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Electrical Engineer Project Manager

7042, United States
March 23, 2011

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Extensive experience in engineering, including roles in engineering management,

project management, electrical and automation design, commissioning and validation

in the pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical, vitamins & fine chemical, and food &

beverage industries. Proven ability to work independently, manage people, and

simultaneously manage multiple projects. Some of my achievements include receiving

the Roche Gold Olympiad Award for leading a team for validating all cGMP Building

Automation and HVAC Systems and successfully interacting with the FDA in a highly

critical audit; developing cost and energy savings designs and methods which

resulted in over $100,000 in annual cost reductions, and delivering many projects

in on-time and under budget.

Professional Experience

Hoffmann-La Roche, Nutley, New Jersey 1991 - Present

Manager of Electrical Engineering 1999 - Present

Responsible for electrical / automation department members work load,

assignments, performance planning and reviews.

Reviewed / approved electrical designs and engineering studies by outside A/E


Supervised electrical/automation construction activities.

Lead the development of a Design and Construction Commissioning Program.

Participated in Manufacturing Systems FMEA and Risk Assessment processes as the

electrical/automation SME (Subject Matter Expert).

Co-developed standard Air Handler and HVAC sequences and control drawings.

Ensured all electrical designs incorporated energy savings measures.

Project Manager

Selected as resource to manage projects for the Engineering Capital Project

Management Dept. in conjunction with electrical/automation design

responsibilities. Managed projects up to $1.5MM.

Reviewed project estimates, and developed implementation plans.

Prepared, assisted and presented to management for approval of capital funds.

Developed vendor/ contractor RFP's, participated in bid evaluations and vendor


Simultaneously managed multiple projects.

Planned and managed commissioning activities.

Prepared monthly project reports, expenditure plans, and project closeout


Successfully completed all assigned projects on or within schedule & budget


Validation Team Leader

Led Roche's validation team in their efforts to validate all GMP related

facilities' Building Management Systems in Nutley and Totowa, NJ in parallel

with Electrical Department Manager responsibilities.

Managed a diverse team of internal and external resources to validate the

Building Management Systems and HVAC systems in all of Roche's GMP related

facilities in Nutley and Totowa, New Jersey. Facilities included Commercial and

Clinical manufacturing and packaging, Sterile Manufacturing, Aseptic

Manufacturing and packaging, and Cold boxes.

Managed the development of User and Functional Specifications, Master Plans,

Test Protocols, Commissioning Plans and Change Control documentation.

Lead the modification and upgrade of instrumentation and associated


Developed CSV plans and protocols for Building Management Systems.

Adopted/Developed standard Procedures, Plans and Protocols as part of a team to

unify a Roche global effort of Equipment Qualification and Process Automation

Qualification consistency.

Evaluated of equipment for 21 CFR Part 11 (Electronic Records/ Electronic

Signatures) compliance.

SME (Subject Matter Expert) for Building Automation Systems.

Principal Electrical Engineer 1995 - 1999

Senior Electrical Engineer 1991 - 1994

Responsibilities included the electrical and/or automation design for any area

of Roche's business at the Nutley and Totowa sites. Areas included

Biopharmaceutical & Pharmaceutical production and packaging, Penicillin

production and vial & syringe filling and packaging operations, vitamins & fine

chemical operations, Utility equipment systems, and construction of office &

manufacturing buildings.

Designed electrical systems, and equipment installation.

Designed and programmed PLC based automation systems for Utility, Vitamin,

Chemical, Tank Farm, and Pharmaceutical Production systems and equipment.

Managed contracted System Integrators.

Reviewed HVAC control system plans and design drawings.

Supervised field installations.

Planned and managed commissioning and qualification efforts.

Supported and modified Distributed Control Systems.

Kraft-General Foods 1986 - 1991

Electrical Engineer

Maxwell House, Hoboken, New Jersey

Provided electrical and automation design and managed electrical/automation

installations, testing and startup.

Developed user requirement specifications for the automation of equipment and


Designed and Programmed PLC and DCS based automation systems, designed and

configured color graphic operator interface systems.

General Foods, Corporate Engineering, Tarrytown, New York

Provided electrical design and automation services, and managed

electrical/automation installations, testing and startup for food and beverage

related projects in various States.

Education: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Master of Science - Technology Management

Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Additional Working knowledge of SAP (Project Management Finance module,

Skills: Maintenance module)

Working knowledge of Ariba (Purchase Order system)

Professional Licensed Professional Engineer (Electrical Engineering), State of New

Licenses: Jersey

Licensed Electrician, State of New Jersey

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