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Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, CTC is a specialist life-sciences recruitment organisation. We place specialist talent into contract and permanent positions in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices and CRO industries.


An in-depth experience in life-sciences recruitment combined with an established and extensive local network means that CTC offers clients and candidates the “Gold standard” in recruitment services. With an expertise honed over many years at the cutting-edge of the life-sciences industry, we help companies find people and we help people find companies.


Technical Project Manager – 5754 URA


Our client, a global market leader in the production and process support of active pharmaceutical ingredients, both in the chemical and biotechnology sectors, is looking for a Technical Project Manager for a 12.months contract (extension planned) based in the Valais area, Switzerland.


The TPM is leading the technical project team to achieve project goals and milestones and is responsible for the development of the Basis of design and subsequently execute it until end of OQ. Role also acts as the SME of the design phase of the project, working with MSAT and Operations. Overall, the role supports the development of a project plan and schedule technical activities and works with the project controls team to manage the project budget and costs by helping to evaluate and mitigate project risks.

Main Responsibilities:

·       The Technical Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that all technical deliverables are completed for Concept and BOD phases, equipment is installed and qualified, and that all documentation is completed and stored according to regulatory and industry standards. The project closeout process must also include a review of lessons learned to inform future projects.

·       Working with stakeholders, develop and own the development of the project scope definition

·       Support the selection of Design Engineering strategy and partner selection including the development of a design deliverables list

·       Responsible for the management of the Design engineering company from Concept to BOD approval.

·       Ensure that companies technical standards are effectively communicated and understood through the development of a project technical standard.

·       The Technical Project Manager is supporting the development of the project plan, including scheduling of all technical activities such as equipment design, installation, commissioning, and qualification. This will require a detailed understanding of project timelines, budgets, and resource availability.

·       The Technical Project Manager must support the identification, evaluation, and mitigation of risks throughout the project lifecycle. They must have a clear understanding of the potential risks associated with the project and develop contingency plans to address them.

·       Supporting the management of the project budget and control costs to ensure that the project stays within its financial constraints. This includes monitoring expenses, identifying cost-saving opportunities, and reporting on financial performance to stakeholders.

·       The Technical Project Manager must be able to solve complex technical problems that arise during the project. This requires a deep understanding of the technical aspects of the project, as well as effective problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.


Qualifications and Experience:

·       Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required

·       Bachelor or Master degree in Engineering (process, pharmaceutical, biochemical or equivalent)

·       10+ years in project engineering and project management for chemical, biochemical, pharmaceutical industries with international experience.

·       Broad technical knowledge of the Various Engineering Disciplines in the Pharmaceutical environment, both on clean and black utilities, process, automation, Instrumentation and Civil Engineering

·       Task orientated person who is very comfortable working towards set objectives and has a track record of achieving results in this regard.

·       Proven experience in cost control and scheduling related to investment projects .

·       Experience in engineering aspects of facility design to build a compliant but cost effective plant.

·       Knowledge of modern CQV approaches to minimize the time from construction completion to routine production while maintaining compliance.

·       Excellent knowledge of computer systems (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio).

·       Good understanding of how the CDMO industry/business works.

·       Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.

·       Strong verbal and written communication skills

·       Effective influencing skills. Ability to communicate to varying levels and functions of the organization.

·       Proven ability to lead, mentor and coach direct reports and teams with or without direct line responsibility.

·       Ability to solve problems, understanding details and strategic picture, providing practical solutions.

·       Strong project management skills.

·       Strong experience in Engineering and cGMP Manufacturing of chemical and biological APIs.