IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc.

  • Job Locations US-PA-Blue Bell
    Design - Global Strategy & Technology
    # of Openings Remaining
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
    US-PA-Blue Bell
  • Position Responsibilities

    IPS is hiring! We are looking for a talented Director, Gene/Cell Therapy to join our industry leading Strategy & Technology team at either our Blue Bell, PA (suburban Philadelphia), Chelmsford, MA (suburban Boston) or Irvine, CA (suburban Newport Beach!) locations.


    The Director of Gene/Cell Therapy provides Leadership in the bioprocesses associated with the latest Lentivirus and AAV based gene and cell therapies as well as ensuring that the service level is maintained and projects delivered are technically driven, accurate and of high quality. This specialist provides mentorship to our team of chemical engineers to expand the technical bioprocess knowledge of the entire IPS organization in these new therapies; this includes understanding equipment technology, process flows, material balances and deliverables consistent with our industry.


    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Interfaces with technical client counterparts and assesses client needs.
    • Develops conceptual bioprocess project scope.
    • Collaborates with process and project architects in the process architecture development and may include process architecture skills if present
    • Generates process sections of conceptual and basis of design packages inclusive of process flow diagrams and capacity analysis.
    • Supports project managers in development of next-phase design and/or implementation plans.
    • Mentors entry and mid-level engineers in gene and cell therapy bioprocessing, technologies, and equipment selection/sizing for process equipment.
    • Participates in process engineering, design review, and associated quality control activities.
    • Leads process related design reviews to identify critical aspects.
    • Assists in the reviews and approval of process submittals when necessary.
    • Supports vendor FAT, SAT execution and approval when necessary.
    • Cultivates and maintains client and vendor network.
    • Assists in the enhancement of standards, templates, and procedures around their subject matter. 
    • Creates URS documents to support project and clients process equipment needs.
    • Communicates regularly with senior management at IPS, communicates resource needs in advance to ensure highest quality product.
    • Supports special projects as assigned.

    Qualifications & Requirements


    • Bachelors, Masters and/or PhD degree in Engineering, Biotechnology or a related field.
    • Minimum of 15 years of diversified engineering experience, at least 10 of which have been working on or in facilities and/or planning, designing of biotechnology facilities and processes.
    • Well versed knowledge and technical leadership in gene therapies, antibody and vaccine manufacturing processes. 
    • Progressive ability, capacity and aptitude in administration to plan, organize, supervise and coordinate technical work and to obtain cooperation from others.
    • Analytical thinking, structured problem solving skills
    • Strong communications skills, team building and exemplary work ethic.
    • Must be able to build rapport with Client, department and IPS staff.

    Company Overview

    About Us


    IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over thirty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 1,100 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and four locations in India. Visit our website at www.ipsdb.com.




    Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.


    IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V).


    Attention Search Firms / Third Party Recruiters:  IPS is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities with IPS. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at IPS via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at IPS in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for a specific position will be deemed the sole property of IPS, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by IPS as a result of the referral or through other means.


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