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Engineering Project Manager

Req # JR - 021189 Location Thetford, England, United Kingdom Job Category Business Project Management Date posted 06/17/2020

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A very attractive position has arisen for a driven and pragmatic project manager to join Baxter in Thetford on a permanent basis. Working in the pharmaceutical industry this role will primarily focus on delivering capital projects within engineering. You will work alongside a team of project managers and project engineers while reporting to the senior project manager. Projects will be varied from installations (new process equipment); machine upgrades to utility improvements and small constructions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compile quality associated documentation (URSs / change controls / critical system drawings and system reference files)
  • Be responsible for the project planning from design through to construction and commissioning. Tasks will include management of project risk; resources; budget control and ensuring the project is completed on time to the required standards
  • Work closely with the purchasing department throughout the tendering process
  • Act as a liaison between stakeholders, designer and construction companies to ensure good communication of all activities
  • Manage day to day activities of the project
  • Manage EHS requirements and sub-contractors
  • Provide technical and project leadership in multi skilled teams
  • Lead design review meetings to promote innovation and discussion
  • Produce monthly reports and presentations for communication to the senior leadership team.


  • An experienced project manager with a background in mechanical/electrical engineering  
  • Ideally the successful candidate will hold at least HNC/HND qualifications in an engineering discipline however this is not essential as proven experience will be considered.
  • Be a strong leader with exceptional communication skills
  • Knowledge of UK’s GMPs
  • Demonstrate experience in managing pharmaceutical or FMCG projects from start to finish
  • Able to work under pressure and prioritise workloads for the needs of the business
  • Microsoft Project skills
  • AutoCAD familiarisation is desired but not essential

Reasonable Accommodations

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