CapEx Project Lead- Life Sciences

United States, Houston (Texas)
United States, Walkersville (Maryland)

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. 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.

The CapEx Project Lead is assigned to one or multiple specific growth investment projects and is responsible for planning, managing and executing  projects through the complete project pathway (on time, within budget, meeting required quality standards). The role provides leadership to the project team(s), builds and maintains relationships with vendors and contractors. This is an engineering discipline role. You will have cross interaction with validation engineers, facility management, and operations; mitigate risks and ensure compliance with regulations and legal requirements.

See what we are all about: Lonza Bioscience | Lonza  

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Project Lead with engineering /maintenance background that has worked on capex projects valued at $5M-$50M  or more within the life science space.  We are looking for someone with  sound decision-making skills and the ability to build trust and positively influence outcomes in a fast-paced, regulated environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Creating and implementing project plans that will meet the project's objectives through the Engineering, Design, Construction, Commissioning and Qualification phases
  • Proactively manage project budgets, schedules and risks
  • Ensure safety, quality & compliance
  • Coordinate project teams
  • Monitor project progress
  • Ensure compliance with regulations
  • Communicate the project's progress, status, and challenges to stakeholders, including senior management
  • Manage project resources, including equipment, materials, and personnel
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors and contractors

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree- Engineering (chemical, mechanical, process, pharmaceutical, biochemical engineering or similar program of study) or Science degree preferred;
  • At least 5 years in engineering related roles in the pharmaceutical industry or other cGMP regulated environment; CDMO experience preferred
  • Broad technical knowledge of the various engineering disciplines in the pharmaceutical environment, both on clean and black utilities, process, automation, instrumentation and civil engineering
  • Task oriented person who is very comfortable working towards set objectives and has a track record of achieving results
  • Proven experience in cost control and scheduling related to investment projects
  • Experience in engineering aspects of facility design to build a compliant but cost effective plant
  • Knowledge of modern CQV approaches
  • Excellent knowledge of computer systems (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio).
  •   Proven ability to lead, mentor and coach direct reports and teams with or without direct line responsibility

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.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Reference: R55353