Technical Engineer

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
08 Nov 2017
24 Nov 2017
Specialist area
Building services (general)
Contract Type
Full Time

Basic qualifications: 
• BS degree in Electrical Engineering.
• Post graduate with experience in facility operations or technical support services
• Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
• Experience with campus scale facilities management
• Experience with management of service contracts would be an advantage

Preferred qualifications: 
• Familiar with electrical power distribution systems, chemical or biological pilot plant environments or commercial mechanical systems and controls.
• Understanding of high purity water systems
• Expertise in risk assessment methodology, incident investigation, and root cause analysis
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
• Familiarity with continuous improvement methodologies
• Must be able to work in a complex environment taking a balanced view across all interested parties and across business lines.

At GSK we are a science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.  Our mission is inspiring and challenging – to help people do more, feel better and live longer.

We have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 countries, a network of 86 manufacturing sites in 36 countries and large R&D centres in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China.


• To maintain and enhance site infrastructure and pilot plant operations through provision of engineering skills, and the effective delivery of maintenance programs and project management.
• To ensure the safety and compliance (GMP, Environmental, Process Safety) of the site utilities and/or pilot plant facilities.
• To provide oversight and support to our contract engineering partners to enable their effective delivery


• Support engineering related capital projects on site ensuring compliance with site infrastructure strategy.
• Monitor and investigate service partner contract service levels and escalate remediation activities as required.
• Integrate facilities engineering support into site operations and/or pilot plant production schedules, maximizing facility ‘up-time’ and minimizing disruptions to customer groups
• Maintain up to date knowledge of facility and engineering safety legislation. 
• Support root cause analysis of engineering related issues or instruments. 
• Work with plant operations, plant technical teams, and external stakeholders (i.e. EHS)  to ensure completion of instrumentation OOS/OOT investigations
• Perform trend analysis of quality and safety critical systems as necessary and drive implementation of any corrective actions.
• Oversee gap reviews of global engineering standards, hazardous area requirements etc. to ensure continued compliance with all engineering codes and requirements. 
• Drive continuous improvement by identifying cost, energy, and efficiency opportunities.  Facilitate frequent walkthroughs (i.e. GEMBA) within the facilities and/or pilot plants involving business and service partners.
• To monitor and contribute to site infrastructure life cycle asset management and capital plan development.
• To improve the sustainability and efficiency of the facilities and/or pilot plants including the identification of waste, driving implementation of energy savings projects and contributing to engineering aspects of sustainability and energy reduction programs.
• Ensure maintenance delivery promotes the best interests and longevity of the site infrastructure and/or pilot plants
• Ensure regulatory compliance of the facility infrastructure and maintenance – this is mainly delivered through third party service partners
• Integrate facilities engineering support into site operations and/or pilot plant production schedules, maximizing facility ‘up-time’ and minimizing disruptions to customer groups
• Maintain oversight of EHS and Quality documentation to ensure WREF compliance 
• Ensure facility compliance with all statuatory requirements (Process Safety Management, Environmental, GMP) and internal requirements (Global Engineering Standards, Global Quality Policies, TP13)
• Deliver and maintain a comprehensive business continuity plan aligned with global and local key stakeholders

At GSK we are all inspired by the difference we make and challenge ourselves every day to improve the lives of patients and consumers. That’s why we have created an environment where everyone feels valued, able to develop, contribute to our mission and be proud of what we achieve.

To support you in achieving your role and career ambitions you’ll be given the opportunity to:

• Play an important role in delivering our mission
• Be an essential part of diverse, global team
• Develop others as part of your own professional growth

You’ll also receive a competitive salary package including on target bonus, shares, private medical insurance, Company Pension Plan, 26 days annual holiday, private healthcare option, bonus scheme and a share purchase scheme plus a personalized career development pathway.

Interested in Joining the Team?

Closing date for applications: 24th November 2017

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.
If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above.
The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.


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