Project Controls Manager

Switzerland, Visp

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

The Lonza manufacturing site in Visp, Switzerland is growing and, for our Biologics organization, we are currently looking for a Project Controls Manager to join the local Project Controls Team. In this role you will be responsible for  a group of planners and cost controllers on a Large Scale Project in order to;

1) Develop, monitor and control  an accurate project schedule & costs.  Implement robust monitoring & control processes to ensure project costs & schedules and any related risks are regularly reviewed and mitigated/brought back on track and

2) Consolidate and report on all CAPEX elements within project (e.g. Scope, Spend, Cost & Schedule)

Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now!

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall development of the Lonza Project Schedule and Cost Control/Reporting for the Project

  • Maintain the Project Risk Register and support Lessons Learned on the Project

  • Responsible for ensuring that costs & schedule from third party providers & contracting parties are managed, reported and corrected for any risks for their respective parts of the project.

  • Ensure project control plans and related reporting for cost & schedule elements are implemented during the project execution phase.

  • Develop/issue an individual project report, ensuring deviations on cost & schedule are identified early and corrective actions taken

  • Report,  propose and implement corrections on the Project to Project Leads (PL’s) and CAPEX Leads (CL’s).

  • Working with the Platform Project Control team in consolidating reporting into the platform wide overview via PMO reporting.

Key requirements:

  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent construction industry qualification

  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience working on capital construction projects in the area of project controls

  • Experience in being part of a team planning & implementing mid to large scale projects desirable

  • Experience in leading a team of senior professionals, preferably in the area of cost and scheduling

  • Demonstrated history of applying “best practices” and achieving results in the areas of project cost & scheduling, and linking these to risk management.

  • Understanding of how a Pharmaceutical/Bio Science business works.

  • Strong leadership and team playing skills

  • Excellent communication skills in English required, German or other language skills advantageous

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R30232
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