Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Capital Project Manager

Summit West, NJ, United States
Sep 15, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients' lives through science.In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Project Manager is responsible to deliver key assigned projects to support CTDO Summit West.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strong pharmaceutical project management skills and proven experience in having managed capital projects with emphasis on Cell Therapy and/or Biologics clinical and/or commercial manufacturing and development laboratories in a cGMP environment.
  • Understanding of GMP, regulatory, environmental, and OSHA regulations as it relates to Engineering, Facilities Operations and Construction.
  • Understanding of financial management as it relates to capital and expense spending and project cash flow forecasting.
  • Familiar with the use of the BMS Stage Gate Process, RPM (Project Capital System), SAP and SRM (Purchase Order System) a plus.
  • Pro-active in solving challenging project issues with the ability to develop creative solutions.
  • Experience in total project delivery in a cGMP environment (from concept to validation and startup process). Leads the development of the capital project scope and objectives in support of the business strategy dealing with clients and stakeholders.
  • Exhibits project leadership and effective decision making throughout each project. Leads and promotes effective teamwork by engaging both Facilities as well as including key clients and stakeholders.
  • Leads the scheduling, planning, control and effective coordination of all the parallel activities related to each project and maintains project schedule through minimal unanticipated schedule challenges.
  • Possesses broad knowledge of the functional requirements of pharmaceutical facilities and engineering best practices, while ensuring that appropriate internal and external resources are incorporated into the project design and execution.
  • Assures that the construction project and the finished facility are compliant with all applicable safety, regulatory, legal requirements.
  • Achieves high customer satisfaction by delivering finished projects that are fully commissioned, qualified and ready for startup/occupancy and meets all requirements of stakeholders and stays within a predetermined schedule.
  • Strong understanding of construction terminology and legal content of construction contracts and documents.





  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (preferred in Chemical or Mechanical). EIT/PE License a plus.
  • 10-15 years' experience managing pharmaceutical projects, especially with Cell Therapy or Biologics Manufacturing Facilities & Labs.
  • Experience managing multiple complex EPCMV projects ($100,000 - $20,000,000+).
  • Demonstrated success leading multi-disciplinary and multi-functional teams and demonstrated strength in stakeholder management.
  • Interpersonal / facilitation skills necessary to interface with and influence all levels of management.
  • Experiences in technical transfer of technology and concepts.
  • Demonstrated Project Management expertise for design, construction, qualification and start-up involving all areas of Cell Therapy or Biologics Manufacturing, Pilot Plants, and Research Facilities.
  • Hands on experience in the negotiation and management of contracts and agreements with engineering contractors, vendors, regulatory and government agencies.
  • Previous interactions with a variety of customers, such as manufacturing, development, and maintenance.

Working Conditions:

Physical / Mental Demands



  • Occasional stooping, bending, stretching, pushing, pulling, reaching and/or light lifting may be required
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk and move within workspace for extended periods
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks including hand to finger manipulations, grasping, pushing and pulling.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in elevated areas.
  • Minimal travel in North America and possibly abroad


Environmental Conditions




  • Environment may include working in office or in a laboratory / manufacturing area.
  • Ability to work safely in an environment with hazardous, radioactive, and infectious materials and waste.
  • Ability to work safely in an environment with exposure to high temperature / pressure steam, and other fluids, compressed gasses, odors, various noise levels, moving parts, vibration, wet / slippery areas and high voltage energy supplies
  • Environment may include working at heights, in cold temperatures, and/or constricted spaces
  • Ability to work safely when working alone or working with others.


Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.