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Lilly Plant Engineer-Civil in Branchburg, New Jersey

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

For 140 years, Lilly has manufactured medicines that improve people’s lives around the world. We produce our medicines using some of the most sophisticated manufacturing technologies and rigorous quality standards. Lilly Manufacturing strives for excellence in its process, standards, procedures and behaviors to develop medicines with safety first and quality always.

Lilly employees embrace Operational Excellence in everything we do, to achieve our mission of Making Medicine with Safety First & Quality Always; following our common purpose under TEAM Lilly and our Manufacturing Standards under the strict code of conduct guided by our Red Book assuring data integrity in all we do in order to deliver a reliable supply of medicine for people around the world.


This position is responsible for the design and management of engineering projects for the Lilly NJ Facilities or support of senior engineers involved in project management.

The duties include overseeing engineering projects and upgrades to the existing facilities. Responsibilities include preparing equipment and/or construction specifications, drawings, scopes of work and estimates in order to submit bid packages to qualified contractors and monitoring the construction.

This position will manage project activities to ensure that project scope, budget and schedules are maintained.

Projects will involve facility renovations and construction, site work, structural modifications and fire protection systems. Responsibilities also include preparing the appropriate change control documentation prior to making changes on validated systems. The Plant Engineer will also act as the site SME for building code reviews and analyses. This position will also be the site liaison with local Township officials

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

Manage for Results /Strategic Planning:

  • Oversight of engineering projects and upgrades to the existing facilities. Manage engineering projects with respect to facilities, equipment and systems for existing buildings. Preparation of capital project approval documentation. Coordination of capital project tracking with Finance Department. Preparation of construction, equipment and service bid packages.

  • Perform construction management to ensure that projects are completed safely, on schedule and within established budgetary goals. Prepare appropriate change control documentation as required for modifications to qualified systems. Provide technical and troubleshooting support to the Facilities, Manufacturing and Laboratory Departments as required.

  • Prepare and review preventative maintenance procedures on equipment and systems. Schedule and coordinate shutdowns, as necessary for project work. Prepare and review operational SOP’s. Support building codes reviews and analyses.

  • Act as the liaison between local officials, insurance carrier

Basic Requirements:

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, preferred.

  • 2-5 years’ experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology engineering functions.

  • Technical knowledge of building envelope design and construction, site work and other features present in an industrial campus setting.

  • Knowledge of building codes.

Additional Preferences:

  • Working knowledge of SAP a plus.

  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Project or other project scheduling software.

  • Ability to work as a team leader to execute multi-disciplined projects.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Other Information:

  • Minimal travel required.

  • Lifting not required.


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At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people.​ We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!