CAPEX Project Lead (Large Scale Utilities & Infrastructure

Switzerland, Visp

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Lonza in Visp is looking for a CAPEX  Project  Lead. This position  is  responsible  for  the  design,  execution  and  hand-over  of CAPEX large investment projects in Visp for Utilities & Infrastructure areas within safety, cost, schedule, quality  and  functionality.    This  includes  the  capability  to  manage  and  to  provide  the  leadership  to  a multinational project team as well the capability to interact with the senior management. This role is at a Associate Director level and has operative leadership of large CAPEX projects in large scale in the range of 50 – 150 M CHF.

Key responsibilities:

  • To execute the CAPEX project according to budget, scope, risk and on-time deliverables

  • To  establish  the  project  CAPEX  charter  including  scope  of  work,  goals  and  deliverables together with the relevant site level senior management and stakeholders

  • To ensure the compliance with all pertinent safety policies, rules and regulations.

  • To define and implement overall project  resources (internal and external) and  to provide daily leadership

  • To  ensure  the  implementation  of  the  state-of-the-art  technical  solutions  and  to  ensure compliance  with  internal  and  external  quality,  safety  and  ecology  standards  and  with industry cGMP requirements

  • To  ensure  the  sharing  and  leveraging  of  best  practices  and  expertise  within  Lonza’s engineering community. To build, develop and empower a small dedicate team of FTE’s / Contingent Workers & Partner Teams.

  • To ensure the successful hand-over the project to the user-team including the right level of training and correct documentation

Key requirements:

  • Degree in engineering (Dipl. Ing. / M. Sc. / B. Sc.) or equivalent

  • Extensive experience in investment projects (CAPEX) in international environment

  • Successful project management and leadership experience on major investment projects in international environment, with an emphasis on utilities (Plant & Clean), Infrastructure and Supporting Building Systems

  • Excellent project management skills including contract management Broad project controlling and project appraisal knowledge

  • Knowledge in plant and / or pharmaceutical engineering

  • Extended HSE and GxP/QA knowledge

  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R28280