Project Director Utility Design & Execution

Category:  Manufacturing

Kalundborg, Region Zealand, DK



Do you want to work with dedicated and experienced biotech manufacturing professionals? Are you curious about the opportunity to establish a factory that bridges new and automated technologies with strong know-how and expertise in biotech manufacturing? Make the most of your talent and join our team, who are working out of both Copenhagen and Kalundborg.

Join us for a life-changing career!


The Position

As Project Director Utility Design and Execution, you hold overall project and leadership responsibility for investigating design, constructability, schedule and cost for the required utility installations across potential new API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) manufacturing facilities.


The installations will cover black and clean utilities including high pressure columns for the regeneration of ethanol. 

In this position you will:
•    Build a competent user-organisation
•    Integrate with engineering partners
•    Collaborate with contractors while supervising their activities 


Another responsibility is to manage any project risks proactively and develop standards to ensure structure and transparency.

Moreover, you will have a dual role as project and people manager and should hence excel in both disciplines and will manage your organisation and project by empowerment and delegation.



To be considered for this position, you will have:
•    Technical background ideally supplemented by a degree within chemistry or engineering
•    6 years of experience within GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and ideally API manufacturing
•    Experience in utility design and execution
•    Project management experience from cross-organisational project assignments
•    Knowledge about technology trends within bulk manufacturing
•    English proficiency (verbal and written)


On a personal level, you enjoy close teamwork, can ride a storm off and are a strong motivator of others. You thrive in a multicultural environment that demands independence to make critical decisions. Building structure comes naturally to you and you enjoy simplifying wherever simplicity can benefit reaching the right goals faster. You are driven by a strong motivation to succeed and a desire to set very clear direction.


About the Department

Today, 3,200 employees of Novo Nordisk Kalundborg produce half of the world’s insulin and a number of biopharmaceutical products. With more than 50 years of expertise in large-scale biotech manufacturing, we are today the world’s largest insulin-producing facility. By joining Novo Nordisk Manufacturing in Kalundborg, we promise you a developing career, where you will be met with trust and responsibility by dedicated colleagues with diverse backgrounds in a successful company with a higher purpose and an inclusive environment. Together, we make a difference every day for more than 30 million people living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. 


We are now hiring senior project leads, and process specialists within the following disciplines: Fermentation, Recovery, Purification, Freeze- and Spray-drying, Facility design and construction, Utility design and construction, Automation/IT design and construction as well as experienced profiles within industry 4.0 technologies and Health & Safety. We expect to post jobs continuously. The activities will be carried out at our site in Kalundborg, home of Novo Nordisk API manufacturing.


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. 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. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.



For further information, please contact Project Corporate Vice President Derrik Lenzner at +45 3075 6898. 



Apply before 28 August 2022. Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about why you are applying in your resume or CV. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.