Director-Capital Project and Masterplan

Andover, Massachusetts
Jul 01, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The Director-Capital Project and Masterplan has accountability and responsibility for some or all of the following:

  • Ownership and development of the Andover Site master planning (SMP) program

  • Leadership of Andover capital program at the Andover site

  • Integration of SMP and Capital programs to deliver continual long-term development of the Andover facility

  • Performing engineering studies in line with known and potential business opportunities

  • Continuous improvement activities associated with SMP and Capital Program

  • Interacting with regulatory authorities during audits

  • At a minimum, the position must be able to execute work independently, work with various groups across the organization and be able to oversee and lead projects to ensure that cGMP/GLP equipment, facilities and utilities perform as intended.

RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Working in conjunction site leadership, develop and maintain a viable integrated site master plan In line with site masterplan and business objectives, create and execute against long term site capital investment goals. Provide overall leadership of the Andover capital project management program, including:

  • Development and review of project scope and creation of CPA submissions

  • Control overall capital program budget and cashflow

  • Deliver capital projects safely within schedule

  • Management of project procurement and construction activities

  • Coordination of qualification/verification activities

  • Oversight of contractors and colleagues performing this work

  • In line with defined site masterplan, identify and lead engineering evaluations to determine feasibility of potential future projects Continually assess and evaluate third party companies to provide optimal services to the capital program

  • Support regulatory audits through the preparation, defense and interaction with auditors in areas related to equipment, instrumentation, facilities and utilities

  • Identify and implement contemporary project management best practices Represent EMU & EHS on site or network teams as necessary

  • The position requires the incumbent to continually communicate program and project status through multiple levels of the organization.


The position interacts with almost all functional groups at the site but would have primary interactions with Technical Services, Manufacturing, MSAT, Quality, WRDM, GWS, and other Engineering and Maintenance colleagues. The position also interacts with contacts at other PGS sites and center functions such as Global Engineering. Interaction with contracted engineering and construction service providers is frequently required.


Position has responsibility for managing overall capital program budget in excess of $50MM.


Position will have between 5 – 10 reports and may include management of direct service contractors


  • A minimum of a BS degree + 15 years of experience; in any of the following disciplines: Construction Management, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent science or engineering related discipline.

  • Direct knowledge and extensive experience in project management and/or master planning within a biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical cGMP environment is required.

  • Exemplary interpersonal, communication and leadership skills are essential for this role.


  • MS + 10 years of experience; PhD degree + 6 years of experience in any of the following disciplines: Construction Management, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent science or engineering related discipline.

  • Professional Engineer or Certified Project Management certification preferred.

  • Experience managing overall capital program budget in excess of $50MM

  • Experience with FDA and EU licensing and inspection is beneficial.

  • Familiarity with manufacturing and/or utilities equipment and operations is desired.

  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


Position requirements are typical for a manufacturing plant based work environment. While the majority of work time may be spent in office environment, frequent excursions to job sites in manufacturing or utility areas may be required. There are no unusual physical or mental requirements for this position.


Schedule is primarily day shift (M-F, 8 hrs) but may require off-shift work, weekend work or extended work hours to meet project deadlines on occasion. The position may require working at job sites in manufacturing or utility areas at times which will require a focus on safety. Aseptic gowning could be required. Travel to support Factory Acceptance Testing or vendor evaluations will be necessary for larger projects.


  • Last date to apply - July 15, 2022

  • Relocation support available

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