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Director, Capital Project Manager

Bristol Myers Squibb

This is a Contract position in Phoenix, AZ posted October 29, 2021.

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

The principal objective of this role is to provide engineering oversight of a strategic $300MM Capital Project from engineering design, construction, and through commissioning and qualification serving Sterile Drug Products. Accountable for the design aligned to owner design standards and regulatory expectations. Accountable for the successful delivery of the project to approved schedule and capital budget. Lead a team of professional project staff on behalf of the owner, and lead external strategic resources including Engineering, Construction Management, and Commissioning and Qualification services. Apply best project management practices such as scope management, project controls, schedule development, risk monitoring and robust project governance techniques that deliver transparency to achieve business and project objectives. Support the full project lifecycle from detailed design, implementation, and commissioning/qualification and develop turn over plans to deliver an operational facility to enable operations.


  • Strong significant BioPharmaceutical construction project management skills and proven experience in managing large capital projects with emphasis on BioPharma and Sterile Drug Product Projects, as well as site utility and infrastructure upgrades.
  • Ensure compliance with Bristol Myers Squibb Global Engineering Governance model, standards, and finance requirements.
  • Provide experienced project controls oversight of capital projects through regular review of change requests, schedule, accurate cost and cash flow projections, risk management, project monthly reporting and financial audit preparation.
  • Routinely work with Program Lead, Global Engineering, Finance, and site to develop and analyze capital project cash flow forecast and suggest risk adjustments, as required.
  • Mentor, drive and lead network learning, and best practice sharing to build an efficient and productive department.
  • Provide leadership in the management of relationships between Global Engineering, Facilities, Procurement, and all additional enabling functions to deliver all capital projects to all our end users.
  • Experience with Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Process Safety Management (PSM), and Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR). Background in the use of the Stage Gate Process. Understanding of financial management as it relates to capital and expense spending and project cash flow forecasting. Understanding of regulatory, environmental, GMP and OSHA regulations.
  • Experience in total project delivery (from concept to validation / commissioning and startup process). Leads the development of the capital project scope and objectives in support of the business strategy concerning clients and stakeholders.
  • Leads the scheduling, planning, control, and effective coordination of all the parallel activities related to each project and maintains project schedule through minimal unanticipated schedule challenges.
  • Possesses broad knowledge of the functional requirements of pharmaceutical facilities and engineering best practices, while ensuring that appropriate internal and external resources are incorporated into the project design and execution.
  • Achieves a cost-effective, functional outcome with the use of design guidelines and standards, value engineering, life cycle costing and engineering best practices.
  • Assures that the construction project and the finished facility are compliant with all applicable safety, regulatory, legal requirements.
  • Achieves high customer satisfaction by delivering finished projects that are fully commissioned, qualified, and ready for startup/occupancy and meets all requirements of stakeholders and stays within a predetermined schedule.
  • Strong understanding of construction terminology and legal content of construction contracts and documents.
  • Extremely proficient with closeout documentation standards.
  • Establishes and communicates strategic and business objectives for Site Engineering, consistent with company Sterile Drug Product strategy.
  • Effectively manages assigned resources to address priorities, meet schedules, maximize productivity, control costs, and increase efficiencies.
  • Invests in the development of current and future leadership through assignment of development opportunities, coaching, mentoring, and effective administration of rewards and recognition.
  • Establishes and communicates high performance standards, defines clear accountability, leads by adopting continuous improvement strategies to reduce operational variances and reduce cycle time. Encourages the staff to create new and innovative ways of operating and, to demonstrate flexibility, open mindedness, and adaptability to a rapidly changing environment.
  • As an extended member of the Site Management Team, participates actively to establish site mission, annual goals and desired culture while undertaking supportive actions which build commitment to these values, objectives, and sustained site-wide teamwork.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (preferred in Chemical or Mechanical). Professional License a plus.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in project management and delivery in BioPharma Manufacturing with a minimum of 2 years related to Sterile Drug Product Manufacturing
  • Experience managing both individuals as well as teams overseeing multiple complex EPCMV projects
  • Demonstrated success leading multi-disciplinary and multi-functional teams and demonstrated strength in stakeholder management.
  • Strong seasoned background in Project Management and understanding in the planning, design, procurement, scheduling, execution, and closure of projects
  • Demonstrated business acumen
  • Ability to participate in change event analysis and estimating
  • Ability to use discretion with sensitive/confidential information
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Project, PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation communication skill
  • Interpersonal / facilitation skills necessary to interface with and influence all levels of management.
  • Hands on experience in the negotiation and management of contracts and agreements with engineering contractors, vendors, regulatory and government agencies.
  • A strong practical knowledge of process equipment and the technologies related to large scale Sterile Drug Product Manufacturing
  • Experience in directing the design and construction of major office, laboratory and process manufacturing buildings including design, procurement, and contracts, including experience in the negotiations and structures of contracts and major agreements.
  • Demonstrated ability to think in a clear, decisive manner, to remain calm under adverse conditions, and to reach independent, sound solutions during normal and emergency situations.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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