Sr. Director, Engineering

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Santa Clara , CA 95051

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit


The Sr. Director of Engineering is part of the Single Use Technologies (SUT) business in our BioProduction Division (BPD). BPD is one of the fastest growing businesses in the company, supporting developers and manufacturers of biological-based therapeutics and vaccines. With our portfolio of best-in-class products that span the bioprocessing workflow from discovery through large-scale commercial production, our business is driving performance in bioprocessing through collaboration with our customers. The full strength of our capabilities is realized when integrated together in our customers' workflows to enable them to simplify their operations and optimize processes and resources.


The Sr. Director of Engineering will lead the Engineering function within the Single-Use Technologies BU. The role will report to the Vice President and General Manager, be a visible member of the BU leadership team, and lead a team in meeting business objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all facilities and manufacturing equipment for all SUT manufacturing sites, including maintenance and upkeep of current machines as well as design, development and installation of new machines

  • Lead Product Engineering team for life cycle support of all SUT product lines

  • Drive continuous process improvement, embracing and championing Thermo Fisher's PPI tools and best practices

  • Ensure best practices of Program Management are followed across the business, with the goal of delivering products of high quality and value to the organization within the agreed-upon metrics of schedule, resources, budget and scope

  • Builds and manages a high-performance team of engaged, talented and motivated professionals to support the ongoing growth of the business and build bench-strength within the organization

  • Demonstrate and champion core leadership behaviors. Promote diversity, including experience and thought leadership.


  • BS degree in Engineering or related field; advanced degree preferred

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in capital projects and/or cGMP facilities management

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a global engineering and technical team in a matrixed environment

  • Broad knowledge of project management best practices in R&D, engineering and operations.

  • Strong track record of meeting objectives with a sense of urgency, and driving operational excellence and continuous improvement.

  • Strong talent management and people development skills.

  • Ability to collaborate and work across a heavily matrixed environment and can communicate effectively and concisely at all levels.

  • Comfortable working in ambiguity with attention to detail.

  • Executive presence; strong presentation and communication skills

  • Travel expectation: 25-50% (primarily domestic/US travel).

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 extraordinary minds have a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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Sr. Director, Engineering

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.