Construction Manager (m/f/d)

Switzerland, Visp

Randstad Inhouse Services is looking for a Construction Manager Project (m/f/d) for Lonza AG (100%). This is a temporary position until August 2022 with an opportunity to extend.

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While Lonza works in science, there’s no magic formula to how they do it. Their greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, they let their people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work Lonza wants to be part of.

Key responsibilities:

  • Monitor and ensure compliant construction execution; analyse, initiate and manage corrective measures to mitigate risks. 

  • Coordinate the construction staff incl. contractors and partners; Monitor and readily adjust the staffing of the construction as necessary. Initiate and chair construction site meetings, brief contractors on construction site conditions.

  • Review and approve the regular construction reports (e.g. weekly, monthly) and forward to the CAPEX Project Manager; Review and approve revisions to the construction schedule.

  • Implement design changes in consent with the Technical Team and the Project Management. Review and approve work completion and acceptance certificates in cooperation with CQV, operations as well as contractors.

  • Execution of regular site inspections regarding EHS, progress and schedule aspects and participation in other inspections, e.g. with authorities, Lonza and contractor’s management. 

  • Cooperation in the preparation and execution of internal construction site audits.

  • Ensure that the first-aid book is kept regularly (if applicable) and handed over to the medical service at the end of the construction project, as well as ensure the adherence to the construction contracts and their specifications.

  • Verify acceptance of the work and check acceptance records for each construction contract. Coordinate the “Completion Management” and monitor the handling of punch lists, ensure closure.

  • Assist with the collation of the final construction 'as-built' documentation, as well as assist the CAPEX project manager with the preparation and execution of internal site audits. Perform active “Change Management” towards contractors in cooperation with the PM Team. 

  • Assure that the “CEM” is implemented, known and communicated within the CM Teams. If, as the case may be, work to be performed are not covered by existing Working Instructions and Procedures, he/she has to assure that such documents are established and implemented.

  • Lead the CM Team and support a proper team spirit, cooperation and communication. Ensure that the CM Team align their capacity to the project and are available throughout, as required. Inform the CM Team in regular project meetings about the status, essential project events and challenges, developments and lessons learned.

Key requirements

  • Bachelor degree or higher in Engineering/Science (e.g. Mechanical, Construction) preferred.

  • Extensive construction programs experience in Chemical / Pharmaceutical / Industrial Engineering EPC projects.

  • Advanced knowledge of construction industry practices, and regulatory agency requirements. Worked within the construction industry, with a clear preference for pharmaceutical industry experience.

  • Extensive related construction management experience overseeing manufacturing environments.

  • Local, cantonal and government legal compliance experience, and regulatory certifications as required. In-depth knowledge of Swiss and European codes and standards.

  • Must have high level of spoken and written German and English. 

  • Required to speak effectively before groups of Senior Management, partners, contractors, and/or employees of the organisation. 

  • Excellent computer skills required. Must have experience with MS Office Programs .

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format. Good negotiating skills. Ability to make good judgments and render good decisions.

  • Excellent coordination and presentation skills.Good writing skills and ability to document policies and procedures.

  • Assertive personality, sensitive to multi-cultural and multi-national environments.

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For Lonza, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How they achieve their business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, they respect and protect their people and their environment. Any success Lonza achieves 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, Lonza offers the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R39530
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