Burns & McDonnell Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Facilities Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Burns & McDonnell is looking for a Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Industry Leader that will be responsible for helping drive the strategic growth of our national pharmaceutical & life sciences business. They will focus on developing business, building engineering and construction capabilities and managing projects for pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter drugs, medical devices and other segments of the life sciences industry. The individual will grow the firm’s design build business in the life sciences industry. This includes helping to grow the practice in a dynamic and profitable manner based on Burns & McDonnell’s core values of client satisfaction, commitment, dedication, integrity, safety and overall outstanding service.
Specific areas of responsibility include the following:
Serve as project manager on key projects.
Assist in the development of already established clients and new clients.
Assist in the development and organization of a focused sales approach strategy.
Identify project opportunities early and facilitate go/no-go decisions in cooperation with office and practice leadership
Develop relationships with other consultants and contractors to build possible teaming arrangements for large pursuits.
Assist in contract and negotiations process for projects after selection
Assist in the development of a long-term strategic plan for growth and sustainability of the business.
Initiate and lead proposal development and production.
Must be able to maximize profit and billable hours on projects and achieve the stated targets and standards for financial performance.
Assist in recruitment, development and retention of staff.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field from an accredited curriculum
Minimum of 10 years of experience managing projects in the pharmaceutical, life sciences or medical device industry
Demonstrated ability to develop and manage work plans, schedules and budgets and provide leadership to a diverse project team
Ability to develop business with new clients
Flexibility to travel 25%-50% of the time
Strong understanding of the design-build contracting methodology and prior experience completing design-build projects
Must be well versed in contract negotiation
Strong communication abilities exhibited by developed client relationships. Ability to quickly build long-term connections with internal and external clients
Must carry strong interpersonal and communication skills and display a positive can-do attitude both internally and externally
Job Project Management
Primary Location US-IL-Chicago
Other Locations US-MI-Detroit, US-IL-Downers Grove
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.
We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.
At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.
Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
Req ID: 182500