B. Braun

  • Sr Engineering Specialist - Project Controls

    Job Locations US-FL-Daytona Beach
    Requisition ID
    2018-12251
    Company
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Engineering
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    8 am to 5 pm
    Site
    Corporate/Sales/ B. Braun of Canada/ BIS/ CeGat
  • Overview

    With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.

     

    U.S. Facilities and Operations:

     

    Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.

    Responsibilities

    Position Summary:

     

    Responsible for functioning as an individual contributor and subject matter expert for Project Controls. Provide project controls expertise for maintaining cost and schedule requirements to meet business objectives. Demonstrate expertise within the project controls environment while supporting capital projects and while interacting with variety of functional groups that are directly involved with corporate functions, capital project life cycles and site operations. 


    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

     

    • Analyze existing processes and procedures to identify areas of improvement and recommend solutions to optimize schedule and financial controls of capital projects.
    • Promote strategies for efficiency improvements, lead/support implementation of organization process improvement initiatives and evaluate results.
    • Define and document engineering standards and collaborate with Engineering and Technology Management leadership to institutionalize standards.
    • Lead project controls planning for capital projects.
    • Cost management including cost estimates, controlled budgets and cash flows.
    • Preparation of requests for capital investment.
    • Partnering with Corporate Finance and various stakeholders to calculate return on investments.
    • Preparation of monthly reports.
    • Establish change management processes and implement to reconcile change requests.
    • Facilitate sessions to align and communicate change request disposition.
    • Review invoices and recommend disposition based on progress / milestones.
    • Purchase requisition preparation and processing.
    • Analyze proposals and support procurement activities related to external services and/or equipment.
    • Develop documentation with supporting backup for recovery where gaps are identified in external services and/or equipment provided.
    • Verify earned value and facilitate related processing of payment applications.
    • Support internal audits.
    • Collaborate with Finance to support asset creation.
    • Preparation and management of schedules.
    • Collect data, provide analysis and proactively identify variances to forecast to assist in developing strategies to improve performance and reduce cost.
    • Assist in forecasting and analyzing budgets and monitoring of expenditures versus budget, ensuring that expenses are charged to the appropriate cost center for accurate reporting purposes.
    • Assist with training and auditing as appropriate.
    • Supervise and direct contract personnel in the performance of contracted services.
    • Provide leadership and collaborate with peers within the Engineering organization.
    • High degree of both internal and external personnel interfaces.
    • Must have strong problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to produce results with minimal supervision.
    • Must be a team player, detail oriented and be able to function effectively in a cross-functional team environment.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Experience with planning project controls requirements, methods and deliverables for capital projects, and formally documenting in a project controls plan.
    • Experience with developing and reviewing cost estimates for complex, highly automated life sciences projects, and reconciling estimates prepared by external partners.
    • Ability to prepare cash flow forecasts.
    • Experience with analyzing cash out to identify trends, and adjusting cash flow to accurately represent forecasts.
    • Working knowledge of risk analyses used for identifying and mitigating risks linked to project controls responsibilities.
    • Extensive experience with preparation, review, integration and socialization of monthly reports.
    • Experience with verifying progress using a variety of methods to confirm earned value and related payment applications.
    • Extensive experience with reviewing, analyzing, reconciling and recommending disposition of change requests.
    • Working knowledge of Contracts, correlating scope provided to agreement terms, communicating gaps to suppliers, and resolving disputes in scope of supply.
    • Experience with a variety of scheduling tools, and working knowledge of Primavera and Microsoft Project.
    • Experience with a variety of project management tools including Prolog, Proliance, Expedition, and Crystal Reporting.
    • Use a broad range of software used in the Pharmaceutical industry (e.g. MS Office applications, MS Project, MS Visio, AutoCAD, SAP, etc.).
    • Experience with supporting audits.
    • Experience with developing SOPs for project controls requirements, and institutionalizing across a multi-location network.
    • Knowledge of Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), OSHA and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements.
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, commensurable with dealing with senior level management.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Work independently and as a team member.

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    Qualifications

    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc

     

    Required:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 12+ years of experience. 
    • Domestic and International travel.

    Desired:

    • Project Management Certification
    • Master’s Degree in applicable business field.

     

    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.

     

     

    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 Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled.

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

    Other

    Responsibilities: Other Duties:

     

    The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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