Director, Facilities And Real Estate

Crispr Therapeutics AG Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 3 months ago

Company Overview

At CRISPR Therapeutics, we are focused on developing transformative gene-based medicines for serious human diseases.

We are rapidly translating our specific, efficient and versatile CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing platform into therapies to treat hemoglobinopathies, cancer, diabetes and other diseases

Our multi-disciplinary team of world-class researchers and drug developers works every day to translate our CRISPR/Cas9 technology into breakthrough human therapeutics. Our lead program targeting the blood diseases -thalassemia and sickle cell disease has entered clinical testing, and our immuno-oncology programs, focused on CRISPR/Cas9-edited allogeneic CAR-T cell therapies, have the potential to deliver a new generation of cancer therapies to patients.

Job Summary

The site operations team at CRISPR is committed to providing a safe and productive work environment while efficiently supporting all functions throughout the company. We are committed to a 'customer-focused' service approach to the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of all corporate locations. To further this approach, we are looking for a leader who is well-informed, proactive, respectful, and passionate in their work.

The Head of Facilities and Real Estate will have responsibilities for all CRISPR facilities, ensuring they are maintained to the highest standards. They will also lead a team of professional managers and dedicated individual contributors to accomplish this goal.


  • Support the design, construction, startup and operation of all CRISPR locations

  • Daily management of service teams ensuring high levels of customer service

  • Close collaboration with external engineering firms and internal cross-functional teams, including Quality Assurance, Research, Clinical Development, Technical Operations, Human Resources, Finance and IT

  • Development and approval of documents related to site operations including SOPs, policies and procedures

  • Manage projects in support of space planning and expansion across all CRISPR locations to meet hiring requirements

  • Responsible for developing budgets and long-range facilities plans based on company growth and future needs

  • Oversees the functioning of all building systems

  • Responsible for approving related contracts and agreements

  • Oversees various contractors involved in a variety of facilities related projects

  • Ensures building operations comply with all local building codes, zoning laws and regulations

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong focus on customer service

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related discipline preferred or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience

  • Minimum of 10 years overall experience is required

  • Must have experience in maintenance and construction projects and service vendor management

  • Significant project management skills in all areas of facilities operations

  • Ability to read and interpret architectural prints, job specifications etc.

  • Knowledge of OSHA guidelines, and other federal, state and local regulations is required

Preferred Attributes

  • Excellent management skills with demonstrated organizational, administrative, interpersonal, communication and supervisory skills

  • Pharmaceutical GMP and GLP knowledge preferred

  • Experience with asset, maintenance, and facilities management systems

  • Knowledge of EH&S

CRISPR Therapeutics, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law.

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