Associate Director of Engineering - CDMO, Viral Vector - California

Posted 12 October 2021
Salary160,000 - 200,000
Job type Full Time
DisciplineCDMO & CMO
Contact NameJack Dean

Job description

Mantell Associates has been exclusively retained on the search for an Associate Director of Engineering with a global CDMO. Their new site has just had a $100 million investment and they are seeking an Associate Director of Engineering to join the business in what is a pivotal hire for the business.


  • 10 + Years’ Experience, Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline. Chemical Engineering preferred.

  • Experience with adherent or suspension mammalian cell culture, centrifugation, clarification, TFF (tangential flow filtration), chromatography, and sterile filtration.

  • 5 + Years management experience in related Health Care industry.

  • Experience in the design and operation of Biopharmaceutical facilities, both manufacturing and support systems.


  • Leads effective execution of Quality Systems including documentation, justification, and impact assessments

  • Strategically leads production equipment CAPEX and sustainment of GMP equipment - URS generation, equipment selection, management, capital expense process, FAT/SAT execution, pFMEA and risk assessment documentation, commissioning, and SOP development

  • Manages production equipment and Automation repairs, maintenance, replacement, transfer, and coordination

  • Strategically identifies solutions to production challenges and develops projects to increase efficiencies.

  • Manages Equipment, automation systems and resources internally/externally as needed for projects

For more information on this opportunity, contact Jack Dean on +44 (0)20 3778 0990 or