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We pride ourselves in offering a flexible and dynamic workplace. We are a growing company with many opportunities for you to make an impact.

35 North offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • 401k with 3% employer contribution
  • Profit Sharing
  • Employer paid life insurance and long-term disability
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Paid time-off and holidays
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Current job openings

We are looking for talented, motivated, and enthusiastic individuals to join our team!

LIFE SCIENCE COMMISSIONING ENGINEER LEAD

We are looking for a Life Science Commissioning Engineer Lead. This is a full-time, permanent position in a fast-paced environment. The role could alternate between our HQ office located in Durham, NC and client locations.

Commissioning Engineers perform commissioning testing on facilities and manufacturing equipment, author commissioning plans, risk assessments, commissioning protocol, and standard operating procedures. They provide client support for projects either independently or as part of a larger team.

In addition, Commissioning Engineers provide Operational Readiness services. This includes developing all necessary maintenance standard operating procedures and identifying preventative maintenance activities and critical calibration requirements for each piece of equipment. They also develop comprehensive preventative maintenance and calibration programs to be uploaded into our clients’ CMMS or CCMS systems.

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor a team of less experienced commissioning engineers to complete the commissioning and operational readiness of one or more projects
  • Generate documents such as commissioning master plans, design qualification, equipment, facility and utility commissioning protocols, and final reports
  • Perform commissioning and qualification testing on utilities and manufacturing process equipment and instruments
  • Provide document control strategies in support of projects
  • Provide project planning, management, and execution as needed
  • Execute project management activities to ensure projects are on time, within scope, and within budget
  • Manage multiple projects and resources simultaneously
  • Provide design qualification services by reviewing engineering drawings for accuracy and act to correct any errors
  • Review and assess systems; develop and review design specifications and engineering drawings to determine if systems meet project intent
  • Review equipment specifications, user manuals, and engineering documentation to understand systems operation; test equipment and systems to assure they meet project requirements
  • Investigate any deviations; manage client Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPAs) and provide data analysis and summary reports
  • Develop and review spare parts lists; ensures spare parts are adequate and cost effective; and setup spare part rooms operations for clients
  • Create preventive maintenance strategies and maintenance job plans
  • Perform system walk-downs and testing, identify gaps and non-conformances; analyze options and solutions; and make technical changes to systems
  • Participate in professional organizations such as ISPE, PDA, ASQ, NCEES, NCBELS, AERGC or other professional organizations relevant to their area of expertise
  • Becomes a “Subject Matter Expert” (SME) in his/her area of expertise, and share knowledge through presentations, training sessions, or meetings
  • Develop and manage quality control, document control, and communication plans
  • Provide constructability and document reviews during project execution
  • Manage project change control to ensure project remains compliant
  • Provide project commissioning updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively and build effective relationships with Client’s project team, owners and final users, design team, contractors, and local jurisdictional personnel
  • Maintain a positive attitude in a fast-paced environment

Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineering (PE) license required
  • Engineering, Technical or Life Science degrees preferred
  • 5-10 years of experience in project and commissioning
  • Experience with working on regulated industries and knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements: FDA regulations, USDA Regulations, Good Engineering Practices (GEP), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
  • Proficient with technical writing of documents such as: commissioning master plans (CMP): user requirements specifications (URS), risk assessments (RA), design qualification (DQ): factory acceptance tests (FAT), site acceptance tests (SAT), pre-functional tests (PFT), functional tests (FT), commissioning test plans (CTP), integrated system tests (IST), maintenance, calibration and spare parts assessments and plans: standard operating procedures (SOP) and guidelines
  • Familiar with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as related to cGMP in Manufacturing, Processing, Packaging, and Holding of Drugs and Finished Pharmaceuticals; Dietary Supplement & Human Food; Biological Products & General Biological Products Standards, Good Clinical Practices for Medical Devices, and Quality Systems regulations
  • Previous project experience in one or more of the following technologies and platforms: manufacturing and utilities systems, clean and aseptic rooms, clean in place (CIP), steam in place (SIP), autoclaves, vapor hydrogen peroxide (VHP) sterilization, solid dose preparation areas, powder feeding and continuous manufacturing, blending, milling, granulation, and formulation, fermentation, purification, and conjugation processes, controlled temperature environments, injectables sterile fill and packaging facilities, conveyors and clean packaging automation, GMP warehousing, and/or automated storage and retrieval warehouse systems
  • Successful experience interacting with clients to identify project needs and work towards solutions that meet schedule, cost, and quality expectations and requirements
  • Organizational skills, oral & written communication, and team attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful in managing stakeholders
  • Experience working in a corporate setting as a member of a project team or working independently with minimal supervision, if needed
  • Strong understanding of mechanical, electrical, and automation systems: ability to read, interpret, and correct P&IDs, and experience with working in construction environments
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to compile, analyze, summarize, and present data in a concise manner
  • Excellent analytical skills and proven ability to solve problems creatively
  • Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
  • Experience with seeing projects from conceptual design through operations
  • Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline
  • Proficient with computerized systems, information technology, and information systems related to project and construction software packages

Compensation will be determined based on education, years of commissioning experience, and alignment within the Life Science industry.

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COMMISSIONING ENGINEER WITH EXPERIENCE IN LIFE SCIENCES

35 North is currently looking for a Commissioning Engineer with experience in regulated industries to join our growing team! This is a full-time permanent position that could alternate between our corporate office in Durham, NC, and the client’s locations nationwide.

Commissioning Engineers perform commissioning testing on facilities and manufacturing equipment; author commissioning plans, risk assessments, commissioning protocol, and standard operating procedures; and, provide client support for projects either independently or as part of a larger team.  In addition, commissioning engineers initiate, develop, and lead projects and teams at client sites. They are accountable for project initiation, inception, design, development, implementation, management, follow-up, and maintenance.  Commissioning engineers take an active approach to champion projects and providing client support.

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Required Qualifications:

  • Engineering, Technical, or Life Science degrees preferred
  • Less than 5 years of experience as commissioning engineer for junior levels, 5-15 years of experience as commissioning engineer for proficient levels, 15+ years of experience as commissioning engineer for senior levels
  • Proficient at technical writing of documents such as: commissioning master plans (CMP): user requirements specifications (URS): risk assessments (RA): design qualification (DQ): factory acceptance tests (FAT): site acceptance tests (SAT): pre-functional tests (PFT): functional tests (FT): commissioning test plans (CTP): integrated system tests (IST): maintenance, calibration, and spare parts assessments and plans: standard operating procedures (SOP): procedures: and, guidelines
  • Experience working on regulated industries and knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements: FDA regulations, USDA regulations, Good Engineering Practices (GEP), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
  • Familiarity with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as related to cGMP in Manufacturing, Processing, Packaging, and Holding of Drugs and Finished Pharmaceuticals; Dietary Supplement & Human Food; Biological Products & General Biological Products Standards; Good Clinical Practices for Medical Devices; and, Quality Systems regulations
  • Previous project experience in one or more of the following technologies and platforms: manufacturing and utilities systems; clean and aseptic rooms; clean-in-place (CIP); steam-in-place (SIP); autoclaves; vapor hydrogen peroxide (VHP) sterilization; solid dose preparation areas; powder feeding and continuous manufacturing; blending, milling, granulation, and formulation; fermentation, purification, and conjugation processes,; controlled temperature environments; injectables sterile fill and packaging facilities; conveyors and clean packaging automation; GMP warehousing; and, automated storage and retrieval warehouse systems.

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CONSTRUCTION MANAGER WITH EXPERIENCE IN LIFE SCIENCES

35 North is currently looking for a Construction Manager with experience in regulated industries to join our growing team! This is a full-time permanent position that could alternate between our corporate office in Durham, NC, and the client’s locations nationwide.

At 35 North, Construction Managers usually function as owners’ representatives in complex construction project settings. The Construction Manager will be responsible for overseeing construction projects and assure that projects stay in budget, on schedule, and that quality meets the owner’s objectives and expectations. This role will also work with customers and general contractors to develop project execution strategy, logistic plans, and project-specific safety plans; as well as, support clients in the project setup process; including, construction contract reviews, staff plans, budgets, and project processes.

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with Customer’s representatives to develop project execution strategy
  • Oversee and direct construction projects from conception to completion
  • Work with customers and general contractors to develop project execution strategy, logistic plans, and project-specific safety plans
  • Support clients in the project setup process; including construction contract reviews, staff plans, budgets, and project processes
  • Predict and manage construction support resources in an effective and efficient manner
  • Prepare construction budget based on scope of work and resource requirements
  • Track project costs to meet construction budget
  • Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan
  • Develop subcontractor scopes, buyout, and day-to-day management
  • Solicit and secure contractors through RFP process
  • Perform periodic walkthroughs of the construction site and provide feedback to the general contractor and subcontractors
  • Provide practical knowledge performing construction safety and construction quality control audits
  • Review and approve submittals from the general contractor and coordinate with engineering
  • Develop and manage quality control, document control, and communication plans
  • Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders
  • Solicit and secure contractors and consultants through RFP processes
  • Manage contracts with contractors and consultants
  • Utilize industry best current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) during execution
  • Monitor progress and adjust as needed
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement
  • Work collaboratively and build effective relationships with Client’s project team, owners and final users, design team, contractors, and local jurisdictional personnel
  • Maintain a positive attitude in a fast-paced environment

Required Qualifications:

  • Engineering, Technical, or Life Science degrees preferred
  • Less than 5 years of experience as construction manager for junior levels, 5-15 years of experience as construction manager for proficient levels, 15+ years of experience as construction manager for senior levels
  • Organizational skills, oral & written communication, and team attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful in managing stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of mechanical, electrical, and automation systems
  • Ability to compile, analyze, summarize, and present data in a concise manner
  • Excellent analytical skills and proven ability to solve problems creatively
  • Strong familiarity with construction management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
  • Experience seeing projects from conceptual design through operations
  • Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline
  • Experience working on regulated industries and knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements: FDA regulations, Good Engineering Practices (GEP), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
  • Familiarity with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as related to cGMP in Manufacturing, Processing, Packaging, and Holding of Drugs and Finished Pharmaceuticals; Dietary Supplement & Human Food; Biological Products & General Biological Products Standards; Good Clinical Practices for Medical Devices; and, Quality Systems Regulations.
  • Previous project experience in one or more of the following technologies and platforms: manufacturing and utilities systems; clean and aseptic rooms; clean-in-place (CIP); steam-in-place (SIP); autoclaves; vapor hydrogen peroxide (VHP) sterilization; solid dose preparation areas; powder feeding and continuous manufacturing; blending, milling, granulation, and formulation; fermentation, purification, and conjugation processes,; controlled temperature environments; injectables sterile fill and packaging facilities; conveyors and clean packaging automation; GMP warehousing; and, automated storage and retrieval warehouse systems.
  • Proficient with computerized systems, information technology, and information systems related to project and construction software packages.

Compensation will be determined based on education, years of construction management experience, and alignment within the Life Science industry.

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PROJECT MANAGER WITH EXPERIENCE IN LIFE SCIENCES

35 North is currently looking for a Project Manager with experience in regulated industries to join our growing team! This is a full-time permanent position that could alternate between our corporate office in Durham, NC, and the client’s locations nationwide.

We are looking for a positive and skilled individual who is excited to be part of a dynamic and growing team. In this Project Manager role, you will be responsible for planning and overseeing the client’s projects, ensuring they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget. You will plan and designate project resources, prepare budgets, monitor progress, and keep stakeholders informed the entire process.

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with Customer’s representatives to develop project execution strategy
  • Work with project team to develop project options and phasing concepts
  • Determine and define project scope and Client’s objectives
  • Setup complex projects, including staff plans, budgets, and project controls
  • Predict and effectively manage resources needed to reach project objectives
  • Prepare budget based on scope of work and resource requirements
  • Develop and manage quality control, document control, and communication plans
  • Provide constructability and document reviews during design development
  • Review design with project team to assure process-specific safety design features
  • Track project costs to meet Client’s final expected cost requirements
  • Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan for customers
  • Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders
  • Solicit and secure contractors and consultants through RFP processes
  • Manage contracts with contractors and consultants
  • Utilize industry best current Good Manufacturing Practices during execution
  • Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement
  • Work collaboratively and build effective relationships with Client’s project team, owners and final users, design team, contractors, and local jurisdictional personnel
  • Maintain a positive attitude in a fast-paced environment

Required Qualifications:

  • Engineering, Technical, or Life Science degrees preferred
  • Less than 5 years of experience as construction manager for junior levels, 5-15 years of experience as construction manager for proficient levels, 15+ years of experience as construction manager for senior levels
  • Organizational skills, oral & written communication, and team attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful in managing stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of mechanical, electrical, and automation systems
  • Ability to compile, analyze, summarize, and present data in a concise manner
  • Excellent analytical skills and proven ability to solve problems creatively
  • Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
  • Experience seeing projects from conceptual design through operations
  • Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline
  • Experience working on regulated industries and knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements: FDA regulations, Good Engineering Practices (GEP), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
  • Familiarity with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as related to cGMP in Manufacturing, Processing, Packaging, and Holding of Drugs and Finished Pharmaceuticals; Dietary Supplement & Human Food; Biological Products & General Biological Products Standards; Good Clinical Practices for Medical devices; and, Quality Systems regulations.
  • Previous project experience in one or more of the following technologies and platforms: manufacturing and utilities systems; clean and aseptic rooms; clean-in-place (CIP); steam-in-place (SIP); autoclaves; vapor hydrogen peroxide (VHP) sterilization; solid dose preparation areas; powder feeding and continuous manufacturing; blending, milling, granulation, and formulation; fermentation, purification, and conjugation processes,; controlled temperature environments; injectables sterile fill and packaging facilities; conveyors and clean packaging automation; GMP warehousing; and, automated storage and retrieval warehouse systems.
  • Proficient with computerized systems, information technology, and information systems related to project and construction software packages

Compensation will be determined based on education, years of construction management experience, and alignment within the Life Science industry.

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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF COST MANAGEMENT AND ESTIMATING

35 North is currently looking for an Associate Director of Cost Management and Estimating to join our growing team! This role is based in our corporate office located in the Durham, NC.

Are you passionate about cost estimating? Do you enjoy leading a team and working closely with clients? Are you committed to delivering exceptional results? If so, we want to talk with you!

Our Cost Management team is major part of our overall service portfolio. Our project pipeline is extremely varied. We work on everything from private corporate expansions to higher education buildings, and federally funded projects. As a company, we are highly committed and passionate about our work. We focus on exceptional results and lasting relationships.

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In the Associate Director role, you will work closely with both our clients and our team members. You will be responsible for managing the delivery of quality solutions to our clients which include conceptual estimates, detailed cost estimates, constructability reviews, reconciliations, and more, as well as assist in the maintenance of client relationships. This will require the ability to manage, lead and mentor junior team members in aid of the development and delivery of projects. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a passion for precision and customer service

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure client satisfaction with cost management performance
  • Manage estimate QAQC and review process
  • Plan / Maintain cost management team utilization
  • Manage monthly cost management invoicing
  • Support Director and BD team in developing / target new business leads
  • Perform cost estimates, from conceptual design to detailed construction level documentation
  • Lead project estimate process from kickoff through completion
  • Lead estimate development for: indirect costs, escalation/risk contingencies/forecasting, executive summaries, reconciliation, benchmarking, risk analysis, constructability reviews
  • Act as a mentor and assist in the development of team members

 

Required Qualifications:

  • The Associate Director must be located in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, or be willing to relocate
  • 5+ years of construction estimating experience
  • 3+ years of managing a team
  • Degree in Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or similar preferred; a combination of education and work experience will also be considered
  • Proficiency in On-Screen Takeoff (or similar take-off software), Bluebeam, Excel, and other Microsoft related software, CostX preferred
  • Ability to interact very well with different types of clients
  • Be a critical-thinker, self-starter, and creative problem solver

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SENIOR COST MANAGER & ESTIMATOR

35 North is currently looking for a Senior Cost Manager and Estimator to join our growing team! This is a full-time permanent position in our corporate office in Durham, NC.

Are you passionate about cost management? Do you enjoy leading a team and working closely with clients? Are you committed to delivering exceptional results? If so, we want to talk with you!

Our estimating team is major part of our overall service portfolio. Our project pipeline is extremely varied. We work on everything from private corporate expansions, to higher education buildings, and federally funded projects. As a company, we are highly committed and passionate about our work. We focus on exceptional results and lasting relationships.

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In the Senior Cost Manager role, you’ll work closely with both our clients and our team members. You will be responsible for managing the delivering of quality solutions to our clients which include conceptual estimates, detailed cost estimates, constructability reviews, reconciliations, and more, as well as assist in the maintenance of client relationships. This will require the ability to manage, lead and mentor junior team members in aid of the development and delivery of projects. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a passion for precision and customer service.

We are looking for positive and skilled individuals who are excited to be part of a dynamic and growing team.

Here are some responsibilities:

  • Perform cost estimates, from conceptual design to detailed construction level documentation
  • Ensure client satisfaction with cost management performance
  • Lead project estimate process from kickoff through completion
  • Lead project risk and pricing analysis
  • Lead estimate development for: indirect costs, escalation/risk contingencies/forecasting, executive summaries, reconciliation, benchmarking, risk analysis, constructability reviews
  • Source material and equipment quotes
  • Assist in establishing scope of work and task hours on a project level
  • Lead individual and group training on a project level
  • Act as a mentor and assist in the development of team members

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of construction estimating experience
  • Degree in Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or similar preferred; a combination of education and work experience will also be considered
  • Proficiency in On-Screen Takeoff (or similar take-off software), Bluebeam, Excel, and other Microsoft related software, CostX preferred
  • Be a critical-thinker, self-starter, and creative problem solver

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DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

35 North is currently looking for an Director of Marketing to join our growing team! This role is based in our corporate office located in the Durham, NC.

This position leads our B2B Marketing Department, delivering market research, lead demand generation, and the highest quality proposals, presentations, and collateral materials, in the pursuit of new business relationships and project opportunities. This role is responsible for researching, recommending, and implementing marketing strategies, tools, and methods, optimizing win rates. The ideal candidate will have experience and background in the AEC industry.

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Basic Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead demand generation campaign development and execution.
  • Develop and implement a strategic commercial Account-Based Marketing (ABM) plan.
  • Manage project pursuit process to optimize revenue and grow business.
  • Provide quality control and ensure the integration of strategic “win” themes with proposals and collateral materials, to improve pursuit outcomes.
  • Lead interview preparation and related systems, tools, and methods to improve pursuit outcomes.
  • Create, curate, and manage CRM accounts and ensure company compliance and best practices.
  • Develop, measure, and improve strategic marketing methods, tools, and support to enable and enhance relationship-driven sales.

Strategic Marketing

  • Gather and synthesize information from a variety of sources (i.e., websites, master plans, regional news sources) to stay current with industry and market specific trends and presents findings to relevant internal partners.
  • Conduct market research through a variety of sources including competitor research, professional conferences/seminars/workshops, whitepapers and other publications to identify potential new markets and ways to grow current markets.
  • Studies industry competitors and understands their strengths and weaknesses and how 35 North compares.
  • Create and maintain KPIs, track success-rates.
  • Identify and communicate market trends and new business potential.
  • Work with subject matter experts, seller-doers, and marketing team members to prioritize project pursuits.

Build and Maintain Business Relationships and other Key Business Partnerships to Grow Business

  • Promote 35 North by building and maintaining a robust professional network in the industry and within specific market areas. Attend conferences, join professional associations, and participate in other professional and civic organizations, building strategic relationships and business opportunities as well as enhancing the communities in which we live and work.
  • Maintain regular communication with architect/engineering firms and others to identify pursuits and partnerships.
  • Look for opportunities to build partnerships with clients, future clients, industry stakeholders, architectural and other project partners that will lead to business growth.

Manage Project Pursuit Process

  • Identifies pipeline projects and develops strategic plans.
  • Support development of the pursuit team in presentation delivery and message development.
  • Support pursuits by writing proposal sections and components of qualifications packages.
  • Manage and support the development of timely and accurate CRM pursuit and client data.
  • Key leader in identifying “win” themes and strategies for pursuit success.
  • Conducts market assessments to better understand project feasibility and market strategies.

Proposals and Collateral Materials

  • Provide quality control by editing draft marketing deliverables, including feedback on layout and design, to ensure development of the highest quality deliverables, consistent with brand standards.
  • Ensure best-practice deliverable development processes, including the use of compelling “win” themes.
  • As needed, serve as proposal writer and collateral material developer, to balance peaks in demand for services. In this role, lead the development of winning proposals by editing, writing and rewriting technical narratives received from multiple subject matter experts (SMEs).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master’s Degree is preferred, but not required.
  • Must have 7-9 years of overall B2B marketing experience, focused on demand generation and market research.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; must be proficient in grammar, spelling and punctuation and have accurate proofreading skills.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, including attention to detail and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective relationship building capacity with internal team members as well as external partners.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite applications.
  • Knowledge of Adobe software, such as Acrobat, Photoshop and InDesign.

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