Director Engineering (m/f) Job

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Vienna, 9, AT

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Requisition ID: CHE006354

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare. Based in our office in Vienna  but covering  projects in different locations we are currently seeking for the position of:

Director Engineering (m/f)


  • Provide direction and oversight management for a portfolio of projects across a number of sites, from business case development through completion of OQ involving the detailed design and construction of facilities, as well as project management services. Each project will have its own project manager and this role
  • Represent the GES delivery group as prime internal and external contact within EMEA and AP
  • Develop, coach and retain a High Performance Organization that promotes employee development, deliver customer value, and demonstrate leadership capabilities
  • Develop a learning and continuous improvement culture within the region as one of the key aspects of lean philosophy and safety culture
  • Understand MSD's vision, business needs, initiatives, and strategy and be able to transform it into a mission/work plan for the people in the organization bringing a competitive advantage to the Company
  • Collaborate with Area Directors, Technology Centre Leads and Executive
  • Provide inward and outward looking focus to the organization
  • Work with MSD stakeholder groups including operations, quality, safety to ensure strong project sponsorship and governance and develop and maintain working relationships with plant managers within the assigned geographic area
  • Interface with other Area Engineering Directors, project managers and Technology Centre to develop best execution methodologies
  • Communicate to the regions portfolio results and process improvement opportunities
  • Foster and mentor a World Class Safety Culture within the organization and with partner EPCM teams
  • Develop engineering and technical competency with the GES group
  • External technical benchmarking and keeping up on external technologies and capabilities, industry trends and issues
  • Interface and align with key Service Providers/partners within an established panel of companies for detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management capabilities
  • Travel within Europe based on location of projects as needed

  • BSc in Engineering or equivalent
  • Solid experience executing significant capital projects for healthcare manufacturing (vaccines/biologics) with different types of execution strategies
  • Demonstrated leadership as agent for change, able to create and drive a vision for the organization and sought by other leaders, internally and externally, for expertise and advice
  • Ability to manage a portfolio of projects and demonstrated ability to achieve results
  • International experience and working with other cultures is seen as an advantage
  • Must be proficient in English due to global nature of role. Other languages, in particular German, are considered a strong preference

MSD offers an attractive salary, outstanding social benefits and an exciting work environment with varied tasks in an international environment. The minimum annual salary for this position is EUR 96.400,-- and varies according to the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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