.

Define and implement ideas that contribute to sustainable growth of the company.

Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies such as EPA, DCA, FDA (CDRH/CBER), OSHA, etc. Develops and maintains procedures necessary to meet regulatory requirements.

Ensure that the assigned departments comply with established policies, procedures and programs for quality assurance, safety, human resources and contamination control.

Ensure adequate equipment and supplies for department.

Develop and maintain established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.

Project Based:
Prepares of plans specifications and budgets for renovations/repair projects and solicits/administers outside contracted services to supplement in-house staff for the implementation of major maintenance and renovation projects.

Provides construction management for various special projects.

Develops and recommends the budgets for the areas managed. Manages activities to assure financial goals are met.

Coordinates the assignment and metrics of tasks and helps resolve technical and operational problems. Evaluates the impact of solutions to ensure goals are achieved.

Provides effective direction, guidance, and leadership over the staff for effective teamwork and motivation, and fosters the effective integration of efforts with system-wide initiatives.

Knowledge & Expertise:
Expertise and experience with biotechnology utility and process systems, including electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and plumbing, and implementing solutions to ensure robust, uninterrupted operations of these systems.

The candidate must be able to interpret and improve concepts, techniques, and standards and new applications based on engineering principles, theories and practice.

Must have exceptional organization and communication skills to interact across the company to all levels of the organization, both issues and opportunities that affect functional and corporate growth, including the ability to effectively present information to various levels of an organization.

Experience with group management, capital management, client management, construction management, project management, long range strategic planning, procurement and management of design professionals and contractors, entitlement processing, cGMP manufacturing facilities and process design, validation master planning, commissioning and qualification of laboratories, process equipment and facilities.

Must have good instincts, sound judgment and ability to solve problems and handle emergency situations.

Must be computer proficient with working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office products.

Skills & Abilities:
Working hours are not confined to weekdays, may also include evenings and weekends as well as on-call for emergency situations.

Ability and willingness to be hands-on with assisting in physical construction, maintenance and other projects when necessary.

Ability to multi-task while setting appropriate priorities to achieve goals.

Ability to self-motivate and function independently.

Ability to recognize performance quality and motivate others towards improved performance.

Must interact effectively across functions within the company.

Actively build relationships within and across functions.

Professionalism and solutions oriented.

Driven towards superior effort and performance.

Lead by example and strong commitment to a team.

High level of energy and the desire to work in a fast-changing, intense, but fun, working environment.

Motivate and empower people to make decisions and meet their commitments.

Promote honesty and integrity within the company.

The method for applying for this vacancy is online via the Solazyme’s home page at ; No other forms of application will be accepted.

Solazyme is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace. All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.

Solazyme provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Solazyme Human Resources department. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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