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Facilities Engineering

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Facilities Engineer for our Microbial Solutions site located in Charleston, SC.

Perform and coordinate engineering activities such as planning, implementing, and maintaining the infrastructure and equipment of buildings and facilities. There will be particular focus on continuous evaluation of facilities support equipment (including, but not limited to, HVAC, generators, electrical, building structure, lighting etc.). This person will also perform analyses of operational processes, energy use, and safety processes, crisis management and recommend and implement improvements.

The following are the minimum job duties & responsibilities related to the Facilities Engineer:

• Perform routine and complex engineering design (including HVAC, electrical systems and structural) for CRL property renovations or new building projects.
• Coordinate the engineering activities for a project or a segment of a larger project.
• May have responsibility to monitor progress of contacts in assigned areas, while insuring conformance to specifications, including project cost, construction schedules, and authorizing contract payments.
• May attend pre-award meetings when engineering expertise is required.
• Responsible for securing permits and licenses, according to local, state, and/or federal regulations.
• Assist in day-to-day planning of Facility repairs
• Monitor and review preventive maintenance program including HVAC systems
• Assist in Safety assessments for the facility
• Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

The following are the minimum qualifications related to the Facilities Engineer:

• Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in engineering discipline (electrical, mechanical, civil) or related discipline.
• Experience: Minimum of five years related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
• Certification/Licensure: PE a plus.
• Other: Project Management experience required. Proficient with AutoCAD.

About Microbial Solutions
Our Microbial Solutions business group has a comprehensive portfolio of endotoxin testing, microbial detection and microbial identification products and services is unlike any other, and has been purposefully designed to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of the industry. We help clients to ensure product safety and quality with easy-to-use yet robust testing solutions that satisfy regulatory requirements, support critical decision making and improve operational efficiencies.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina
Job Segment: Construction, Biology, Biotech, Facilities, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Science, Operations
Salary Range
$71,000.00 - $90,000.00
per Year
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Charleston, SC, 29408, US