Director PMO, Engineering COE - Real Estate & Facilities

Real Estate & Facilities Bothell, Washington



Seattle Genetics is seeking a Director to lead the program management office (PMO) within the real estate & facilities (REF) – Engineering Center of Excellence organization.  In this newly created function, the role has the overall accountability for ensuring that REF capital projects are executed effectively and efficiently while developing and maintaining project management methodologies, standards and tools. The PMO Lead will apply broad knowledge, competencies, and capabilities to function as a critical cross functional lead within REF possessing business, change, stakeholder and portfolio management skill sets. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successful project delivery, construction management and an ability to improve project management practices and substantial team leadership experience with a focus on team development. These are expectations along with a high level of emotional intelligence are critical to success. This role will report the Sr. Director of Engineering, Center of Excellence. 

Principal Responsibilities:

Project Management Governance

  • Establish the PMO role and operating model (e.g centralized or decentralized, areas of focus)
  • Set standards for project management capabilities, including certifications and qualifications for Project Managers, success measurement criteria, methodologies, tools to be used, etc.
  • Create a ‘Center of Excellence’ to nurture project management practitioners and share knowledge of industry best practices
  • Serves as a core member of the COE team and coordinates activities and deliverables
  • Provide high level program management direction and support to the project delivery team
  • Represent Seattle Genetics to external entities and establish commercial relationships while assuring compliance with contract conditions and relevant standards 
  • Maintains consistency among the project teams’ commercial management and delivery processes and ensures the client’s expectations and requirements are integrated into the program’s commercial processes
  • Provides detailed project status reviews and recommendations to the Seattle Genetics leadership team, including VP Real Estate & Facilities and Capital Review Board by preparing budgets, forecasts, comprehensive financial analysis, and other commercial data studies as necessary
  • Management of the Capital Portfolio with Real Estate, Facilities, Technical Operations, Manufacturing, and Executive Teams
  • Complies with federal laws, state laws, industry best practices and norms

 Project Management Team Leadership

  • Actively manage commercial risk by working closely with the Stakeholders, Project Sponsors, Legal, and Procurement to enhance processes and procedures 
  • Develops and manages client relationships at the highest level, as appropriate, including management of expectations, communications, negotiations, escalation, feedback
  • Set annual performance targets for individuals and the team and conduct performance reviews
  • Partner with cross-functional department leads to facilitate the development of actionable work plans and resource allocations across projects
  • Direct technical, business, management, and support services for quality, program control, construction, design, and environmental health and safety
  • Ensures project teams are staffed effectively to support the execution of projects and optimize capacity utilization
  • Experience leading, optimizing and inspiring a diverse team
  • Mentors and coaches project team members

 Project Tracking and Monitoring

  • Track and provide project status and audit reports
  • Manage the risk, issue and change resolution process, and work with other leaders to take corrective action as needed
  • Oversee Project Managers for the delivery of projects/programs on time, within scope and on budget
  • Communicate with contractors and suppliers on outstanding issues
  • Develops and implements contractor audit processes and ensures cost, schedule and project execution performance continuously meets established benchmarks

 Portfolio Execution

  • Interface with VP REF to define project priorities and implementation opportunities and challenges, and keep him up-to-date with project risks and opportunities
  • Provides guidance on all business activities to maintain quality standards, consistency and technical coordination and thus ensures continuous improvement of the delivery of program services
  • Drive and contribute to strategies and aligned execution
  • Customer service orientation
  • Develops and implements tools and processes to manage project risk, project estimates and costs, and resources and metrics
  • Communicates status of active client portfolio to senior management and executive team, in accordance to success KPIs related to milestones, deadlines, hours, margins, risk management, etc.
  • Monitor compliance with policies and standards


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction/Management, Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 5 years in a managerial role.  Team Leadership & Development: Ability to mentor, coach and effectively transfer expertise to others
  • Minimum of 5 years in a role requiring Facilitation, Negotiation & Problem Resolution Skills: Ability to build a strong network and relationships at executive levels with technology and solutions, customers and vendor groups
  • Demonstrates professional, high integrity, trustworthy and ethical behavior at all times
  • Advanced level of critical thinking, communication, presentation, and relationship management skills
  • Authority to delegate and monitor work completion, timely and accurate, across teams
  • Domestic and International Professional work experience


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Professional Licensed/Registered Mechanical or Electrical, PE
  • Master’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • Proficient use of Computer Maintenance Management Systems, CMMS
  • Experience in a Plant Facility Maintenance function
  • 7+ year in management of technical staff within GxP or other regulated environments
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and ability to make effective decisions independently with minimal escalation to or supervision from supervisor
  • Understanding of aspects for Commissioning and Qualification activities
  • Ability to influence and persuade cross functional groups
  • Transformational Leadership skill sets
  • Knowledge of FDA, EMA, GxP and ICH regulatory requirements
  • Experience with International Standards Boards and Global Regulatory
  • Build and Lead teams consisting of client(s), supplier(s) and geographically dispersed virtual teams
  • Progressive experience in Facilities Management
    Certified Facilities Manager (CFM), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Facilities Management Professional (FMP)
  • Certified trainer or proven competency within area of expertise to drive awareness within Seattle Genetics
  • Additional accreditations or certification especially centered around sustainable design – i.e. Commissioning, LEED AP
  • Lead Member, Membership within External Industry Organization

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.