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Director of Facilities

Liquidia Technologies

Liquidia Technologies

Operations
Morrisville, NC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Liquidia is deeply passionate and committed to the discovery, engineering, and development required to bring novel therapies to patients who need them most, and to the healthcare providers who care for them. Our current drive is toward improving the treatment of pulmonary hypertension (PH). We will continue to combine our proprietary, innovative PRINT® Technology with new and established medications, offering the potential for both better precision and improved clinical outcomes. Our team members include some of the industry’s top scientists, clinicians, business strategists, engineers, and pharmaceutical executives. We work together to help people lead longer, healthier, and happier lives.

Position Summary

The Associate Director/Director of Facilities will lead and support the strategic and tactical development and execution of these important programs in support of our expanding research, development, and commercial production efforts, requiring both proven and innovative approaches to assuring capable, compliant, and safe infrastructure and processes throughout the company. The Associate Director/Director of Facilities will be accountable and knowledgeable in supporting operations in general office, R&D and analytical laboratories, and cGMP production areas, and will be a key leader in developing and executing the infrastructure growth plan(s) as Liquidia Technologies continues to thrive.

Specific Duties, Activities, and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a facility management program including preventative maintenance, strategic and capital planning, budgeting, and life-cycle management of our facility(ies) infrastructure and equipment
  • Lead Liquidia’s space planning efforts including oversite of existing facilities and planning, design, construction, and qualification of new facilities as the company expands
  • Plan, direct, and lead efforts to maintain equipment and facilities in a safe and compliant manner commensurate with good engineering practices minimizing unplanned downtime
  • Oversee Liquidia’s Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) program to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal environmental, health and safety standards and industry codes, standards, and regulations
  • Manage all aspects of our Facilities and EH&S contractor and vendor relationships, providing project management and supervising and coordinating the work of contractors through preparing specifications, defining scale, to assuring appropriate completion of work
  • Oversee the company’s access control, security, and any equipment surveillance systems
  • Work with technical and office staff to identify current and future facility and equipment needs, and develop and deliver planning and insight to senior management on proposed investments to support company growth
  • Assist technical and scientific staff in the procurement of equipment including identification and documentation of equipment requirements, sourcing, installation, set-up, and maintenance
  • Manage vendor relationships for service vendors essential to facility operations such as security, maintenance, pest control, janitorial services, waste disposal and recycling

Qualifications

  • BS degree in Engineering or technical discipline and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 10+ years of direct supervisory experience (people and processes) in facilities management or maintenance and/or environmental safety and health fields
  • Experience in design, construction and qualification of cGMP production facilities required
  • Proven experience and knowledge supporting Medical Device, Pharmaceutical or Bio-Pharmaceutical operations, staff and infrastructure
  • Direct experience enabling and supporting cGMP production activities
  • Experience with capital project management including facility planning, design, budgeting, value engineering and construction management
  • Proven knowledge of applicable regulations including those of the FDA, OSHA and EPA
  • Working knowledge of HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems within general office, chemical laboratory and cGMP production environments preferred
  • Thorough understanding and experience in equipment qualification, risk-based validation, and cGMP systems implementation
  • Strong management and organizational skills with an ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • Able to communicate, influence, inspire and teach horizontally and vertically within a multi-disciplined regulated organization
  • Ability to read blueprints and construction design documents
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Demonstrated aptitude for ‘hands-on’ troubleshooting and problem solving with an exemplary history as a “self-starter”
  • Strong desire to work as part of many cross-functional teams consisting technical, scientific and office team members

Benefits:

Liquidia offers a competitive compensation package (base salary and commission) as well as a comprehensive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, 401(k) Savings Retirement Plan, ESPP, Unlimited Paid Time Off and more!

Liquidia is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Recruiting Agencies, Please Note:

Liquidia will not accept unsolicited assistance from recruiting/search agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by recruiting or search agencies to any employee at Liquidia via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search/recruitment agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Liquidia. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Liquidia as a result of the referral or through other means.