Sr. Facility Designer

CMC Icos Biologics Inc. Bothell , WA 98021

Posted 7 months ago

AGC Biologics is a leading global Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization, with a deep commitment to improving life quality by bringing new biopharmaceuticals to market. Because of our dedication to building and empowering our internal teams, AGC Biologics is an innovative leader in the industry with an extensive network of cGMP facilities in the US, Europe and Asia. As such, we deliver a deep expertise, dynamic solutions and technologies, as well as customized services for the scale-up and cGMP manufacturing of protein-based therapeutics. We forge exceptionally strong partnerships with our clients, and we never lose sight of our pledge to deliver a reliable and compliant drug substance supply, Right, On time. For more information, visit


The Sr. Facility Designer creates detailed schematics that are utilized in the manufacturing of products and the construction of buildings. These detailed technical drawings incorporate the input of engineers, architects, and surveyors and can specify dimensions, codes, materials, and production methods. The CADD drawings incorporate multiple disciplines including architectural, electrical/control, mechanical, structural, geological or civil formats. This position maintains and updates all documentation and drawings for the entire Bothell facility. In addition, this position controls the design for drafting, document control, and supports the CADD drawings management system.


  • Coordinate the collection of data and incorporate this information into drawings, schematics, and maps:

  • Architectural: collect construction site reports, analyze building codes, and make weight, volume, and stress calculations for the materials to be used. May also lay out interiors, draw landscaping, and represent the architect at the construction site.

  • Civil: incorporate data from topographical surveys and geophysical reports to prepare their drawings. May also make calculations for excavation and earth-moving operations and supervise technicians.

  • Mechanical: design the relationships between various mechanical parts and systems. Create and incorporate mathematical formulas to create component specifications and reproduce their schematics for use within reference materials, such as operations manuals.

  • Electrical/Control: design the technical schematics for transmission and distribution lines that deliver electricity to an equipment or system.

  • Draft moderate-to-complex 2D and 3D drawings, charts, schedules, etc.

  • Design and detail new components from previous designs based on engineering instructions, government and regulatory codes and AGC's standards.

  • Develop designs of limited scope and complexity requiring theoretical and practical design knowledge in a specialized field.

  • Prepare "As-Built" drawings based on field red-line markups.

  • Draft intelligent P&IDs.

  • Ensure that that work complies with the accuracy level and time constraints required for the assignment

  • Develop and maintain Engineering specifications

  • Ensure all drawings and materials are in accordance with AGC specifications and standards.

  • Make general recommendations on the utilization of new drafting/design techniques, normally within an area of specialization.

  • Support capital projects by providing updated existing drawings or creating new drawings.

  • Manage the AGC drawings system and establish appropriate procedures.

  • Assist with the management of budget, expenses and P&L responsibilities effectively.

  • Manage special projects and perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must be adaptable to a fast paced, shifting work environment

  • Must be willing to remain flexible to accommodate changing business conditions, work requirements and scheduling needs.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail with the ability to focus on the project or task at hand and consistently deliver error free results

  • Good organizational skills with ability to multi-task and prioritize.

  • Ability to write reports, investigations, and standard operating procedures (SOP's).

  • Demonstrated proficiency with all Windows based programs,

  • Must be customer service oriented

  • Ability to work within a team as well as independently

  • Logical thinker with good common sense

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate with multi-level audiences.

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (ear plugs, hard hats, coveralls, smocks, gloves, goggles, and other GMP required equipment; hair net, beard net).

  • Ability to work hours necessary to support production and /or maintenance activities.

  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. with assistance.

  • Ability to work in confined spaces and near operating equipment.

  • Ability to work in loud noise environments.

  • Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception).


  • Associate Degree in technical discipline required; Bachelor Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering preferred.

  • A minimum of 5 years' of progressive experience with AUTOCAD or SolidWorks in facilities engineering/design in the Bio/Pharma industry.

  • Experience working on design of plant system such as Purified Water, HVAC, Steam, Compressed air and Chilled water systems in addition to equipment such as reactors, mixers, centrifugal pumps, centrifuges, etc.

  • FDA/GMP knowledge required

  • Experience using engineering design software's system (AUTOCAD, SolidWorks, etc.).

  • Working knowledge of electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, mechanical, machine design, architectural, civil and construction process and state building codes.

  • Must have document control experience.

  • Must be able to verify drawings with actual installations.

  • Experience matching drawings from different trades and plan check discrepancies

  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certification strongly preferred.

AGC Biologics offers a highly competitive compensation package and a friendly, collaborative culture that values personal initiative and professional achievement. EOE

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Sr. Facility Designer

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