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Project Controls Senior Manager - Estimating

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Feb 6, 2024

Job Details


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of.

Project Controls Senior Manager - Estimating


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this role you will report directly to the Project controls Director of Front End Planning, Estimating & Benchmarking. As a key member of the Front-End Planning Team, you will leverage analytics to provide insights to assist in driving department strategy.

The Project Controls organization provides leadership globally in supporting all aspects of project controls to optimize the total cost of ownership of Amgen physical assets and ensures compliance to processes. Project controls supports and holds a responsibility of the Engineering Project Delivery providing standardized delivery from investment life cycle management, funding, planning, design, execution, and closeout.

The organization is responsible for providing strategic support for project planning, funding, estimating, cost control management, scheduling, forecasting, benchmarking, project risk, contract strategy, and compliance of engineering processes for capital projects globally. Project controls works with many clients accomplishing this support through responsibility of the Engineering Project Delivery Process (EPD). Project controls also coordinates internal audits and assists in identifying compliance risks.

  • Participates in the planning & estimating of projects from conception to close-out
  • Prepares Option Analysis, Estimates and Benchmarks for projects
  • Develops and Maintains Estimating and Benchmarking Means Methods and Data Bases
  • Uses analytics to provide insights and strategy
  • Brings to bear Digital Technologies to drive project planning and delivery
  • Reviews project change orders and assists with problem solving
  • Exhibits proactive safety leadership and behavior
  • Supports innovation across the Engineering organization

Domestic / International travel up to 30% (including overnight stays)

The position will be a flexible commuter/hybrid schedule but the candidate will be required to visit the site as needed and will need to be within a commutable distance to one of our Amgen locations


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek will possess these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate Degree and 2 years of Engineering or Operations experience


Master's Degree and 4 years of Engineering or Operations experience


Bachelor's Degree and 6 years of Engineering or Operations experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Engineering or Operations experience


High School Diploma / GED and 12 years of Engineering or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of engineering experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry in project controls (Funding, Estimating, Procurement, Cost Management, Scheduling, Audit)
  • 5+ years of experience in preparing construction project estimates
  • Degree in Engineering, Construction, Quantity Surveying or Similar cognate qualification preferred
  • RICS accredited or working towards is beneficial.
  • Expertise in preparing all types of construction estimates from conceptual through detailed estimates
  • Prepare project cost estimates from conceptual through various stages of design using experience, historical data, and parametric ratios
  • Can perform estimating/ cost control functions on multiple projects of varying complexity simultaneously
  • Presents prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information
  • Ability to build strong relationships across the network and to communicate effectively and deliver the highest level of customer service
  • As a key member of the team, you will play a lead role in the transformation of your service, supporting system and data transformation as well as contributing to process and policy improvements that improve impact on quality service delivery
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project controls systems with expertise in MEP engineering
  • Knowledge of scheduling and a good understanding of Microsoft project software
  • Understanding scope control by target value design and cost and schedule management
  • Review of related documents (drawings, specifications, contracts and so on) for understanding whole complex of information
  • Development and reporting of project cost, schedule, and cash flow
  • Analysis and accurate review of engineering / construction cost forecasts against scope
  • Have a knowledge / experience with specialized software like Destini, OST and Tableau to support cost estimates
  • Research prices on material and labor using published documents, local conditions, market studies, etc
  • Catalog data for project lifecycle usage
  • Maintain and build upon our digital capabilities and cost database in Destini
  • Knowledge of relevant construction technologies and trends (Sustainability) to assist with appropriate options and cost implications
  • Adds to team effort by accomplishing other duties as assigned
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering service excellence, with good commercial results


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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