1+ months

Project Engineer

Rockville, MD 20850

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.


The Project Engineer will support both new capital projects and process improvement projects
related to current processes.

This includes:

  • Technical writing of specifications such as User Requirement Specifications (URS), change controls, risk assessments, procurement related documentation, and technical reports
  • This role will also be directly involved in project execution from a hands-on perspective. For example, executing engineering runs andfeasibility studies
  • The Project Engineer will support multiple projects concurrently and requires strong organizational and communication skills.


  • Design experiments/studies for engineering runs, feasibility studies, process
  • Development, process optimization, and batch scale-up.
  • Develop cost estimates, schedules, and project plans for capital projects.
  • Act as technical point of contact for related projects.
  • Independently evaluate proposals and quotes for process equipment, construction services, and engineering services.
  • Exercise judgement when recommending theselection of these goods and services.
  • Work with contractors, client representatives, and senior management to evaluate technical details and logistics of projects to define the scope and schedule for the
  • project.
  • Develop and maintain a site schedule of routine activities as well as special projects so that projects can be completed timely and at appropriate times when production activities permit.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal departments both locally and across the Emergent network.
  • Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit bids for equipment, engineering services and validation services.
  • Develop Statements of Work (SOW) that can be used to solicit bids from trades for facility related projects. This includes technical descriptions as well as schematics drawings to depict the plans.
  • Independently manage multiple projects.
  • Effectively present complex technical information to guide decision making.
  • Independently author technical documents that support quality assessments to include gap analyses, and risk assessments.
  • Perform investigations that support root cause identification of non-conformances and deviations and develop and implement corrective/preventive (CAPA) actions.
  • Provide technical support for fill finish manufacturing operations.
  • Write and revise SOPs and Master Plans.
  • Apply CGMP and CGDP to all areas of work.
  • Requires vaccination against different viruses including Vaccinia virus.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects managements assignment of essential functions.


  • B.S. in an Engineering discipline with a minimum of 5 years of equivalent job experience.
  • Previous experience with fill/finish operations, capital projects, validation, and technical writing are critical to this role.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong leadership skills; high level of personal/departmental accountability and responsibility.
  • Experience with drug product manufacturing processes, process scale-up and optimization.
  • Experience with SCADA, DCC, and other automation system is very desirable.
  • Ability to perform well under tight timelines and excellent decision-making quality under pressure is desired.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience and knowledge of sterile processing preferred.
  • Ability to exercise judgment to determine appropriate corrective actions.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Proficient knowledge of CGMP.

Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy<> .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actionswhether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the communitywe strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Lead with Integrity
    • We gain trust and confidence through ethics, quality, and compliance excellence
  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.



  • Biotechnology
Posted: 2022-07-08 Expires: 2023-02-24

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