Sr. Project Manager of CEQ (Construction, Qualification and Engineering)

CSL Behring - United States (30+ days ago)2.8

Job Description Summary

  • Leads or coordinates project planning, resourcing, staffing, progress reporting, people management, and troubleshooting for engineering projects. Ensures project results meet requirements regarding technical quality, reliability, schedule and cost.
  • Required for managing Privigen expansion projects.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities

1. Ensuring actions comply with:

  • CSL’s Code of Responsible Business Practice
  • CSL’s Global Quality Policy (W000037E)
  • Applicable Construction, Engineering & Safety
  • Applicable GMP & US FDA requirements
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practice as applicable to this role.

2. Manage project team in the execution of the project.

3. Undertake, direct or assist others in the preparation and approval of Capital Expenditure Proposals relating to the project.

4. Assist with preparation and management of key engineering and supply contracts – Facility & Clean Room Construction, Utilities, Process Equipment, General Contractor & Process Automation System Integrators.

5. Ensure that quality & safety management systems and procedures are followed in a project.

6. Ensure that risk management methodologies and processes are followed in a project.

7. Maintain the configuration management system during project activities.

8. Prepare key project management documents.

9. Prepare or co-ordinate others in the preparation and administration of purchase orders for supply of goods and services.

10. Undertake, direct or assist others in the preparation of specifications, drawings and other documentation that comprise the technical requirements for inclusion in tenders and contracts.

11. Undertake, direct or assist others in planning and coordinating any plant shutdown activities in relation to Project being managed.

12. Undertake, direct or assist others in construction activities.

13. Undertake, direct or assist others in commissioning activities.

14. Manage and co-ordinate Qualification activities with the Qualification group.

15. Undertake, direct or assist others in the development of operational documents, maintenance manuals and training in the documents.

16. Develop and manage budget plans, control schedules and resources plans.

17. Ensure that projects are managed in a way that recognizes GMP and the need to actively manage the risk of non-compliance.

18. Ensure their own and others’ health, safety and security at work.

19. Develops and maintains collaborative internal relationships with key CSL project stakeholders in the support and delivery of the Base Fractionation Facility project.

20. Develops and maintains collaborative external relationships with external consultants and contractors to aid in the delivery of the Base Fractionation Facility project.

Relocation to the Bradley, Illinois Site is available.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

Education: Tertiary qualifications in Engineering –Civil/Mechanical/Chemical/Electrical Engineering background preferred.

Experience: Minimum 15 years senior level Project management experience with the ability to manage a number of project work fronts simultaneously. Experience in Large Construction projects ( >$50M) in commercial, healthcare or industrial construction environments.

Knowledge & Attributes:

  • A good overview of process and engineering systems which operate in the pharmaceutical industry, gained from at least 15 years’ experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of building design and construction systems, plant and process design
  • A sound understanding of quality management systems and procedures.
  • A sound understanding in risk management methodology and processes.
  • A sound understanding in contract management and administration.
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma / Lean principles a plus
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Working across functional boundaries and interacting with indirect reports
  • Well-developed ability in working with others through a matrix management structure.
  • Advanced skills in MS-Project, MS-Excel, MS-Word, MS-PowerPoint, MS-Visio, AutoCAD and MS-Outlook.
  • Understanding of GMP and GLP principles.

Additional Comments

This position description provides a summary of key features of the role. It may be varied as necessary by the Company from time to time.

Job Environment

  • The CEQ Senior Project Manager will be located at the Kankakee manufacturing site. Some interstate and overseas travel maybe required.
  • General working hours are from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. On occasions, extended hours, evening or weekend work may be required to meet project priorities and objectives.
  • Project responsibilities will require the CEQ Senior Project Manager to spend a majority of their time within an office environment and other times within the production or service plants to supervise members of the project team and contractors in the performance of their duties. On occasion, the CEQ Senior Project Manager will be required to assist in commissioning activities, visit equipment suppliers for shop audits/technical reviews or visit engineering workshops to inspect work in progress.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Pharmaceutical industry: 5 years