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Sr. Manager, Project Controls - Schedule

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Sep 27, 2022
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The Role:

Reporting to the Assoc. Director, Project Controls this position will be responsible for implementing project schedule control methodologies across the company including critical path, PERT and pull planning, for all Moderna projects in the areas of Capital Construction and Engineering.

Heres What Youll Do:

The Manager Project Controls will be jointly responsible with the project management team for managing a $500M+ annual spend in Capital, Construction and Engineering across all global functions in the organization. The role will ensure the projects schedules are developed and executed in an orderly compliant manner, ensuring that value from allocated funds are maximized. This includes implementing and managing the following key activities:

Portfolio Management

  • Implement means and methods to ensure reliable and accurate reporting on portfolio and project status

  • Partner with Project Managers to provide necessary levels of visibility to managements attention

Scheduling & Benchmarking :

  • Establish and implement scheduling and benchmarking means and methods

  • Prepare Level 1 schedules for mission critical projects

  • Partner with project management teams to ensure accurate schedules

  • Review schedules prior to funding approvals to ensure accuracy

Schedule Management:

  • Establish and implement means and methods for project Schedule Management, specifically: variance and trend analysis, earned value analysis, what if scenarios

  • Ensure timely review of project progress and schedule updates

  • Establish and implement means and methods to ensure proper change and vendor management

  • Develop and implement project performance metrics

Contract Management:

  • Partner with sourcing and project management to establish means and methods to prepare and review RFP templates, bids and proposals

Financial and Schedule Risk Management:

  • Establish and implement means and methods to develop, track, and mitigate schedule risks

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • 10 years of experience in a delivery of Capital, Construction and Engineering with at least 5 years specifically in the biopharmaceutical industry.

  • 3+ years of management experience in the areas of Project Controls

  • Bachelors degree required. BA/BS in a Technical discipline desired; Masters degree (MBA, MS) preferred.

  • Proficient-level skills in the following key competencies/skills: communications, project management, relationship management, scheduling, aptitude for technology, results-focus, professionalism, and success in a matrixed environment.

  • A proven track record of project delivery on fast track, highly technical projects

  • A proven track record of supporting a complex major capital program

  • Ability to work in a highly metric-driven environment.

  • A deep desire to be a key part of building a world-class Engineering function.

  • Ability to lead through service, recommend execution strategies, and deliver business results.

  • Strong collaboration and communications skills required to address and resolve issues in a matrixed environment.

  • Excellent negotiation, organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrates strategic enterprise thinking, finding innovative ways to deliver results, and build trust

  • Must possess outstanding communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work with enterprise-wide information systems

  • Ability to interact well with other groups and must be able to take ownership of and follow through on assignments. Must be able to drive results on multiple complex assignments simultaneously with minimal required direction from his/her supervisor.

  • Ability to represent Modernas interests, objectives and policies in a professional and responsible manner.

  • Ability to make effective oral presentations and work as part of a team.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary winter shut down
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a persons race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.




Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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