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Lilly Project Engineer - Global Facilities Delivery in Indianapolis, Indiana

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 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.

Organization 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.

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 contract partners. 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.


  • Project Management: Lead and manage manufacturing capital projects consisting of both Lilly and Non-Lilly professionals to safely achieve project objectives from conceptual design through operational verification (cradle to grave cycle). Project objectives are defined as: safety, asset capability or capacity, budget, schedule, and quality and risk management.

  • Compliance: Lead with a disciplined, structured approach to project management based on compliance with Company Policies and Procedures.

  • Safety/Environment: Develop and maintain safety and environmental execution plans for projects. Ensure compliance to safety and environmental policies, procedures, and work rules for project personnel, contractors, and subcontractors from conceptual design through operational verification.

  • Interface/Communication: Develop and maintain effective communication with project team, governance teams, business partners and other stakeholders as the size of the project may dictate. Facilitate issue resolution, anticipate scope changes, and implement safely with quality, speed, and value.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science – Engineering or field related to project management, or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum 5+ Years previous experience in capital project delivery in industrial or manufacturing facilities

Additional Preferences:

  • Project Size: Previous experience on projects or multiple projects > $5MM

  • Pharma manufacturing experience

  • Capital Project Management Experience in Pharma manufacturing facilities, such as: Bulk API, sterile products, secondary packaging, Devices and to a lesser extent lab projects

  • Experience in the following areas: GMP manufacturing, LEAN, Automation, construction, construction quality, project controls, the engineering disciplines, safety, scheduling

  • The capacity to achieve results and influence through people is critical

  • 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

  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal

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

  • Competency in a foreign language(s)

  • Professional Engineer (PE) or equivalent technical certification

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • Experience in working and/or living outside the U.S

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

Additional Information:

  • Travel - minimum 25% or full relocation to job site

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