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Automation Project Manager (30699)

  • Job reference: 935222
  • Location: Breda, North Brabant
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 30/04/2021

Orion Group Life Sciences are looking for Project Manager Automation Projects for our Multinational Pharmaceutical client based in the Breda Area (Netherlands) on an initial 12-month contract.

Main Responsibilities of the role

The candidate will be responsible for automation related projects to ensure equipment reliability and organization readiness and sustainability for the company's ongoing functional, geographical and operational expansion.

  • Manage communication, preparation, and implementation of Automation Life Cycle Management for existing and new installation projects within established scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Facilitate and lead effective project meetings, manage changes and conflicts.
  • Lead, coordinate, facilitate and motivate all project stakeholders to gain alignment on project goals and deliverables.
  • Communicate and drive changes of existing processes to support implementation.
  • Ensure current processes are updated and ready to execute.
  • Ensure cross functional business readiness including updates to process and procedures (SOP's).
  • Ensure that the Project Charter meets the business / project needs and solution is integrated to existing processes
  • Review and verify that the final project deliverables meet the business / project needs.
  • Taking a 'helicopter view', overseeing and ensuring integration between the current specific site process and global processes.
  • Ensuring proper Key Performance Indicators are set and achieved.
  • Ensure appropriate business representation is assigned to the project and signoff at key milestones.
  • Ensuring compliance with practices, policies, procedures, legal requirements and goals of project sponsors and approved methodologies, develop supporting documentation and monitor budget tracking, timelines, and scheduled resources.
  • Resolve any conflicts or escalations that are raised.
  • Key contributor to activity planning, resources & skills allocation, day-to-day activity management and budget

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor or master's degree in Industrial Automation Engineering, Industrial Information Systems
  • Proven experience of project management leadership in a cross functional environment within IS and Engineering.
  • Good knowledge of automation systems architecture, networking, and components
  • At least 8 years' experience providing process control and information systems solutions and support to manufacturing organizations in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Formal project management training or equivalent demonstrated experience (PMP, Prince2)
  • Good experience with the various Process Control Systems (PCS) including (SCADA, DCS, PLC, etc.) Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Building Automation Systems (BAS), and Plant Information Systems applications and software.

Previous experience in automation projects with major automation vendors (Siemens, Rockwell, etc.) in a GMP environment


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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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