Project Manager – Capital Projects
Summary: Our Capital Project team in College Station, Texas is expanding and we are looking for a Project Manager to ensure deliverables for his/her respective projects are well managed and in accordance with their stakeholders and company expectations. The Project Manager will oversee the day-to-day of capital projects from simple scope equipment procurement to more complex scopes involving facility construction/modification, efficiency improvements, systems sustainability and quality/safety enhancement.
- Lead / manage the execution of capital projects pursuant to project requirements.
- Conform to industry standard quality and regulatory expectations ensuring change controls are appropriately used when necessary. Proactively identify engineering problems or opportunities, and apply technical expertise to develop and present feasible solutions.
- Work with outside contracting firms to bring projects from the conceptual design stage to execution ensuring completion within time and budgetary constraints while delivering a high quality end product.
- Coordinate and review contractor and vendor activity and interface with personnel as required ensuring all company standards are maintained.
- Ensure thorough engineering standards for project execution, design, equipment standards, safety, and cost control.
- Direct procurement of required equipment and materials for a specific project, including fabrication, off-the-shelf components, and custom components.
- Maintain open channel of communication to manage expectations regarding project scope, timeline, progress, and required customer feedback.
- Manage testing activities for projects, including mechanical, electrical and automation commissioning, installation and operational qualification.
- Ensure project documents are created accurately in a timely manner and review vendor / contractor documents including datasheets, drawings, specification documents, test documents, or other project-specific documents.
- Respond to and research engineering problems for timely resolution to include leveraging vendor or manufacturer expertise to solve equipment and facility related problems.
- Track project performance, metrics and KPIs.
- Keep project management software and dashboards updated.
- Actively review project status and communicate progress and constraints.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Skills & Abilities:
- Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, technical aptitude, and problem solving skills.
- Must be flexible and able to manage multiple priorities and projects.
- Must be results driven and goal oriented with the ability to manage risks.
- Hands-on active program management style while maintaining awareness of team activities.
- Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate within cross-functional teams and to upper management.
- Ability to organize and present technical overviews to engineering staff, cross functional departments, and upper management.
- Maintains effective relationships across functional units gaining their trust and respect.
- Puts accomplishing the goals of the group ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
- Openly shares knowledge/information needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
- Self-starter and detail oriented.
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements for manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.
- Strong project management capabilities; scope generation; cost estimation; project scheduling; capital equipment specification, procurement and qualification; hands on equipment problem solving ability; experience in process validation; experience in cGMP manufacturing environment.
- Prior experience managing outside contracting firms.
- Proficiency with MS Project, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word, Visio, and SharePoint and other most common applications for analysis/problem resolution.
- Ability to effectively communicate requirements to vendors and manufacturers.
- Insight into customer processes and operational needs.
- Support and supervise activities outside normal business hours as needed, during night time and weekends.
- Problem-solving mentality to creatively troubleshoot unexpected process or equipment issues.
- Strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills.
- Must be energetic, positive, detail-oriented, and self-motivated.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
- Experience prolonged sitting, standing, bending, stooping, climbing and stretching.
- Use hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment is required.
- Be exposed to noisy environments.
- Travel time up to 10%.
- Support company activities 24/7.
- Attendance is mandatory
- Bachelor Degree in Engineering or equivalent or related field.
- 6 years of relevant project management experience.
- Relevant project management experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical development and manufacturing environment managing a portfolio of multiple complex programs.
- MBA or Master's degree.
- Experience with FDA/regulatory audits.
- Strong experience with quality systems.
- Experience in a cGMP facility or working with FDA regulations.
- Certifications in Project/Risk Management (PMI-PMP, PMI-RMP) or Lean Six Sigma and demonstrated practical experience.
- Previous Accounting/Finance/Budgeting experience
- Engineering Documentation Management
- AutoCAD and Revit proficiency is a plus