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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Engineering - Research and Development Facilities - Future Leaders Program, US, 2024



Full Time

On Site


King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States

Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - King of Prussia
Posted Date: Oct 12 2023

Join the GSK Workplace Real Estate and Facilities Engineering Future Leaders Graduate Program – US, 2024: Help us get ahead of disease together

Education required: Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Building Services Engineering, Automation or related field with core engineering modules. Graduation by Spring/Summer 2024

Language requirement: Written and spoken fluency in English

Other requirements: Willingness to be geographically (domestically) mobile throughout rotations. Optional rotation overseas.

*You can apply to only one Future Leaders Graduate Program in the US

Expected Start date: September 2024

Application deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible. We will close this vacancy when we have enough applications, so please apply as soon as you can so your application can be considered.

Assessment Center Date: November 2023

Are you looking for a career where you can help positively impact the health of billions of people? Apply for the Workplace Real Estate and Facilities (WREF) Engineering Future Leaders Program at GSK today!

The aim of this program is to develop the future Engineering leaders for our Research and Development Facilities.

We’re looking for highly motivated engineering graduates who are keen to develop into our next engineering leaders. You will be energized by the thought of being part of our engineering team, ensuring we have the latest, safe, efficient and reliable equipment to enable our scientists to discover the medicines that will change the world.

Ahead together with tailored training and career development

If you’re a graduate with the talent and ambition to lead others, we’ll help you develop the expertise to become one of our Future Leaders. You’ll have the skills to become a leader of the future, with responsibility for ensuring GSK can continue to carry out our world class research and development.

Our Future Leaders graduate program will challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally. You will have three challenging rotations in business-critical roles where you will have the opportunity to meet senior leaders and network with other graduates. You will also improve your technical skills while gaining valuable leadership expertise.

You will have a generous development budget to accelerate your learning, whether it is technical, professional, personal or leadership skills.

What will you do?

The Workplace Real Estate and Facilities (WREF) organization oversees and operates 16 million square feet of space with over 65,000 facilities assets, including all R&D laboratory and pilot plant facilities, with an insured asset value of over £3billion One day you could be working on a design project with a multi-disciplinary team for a state of the art lab, and the next you could be organizing an engineering survey using one of our thermal imaging drones. Whatever you do, you will work with talented, dedicated people on projects that will make a difference to our patients. Some of your projects may include:

  • Capital project delivery (help manage around $20M budget per annum)

  • Continuous Improvement: Improving our maintenance, operations and ability to adapt to changes in science and technology

  • Reliability engineering looking at equipment uptime and availability

  • Own energy management initiatives and complete sustainability projects

  • Implement smart Automation technologies on site and Cyber Security controls

“I love my current job as an Automation Manager working for GSK Real Estate and Facilities team because I am empowered to use all the leadership and technical skills I developed through the graduate program to enable the scientists based on our sites to focus on the Research and Development of medicines which will change patients' lives!” WREF EMEA Lead for Operational Technology (FLP in 2016-2018)

What are we looking for?

  • Ability to work with and build relationships with key stakeholders and willingness to learn to lead a team

  • Technically minded individuals, with a passion for continual improvement

  • Analytical, organized and process driven with excellent attention to detail

  • Enthusiastic and driven to succeed

  • Ability to adapt to change and stay focused under pressure

  • Excellent communication skills and a gift for solving problems

  • Proactivity - to be ready to acquire new knowledge and embrace new experiences

What do we offer you?

  • A competitive salary

  • An annual bonus based on company performance

  • GSK 401(k) plan and time off with pay

  • Employee recognition programs, which reward exceptional achievements

  • Access to healthcare and well-being programs

  • A tailored, robust development plan aligned to your career aspirations and business needs, delivered by coaching and mentoring by managers and peers, and through virtual and in person courses

  • On-the-job experience

  • Up to 2 volunteering days per year, called “Together Days

  • Relocation Allowance (eligibility will be confirmed once your first location is confirmed)

Let’s do this!

You’ll find hints, tips and guidance on our recruitment process on our website

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Why Us?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

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