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Associate Director of Engineering - Capital Projects

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Regina Carroll
+353 86 010 0903
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Position Summary:

An amazing opportunity has arisen for an Associate Director of Engineering to manage large capital projects at a Cork Pharmaceutical site.

Joining the this team will offer you opportunities to help the company to invent solutions to meet unmet healthcare needs, Impact the future by driving one of the world’s leading healthcare companies, and Inspire your team to reach their full potential and push the boundaries of science and technology.

Reporting to the Global Engineering Solutions (GES) Area Director, this will be a key role in the EMEA GES Project Execution organization, which is currently executing a diverse portfolio across API, Biologics, Vaccines and Animal Health network.

What you will do:

Bring energy, knowledge, innovation and leadership to carry out the following:

  • Managing an integrated project team to deliver critical assets on time and within a prescribed budget.
  • Leading the development of project execution plans.
  • Verifying that project scopes provide an effective business solution.
  • Managing projects process through effective design strategies.
  • Developing and implementing suitable procurement strategies.
  • Understanding and managing project cost budgeting and control.
  • Managing schedule development and control.
  • Providing construction management oversight.
  • Implementing change management and control.
  • Managing communications requirements with effective reporting and distribution of information.
  • Risk management planning and mitigation.
  • Managing/ implementing commissioning, qualification, contract administration and project close-out.

What skills you will need:

  • As a minimum a 3rd level Degree in Engineering.
  • A minimum of ten years of relevant experience ideally in the Pharma industry with a period of this spent delivering capital and/or expense projects.
  • Experience in managing an integrated project team to deliver critical assets on time and within a prescribed budget.
  • The ability to collaborate in a team environment that is sensitive to the needs of the business.
  • Outstanding decision-making skills and strengths in change management and team alignment.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in Lean Project Delivery Methodologies (i.e. target value design/delivery, off-site fabrication, pull planning scheduling tools) considered a plus.

To discuss this and other roles call Regina Carroll at 086 0100903 or email

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