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Project Manager 1/2; Novato Engineering and Facilities Services

Location: Novato
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:


The role will act as a Project Manager within the Novato Engineering and Facilities group. Assignment of projects will be limited to Novato based projects.


  • Implement, and manage capital and operational projects using best practices
    • Manage the scope, deliverables, schedule, project team, and budget for operational (OpEx) and capital expenditure (CapEx) projects. Examples include facility shutdowns and related project work.
    • Participate in the development and evaluation of RFP and bidder/vendor analysis
    • Prepare and update project status, schedule and cost reports within Oracle systems for the use of numerous BMRN departments
    • Develop and oversee internal project team(s) composed of various BMRN engineers, EHS&S, IT, manufacturing, maintenance, and etc. personnel.
    • Ensure internal employees, consultants & contractors working on any construction related projects maintain compliance with all EHS&S and security requirements, including completion and review of Job Hazard Assessments
    • Evaluate, prepare, & submit OpEx and CapEx project intake forms for project submission and review by senior management.
    • Assist Portfolio Managers with project information and data collection on assigned projects.
    • Participate with the generation of project cost accrual information, in service dates, financial long-range planning, & other financial and planning exercises.
    • Coordinate/support Commissioning and Qualification activities with both Engineering and QA Validation groups for GMP projects with design documents and protocol review / execution.
    • Proactively look for and recommend improvements in site processes and procedures
    • Represent the NEFS department with good communication and presentation skills.
    • Provide monthly reporting on Projects to Management as required.SCOPE

      The scope of the position includes execution of Novato-based OpEx and Capital Projects within the Novato Engineering group (Novato Capex and NCI portfolios). This does not have a direct impact on revenue, expenses, capital investment, and headcount, however, failure to properly execute project management responsibilities could have a direct impact in these areas.


      Minimum educational attainment:

      BS degree from an accredited university in a construction or engineering related field. 5 years of OpEx/CapEx project management experience could be substituted for degree requirement.
      PMP certificate highly desirable.
      • Ability to work with little or no supervision: meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, provide recommendations and effectively communicate updates
      • Experienced in supporting Senior Management as well as providing support to two or more people simultaneously
      • Demonstrated self-motivator and proactive in managing long-term or on-going development projects in balance with daily routine
      • Ability to effectively maintain internal filing systems, proven teamwork orientation and skills
      • Must be very organized and possess strong verbal and written communications skills
      • Must be proficient with Internet navigation, Oracle Primavera, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project), and Adobe Acrobat.
      • Should be flexible to working outside the core business hours (occasionally on short notice, and a limited basis) as needed
      • Proven ability to manage multiple and fast-moving priorities
      • Strong organizational planning, and understanding of portfolio management concepts
      • Ability to work well in a fast-paced collaborative team environment within a rapidly evolving business environment
      • Penchant for an environment rich in constant change and conflicting requirements and proven ability to deal with the ambiguity that may arise from rapid pace of change
      • Skilled at solving multi-dimensional problems with both quantitative and qualitative variables
      • Expertise in relationship building, from peers to senior management; great customer service style
      • Strong presentation skills and the ability to speak articulately across all levels of the company
      • Ability to lead and influence others in support of company objectives
      • Excellent problem solving, decision making and cross functional team building skills.
      • Solid understanding of GMP and R&D project requirements
      • Able to read and understand architectural and engineering plans and specifications
      • Good understand of construction contract types, construction processes
      • Position offered to successful candidate will be dependent upon level of prior Project Management experience.
        For PM 1 position:
        If degree requirement is met, 5 yrs minimum PM experience
        If degree requirement is not met, 10 yrs minimum PM experience.
        Alternate PM 2 position:
        If degree requirement is met, 10 yrs minimum PM experience
        If degree requirement is not met, 15 yrs minimum PM experience.
        Preferred Experience:

        Changeover/Shutdown projects, Tenant Improvement projects
        Experience in developing and implementing projects related to biotech facilities, utilities and equipment.
        • The PM position requires interaction with external parties, including management of external parties such as contractors, architects, engineers, consultants, etc.
        • Project documentation tracking will require position to interact with Corp Real Estate, Facilities & Engineering, Legal, Finance, EHS&S, Maintenance, Purchasing, other PMs and PM groups, and portfolio managers.
        • Individual is required to interact with all levels of authority within the company including Directors, Vice Presidents and Executive Committee Members

          May require occasional direct supervision of consultants and contractors

          PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

          We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. -

Keywords: BIOMARIN, Novato , Project Manager 1/2; Novato Engineering and Facilities Services, Engineering , Novato, California

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