Sr. Project Manager, Life Sciences
Cushman & Wakefield

Stamford, Connecticut

Posted in Health and Safety

Job Info

Job Title
Sr. Project Manager, Life Sciences
Job Description Summary
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for overseeing project setup, implementation and execution through completion of commission & qualification. This role must be experienced in cGMP and cGLP capital projects as the Senior PM will lead all aspects of Life Science projects and will be expected to be versed in pharmaceutical construction and qualification. Must have exceptional organizational, analytical and problem-solving and the ability to lead a team and/or mentor less experienced team members.
Job Description

Essential Job Duties

  • Contributes to the project strategy development with Directors and executes within business unit of C&W and client.
  • Manages overall project cost, schedule, risk, and scope execution and develops project charter and execution plan
  • Drives the development and support of the validation master plans
  • Works with Operation Readiness teams to ensure smooth project transition plans
  • Drives overall scope and contractors to project schedule and cost objectives
  • Organizes people and resources along with operating within office or department.
  • Implements plans while providing construction cost and benefit analysis as required.
  • Oversee project implementation and execution through completion of construction. Works with owner team on operational readiness plans
  • Prepare various RFQ's and/or RFP's needed for vendor and contractor services for the complete project.
  • Review subcontract proposals and related pricing and scoping
  • Negotiate contracts and performance management with selected contracted vendors, consultants, etc.
  • Review, comment, validate and audit cost estimates prepared by contractors.
  • Develop and own the Master Project Schedule; actively track each aspect of the project performance against schedules and critical path.
  • Guide the client and team through the design implementation, procurement, and construction process along.
  • Management of due diligence, programming, design, entitlements, bidding, permitting, procurement, design team selection, budget, schedule creation/management, contractor selection, vendor selection, sustainability and post construction services.
  • May oversee capital improvement programs with design and construction processes at multiple sites through local/account-based resources.
  • Extensive interface with client staff and internal customers.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use and application of all PDS technology as required for assigned projects.
  • Inform Manager and/or Market Lead of all project, internal and client issues affecting the perception and reputation of Cushman & Wakefield.
  • Identify and address areas of concern regarding potential liabilities and risk (fee, our reputation, errors and omissions, etc.) to Manager and/or Market Lead.
  • Assist PDS senior leadership and Market Lead in the establishment and refinement of best practices of standards and excellence.
  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration or related field.
  • 10 or more years of related experience.
  • Must have Life Sciences Experience
  • Advanced project management skills with demonstrated understanding of project management business. Ability to support and/or lead business development initiatives as assigned or requested. History in client relations, client management, contract negotiations, and consulting skills. Strong analytical skills and the ability to communicate analyzed data to client and project team to achieve project goals. Strong working knowledge of architectural/engineering drawings and construction concepts. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Experience within the construction industry required, candidates with additional life sciences or high-tech manufacturing experience strongly preferred.
  • Must possess exemplary communication skills - both oral and written
Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

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