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  • Senior Project Co-Ordinator – Co. Carlow

    Role Summary:


    • A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Project Co-Ordinator to join our client’s busy pharmaceutical site in Co. Carlow.
    • Reporting to the site Project Manager, as a senior member of a multi-discipline team, specifically responsible for the delivery to CQ of the project scope for a multi-product aseptic filling facility.
    • This candidate will be required to work closely with Suite Team Leads in the management of multiple cross-functional Suite teams and to coordinate activities between the Suite, Design, Construction, Process, Technical Operations, C&Q, IPT and QA teams.


    Core Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Reporting to site Project Manager.
    • Define and agree, with Suite Team Leads and the Project Manager, the physical and procedural scope and scope boundaries, within the Carlow operating facility footprint.
    • Lead the development of project plans and successfully execute them according to the established safety, schedule, cost and performance standards.
    • Manage those project plans for design, construction, commissioning, qualification schedule and cost in collaboration with sub-project managers (Suite Leads) other senior project team members, operations personnel, together with outside contract and trade partners.
    • Lead and manage scope, budget, schedule, safety, quality and personnel discussions with the Suite Leads of the project.
    • In Conjunction with the Suite Leads develop, document, agree and implement an execution strategy to deliver their sub-scopes in a coordinated, controlled and well communicated manner.
    • Coordinate the design effort with the contract engineering firm (Integrator) and ensure compliance to local & Global Standards.
    • Facilitate engineering and user requirements for the project Suites.
    • Track and report progress as required against project deliverables.
    • Foster a strong relationship between the Client Project Team, EPCM Contractor (Integrator), Site Contractors (Trade Partners) and strategic vendors to ensure delivery of project.
    • Ensure that a strong safety culture is adopted throughout the execution of the project.
    • Lead and facilitate the coordinated review of design material from the owner’s side including Layout reviews, P&ID/AF&ID reviews, Process Descriptions, Job Specifications, change control processes and PO’s/Data Sheets.
    • Facilitate the coordinated development of construction, procurement, C&Q and project control strategies, into plans for the execution of the project.
    • Participate in Value Engineering.
    • Lead and attend daily communication meetings, as appropriate, with suite teams and report progress.
    • Maintain a project wide clean and safe working environment by enforcing procedures, policies, and regulations.
    • Safety of all project team members for the duration of the design, construction, commissioning validation and handover of the suite scopes.
    • Clear, and documented, definition of scope and scope boundaries within the Suite teams.
    • Management of scope issues as they arise during the project
    • Delivery of the agreed milestones on the schedule within budget constraints.
    • Delivery of stakeholder agreed scope for project Suites to Commissioning Qualification.


    Minimum Qualifications and Experience:


    • Bachelor of Engineering or Science Degree in Engineering or Technology related discipline.
    • A minimum of fifteen years of relevant experience in project management of larger projects in the Pharma industry including significant experience managing biologics/sterile projects.
    • Technical knowledge aseptic fill finish and or biotechnology processes
    • A working knowledge of FDA and EU regulations is preferred.
    • The candidate will be a convincing communicator with strong interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated performance in building and managing multiple multi-functional teams.
    • Demonstrated performance in delivering an excellent safety record on large projects.
    • Experience leading projects and cross-functional initiatives.
    • In-depth understanding of large-scale biotechnology unit operations, principles of biochemical engineering, and process data analysis.
    • Strives for results and sets ambitious tangible and measurable targets; takes personal responsibility for achieving results; reviews and evaluates team progress against agreed targets, timelines and budgets.
    • Experience of working in a GMP environment and working to a Quality System ensuring that oversight is provided in relation to project changes, that they are tracked, managed and implemented correctly ensuring alignment with any relevant regulatory requirements
    • Proven leadership capabilities in a prior role.
    • Ability to create a productive and supportive team environment and to resolve, or manage, conflicts and disputes.
    • Ability to engage and align other stakeholders outside the project team.
    • Ability to understand and communicate risks and to develop risk mitigation strategies within a risk management process.
    • Proven ability to lead cross-functional and technical teams and align, motivate and empower team members.
    • Inspires high performance by holding the team accountable for results, evaluates progress and achievement, addresses issues through appropriate channels; Makes timely decisions with the best available information and using the appropriate decision-making processes.
    • Ability to create, coordinate and maintain a project plan and rapidly respond to changes in strategy and project scope.
    • Expertise with project management tools, including skills in critical path analysis.
    • Understand financial and resource planning systems and processes having the ability to coordinate project level budget/resource estimates and manage actuals vs plan.
    • Previous experience, and knowledge, of the use of BIM models to harness schedule, cost, construction and quality drivers on a project would be very desirable.
    • Working knowledge of C&Q documentation required for cGMP process equipment.
    • Fluent in English, written and verbal.
    • Ability to generate and communicate project plans and schedules.
    • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, database management software, CAD software, schedule management software (P6), and PCs.
    • Working knowledge of process control systems and automation. DeltaV, BMS experience beneficial.
    • Experience in the operation of large-scale biotechnology processes is desirable.
    • Bio-process manufacturing experience is desirable.


    To Apply:


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    +353 56 77 90100

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    Please note, we do not require agency assistance with this role.