Project Manager II - Investments & Project Engineering

Facility:  Engineering

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department                                                                                                                                             

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For nearly 100 years, we have led the way in diabetes care. Being part of Novo Nordisk allows our employees to embark on life-changing careers, and the opportunity to help improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world. Working at our Diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (DAPI) manufacturing facility, you will help meet the growing demand for our treatments. Novo Nordisk expects to double production of diabetes and obesity products over the next decade; we have recently completed construction of a 825,000 sq. ft diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) plant in Clayton, NC. Our new API facility houses the fermentation, recovery and purification of GLP1 ingredients for Novo Nordisk’s innovative oral products. Here, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry. Are you ready for a life-changing career?

Position Purpose

Responsible for project management activities related to the various projects within DAPI-US facility. Tasks include the oversight of design & construction of a new equipment, modifications to existing facilities, or various other improvement projects. Manage production related deliverables & personnel within the project to ensure project objectives are met as they relate to cost, quality & schedule.



  • Responsible for executing capital investment projects of various complexities within a GMP manufacturing setting at DAPI-US
  • Follows all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Manages the triple constraints of budget, timeline & scope to meet expectations of both customers & management
  • Responsible for adherence to mechanism for monitoring project progress, intervention & problem solving with other line managers or personnel
  • Responsible for leading project teams of various expertise to complete end to end project execution
  • Collaborates extensively with cross functional work package owners to ensure tasks & requirements are communicated & followed up on
  • Adjusts priorities to multiple demands & unanticipated events; demonstrates flexibility in response to changing circumstances
  • Responsible for communications to management & other pertinent units
  • Assists with any training required of personnel supporting the project
  • Ensure that installation, troubleshooting, qualification & validation of equipment meets all commitments laid out by the overall project
  • Responsible for development & execution of projects identified as process needs & improvement opportunities
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Desired Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in engineering or related technical field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of engineering experience in facility infrastructure
  • Minimum of five (5) years manufacturing experience in a pharmaceutical environment
  • Minimum of three (3) years proven project management skills in a manufacturing facility
  • Ability to read/review design drawings (CAD) with a basic understanding of P&ID, HVAC, & Electrical systems. Understanding of complicated product documentation & standard operating procedures with attention to high-level concepts. Basic understanding of contractual documents & ability to create work plans & detailed project schedules. Working knowledge of API manufacturing equipment & facilities
  • Proven expertise in mentoring/development, planning/organizing, managing execution & revising the work plan for complex problems solved by cross functional teams


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 30 pounds within the facility
  • Constantly operates a computer & other office equipment using hands
  • Ability to work hours necessary & according to customer needs in a continuous 24/7 operation
  • Ability to move throughout the facility in the performance of duties in proximity of process equipment & areas
  • Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally, as may be necessary
  • Ability to work hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation
  • Ability to adjust schedule to work with colleagues in other international time zones


Novo Nordisk requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by December 8, 2021.  As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. You will be required to upload an image of your COVID-19 vaccine card at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment.

Millions rely on us 
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.


Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


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