Energy/Sustainability Engineer

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Department: Azzur of CA, LLC

Job Description

Do What You Love

At Azzur Group, it is our purpose to foster a culture that attracts and enables individuals with unique abilities and passions to reach both their life and career goals. We take crucial steps to ensure that each employee is fulfilled both in and out of the office.

In addition to our purpose, we have a set of core values that we live and breathe each day. Every benefit offered here at Azzur is designed to uphold our 5 core values; Integrity, Putting Others First, Having the Courage to Take Action, Taking Personal Responsibility and Having Fun.

It is our mission to serve our communities, build positive and established relationships, create a healthy and fun work environment, ensure each employee and their families are healthy and thriving, grow each employee professionally with one of our customized training programs and keep a clear and open line of communication.

We are an equal opportunity employer and promote diverse culture, ethnicity, gender and age in our workplace. We believe that promoting diversity plays an important role in developing top quality talent, fostering greater innovation and creativity, and enhancing our relationships with customers and the communities in which we operate.

If philanthropy, long lasting relationships, a clear career path forward and a positive, transparent and fun company culture are something you are looking for in your next role, Azzur is the place for you.

Ideal Qualities:

Ideal candidates will exhibit, or have the willingness to develop, the following qualities:

  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills who can translate client needs into actionable value-added projects/results
  • Understands the competitive landscape of the medical device, pharmaceutical, gene therapy, cell therapy and biotechnology industry
  • Willing to work hands on, assist with building client libraries and become a mentor for others.
  • Draws insights from projects and supplemental research to help drive new and existing growth.
  • Ensures activities are efficient, optimized, and client-centric.
  • Highly motivated and organized, solutions-oriented leader
  • Curious, Innovative, and adaptable - has the ability to transform knowledge into actionable activities.
  • Able to produce results in a fast paced, collaborative environment

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Azzur personnel are expected to live up to our core values at all times and exhibit a high level of integrity and personal responsibility, especially when interacting with our valued clients. The following is a short list of the typical responsibilities and deliverables of any given project.  The level of knowledge expected will be commensurate with level of incoming experience.

  • Identify and implement energy, sustainability, and waste reduction projects from concept to final installation and commissioning. Perform carbon reduction and cost savings calculations and determine payback periods.
  • Develop and maintain a list of energy and carbon reduction projects and prepare capital presentations in accordance with established procedures. Projects should include facility and utility improvements as well as manufacturing operations.
  • Work with local energy providers to optimize rates and partner to identify sponsored energy reduction opportunities.
  • Track and maintain agreed upon key performance metrics for the energy program.
  • Perform analyses of facility management and operational processes, resource allocation, energy use, and safety processes, and suggest improvement proposals to optimize efficiencies.
  • Prepare training documents and operational SOPs pertaining to facility and utility processes and equipment.
  • Responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining the infrastructure and equipment of buildings and facilities equipment.
  • Define organization staffing, with focus on “cGMP Compliance” and safety. Recruit, train, and develop engineering staff.
  • Ensure all critical and plant utilities comply with internal standards and external regulatory requirements. Responsible for the content of all internal SOPs and ensure department compliance with training requirements.
  • Enable the daily operations of the system(s) and responsible to assure the consistent application of the established policies and procedures across the entire site footprint.
  • Partner with the Reliability Engineering and Maintenance groups to implement process improvements to gain efficiencies in terms of equipment uptime and reliability.
  • Train and establish discipline utilizing Root Cause Problem Solve tools to mitigate equipment downtime and facilitate effective problem solving.
  • Provides technical engineering support for the following:
    • cGMP and GxP compliance assessment and verification
    • Small facility and energy project construction management activities.
    • Problem solving and remediation.
    • Project engineering, including design, budget preparation, scheduling, and execution of facility, utility and energy reduction projects.
    • Support equipment commissioning and qualification activities. 
    • Participate in maintenance and reliability assessment and improvement programs.








  • Bachelor's degree in chemical, mechanical, electrical, or industrial engineering. Advanced degree a plus.
  • At least 3-8 years of experience as facilities and energy engineer or in a similar role in a regulated, manufacturing environment within the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, gene therapy, cell therapy or biotechnology industry.
  • Experience with CMMS Systems (SAP, Maximo, Master Control, Blue Mountain, Etc), and MS Office and AutoCAD.
  • Experience with safety devices in terms of installation and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of the building process, engineering, and construction principles.
  • Knowledge of Inventory Management fundamentals for critical spares program, bill of materials, consumables, Etc...
  • Knowledge of Critical Utility Systems in the life science industry. Including HVAC, Water, Gases, Liquid Nitrogen, Tower Water, Heating Hot Water, Refrigerated Water, Etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in fluid, fast-paced situations, with the personal leadership to influence and positively motivate self and peers.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Project management skills.
  • Experience in the areas of failure modes analysis (FMECA, FMEA, PHA, RCM, DMAIC)


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