Project Manager, Capital Project Management Office (PMO)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Corporate Real Estate
The Project Manager, Capital Project Management Office (PMO) is responsible for managing capital projects in the Global Operations and Real Estate project portfolio. The Project Manager will manage a variety of projects at Vertex’s facilities, including research, development, and cGMP manufacturing facilities for genetic and cellular therapies, plus projects at the existing 60,000 sf R&D and cGMP manufacturing facility for oral solid dose. Additionally, the PM will support office and laboratory projects at Vertex’s global headquarters in Boston. The Project Manager may also manage projects at other facilities in Vertex’s global real estate portfolio as needed. Project values will range from $20,000 to $50,000,000+
Candidates must have a proven track record of successful project delivery and experience representing owners’ interests in the pharmaceutical industry, including R&D labs and small and large molecule – gene and cell therapy cGMP manufacturing. Additional experience managing facility infrastructure and office environment projects is welcome. Excellent communications, organization skills, and creativity in problem solving are required for success in this position. The candidate must be able to build and maintain strong, cross-functional relationships with key stakeholders and be a trusted team leader.
Define, plan and execute the full scope of assigned projects. Ability and willingness to perform project tasks at all levels to meet the project needs, from basic to complex, both independently and collaboratively
Identify, analyze, prioritize, communicate and mitigate project risks
Manage multiple projects simultaneously to successful outcomes
Forecast, track and manage project budgets, POs, and invoices in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
Coordinate appropriate resources (technical & non-technical) to meet project needs
Coordinate project commissioning, qualification, and validation (CQV) efforts in collaboration with the Global Engineering and CQV team(s), including IQ/OQ/PQ, and cleaning validation, as applicable
Review Engineering Turn Over Packages (ETOP) for accuracy and consistency with Vertex standards
Work collaboratively with R&D user groups, Facilities, Manufacturing Operations, EH&S, Security, Global Engineering, Corporate Real Estate, GIS, QA and others
Plan and manage internal and external project communications, ensuring effective exchange of project information, expectations, and deliverables
Provide and promote high standards of professionalism, integrity and leadership, both within and outside the organization, appropriately representing Vertex Core Values, business philosophies, protocols and standards
Ability to travel domestically and internationally (approximately 5% to 10% of the work year). Most travel duration is three to five days in length.
TECHNICAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
Very strong project management skills throughout the entire capital project lifecycle, from concept to final design to ongoing facility support.
Knowledge of cGMP and regulated facility design, change control processes, compliance requirements, commissioning, qualification, and validation and best practices in the pharmaceutical industry
Knowledge of general office and research facility design, including architectural elements, MEP systems, FF&E, specialty equipment, and energy reduction/sustainability initiatives
Thorough understanding of construction contracts, construction logistics, and challenges associated executing construction activities in sensitive environments
Knowledge of estimating, budgeting, and scheduling processes, construction contract terms and conditions
Strong communication skills, including a demonstrated strength in effective writing and verbal communications, and the ability to energize team members to continue making progress at all stages of the project lifecycle
Strong time management skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities and challenging deadlines
Computer skills include: MS Office suite, MS Project, MS Visio. Familiarity with Bluebeam, CAD, BIM/Revit and CMMS systems is recommended, but not required
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or Construction Management or related field AND 8 years in a capital project manager role overseeing planning, design and construction processes; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. The company has multiple approved medicines that treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) — a rare, life-threatening genetic disease — and has several ongoing clinical and research programs in CF. Beyond CF, Vertex has a robust pipeline of investigational small molecule, cell and genetic therapies in other serious diseases where it has deep insight into causal human biology, including sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia, APOL1-mediated kidney disease, pain, type 1 diabetes, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., Vertex's global headquarters is now located in Boston's Innovation District and its international headquarters is in London. Additionally, the company has research and development sites and commercial offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America. Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry's top places to work, including 12 consecutive years on Science magazine's Top Employers list and one of the 2021 Seramount (formerly Wo...rking Mother Media) 100 Best Companies. For company updates and to learn more about Vertex's history of innovation, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.