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Title:  Principle Electrical Engineer, Global Facility Engineering

Requisition ID:  61948
Date:  Sep 7, 2023

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Engineering



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:

In this role you will lead the electrical engineering element of the Global Facility Engineering team while supporting the team in project engineering & management. Electrical Systems include High, Medium and low voltage Power, Fire Alarms systems, Power monitoring, BMS, Discrimination studies, Arc Flash studies. You will support the Global Facility Engineering Network in EU, US and AP regions to provide consistent technical engineering support and guidance to the global facilities to achieve corporate goals for Quality, Overall Efficiency, Cost Reduction, Safety and Well-being


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Global Facility Engineering Network in establishing and providing consistent technical engineering support and guidance to the global facilities in all regions to achieve corporate goals for Quality, Overall Efficiency, Cost Reduction, Safety and Well-being.
  • Develop & drive standardization and harmonization of existing & new global facilities and implement standards on any new projects with a focus and ownership of electrical system. 
  • Develop and maintain engineering guidelines for electrical & energy management systems in terms of quality, investment and efficiency (including High, Medium and low voltage Power, Fire Alarms systems, Power monitoring, BMS, Discrimination studies, Arc Flash studies)
  • Ensure all new equipment is designed to be the most sustainable and energy efficient as available. Support all projects implementing Energy Efficient design (EED)
  • Support the energy management function during global facility audits.
  • Work closely and proactively with Operations, Process Engineering, Equipment Engineering and HSE teams in order to develop facility engineering solutions.
  • Execute and direct new projects through West facility engineering defined Project Execution Strategy
  • Provide consistent technical support to the various global sites by being the subject matter experts (SME) for electrical and energy management systems in West globally.
  • Ensure that GMP aspects, current technical standards (EU, US, AP), local building codes and regulations and safety standards for the buildings are being considered and met.
  • Ensure there are sufficient preventive and corrective maintenance procedure in place for safe operation of all electrical systems.
  • Establish the engineering expectations for new facility investment projects (Greenfields and plant rebuilt) by communicating the engineering guidelines and establishing clear basis of design documentation.
  • Take an active part in the evaluation and selection of external partners such as engineering consultants and building contractors. Collaborate with and also manage external consultants and contractors in building projects to ensure that project tasks and deliverables are being achieved.
  • Take the lead in new projects for all disciplines including design reviews, commissioning reviews, operation reviews, and perform constructability analysis during the design phase in close alignment with our external engineering partners and plant engineering teams. Lead commissioning and qualification activities.
  • Ensure facilities are operating as efficiently as possible to minimize their impact on the environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree/Masters or equivalent in Electrical / Building Service Engineering.
  • 8-10 years’ experience in design/construction/operation in Pharma or Medical device industry
  • Good understanding of design and construction, Operations & maintenance of electrical systems & equipment.
  • Detailed engineering knowledge of Building Services with ability to assert technical solutions and standards in an international environment.
  • Strong engineering and trouble shooting skills (facility engineering, electrical systems)
  • Detail knowledge of electrical standards.
  • Good Interpersonal and Communication skills, Energy conservation knowledge


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good business acumen and ability to think strategic.
  • Strong in Project and Time Management
  • Ability to drive change and to think outside the box.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to facilitate project delivery through international teams.
  • Ability to work under pressure and coordinate numerous activities and groups of people.
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.


Physical and Travel Requirements

  • Travel as required to all global sites (20-30% of time)







West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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