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Project Manager

Job Description


We now wish to recruit Project Manager for a BioPharma project in Cork. The Project Manager will be working as part of clients project engineering team managing key site investment / key strategic projects from concept through to handover.


  • Project oversight and control activities, including definition of scope, business case development, requirements & milestone identification, project governance, operational planning, risk identification & mitigation, implementation planning, project execution oversight and project closure
  • Creation and control of project plans for departmental, cross departmental, and company-wide projects
  • Ensuring that projects are delivered on time, to an agreed level of quality and within approved budget and scope
  • Establish project objectives in line with project requirements and ensure goals & timelines are achieved
  • Put robust plans and strategies in place to manage the project lifespan
  • Delivery of effective & accurate project progress reports that can be analysed and understood at all levels within the organization
  • Project stakeholder management, both internal and external, to ensure effective delivery of project objectives, including escalation management
  • Identification of project risks and issues and the implementation of mitigating actions
  • Oversight & control of project cost management throughout the project life cycle, and continually providing sound financial stewardship and control
  • Motivating a multi-disciplinary team to achieve project objectives, by driving the teams’ performance so that every individual understands their contribution to the project and how it impacts the achievement of the site’s objectives
  • Providing on-going coaching to Project Leads and team members, including the identification and development of key talent and skills within the site
  • Supporting other site Project Managers to develop standard reporting templates and KPIs
  • Ensuring there is a strong safety culture and performance in the execution of projects
  • Ensuring the highest Quality & Compliance standards, participating and complying with the Company Quality Management System
  • Support the development and running of the Project Management Office on site
  • Reports to the PMO Lead, Engineering Department


  • Appropriate 3rd level qualification
  • Appropriate project management qualification
  • A minimum of eight to ten years of relevant experience in the delivery of a broad range of projects, preferably in the Bio/pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying Project Management tools and techniques with a wide spectrum of Project Leads and team members
  • Experience with Management Systems such as PM, EHS, Trackwise, SAP , PRINCE, Microsoft PM etc.
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • Superior organizational and planning skills
  • Demonstrated ability in holding project team members responsible for results and being decisive about non-performers
  • Demonstrated change management abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to realize improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrated successes in a team environment, such as project teams, Six Sigma teams, PITs etc.
  • Stakeholder management of multi decision makers, colleagues, peers and cross functional teams
  • A proactive and intelligent individual who is quick to grasp new ideas and concepts and perform effectively under pressure and changing circumstances
  • An excellent communicator and leader who can motivate themselves and others to meet stringent deadlines and rise to new challenges with enthusiasm
  • Excellent presentation, influencing, negotiating and conflict management skills
  • Individual who manages very well under pressure and proven workload prioritisation capabilities
  • Understands the typical project life cycle from concept through to qualification in a strongly regulated GMP environments and has significant proven experience in this area
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an understanding of the customer/client relationship involved in project delivery