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Senior Process Engineer



Virginia, USA · McLean, VA, USA · United States
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

As the largest and leading value-based kidney care company, Somatus is empowering patients across the country living with chronic kidney disease to experience more days out of the hospital and healthier at home.

It takes a village of passionate and tenacious innovators to revolutionize an industry and support individuals living with a chronic disease to fulfill our purpose of creating More Lives, Better Lived. Does this sound like you?

Showing Up Somatus Strong

We foster an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration and innovation at every level. Our values bring our mission to life and serve as the DNA for every decision we make:

  • Authenticity: We believe in real dialogue. In any interaction, with patients, partners, vendors, or our teammates, we are true to who we are, say what we mean, and mean what we say.
  • Collaboration: We appreciate what every person at Somatus brings to the table and believe that together we can do and achieve more.
  • Empowerment: We make sure every voice gets heard and all ideas are considered, especially when it comes to our patients’ lives or our partners’ best interests.
  • Innovation: We relentlessly look for ways to improve upon the status quo to continuously deliver new solutions.
  • Tenacity: We see challenges as opportunities for growth and improvement — especially when new solutions will make a difference for our patients and partners.

Showing Up for You

We offer more than 25 Health, Growth, and Wealth Work Perks to help teammates learn, grow, and be the best version of themselves, including:

  • Subsidized, personal healthcare coverage (medical, dental vision)
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Professional Development, CEU, and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Curated Wellness Benefits supporting teammates physical and mental well-being
  • Community engagement opportunities
  • And more!

The Somatus Project Management Office is seeking a detail-oriented Senior Process Engineer, who will play a key role in instilling a culture of continuous improvement across the enterprise. The PE will utilize industry-recognizable methodologies for process engineering and improvement, specifically; Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and process automation to increase efficiency and improve quality. These methodologies focus on voice of customer and statistical analysis of data in order to remove waste and variation in processes, which:

  • Improves patient and/or customer experience
  • Increases revenue and capacity
  • Reduces errors and expenses

This position is a core part of the Project Management Office team and will work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, and will report to the AVP, Project Management Office.

Successful candidates are natural self-starters who have prior process engineering experience. Our Senior Process Engineer must be agile with the ability to quickly adapt strategies, plans, and solutions in response to dynamic business requirements. They also must be comfortable interfacing and driving various functional teams and individuals at all levels of the organization.

This role requires you to be local and on-site at our headquarters in McLean, VA.


  • Evaluate performance objectives and metrics across the enterprise to proactively identify process improvement opportunities
  • Partner with operational leaders to execute implementation of process improvements driving stabilization and standardization across the enterprise
  • Directly managing and executing complex, enterprise-scale process improvement initiatives on behalf of executive stakeholders
  • Shepherding projects through the discovery, prioritization and governance process
  • Pursuing process automation opportunities as part of process re-engineering and improvement
  • Effectively communicating operational or project progress against strategic goals to senior executives, sponsors, and stakeholders
  • Leading and planning complex, multi-day rapid improvement sessions for executives and key stakeholders (Kaizen Events)
  • Developing complex communication plans regarding enterprise engagements
  • Lead cross-functional teams working in a variety of projects to explore, develop, optimize, test, and put in place scalable solutions for sample processing workflows.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Advance degree in engineering, business administration, or equivalent STEM field preferred.
  • Minimum of 8+ years of relevant work experience.
  • LSS Black Belt Certification required.
  • Project Management Professional Certificate preferred.
  • Proficient in data analytics tools such as SQL and Power BI.
  • Experience with New Product introduction environment including phase-gate process experience.
  • Experience streamlining workflows, developing processes, from concept generation. As well as requirements gathering through to process validation and implementation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with demonstrated ability to communicate, present, and influence both credibly and effectively at all levels of an organization, including executive and C-level.
  • Ability to connect with diverse constituents and stakeholders across cross-functional teams (leadership, marketing, account management, product and development, data and analytics, market operations and clinical).
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing, matrixed environment.
  • Demonstrated self-starter, strategic thinker, and ability to work collaboratively in a team atmosphere on complex projects and operational issues; can lead and develop others.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage competing tasks independently and efficiently.
  • Excellent presentation skills sufficient to create and present on strategic and enterprise project engagements to senior leadership.
  • Ability to manage and deliver projects with accelerated schedules.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Our priority is the health and safety of our members, colleagues, partners, and community. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company. All requests for proof of vaccination or for exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be subject to any limitations stipulated by current state and/or federal laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Somatus, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.