Jr. Project Manager (Design)
IPS - Lafayette Hill, PA

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About Us:
IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over twenty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Lafayette Hill, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 700 professionals and offices in Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Brazil and four locations in India. Visit our website at www.ipsdb.com .
Design & Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, Validation, LEAN Project Delivery, Oral Solid Dosage, Aseptic Technolgies, Program Management, Master Planning, Sustainability/Energy, Operations/Logistics Planning, BIM Technology

IPS is currently looking to hire a talented and energetic Junior Project Manager to join the team at their corporate headquarters in Lafayette Hill, PA.
The successful candidate will provide leadership on assigned projects and acts to achieve financial, schedule, and client relationship objectives. The Project Manager plans and organizes all engineering functions specific to the project, coordinates client interaction between the project team and client, provides guidance on recommended manpower and technical resource loading.

Additional responsibilities include:
Holds primary responsibility for achievement of scope, cost, schedule and quality objectives on assigned projects.
Ensures achievement of corporate goals for assigned projects.
Attends pre-bid meetings with clients and prepares proposals in conjunction with department heads, directors and other key individuals.
Actively assists in Design budget development.
Manages client interaction on assigned projects and promotes positive relationships.
Identifies risks to project and corporation and works with Project Executives and Director of Operations to mitigate risks.
Responsible for project scope control and development/communication of all scope adjustment notifications (SAN) to the client.
Coordinates with project discipline leads to determine scope, complexity, and planning and scheduling requirements of the projects.
Develops and maintains meeting minutes and Action Items/Needs List for each project.
Develops and Maintains Project Execution Plan.
Prepares internal monthly financial/schedule reports for the Director of Operations for each project.
Prepares monthly financial/schedule reports for the Client as requested by the client.
Enhances and facilitates project team communication and coordination.
Responsible for management of all sub-consultants on the project.
Must have the ability to run multiple simultaneous projects.
Assists in identifying, and developing innovative methods for improving project management processes and techniques against current SOPs.

Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture or planning.
A minimum of five (5)+ years industry experience, at least two (2) of which includes Project Management experience.
Experience in the pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry is strongly preferred.

Bonus Points:
Progressive ability, capacity, and aptitude in administration to plan, organize, supervise, and coordinate technical work and to obtain cooperation from others.
Fundamental level of scheduling skills.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated project management experience.
Analytical thinking, structured problem solving skills, excellent communications skills, team building and strong work ethic. Must be able to build report with project staff.
Skilled in the use of IT tools, including spreadsheets, word processing, planning and scheduling software.
Understanding of Earned Value and other project controls methods

We are proud of our organization and our greatest asset - our team of talented professionals. The Knowledge, Skill and Passion of our team is integral to the success of our entire organization.
We are committed to having fun, too. Throughout the year we have various activities such as company barbeques, state of the company addresses and themed celebrations. In addition, we make sure we give back to our communities by participating in local charity events such as Habitat for Humanity volunteer days, Toys for Tots and other local sponsorships.

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