Allogene Associate Director, Engineering Project Management in South San Francisco, California

Allogene Therapeutics, with headquarters in South San Francisco, is a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of allogeneic chimeric antigen receptor T cell (AlloCAR T™) therapies for cancer. Led by a world-class management team with significant experience in cell therapy, Allogene is developing a pipeline of “off-the-shelf” CAR T cell therapy candidates with the goal of delivering readily available cell therapy faster, more reliably and at greater scale to more patients.

AlloCAR T™ cell therapies are engineered from cells of healthy donors, which is intended to allow for creation of inventory for on demand use in patients. This approach is designed to eliminate the need to create personalized therapy from a patient’s own cells, simplify manufacturing, and reduce the time patients must wait for CAR T cell treatment. The Allogene portfolio includes rights to 16 pre-clinical CAR T cell therapy targets and UCART19, an AlloCAR T™ therapy candidate currently in Phase 1 sponsored by Servier for the treatment of relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). For more information, please visit, and follow @AllogeneTx on Twitter and LinkedIn.

This Associate Director, Engineering Project Management will report to the Director of Facilities and Engineering and lead the project management efforts for establishing and sustaining programs for the South San Francisco Headquarters and the future manufacturing site. This role will support many facets of the business requirements, associated with the Facilities and Engineering Department’s support of the headquarters (which includes a mix of lab and office space) as well as the future manufacturing site. In this position, you will provide engineering and project management solutions to issues, in addition to managing projects associated with the growth and sustained functionality of both locations. You will manage projects such as an asset management program build, and a laboratory asset management program build in addition to, the engineering and project management activities required to lead and support the manufacturing site build.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Lead the implementation and execution of project management activities, based on your previous cGMP experience • Lead small, medium and/or large sized projects as assigned/required • Lead the development of all engineering project management policies and programs • Support the creation of SOP’s and other compliance related documentation as appropriate • Support commissioning and qualification requirements for project management program build • Support compliance requirements such as change control, deviations and CAPA’s • Build a sustainable asset management program • Build a sustainable laboratory asset management program • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements & Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or in a related field (and/or equivalent industry training and experience) with at least 8 years of relevant experience within the biotechnology and/pharmaceutical industries • PMP preferred • Proven track record of project management experience preferably in a manufacturing function in the life sciences industry • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize effectively to deliver results within reasonably established timelines • Ability to work independently and as part of a team • Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication are essential in this collaborative work environment. • Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

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