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Project Leader Global Engineering / Projektleiter (w/m/d)

Siegfried AG


This is an exciting opportunity to support a considerable investment program in a chemical manufacturing environment for active pharmaceutical ingredients. You will lead major technical investment projects in Siegfried's drug substance operations network. Furthermore, you are accountable that our external engineering partners deliver into these projects per the defined project scope. In this challenging role, you are responsible for the full adherence to the Siegfried CAPEX process, that contains an on-time, in-budget and in-scope execution of the assigned major investment projects. If you live by the values of integrity, honesty and trust, you should keep on reading!

Project Leader Global Engineering / Projektleiter (w/m/d)

Further tasks and responsibilities
  • Support decision making on new investment projects by providing proper documentation, i.e. investment proposal, funding request, business case and budget estimate
  • Ensure that each project has a clearly defined scope, which is documented in a user requirement specification (URS)
  • Provide expert knowledge and advice on state of the art technologies with the goal of improving Siegfried’s competitive position
  • Ensure that assigned investment projects are properly handed over to the future user and formally closed out
  • Lead the project team members and contribute to the development of their project management and technical skills (indirect leadership, no straight leadership authority)
  • Ensure assigned projects have a defined organization and that roles & responsibilities of team members are clear and followed
  • Put project governance in place for each project, i.e. steering meetings and defined escalation mechanism
  • Provide regular updates to the steering committee on project progress vs. the approved budget and schedule
  • Support procurement in the selection of contractors required for project execution e.g. engineering firms, construction companies, equipment manufacturers
  • Support a culture of continuous improvement and a mindset of modularization and standardization in the global engineering community of Siegfried
  • Act as an active promotor of best practice sharing across the global Siegfried engineering community

Your profile

Education: Bachelor degree (or higher) in chemical, mechanical or process engineering
Languages: Fluency in German and English. French or any other language is the cherry on top
Work Experience: 5+ years' experience in a similar position
Industry Experience: Prior experience in a chemical manufacturing environment is required
Who we are looking for
This role expects a high level of self-motivation, willingness to learn and resilience. You are a very energetic and motivated person who enjoys working under pressure in certain engineering project phases, especially during construction and commissioning. This is why you bring a good skill set to work under pressure and to set right priorities. Although this position has no straight leadership authority, you have strong interpersonal skills, i.e. the ability to integrate with existing teams and a strong service mindset. Finally yet importantly, you have the ability to structure and break down complex projects in a way those targets and responsibilities are clear to each team member.