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Lilly Associate Engineer-Design Lead in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Type of Employment:

Full-Time Employment - FTE


The Global Facilities Delivery (GFD) Organization, part of Corporate Engineering and Continuous Improvement, delivers new and renovated capital assets around the world. Our mission is accomplished through a highly leveraged organization of design, construction and qualification contractors. Many of the assets delivered focus on medical innovation and delivering innovative solutions to patients. Some of the assets delivered will support an expansion in supply of existing medicines or making the supply chain more robust.

Key Objectives/Deliverables

Design: Own the GFD Design Process and governing documents to ensure they reflect best practices in the industry. With the A/E firm and GFD Project Manager, direct and assist all aspects of the complete design process for each major capital project, from initiation and conceptual design, through detailed design and as-built as documented in the approved Design Brief. Continuously improve the design process via replication, efficiency initiatives, etc.

Verification: Own the GFD Verification Process and governing documents to ensure they reflect best practices in the industry and align with E2500 methodology, as well as all associated specifications and standards. Direct and assist all aspects of the verification process, from upfront requirements definition through TCCC as documented in the approved Verification Master Plan. Knowledgeable of current FDA requirements and industry directions as they pertain to verification strategies.

Compliance: Lead with a disciplined, structured approach to design and verification in compliance with GFD and Company Policies and Procedures.

Interface / Communication / Coordination:

Ensure design and verification strategies meet the approved intent, coordinating with design firm, design specialists, engineering tech center disciplines, and end user/customer. Expedite design / verification decisions and coordinate information flow between the design team and system owners.

Develop and communicate appropriate design and verification progress metrics to be included in the project monthly report.

Basic Qualificiations:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Chemical or Mechanical preferred)

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Strong manufacturing and engineering background

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong project management skills

  • Ability to effectively facilitate conflict to resolution

  • Effective meeting management

  • Ability to influence all levels of the project and site personnel

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • The capacity to achieve results through people is critical.

  • Facilitate issue resolution, anticipate scope changes, and implement safely with quality, speed and value.

  • Willingness to relocate and/or travel to locations outside of home state/country and have the demonstrated ability to work from long distances with little supervision.

  • Must exhibit a good sense of judgment in decision making, without the need for management approval while at the same time keeping management informed and engaged on critical issues.

  • In depth knowledge of, and experience in, the capital delivery process, Design and Verification process. Demonstrated value for a disciplined, structured approach to project delivery that is based on compliance with Policies and Procedures rather than an approach dependent on a personal style.

  • Ability to influence personnel and organizations without having direct administrative responsibility for them.

  • Working knowledge of automation testing and maintenance package development

  • Understanding of Financial Concepts and Estimating (e.g. NPV, COPs, Design and Verification Estimating Process, etc.).

  • Demonstrated willingness to embrace the concept of continuous improvement and be an agent for change

Additional Information:

  • Travel can be both domestic and international, on average about 25%, depending on the phase of the project.

  • The potential of co-location at the A/E firm for short periods of time could occur based on project needs.

  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Company Overview:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering; developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

We strive to make life better and to be leaders in diversity and inclusion, clinical research, corporate responsibility and employee benefits. For more than 140 years, we have received recognition from several distinguished organizations for our efforts. Here are some of our 2019 honors:

  • Catalyst Award, for our innovative Employee Journeys and People Strategy

  • Corporate Knights, Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

  • Ethisphere, World's Most Ethical Companies

  • Forbes, America's Best Employers for Diversity

  • Forbes, America's Best Large Employers

Posted Date:


Region: North America

City: Indianapolis

State: Indiana

Country: USA

Location Details:

Req Id: 50302BR