Senior Project Manager (Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences)

Currie & Brown London a month ago

Currie & Brown is currently looking for a pharmaceuticals and life sciences senior project manager for our London office. The successful candidate will work on various opportunities with AstraZeneca, either working out of the London office and/or seconded to their sites/offices in Cambridge.
Responsibilities for the successful candidate will include:

  • Planning, leading and managing the project team and stakeholders to ensure an integrated, sustainable and effective solution is developed that meets the requirements defined within the brief and benefits defined in the business case
  • Establishing a strong working relationship with key stakeholders and ensuring that all user requirements are captured, and approvals are in place to meet schedule dates, as well as understanding regulatory requirements
  • Undertaking end-to-end project execution and management, ensuring clear goals, roles and deliverables are well defined and achieved
  • Taking responsibility for the safety of everyone involved or touched by the project
  • Ensuring the integration of design, development, construction delivery, commissioning and process requirements are achieved using the subject matter experts in the team
  • Acting as contract administrator using JCT, NEC and/or IChemE contracts
  • Chairing, leading and accurately recording project pre-start, progress and handover meetings
  • Managing the change control process using a pre-agreed client process through to successful handover and completion
  • Reporting project cost, programme, health and safety, and performance using project controls and reporting tools
  • Ensuring that the project deliverables are achieved and able to be tested, commissioned and handed over into operation in accordance with client requirements
  • Ensuring post-project reviews are completed and any learning/benefits realisation are captured appropriately

  • Degree qualification in an appropriate construction or engineering discipline, or equivalent academic achievement
  • Professional qualifications (membership of an appropriate institution) including incorporated or chartered status with a relevant engineering professional body MIChemE, MCIBSE, MIMechE or MICE and/or MRICS, ChPP MAPM (or equivalent)
  • Experience of working with biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life science clients and/or government organisations
  • Experience of working in a cGMP biotechnology or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment and/or high containment facilities and laboratories (to SAPO or ACDP level 3 and above)
  • Experience of JCT, NEC and/or IChemE contract administration using strong commercial and contractual management
  • Experience in a range of capital or revenue projects with a clear understanding of project management processes and tools, particularly APM or PRINCE2
  • Proven track record in the planning, implementation, and delivery of complex controlled environment projects, within a live operational environment, with multiple stakeholder interfaces
  • Well-organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, disciplined and commercially astute
  • A team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude, polite, patient, diplomatic, respectful, and flexible

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