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Facility and Utility Engineer

date posted 10/17/2020
contract type Full time
job id R2569706
location Toronto, Canada

Facility and Utility Engineer

Reference Number:R2569706

Department: B100 Process Engineering

Location: Toronto, Ontario


The Facility and Utility Engineer will support strategic capital and operational improvement projects in the Toronto Industrial Affairs Organization.  Specifically, this role will support the new manufacturing facility project and support for other site projects as an SME. The individual will be required to design and execute the engineering scope of major capital projects and / or exhibit demonstrated expertise in these activities.  In the lead role, the individual will support the engineering lead and should be considered as an expert in the design and fabrication, commissioning and qualification of facilities, utilities, and process equipment in a GMP environment, and will be accountable for producing and implementing designs according to industry standards, and Sanofi best practices.

Key Accountabilities:

  • The individual is considered an expert in the design and fabrication, commissioning and qualification of the facilities, utilities & process equipment in a cGMP environment.

  • Design Development and specifications: Responsible for developing the basic engineering deliverables that meet URS and compliance requirements including best practices guidelines.

  • Accountable for technical quality of design. Perform appropriate reviews with stakeholders. Make sure engineering contractor calculations are correct and review vendor designs for adherence to specification. Participate in PTI reviews. Responsible for design that meets project budget and schedule.

  • Commissioning and qualification: Support C&Q technical execution as an SME.  Review C&Q test plans for technical content. Support mechanical completion and start-up. Lead or participate in FAT SAT, and, Commissioning test plan execution.

  • Technical engineering support to manufacturing: Provide technical guidance to site engineering teams upon request. Apply lessons learned from other sites to help with trouble shooting, design issues and testing specifics. Responsible to understand site specific standards and procedures.

  • Participate in global networks: Contribute lessons learned to the network. Participate in global initiatives when requested. Responsible to understand current global design guidelines and application.

Education and Experience:

  • BS or MS degree in an Engineering facilities or process disciplines.

  • 5-10 years with a strong experience in design engineering in Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical or Pharmaceutical industries.

  • Organizational planning and project management skills.

  • Experience in design and execution in process equipment will be appreciated.

  • Experience in design and execution of the HVAC systems.

  • Experience with Clean Utilities.

  • Experience in cGMP manufacturing environments related to the design of facilities.

  • Additional experience in building start-up and qualification is preferred.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external team members is essential. 

  • This position requires strong analytical skills (engineering analysis), hands-on troubleshooting skills and the capability to utilize AutoCAD, analysis software and company quality system software.

Sanofi Pasteur: The world’s leading vaccine company

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. Our driving goal is to protect people from infectious diseases by creating safe and effective vaccines.  Our company distributes more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to vaccinate more than 500 million people across the globe.  Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines in the world, providing protection against 20 bacterial and viral diseases.

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.  With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants.  Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Sanofi, Empowering Life


At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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