The Facilities Project Manager is responsible for leading site engineering / facility infrastructure projects and working with a dynamic team to provide an environment that enables the continuous manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products for both research and commercial markets.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the project management of capital and continuous improvement projects, directing contractor activities for outside services, and reviewing ongoing facility operations for productivity and sustainability opportunities. This role is responsible for operating within project and department budgets along with maintaining the appropriate documentation sets required for compliance with FDA and ISO guidelines.
- Site Engineer – Provide support and technical expertise in the management of the site infrastructure including all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and detection facilities. Manage all engineering projects related to facility management, utility/energy usage, construction projects, and all other necessary engineering activities related to the operation of the plant.
- Technical Support – Provide direction and consultation to building facilities staff on HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire, and life safety systems. Also provide direction and consultation regarding business continuity systems (e.g., UPS, generators, and power conditioning and distribution systems).
- Capital Planning – Assist in preparation of the multi-year capital plan for building systems, structure, parking, grounds, etc. Plan to include estimated costs, project dependencies, proposed schedules, priority and risk assessment if work is not performed.
- BMS Management – Manage and update the building management system (BMS) by insuring and maintaining accurate drawings, leveraging internal and external resources for support and data.
- Project Management – Oversight and support of all construction project activity on site. Work with third party construction teams as well as maintaining an individual project portfolio. Ensure projects are well defined and understood and develop effective project plans that meet cost, schedule, quality, functionality objectives and compliance with business controls and all applicable codes. Ensure project schedules are being met. Ensure construction work meets site standards for compatibility with site systems, safety and environmental compliance. Maintain compliance with all business controls requirements (purchasing, approval, and payments to vendors). Ensure all project management activities (e.g., schedules, meeting minutes, change orders, work verification) are completed in a timely manner using best practice standards.
- Purchasing Support – Provide professional supplier and vendor management support. Develop product specifications and supplier sources for materials required to perform job. Assist in contract negotiations, scope preparations and bid reviews, with recommendations in engineering related contracts.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Must be able to work cross-functionally with multiple departments and with all levels of the organization. Requires intimate knowledge of facilities technical systems. Must demonstrate ability to work with internal and external customers. Effectiveness in this role requires a working knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures and the ability to see opportunities for improved effectiveness. The job encounters work situations of diverse scope and moderate complexity. The Project Manager operates within generally defined procedures and practices under the general direction of the Site Facility Manager with minimal supervision.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or technical field, or the equivalent knowledge and experience.
Experience: The position requires a minimum of 7 - 10 years of facilities engineering/management and project management experience within a regulated manufacturing environment. A formal technical education and/or certification in a relevant maintenance trade is preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and power systems encountered within facilities. Strong project management skills. Demonstrated experience managing multiple vendors on complex engineering and construction projects. Strong budgetary, fiscal and expense management skills. Excellent creative problem solving, data analysis and influence skills preferred. User level working knowledge of PC software required including AutoCAD and CMMS.
The successful candidate demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a “can do” attitude. They lead by example and hold themselves and others accountable while maintaining productive and professional relationships within the team. They must be approachable, transparent and have the ability to maintain a consistent level of energy and enthusiasm. The successful candidate also needs to be strategic, astute and forward thinking and have the ability to inspire, motivate and collaborate with others.