Senior Project Manager - Pharmaceuticals

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Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry.



  • Set up, plan, lead, manage and conduct (cross functional) projects within the assigned resources, costs, and completion dates across all relevant project phases
  • Lead the project execution in compliance with company procedures and best practices, with accountability on project objectives
  • Utilize project management methodologies, systems and tools as defined by the company
  • Issue periodic project reports, internally and to client, as per company policies / procedures and applicable project execution plan
  • Be accountable for quality, cost, and schedule project targets both internally and vs the client
  • An ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, cost, and employee relations
  • Support proposal activities
  • Support Business Development activities

Skills / Qualifications

  • MSc degree in mechanical, chemical or process engineering
  • experience in Project Management with TIC of 50 Mio. Euro
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the role, 10 years’ experience in mid - size / large engineering companies
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology sector is mandatory (GMP environment)
  • Successful experience in people management in cross functional teams
  • Proven project management experience with capability of working independently on multiple projects, and ability to prioritize tasks and meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to operate effectively in a multicultural, matrix organization where the workload requires balancing multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Ability to deal with other disciplines
  • Familiar with project management tools
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with management, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company
  • Effective analytical and problem - solving skills
  • Fluent in German and in English
  • Eligible to work in Switzerland

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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