Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Principal Project Engineer (Project Management) in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Title

Principal Project Engineer (Project Management)


JR000008986 Principal Project Engineer (Project Management) (Open)


Webster Groves (Pharma) - USA038

Additional Locations

St. Louis, MO

Job Description


The Principal Project Engineer manages multiple engineering projects at bulk pharmaceutical and oral solid dosage facilities from conception through startup. The position works with respective internal customer and support groups in developing and implementing project scope, schedules and cost estimates. This role has full responsibility for facilitating and managing the cross-functional execution of assigned project initiatives. This includes coordination of activities of cross-functional teams with diverse outside vendors.


  • Project engineering/management responsibilities will include: Design, specifications, purchases, construction, startup and validation.

  • Provide scope development, cost estimating, and design execution consulting to internal project engineers and managers within Corporate Engineering and Site Engineering groups.

  • Establish and implement project execution strategies based on the resources and project complexity.

  • Incorporates operation business data (sales, financial, etc.) into an overall project application for approval of funds.

  • Apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to the solution of the problems.

  • Research alternatives and identify costs, benefits and risk.

  • Provide accurate updates on project schedule costs and spending forecasts.


Education: B.S. degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering


  • Minimum of 8 years project engineering/management experience in bulk pharmaceutical and oral solid dosage manufacturing sites a plus.

  • Experience guiding the work of external engineering consultants and constructors.

  • Experience mentoring junior engineers.

  • Registered Professional Engineer or ability to obtain registration is preferred.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, proficient w/ MS Office (Power Point, Excel, Project, and Word), familiarity with chemical plant equipment and operations, project management skills, and knowledgeable of governmental requirements – FDA, cGMP, EPA, OSHA, etc.


  • Analytical, communications, project management, relationship building, interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills.

  • Capable of applying a broad range of related disciplines such as project planning, scheduling, cost control, and economic analysis.

  • Proficient in both written and oral communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of applicable codes and/or standards.

  • Ability to lead, organize and direct project teams.

  • Track record as an effective member of collaborative multi-discipline teams responsible for implementing capital projects.

  • Operational Excellence Tools – Six Sigma & Lean, Kepner Tregoe preferred.


High degree of collaboration required on a regular on-going basis. Must be able to establish effective working relationships with a broad range of internal and external personnel including engineers, operating and maintenance personnel, site and corporate leadership personnel, consultants, constructors, and equipment suppliers.


Project Manager supports Corporate Engineering. Corporate Engineering is charged with successful Capital planning, forecasting, and implementation of capital projects with a $50MM typical Budget/year, and is lead by the Sr. Director of Corporate Engineering. The Sr. Director of Corporate Engineering reports to the VP of Manufacturing.


Most work will be performed in an office setting. Outdoor field work in manufacturing plant and construction site settings is required. Travel to project sites, design firms, or equipment vendors up to 40% of time may be required depending on project assignments and specific phases of projects.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Mallinckrodt is a global specialty pharmaceutical business that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes specialty pharmaceutical products. Areas of focus include therapeutic drugs for autoimmune and rare disease specialty areas like neurology, rheumatology, nephrology, ophthalmology and pulmonology; immunotherapy and neonatal respiratory critical care therapies; and analgesics and central nervous system drugs. The company's core strengths include the acquisition and management of highly regulated raw materials; deep regulatory expertise; and specialized chemistry, formulation and manufacturing capabilities. The company's Specialty Brands segment includes branded medicines; its Specialty Generics segment includes specialty generic drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients and external manufacturing.

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