Merck Smart Building Lead in Kenilworth, New Jersey

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

The Global Workplace and Enterprise Services (GWES) team is embarking on an effort to increase our analytics and automation capability to improve upon how we use, operate and maintain our facilities. Recent years have brought significant advances in the technologies available to manage facilities and their lifecycle, and enhance the workplace experience. This position will help the organization manage an effective program for the application of these smart building technologies.


  • Understand the current and ongoing external landscape and use cases for technologies associated with Internet of Things and smart buildings, and seek to bring in the ‘latest and greatest’ technology solutions to our facilities. Actively tie application of these technologies to the needs of the organization, solving key business problems. Define and execute initiatives implementing these technology solutions.

  • Develop technology design guides, standards and specifications that contribute to an ongoing smart building strategy & program for facilities at Merck. Develop a design guide platform, system and review process.

  • Act as a central hub for the organization to track and monitor what technologies are and should be installed in buildings. Act as key point of contact for the organization in developing the technology designs into the facilities. Conduct ongoing gap analyses based on existing conditions and the future desired state. Manage a longer term strategy and a succession of projects to apply new technology and close gaps. Work with colleagues in Finance to develop business cases around the use of the technology to ensure the best value.

  • Work with global engineering teams to ensure that our design recommendations integrate into the facility design products.

  • Support our work space strategy team on bringing new technologies that will enhance the client experience and productivity in our work spaces.

  • Work closely with analytics staff and IT to develop and connect to platforms needed to make the smart buildings work, and to ensure the effective use of data. Undertake an ongoing process to test and experiment with new technologies.

  • Develop and manage mechanisms to communicate to the organization about the smart building program. Educate the organization about the technologies and the way in which we will apply them.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Engineering, or other technical field

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 3 years hands-on time spent at the intersection of Facilities Management and IT, applying smart building technologies

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • The candidate must possess a passion for following technology trends and experimenting with new technologies.

  • Understanding of the fundamentals of building operation and related codes and standards. Working knowledge of principles around effective energy and sustainability management. Appreciation for the latest in work space design and how technology can enhance employee performance in the workplace.

  • Understanding of concepts for managing cyber security, internet of things, cloud-based solutions, machine to machine communications, software that works with the sensing devices to enable the data gathering and automation. Must have experience with applying artificial intelligence to monitor, control, and predict equipment performance.

  • Technical writing skills. Experience developing standards and business cases.

  • Communication, presentation, leadership, and stakeholder alignment & management skills. Ability to interact and partner with colleagues in engineering, IT, analytics, facilities management and finance.

  • Project management skills

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Title: Smart Building Lead

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Requisition ID: BUS002890