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Project Engineer

B. Braun Medical Inc.
Allentown, PA 18109
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Project Engineer


Job ID: 2020-17024
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Engineering
Allentown Mfg Facility


About B. Braun

B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap and CAPS.

Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.


Position Summary:

The Project Manager will lead the planning and execution of diverse, business critical and challenging projects or departmental assignments supporting BBraun PA Operations. This role will manage cross-functional team resources throughout the project life cycle, and is accountable for meeting the agreed upon goals of the project, including the project schedule and budget, as well as the quality (e.g., scope and performance) of the project deliverables.

Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • Assists with the completion of engineering projects. Reviews project plans, proposals, and objectives.
  • Assigns responsibilities and builds schedules based on project specifications.
  • Designs and conducts tests to determine project progress.
  • Determines and stays within budget.
  • Works with outside vendors.
  • Reports to management on progress. Recommends plan and schedule changes when necessary.
  • Complies with state and federal regulations and ensures a clean and safe environment.
  • Partner with various cross-functional team members, suppliers, external service providers and other internal and external stakeholders as necessary, to drive project performance aligned with projects objectives.
  • Prepare business cases for proposed new product development projects or capital engineering projects
  • Drive successful implementation and management of assigned strategic capital projects focused on advanced product and manufacturing technologies, through projects entire lifecycle. Oversees day to day management of the project(s).
  • Manage costs to stay within budget constraints with responsibility for cost estimation, budgeting, forecasting and management of contingency and allowances, cash flow etc.
  • Manage project scheduling, defines project execution strategies, project planning and scheduling practices, coordination of project activities, and schedule change management techniques.
  • Lead scope development, finalization, stakeholder alignment, scope change management.
  • Ensure the completeness and quality of work packages and project deliverables.
  • Monitor and confirm organizational adherence to policies, procedures, regulations and standard work.
  • Coordinate and align priorities and resources, as well as drives team engagement and motivation.
  • Manage vendor relationships relevant to project throughout the life cycle, including procurement processes, contract negotiations, and vendor/ contractor performance management.
  • Proactively identify, manage and report to key stakeholders any risks to cost, schedule, scope or intended use of the project or its business case.
  • Ensures regular communications regarding project updates to key stakeholders on project goals, objectives, priorities, plans, financials, schedules, issues, risks and metrics.
  • Ensures operation in accordance with company policies and procedures, local regulations, FDA regulations, ISO standards, and Canadian Medical Device Regulation (CMDR).

The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Requires full working knowledge of relevant business practices and procedures in professional field. Uses standard theories, principles and concepts and integrates them to propose a course of action.
  • Work under minimal supervision. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals. May periodically assist in orienting, training , assigning and checking the work of lower level employees. Referring only complex problems and issues
  • Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.
  • Contacts are primarily with department supervisors, leads, subordinates, and peers. Frequent contact with external contractors/vendors.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Project Management tools, techniques, culture, software applications, such as Microsoft Project.
  • Experience in leading and managing by influence people in multi-disciplinary teams and in partnering with stakeholders for building alignment and for driving a change.
  • Strong people, leadership, communication skills to influence people across various organizational levels, cultural diversity and/ or geographically dispersed
  • Ability to effectively handle conflict through proactive action and direct and timely communication
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement and Quality Management techniques such as Six Sigma, Lean, TQM, Deming, etc.
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems, GMP, FDA, GCP
  • Strong analytical skills, decision-making capabilities and computer skills tools/solution (various PC applications, MS Project, IT solutions and Sharepoint/Enterprise solutions application)
  • Strong Financial acumen Ability to pull together financial justifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years experience with program management or project management in FDA regulated environment
  • Experience managing Capital Engineering or Product Development projects across their life cycle in the Pharmaceutical or Medical Device industry with regulatory submission
  • Experience with various types of manufacturing processes core to the business of BBM, such as packaging and plastics manufacturing
  • PMI or PMP Certification


Expertise: Qualifications -Education/Experience/Training/Etc


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 08-10 years related experience required.
  • Applicable industry/professional certification preferred.
  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • Secrecy and invention agreement and non-compete agreement, Ability to work non-standard schedule as needed

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

B. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com.

Through its Sharing Expertise initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Posted: 2020-10-09 Expires: 2020-11-10

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