Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

Senior Project Manager

  • Contract
  • South Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • 41983638

PE Global is currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager for our biopharmaceutical client in Dublin. This is an initial 12-month contract role.

The candidate would be responsible for scoping, managing and delivering projects up to €10m in value.

The candidate would be expected to run the projects with some strategic guidance from their manager/peers but have the ability to work independently for the most part. It is very important that the candidate has experience running projects – that could be either for another pharmaceutical company (or similar) or for a design house. They will be leading a multi-departmental team to execute the project, so will need the soft skills to manage people, particularly when they are not direct reports. Construction and/or process equipment specification/qualification experience would be very beneficial.

It is critical for this individual to understand Safety, Quality and Compliance are our highest priorities in how we manage and perform our work.

The Senior Project Manager will lead project teams and interact across functional and site department groups to achieve project objectives. These capital projects could include facilities/utilities system and or equipment lifecycle replacements, upgrades, manufacturing improvements and changes to support New Product Introductions.
With minimal guidance, the candidate will lead all aspects of their project(s): Safety, planning, cost, schedule, risk, communications, resources, team dynamics and performance, implementation, monitoring, completion and follow-up.

Key Responsibilities
• Project management and execution of projects including project planning/scoping and execution, prioritization, resources management, status management and external communication.
• Working with various stakeholders, both inside and outside to scope projects and ensure requirements are satisfied. Managing expectations and communicating project progress and challenges to these stakeholders.
• Strategic solution seeking to complex project phasing and execution issues. The Project Manager will be responsible for their portfolio of projects from concept, through design, construction, commissioning and operation
• Coordinating the introduction of new equipment including driving the project team problem solving and troubleshooting process prior to qualification & start-up
• Leader of multidisciplinary site teams
• Work in a collaborative manner within the Process Teams structure and contributes to Root Cause Investigations and Cross Functional Investigations.
• Role model safety leadership. Support a safe working environment by driving compliance with environmental health/safety practice, rules and regulations. Ensure projects are designed with superior levels of environmental control, health and safety built in.
• Supervise contingent workers as needed. These workers include construction managers and all general craft labour including CSA, electrical, architectural and mechanical
• Present projects to senior leadership at governing bodies for updates and approvals
• Travel may be required to support execution of projects

Experience and Qualification
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical) or Relevant Experience
• Typically, 5+ years project management/engineering experience, preferably in the biotechnology industry / aseptic pharmaceutical environment
• Proven project management experience from project inception through to handover
• Strong mechanical capability with hands on experience in a technical role within a high-volume manufacturing environment, is advantageous
• Demonstrated experience in a GDP Compliant environment.
• Proven ability working cross functionally, delivering technical solutions and implementing improvements.
• Solid leadership skill set and experience working in a team environment, embracing an interdependent working culture that delivers results
• Technical report writing and communication/presentation skills
• Data driven decision maker
• Ability to work to tight deadlines in a fast-moving environment

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

Please click the link below to apply, call Paul Wheatley on 083 094 0199 or alternatively send an up-to-date CV to


***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***