Utilities & Facilities Engineering - HVAC

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmic.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.


Engineer is responsible for oversight of operational and troubleshooting support for the HVAC system distribution with strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and cGMP's in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing facility. The Engineer will serve as a lead for utilities engineering between manufacturing, automation, quality assurance, validation and operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Utilities Engineer will also be on-call at all times to respond to plant-wide emergencies and manufacturing needs.

Responsible for cGMP facility design and improvement projects (Cleanrooms, Labs, ISO classes, HVAC, Refrigeration, Environmental rooms, etc). Participate in the development and implementation of procedural Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), technical specifications (Design/Functional/System) and updating P&IDs. Periodically review and assist with Building Air BalanceTesting. Daily assess HVAC system operations and prepare required reports. Manage small-scale capital projects, creating scope of work, risk assessments, justification, cost estimates, implementing purchase order requisitions and funding requests. Support the planning and execution of activities by working in cross-functional teams. Assist in driving projects to completion and meet timeline and budget objectives. Must be familiar with plant and divisional SOPs as related to positional and department responsibilities. Must follow safety rules and ensure compliance with GA state and federal EPA regulation and laws. Continuously stay current with assigned SOPs and keep an up to date training file ensuring compliance with all applicable Standard Operating Procedures. Demonstrate continuous improvement with respect to increasing job knowledge and proficiency related to engineering in the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as technical understanding/problem solving capability. Stay current with biopharmaceutical industry best practices and technologies. May perform other duties as assigned.


Excellent technical problem solving skills are a must. Be knowledgeable with respect to HVAC systems (air handling units, return fans, exhaust fans, air terminal devices, diffusers, grilles, refrigeration cycles and other air moving processes). Be knowledgeable with respect to hydronic systems and air balancing methods. Possess very strong verbal and written communication skills. Have a basic knowledge of HVAC system requirements. Must possess basic knowledge of core principles in various engineering disciplines (fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics etc.) Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team-based environment. Has the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work on multiple projects simultaneously. Must be a self-starter, detail oriented and able to work independently with minimal supervision. Display a positive, professional and customer oriented attitude. Must be able to navigate, conduct searches, and fill on line forms on Personal Computer for the purposes of training and performance management applications. Must have the ability to navigate electronic mail systems and intranet for communication purposes. Must have passion to innovate and drive for solutions. Must display personal accountability for results and integrity. Must display eagerness to learn and continuously improve. Must have respect for individuals and the diverse contributions of all.

  • B.S. degree required in Mechanical Engineering, with a minimum of 0-3 years of experience (internship or co-op) in an engineering role within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or FDA regulated industry.

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