Engineering Project Coordinator , On-site and travel required

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Etobicoke, ON, CA, M9W 6Y3

Company: Apotex


About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 8,000 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations.  Apotex Inc. exports to more than 100 countries and territories and operates in more than 45 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the US, Mexico, and India. Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and affiliates including Apotex Inc., focused on generics; Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development; Aveva, an affiliate of Apotex Inc. fully integrated global developer and manufacturer of complete transdermal solutions; Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products; and Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for Apotex and third parties. For more information visit: www.apotex.com.

Job Summary

The Project Coordinator is responsible for establishing and managing the scope, design, development, schedule, construction and start-up of various Capital Projects and Leasehold Improvement Projects for Apotex Inc.

This role is responsible to ensure that all company regulations and procedures are followed and that all work is done in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare cost estimates, feasibility studies and execution schedules for capital projects and/or portions thereof assigned.
  • In leading projects as assigned, responsible for delivery of project scope within budget and schedule.
  • Prepare and/or co-ordinate the development of detailed drawings and specifications for assigned projects using AutoCAD and Apotex Standards.
  • Provide recommendations to technical professionals/management relative to the selection, negotiation, management and evaluation of external suppliers, contractors and technologies.
  • Co-ordinate the activities of outside consultants and contractors in the execution of design and construction work, ensuring Apotex technical and regulatory compliance standards, cost and schedule parameters are maintained and reported.
  • Lead and/or support the development and execution of F.A.T., commissioning and validation requirements and associated documentation for work assigned.
  • In cooperation with the other Apotex project leadership team members, ensure that all systems are in place to ensure due diligence in design and construction procurement/execution and project cost and schedule controls.
  • Ensure that all work is performed in full compliance with established Apotex Inc. and regulatory standards including, but not limited to, Apotex Inc. safety policies and procedures, cGMP, building code and MOL/MOE requirements.
  • Lead and/or support the development and ongoing maintenance of corporate engineering design and construction standards, and ensure compliance on all project executions.
  • Assist the Engineering Management Team in meeting corporate goals and objectives.
  • Works in a safe manner collaborating as a team member to achieve all outcomes.
  • Demonstrate Behaviours that exhibit our organizational Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • Ensure personal adherence with all compliance programs including the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Program, Global Quality policies and procedures, Safety and Environment policies, and HR policies.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Education
    • Post-secondary education in Engineering in the Province of Ontario or equivalent experience.
    • PEO (Professional Engineer of Ontario) designation eligibility - P. Eng. preferred.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Proven track record in managing capital projects in a team environment “on time and on budget”.
    • Knowledgeable in the numerous regulatory aspects of capital construction, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ontario Building Code, the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act, etc.
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
    • Fluent in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, AutoCAD.
  • Experience
    • Minimum 7 years experience in leading the design/construction of capital projects in a fast paced, high-technology, team environment, preferably in the pharmaceutical or food industry.

COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY: In accordance with Apotex Inc. (“Apotex”) policy, as of November 15, 2021, all individuals entering a Canadian site (including but not limited to employees, visitors, contractors and agency workers) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the current government requirements.  Further, all employees must maintain all future booster vaccines as approved and recommended by Health Canada.  Accommodation from these requirements for reasons pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, or any other applicable law (most commonly for medical and/or religious reasons) will be reviewed and considered by Apotex.


At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.

Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.