In early 2022 Unispace acquired BioPharma Engineering (BPE) to further develop its passion to support the Life Sciences industry with market-leading design engineering, project management, and workplace/lab consultancy. At Unispace Life Sciences they are focused on engaging the most talented and passionate professionals who believe that everyone should work in an environment that inspires productivity, peak performance, and delivers wellbeing. Across their 50+ global studios, they have a positive work environment that fosters open, collaborative, and supportive cultures populated by highly independent and motivated people. As one of the leading engineering design and project management firms in the industry, Unispace offers a full complement of services including strategy development, design, and construction of laboratories and workplaces focused on Life Sciences.

BPE is delighted to be recruiting for a global pharmaceutical company based in Cork. The Senior Project Manager role will be responsible for leading of managing projects through their full project lifecycle and working with multi-discipline Engineering, Design and Construction Management teams. We require an experienced professional from the pharmaceutical or life sciences sector. This role will be an hourly rate contract.

The Responsibilities;

  • Delivery of capital projects safely, on budget and to schedule
  • Plan, execute and track the progress of projects through the design phases from inception to handover
  • Ensure key deliverables are adhered to
  • Propose options and effectively communicate to Management & Stakeholders
  • Establish project objectives in line with project requirements and ensure goals & timelines are achieved
  • Put robust plans and strategies in place to manage the project life span
  • Communicate project issues to the team and follow-up with the right skill sets to put best solutions in place on time and within budget
  • Ensure all safety design review actions are completely accurately
  • Provide direction and vision to the project team
  • Ability to resource and link the right skillset on projects
  • Manage engineering consultancy to deliver project
  • Build effective communication between the team,  and stakeholders
  • Reporting to management and steering committee  on project/schedule/cost issues
  • Ensure adherence to the quality and engineering standards
  • Develop & implement appropriate project execution strategy
  • Monitor compliance to applicable practices, policies, and specifications.
  • Perform overall quality control of the work (budget, schedule, plans, personnel’s performance).


The Requirements;

  • 10+ years project management experience with a third level degree in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Project Management qualification e.g. IPMA, PMP etc. desirable but not essential
  • Cost Control, scheduling and achieving
  • Delivery of GMP project within a live operating environment
  • Experience in manging engineering consultancy companies
  • Thorough understanding of engineering principles, concepts, industry practices and standards
  • Knowledge of Process Control/Automation Systems an advantage
  • Solution orientated.



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