PCS7 Project Manager

Job Type: Project / Program Management
Contract Type: Freelance or Employee
Job Location: Wavre
Sector: Pharma
Languages: FR & EN


The Global Engineering CAPEX team manages the portfolio of all CAPEX projects in Belgium Operations. The team is responsible to ensure all CAPEX projects are delivered within budget & schedule according to plan with Quality standards & Safety as a priority. Our customer and stakeholder satisfaction are part of our main focus. The team is accountable for the adherence to CLIENT engineering standards and practices in the projects.

In view of the focus required on various Automation projects: Data Integrity, Cyber Security, Automation obsolescence, and others coming in the foreseeable future, the team has identified a need to expand the CAPEX PM Automation team to ensure the successful delivery of the Automation CAPEX Portfolio for Belgium Operations.

The position CAPEX Project Manager Automation will report directly to the Head of CAPEX Automation projects for Belgium.

Project summary

  • Upgrade of PCS7 8.1 to PCS7 9.1 or PCS 10 including a full PCS7 virtualization.
  • PCS7 will deployed on a new OT network that needs to be implemented in Facilities
  • PCS7 will be connected to OSI PI to allow data storage for reporting purpose, investigation, alarms…
  • eDI gap as segregation of duty, access management, audit trail, Why function have to be addressed by this project upgrade
  • Shutdown time and cost are key drivers

Your Responsibilities:

  • You are accountable for the successful delivery of the Automation CAPEX projects for Belgium Operations according to the CLIENT PMF (Project Management Framework) procedures
  • You are responsible for the safety KPIs of your project and the integration of all EHS related requirements.
  • From the very start of the project, you are responsible for the set-up of the project organization and will remain responsible from the detail design to Hand-over and Close-out phase to ensure an outcome which meets all the defined project objectives for cost, schedule, quality, safety and environment and delivers the business benefits.
  • You are the owner of one Automation projects with a budget or approximately 2-3m€
  • You are accountable for project, cost controlling and forecasting
  • You work with all internal and external stakeholders to have the required project team at your disposal.
  • You ensure projects are developed with PMF methodology and follow lifecycle of the project.
  • You are responsible for preparing the projects for the CLIENT project governance procedures
  • You are responsible for the preparation the project for the stage gate reviews at the end of each project phase.
  • You work closely with Automation technical SME team for the scope development and technical strategy definition of the project.
  • You work with customers & PMO to prepare/review projects and ensure that they are encoded in the MSP Online.
  • Drive the Project Execution Plan process, documenting the project delivery strategy and the success criteria according to the PM Standard.
  • Establishes a Quality Plan for the project in a proactive way with all stakeholders.
  • Prepares monthly progress reports according to the PMF Standard. Keeps the Steering Group and Sponsors informed of critical issues that could jeopardize projects success.
  • Develops a risk management strategy for the project and implements associated processes and tools to ensure effective identification, monitoring and management of project risk.
  • Leads the qualification of the engineering services providers, contactors and vendors and decide and direct the appropriate contractual strategy. Uses proven selection processes to develop the appropriate contract strategy for the project, selects and manages contractors and settles any claims in accordance with company policy.
  • Implements strict project and financial controls, including procedures for change control / management, cost control / forecasting, physical progress / productivity measurement, and invoice review / payment.
  • Ensure that the overall commissioning, validation & handover strategy fully complies with the PM Standard to ensure a timely and complete handover to the Customer.
  • You are responsible of all administrative task link to project resources training matrix, invoicing, procurement task, quality (CAPA, deviation), Gemba, SD, work permit, supplier site access…
  • You ensure suppliers certification to work on CLIENT site (EHS, GMP…)
  • Develop a deep understanding of client’s needs to design/review sustainability strategy offerings tailored to the needs of the clients.
  • Your partners are QA, MPU technical service (maintenance), Automation, P&P, engineering office, project suppliers.
    You are mandated to ensure an adequate synergy between partners to deliver project objectives
  • You are responsible to put in place all needed meetings and governance to support project activity and ensure efficiency of those meeting with adequate agenda & drive.
  • You have to check that an after-project support or contract support are in place to maintain equipment lifecycle (business as usual in place)
  • You are accountable and responsible to have the complete oversight of the co-activity between your project and all adjacent projects to be able to construct a mitigation plan which avoids any negative impact on your project
  • You are responsible to visualize all benefits and impacts relating to all automation topics (OIT, eDI, OSI PI, …) for your project. In this regard, you will work together with the BeEM Automation Manager to assure the project alignment with the Belgium Automation strategy

Basic Qualifications and experiences:

  • Engineering degree or equivalent in Mechanical, Automation, Electrical or Chemical
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Min. 8 years of CAPEX Project management experience…as PM or Program Manager
  • Experience with industrial revamping projects within a shut down in a GMP environment
  • Robust experience with automation projects
  • Background in the pharmaceutical industry and GMP environment is highly preferred
  • Experience with Siemens Control systems PCS7 and WinCC
  • Experience with software upgrade in a GMP production environment.
  • Knowledge of data base as OSI PI and especially connection to PCS7 is a plus
  • Knowledge of specific Automation subjects as Data Management & Data Integrity, Obsolescence management, Cyber Security, process control systems is a plus
  • Successful experience in people management
  • Stake holder management & negotiation & influencing skills
  • Ensure deliverables are effectively produced, on time, on budget and with the expected quality
  • The role requires sound judgment and complex decision making where few precedents and considerable ambiguity may exist
  • Experience in a Change Management project

Soft skills

  • Strong leadership skills & proven team management
  • Organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skill is a must
  • A proven team player who can motivate team.
  • Be able to organize presentation with a cristal clear message according to attendee background
  • Be able to work in a complex organizational environment
  • Proactive, Resilient and Flexible.
  • Can withstand a high level of stress keeping clear idea of the job.
  • Ability to analyze and deploy the adequate solution
  • Logical and well-reasoned approach to solve problem
  • Ability to give feedback in a consistent and factual way
  • Be able to understand and fix priority
  • Ability to revert to management and experts with return on project experience to improve methodologies & tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP certification is a plus

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