Amec Foster Wheeler Biotech / Pharmaceutical Project Manager / Engineer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Amec Foster Wheeler Power & Process is seeking a Bio-Tech / Pharma Project Manager / Engineer in the Pennsylvania area. The chosen individual must work with client and internal customers to ensure projects are properly coordinated, budgeted, scheduled, and achieve Amec Foster Wheeler’s Quality, Safety, Schedule, and Commercial requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall project knowledge and execution according to plans

  • Coordinates and drives the engineering effort

  • Maintain “overall picture” of the project and provide/negotiate resolution to potential issues internally to prevent delay to project timeline

  • Monitors performance and recommends scope, schedule, cost or resource adjustments; connects short-term demands to long-term implications, in alignment with the supporting business case

  • Prioritizes multiple tasks while meeting deadlines; communicates project status (health, forecast, issues, risks, etc.) to stakeholders

  • Effectively balances competing project constraints including but not limited to scope, quality, schedule, funding, budget, resources, and risk, to manage project success

  • Negotiates with stakeholders to obtain the resources necessary for successful project execution

  • Establishes and implements project management processes and methodologies for product development activities and facility expansion; Includes project planning, resource planning, project scheduling and leading teams to accomplish project goals

  • Manages risks, issues and project change control (scope, schedule, cost and quality)

  • Anticipate project/program risks and develop mitigation strategies/plans for more complex projects/programs

  • Provide leadership to evaluate and resolve barriers to team/project progress

  • Serving as the client and AFW point of contact

  • BS Engineering preferred or other relevant disciplines

  • Previous engineering, design and project management experience a must

  • Minimum 15-20 years of relevant experience in the process industry, preferably in pharmaceuticals/biotech

  • Must have demonstrated experience running projects, as lead on small to medium sized projects and/or in a lesser role on large projects

  • Qualified candidates will have the following skills:

  • Understanding of pharmaceutical and/or Bio-technical operations/processes

  • Thorough knowledge of cGMP requirements including US and EU

  • Ability to budget/schedule projects

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal

  • Ability to adapt to changing project needs

  • Ability to handle numerous situations simultaneously

  • Ability to manage people including direct reports

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the USA for any employer other than current employer

  • Previous experience working for an engineering firm is preferred; will consider owner experience

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Requisition ID: 2016-13971

Name: Staff / Permanent