Senior Project Engineer - Facilities

  • Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Work experience
  • Production, manufacturing
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Senior Project Engineer - Facilities*

Become Part of the BioNTech Family.

BioNTech is a Germany-based biotechnology company with U.S. offices in Cambridge, MA and Gaithersburg, MD, that focuses on developing cancer therapeutics, including individualized immunotherapy, as well as vaccines for infectious diseases, including COVID-19. The company's oncology pipeline contains several classes of drugs, including mRNA-based drugs to encode antigens, neoantigens, cytokines, and antibodies; cell therapies; bispecific antibodies; and small-molecule immunomodulators. BioNTech is partnered with several large pharmaceutical companies, including Roche, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi, and Genmab. Comirnaty (COVID-19 vaccine) is its first commercialized product.

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Project Engineer - Facilities to support our Gaithersburg, MD site, who will be responsible for successful strategic project delivery using appropriate project management tools and methodologies, risk identification and management, stakeholder management and communications, effective project team management, governance, prioritization, resource & cost planning, and monthly reporting for assigned projects. Manage the Site Master Plan and Capital Project Portfolio; ensuring that budgets and schedules are realistically set and attained, promote implementation of strong governance, best practices, and successful delivery from design to handover to end user and project closeout.

Here, you’ll achieve greatness.

Supporting BioNTech’s Facilities team by:
  • Interfaces with operations Program Management Office (PMO) to assure alignment between corporate and site governance systems and processes.
  • Deliver successfully large, complex, and strategic projects across multiple functions, prioritizing appropriately to ensure successful delivery of the business goals.
  • Manages and delivers strategic projects utilizing the project management methodology, tools, and processes, to meet agreed scopes, timelines, deliverables, budgets, resource estimates, and success criteria.
  • Manages project budgets, expenses, and resources to meet estimates and commitments
  • Leads cross functional project teams to deliver successful projects.
  • Interfaces with site heads, functional heads, Site Leadership Teams (SLTs) and other key stakeholders to assure continuous alignment between corporate and site priorities.
  • Responsible for all in engineering document supporting each project initiation, implementation and close out phase, such as but limited to: Project execution plan, BOD, Details design drawing, P&ID, schematics, TOP’s, cost report, capital appropriation request, etc.

What you have to offer.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline or related field or equivalent experience, with 8 years experience or Master’s degree with 5 years of experience in facilities and maintenance operations experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with utilities, engineering, maintenance, computerized systems, and validation activities in a GMP environment
  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems and Building Management System.
  • Experience work on mechanical, electrical, HVAC, boilers, water systems and compressed gases
  • Understand of quality systems; Change Control, Deviations, CAPA’s, and Audits activities.
  • Skilled at creating and delivering presentations
  • Working knowledge of project management software
  • Able to work after hours and on call as needed, weekend shift support and shutdowns
  • Demonstrated track record of success in delivering strategic, complex, cross functional
  • and multisite projects on time, on budget and to committed deliverables to generate significant business value
  • Demonstrates ability to manage projects within diverse environments and may be consulted on other projects in the portfolio.
Preferred requirements; Project Management certification. 


Benefits for you.

BioNTech US is committed to the well being of our team members and offers a variety of benefits supporting our diverse employee base. Salaried/Position-Targeted Hourly Employees working 30+ hours per week are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include but are not limited to:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life, AD&D, STD and LTD Insurance
  • HRA & FSA Spending Accounts
  • Health & Wellness, including free onsite gym access
  • Adoption & Surrogacy Assistance
  • Vacation and Unlimited Sick Time
  • Holidays and Floating Holidays, including discretionary winter shutdown
  • 401(K) Plan with Significant Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development
  • Commuting Assistance and free onsite parking
  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
Plus more benefits that will be shared upon hire!

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Gaithersburg (MD) and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

For those who require assistance due to disability, or have questions prior to applying, please email

*BioNTech does not differentiate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation or identity, disability, age and other protected statuses as given by applicable law. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!