Estimating & Cost 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 Global Biologics Organisation is growing and we are currently looking for an Estimating & Cost Manager to join the Project Controls Team.

The Estimating & Cost Manager is responsible to support project teams Globally to take into account comprehensive and accurate cost estimation and implement robust monitoring & control processes to ensure project costs and any related risks are regularly reviewed and mitigated/brought back on track

In this role you will be responsible for a group of cost controllers on multiple Projects in order to;

1) Develop and Consolidate capital cost estimates for projects ensuring they are to standard for capital approval requests.

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

Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now!

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall capital estimating within the Biologics Organisation

  • Responsible for the overall development of the Lonza Cost Control/Reporting for multiple Projects

  • Responsible for the development and consolidation of cost estimates prior to capital approval.

  • Support Project Leads (PL’s) and CAPEX Leads (CL’s) globally in the project initiation phase to assess completeness with a specific focus on cost.

  • Ensure a rigorous review process and benchmarking is carried out prior to capital approval

  • Ensure that costs from third party providers/contracting parties are managed, reported and corrected for any risks for their respective parts of projects.

  • Ensure project control plans and related reporting for costs are implemented during the project execution phase.

  • Working with the Platform Project Control Team in consolidating reporting and supporting the development/issue of individual project reports, ensuring deviations on cost are identified early and corrective actions taken

Key requirements:

  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent

  • Quantity Surveyor accreditation or additional professional training desirable

  • Extensive experience working on capital construction projects in the area of estimating and cost control

  • Experience in being part of a team planning & implementing small, mid and large scale projects is desirable

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

  • Demonstrated history of applying “best practices” and achieving results in the areas of project cost 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, Spanish or other language skills advantageous

  • Willingness to Travel

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: R32072
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