Pharmaceutical Construction Senior Manager

North York - Ontario - Canada - Life Sciences & Health Care - Pharmaceutical - Project Management & Services - Academic Bachelor

We’re hiring a Pharmaceutical Construction Senior Manager for our client, a large pharmaceutical company, to join their team. This is a nine-month contract.

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Diana Grodowski, Account manager

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About this role


  • Lead the execution of the Construction Management of a Tier 1 (>$100MCAD) capital project in full coordination with any assigned Industrial Affairs (IA) Project Senior Director, and Tier 1 Project Director (GEM) during the construction phase.
  • Deliver approved Tier 1 capital projects in accordance with safety, quality/performance, schedule and costs during the construction phase.
  • Accountable for the safety of the jobsite in collaboration with the Tier 1 Project Director (GEM), Construction Manager (CM) and HSE department.
  • Accountable for the construction phase execution strategy in consultation and collaboration with the Tier 1 Project Director (GEM).
  • Accountable for the selection of technologies for the building in accordance with global and site requirements.
  • Collaboration with Process Engineering, C&Q, M-Tech, HSE, Operations and support functions to achieve deliverables.
  • Accountable for the cost and schedule of the construction phase of the project.
  • Accountable for management and reporting of risk and critical issues, as well as the management action plan of the construction part of the project
  • Responsible to provide cost control services (estimation, cost control, cash flow planning, change management) to the IA Project Senior Director and Tier 1 Project Director (GEM) in coordination with Finance, GEM & IA Global Engineering Guidelines (GEGs)
  • Responsible to provide detailed scheduling services and progress the associated scope of the construction phase to the IA Project Senior Director and Tier 1 Project Director (GEM) in coordination with GEM & IA Global Engineering Guidelines
  • Responsible to provide project reporting services including performance metrics in coordination with GEM & IA Global Engineering Guidelines
  • Manage the Engineering (internal & external) interfaces with the Tier 1 Project Director (GEM) and highlight and action concerns with team performance.
  • Represent the assigned Tier 1 Capital Project in various management committees as required.
  • Facilitate the involvement of stakeholders on critical issues identified through risk analysis and general project management practices; resulting in documentation/planning/resolution of critical issues and risks
  • Manage and develop the project delivery team during the construction phase including coaching, onboarding/offboarding and performance management.
  • Responsible for the definition of project scope and management of scope changes for the construction part of the project (with final authority for relevant scope/cost and schedule changes initiated through the CCN (Contemplated Change Notice) and PCA (Project Change Authorization) processes with appropriate approvals)
  • Authority for decisions regarding Global and Local Engineering procedures and on site project execution during the construction phase of the project.

About you


Education and Experience:

  • Degree(s) in Chemical, Mechanical, and or Bio-Chemical engineering
  • 15+ years Engineering experience and delivery of large projects
  • 10+ years in Capital Project Management including cost and schedule management
  • 5+ years of leadership experience and ability to manage a large team
  • Occupational health and safety, construction and industry regulation knowledge
  • Relevant knowledge of GMP, FDA, HPFBI and EMA guidelines
  • Experience with the delivery of large projects within a bio-pharma environment

Competencies (LEAD model):

  • Think Strategically / Act for Change / Commit to Customers
  • Cooperate Transversally /Strive for Results / Lead Teams / Make Decision / Develop People

Technical Competencies/Soft Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • a proven history of experience in project management and project controls on large, multi-year projects >$100MCAD is essential.
  • Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is required.
  • Working outdoors is required.

What we offer

Why work with Brunel? We are proud to offer exciting career opportunities from over 100 offices globally in 42 countries. Advancing your career takes time and effort – let us match you to your ideal position.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.


  • Publication: PUB217895
  • Location: North York
  • Market: Life Sciences & Health Care
  • Hours per week: 35
  • Branche: Pharmaceutical
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Closing date: Sunday, August 4, 2019
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Diana Grodowski

Account manager Brunel Canada Toronto

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