After having met several important milestones including exciting clinical data, we are poised for new strategic objectives which will require significant new resources. Those new resources include a well-qualified Facilities Commissioning and Operations Manager.

The Facilities Commissioning and Operations Manager will provide multi-discipline input into the scheduling, design review, planning and execution of projects as well as oversee and ensure facilities operations meet organizational goals. This individual will develop multi-discipline commissioning strategy documents for projects to leverage validation efforts. The Facilities Commissioning and Operations Manager will audit commissioning activities regularly to ensure compliance with environmental, quality, and safety requirements.

This hands-on person will possess a strong work ethic, the desire to work in a collaborative team along with a passion for creative thinking and problem solving. He or she will monitor the progress of commissioning activities between project teams, our consultants and contractors. The top priorities for the Facilities Commissioning and Operations Manager are ensuring that projects and facilities are operating at maximum efficiency and according to specifications.


  • Understand the design concept and intent by reviewing mechanical construction documentation, including drawings and scheduled equipment
  • Provide recommendations and feedback regarding the design, equipment selection, test and balance requirements, maintainability and potential enhancements
  • Review documentation for compliance with company control standards, commissioning and BIM standards, and control specification (if applicable)
  • Oversee the authoring and administration for all URS, FS, and SDS for all building automation and utility systems including BAS, security, fire, LN2, CO2, and compressed air
  • Verify the control system point-to-point, including establishing acceptance criteria, obtaining completed reports, performing verification and spot checking for validation
  • Verify that control system work station, graphics, alarm dial out, and remote monitoring capabilities are complete per company standards and contract documents
  • Review as-built documentation for accuracy and completeness
  • Develop project specific commissioning/maintenance/calibration schedules and procedures
  • Conduct commissioning coordination meetings as needed with project management, control, balance, installers and startup representatives ensuring safe working conditions
  • Maintain, track and operate test equipment
  • Develop a project specific training agenda for maintenance and operations staff
  • Track noted commissioning and maintenance deviations and change request until resolved and closed
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned


  • Minimum 10 plus years related experience with working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and control systems in a pharmaceutical/biotech environment or 8 years’ experience plus A.S. or B.S. Engineering, Construction Management or similar disciplines
  • Ability to work under pressure is important, with tight schedules necessitating extra hours at times
  • Strong communication skills, highly motivated with strong work ethic
  • Understanding of mechanical, electrical, building automation, and fire/life safety systems
  • Formal experience operating and calibrating test equipment
  • Advanced understanding of industry safety practices and procedures
  • Flexibility with work schedules and duties
  • Strong knowledge of cGMPs, applicable standard practices and regulatory guidances
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Ability and willingness to be regularly, predictably and reliably at work

We offer a competitive compensation package along with outstanding benefits. For confidential consideration, please submit a resume with a cover letter and salary history.

No phone calls please.

Argos Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.