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Engineering Project Manager

Engineering Project Manager

Job Title: Engineering Project Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage
Industry:
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: bonus, pension, life insurance, PHI and other generous benefits
Start Date: 2019-10-03
Reference: V-45856
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email: james.hume@nextphaserecruitment.com
Job Published: October 04, 2019 15:13

Job Description

A cutting-edge biotech is recruiting for an Engineering Project Manager to join a state of the art Cell & Gene Manufacturing Centre based in Stevenage.  The company are a leading the way in the commercialisation and development of cutting edge therapies that are now advancing through the clinical trial phases that are manufactured at their Stevenage site.  They are recruiting for someone to join their team who can coordinate all company, collaborator and contractor activities in the centre.  As well as manage the Operational Planning and Technical Services Teams.

 

The Company

 

The company are a centre of excellence that is at the forefront of creating a viable and sustainable cell and gene therapy industry.  Their headquarters are in central London where they have built a leading multidisciplinary team that can take a therapy from concept through the development cycle to the market.  They collaborate with both academia and industry and they are able to provide the scientific, clinical and commercial expertise needed to overcome the challenges that hinder the commercialization of these fast developing, cutting edge technologies.  They have constructed a purpose-built manufacturing centre which opened at the end of 2017 and immediately after opening additional funding was allocated for the centre to be doubled in size due to the demand for their services.  This currently consists of 6 clean room suites out for collaborators to use to manufacture advanced therapies for use in clinical trials.  With plans underway to expand from 6 to 12 clean rooms.  

 

The Role

 

The purpose of the Engineering Project Manager is to support the relationships with collaborators through the modification and maintenance of the facility.  The type of projects ranges from the setup of new clean room areas, continuous improvements and the onboarding of collaborators into the site for example.

 

The Engineering PM will manage projects throughout their lifecycle taking these from the planning stages to completion.  With influence on the planning (design, construction, commissioning, and validation phases), costing, and resources required to then take on responsibility for budgets and delivery.  As the Project Manager, you will lead projects to ensure they are delivered by leading project teams, being a key point of contact and liaising with external and internal stakeholders.

 

Experience

 

You will need to have experience of working in GMP environment, preferably within biologic, ATMP, cell / gene therapy, Biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical manufacture.  With proven engineering experienced and the ability to manage projects in a similar environment with a degree in life science, engineering or related discipline.