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Job Title: Associate Director Engineering, Facilities  - MAI000561


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its 125-year legacy. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

The primary activities include and are not limited to the following :

  • Provide Engineering support to the MRL North America Portfolio (Kenilworth, Rahway, Boston Area, South San Francisco and Palo Alto.)
  • Develop and maintain the site engineering basis information, such as, building occupancy rates, infrastructure data, depreciation, building condition and building cost data.
  • Support the development of Site Master Plan in data collection, and team coordination with MRL, MMD and Site Utilities.
  • Support the management of the Site Capital and Expense Project Portfolio by consulting execution teams, business owners, finance, and management.
  • Manage the Long Range Operating Plan.
  • Leads the planning and directs the execution of complex engineering and site improvement studies.
  • Provide technical expertise in the investigation of complex technical problems, and develops innovative solutions using current and new technologies or approaches .
Strategic Planning:
  • Responsibilities include understanding and coordination for GWES Facilities Management for MRL North American Operations including: capital/expense planning and spend, strategic initiative resource planning, master planning process, and departmental budget constraints .
  • Demonstrates leadership by maintaining a safe work place, identification of preventable safety incidents, and maintains a 5S work area and support of the organizations Safe by Choice Program to drive Target Zero.
  • MRL North American Master Planning: Development , implementation and management of working Master Plan Concept for organizing site facilities (Facility requirements by division/site; Facility Capabilities ; Site Constraints/Limitations; Municipal, County, State & Federal Constraints; etc.); develop concepts for wayfaring/circulation (material, personnel, vehicular, product, etc.); identify design guidelines for future site development ; develop concepts for site infrastructure support; Greening of the Site
  • Reqional Office Master Plan: Identify, enqaqe and implement MerckSpace concepts and oportunities; analyze worker profiles to support and enhance strategic initiatives (Operation Cost Savings; Space Reduction; etc.)
  • Capital/Expense Planning & Management: understand yearly capital/expense planning process; acts as liaison to the project execution teams (GES, IFM, GWES) of approved projects; ensures activities/initiatives align with current capital/expense allocations and leverage diverse supplier opportunities
Project Management:

  • Serve as the key client for GES and IFM PDS. 
  • Manage Contractor Safety program.
  • Manage the site Asset Ledger including planning for depreciation.
Customer Interface:
  • Responsibilities include management of relationships with key clients/customers, developing and sustaining alignment with customers/senior leadership, and working with GES, MRL, MMD, HH, representatives to develop and support strategic initiatives (Cross Divisional Leadership Team, Master Planning, Space Management, Capital Planning, Profit Planning, GWES Program Management, etc.).
  • Interface also includes being the liaison with JLL Project Delivery Services; Capital Team Leader for Key projects; interactions with GES Low Segment Projects group; overall site logistics for projects.



  • Bachelor Degree 
  • 7 or more years of engineering/facilities work experience
  • Computer skills using MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) and operation of other peripheral devices
  • Understanding of finance and cash flow with respect to corporate purchasing: SAP experience processing: Purchase Orders and Payment Requests; Vendor Add Forms, as well as the capability to run reports within SAP
  • Documented experience as a strong performer in current and past positions
  • Ability to handle and prioritize a large number of simultaneous assignments
  • Program management skills with an understanding of strategic vision and significant attention to detail
  • Outstanding communication and people skills
  • Ability to both think critically as well as communicate effectively with a global audience
  • Experience with financial and budget tasks
  • Technical problem-solving abilities.
  • Business ownership and personal accountability
  • Builds teamwork and partnerships
  • Portfolio Management Experience and ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and activities across multiple sites
  • Must demonstrate excellent collaboration skills and enthusiasm for customer service.
  • Experience in dealing with agencies and management of professionals outside of Merck required.
  • Lean, Six Sigma Black Be lU Green Belt certification or equal experience in application.
  • Professional designations including Professional Engineering License,PMP, and Change Management preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in management of Merck projects and facilities. Understanding of and experience with Merck capital and profit planning processes is required.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.


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Job Maintenance/Utilities

Primary Location NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Other Locations 

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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