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Consultant, Project Controls Engineering

Precision for Medicine

Precision for Medicine

Raleigh, NC, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024

Project Farma (PF) is the leading advanced therapy technical operations consulting company in the life science industry. We provide biomanufacturing strategy and execution to start up and established gene and cell therapy, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies. We are an industry leader in providing project management, validation, engineering, quality/compliance, and consulting services to support our partners in finding ground-breaking treatments and solutions. We are committed to advancing manufacturing to achieve operational excellence and accelerate speed to market for next-generation medicines. Our culture of philanthropy, teamwork, training and development and commitment is the foundation to our teams’ and partners’ long-term success.

Project Farma is a wholly owned subsidiary of Precision Medicine Group, LLC, a leading global life sciences company with over 2,000 employees.

Position Summary:

The Project Controls Engineer will work collaboratively with clients, vendors, contractors, and other Manufacturing Solutions Team Members to support projects related to biomanufacturing across the entire engineering lifecycle. The Project Controls Engineer is responsible for delivering high quality work, forming and maintaining valuable, long-term relationships with our clients, and continually strengthening their technical and industry knowledge. They will maintain a strong focus on Manufacturing Solution’s Patient Focused and People First mindset while representing the organization in alignment with our core values.

Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to:

Project Performance and Delivery

  • Create alignment with cross-functional client departments including but not limited to Design, Construction, Validation, Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, and Engineering.
  • Communicate updates internally in a timely manner and relay in-field project decisions to highlight long-range, down-stream project and team impacts.
  • Provide hands-on support and troubleshooting for clients navigating the engineering life cycle of cutting-edge equipment and manufacturing processes.
  • Perform due diligence on system and subject domains to generate high-quality project deliverables.
  • Identify and close individual knowledge gaps with support from other team members, leads, or resources as needed.
  • Proactively identify and escalate roadblocks and utilize critical thinking skills and knowledge of problem-solving skills to identify creative solutions to those problems and roadblocks.
  • Support necessary billables as forecasted by site dashboards on billable targets per month.
  • Maintain internal site tools such as site dashboards, deliverable trackers, etc.
  • Continually develop technical aptitude of Manufacturing Solution’s core services within the life science space including but not limited to:
    • Capital Project Management, including Project Controls and Scheduling
    • Facility Builds
    • Tech Transfers
    • Validation Life Cycle, including Commissioning and Qualification, Process Validation, Computer System Validation, etc.
    • Quality, Regulatory, and Compliance
    • GxP Automated Systems
    • Quality Control, including clinical and commercial
  • Have a general understanding of Earned Value Analysis and PO management tool
  • Produce key project controls deliverables including but not limited to:
    • Budget estimates
    • Detailed Project schedules and milestones
    • Feasibility estimates, risks, forecasts and scenario analysis
    • Project cost reports and trend analysis
    • Comprehensive monthly project summary reports
  • Analyze complex project data and then deliver clear, articulate and concise messages in a compelling manner to support decision making.

Leadership and Philanthropy

  • Contribute to and embody our Patient Focused and People First Mission through the involvement in professional development and philanthropic opportunities.
  • Actively seek out opportunities to enhance Manufacturing Solution’s culture, support internal initiatives, and begin to develop servant leadership skills.
  • Seeks opportunities to support the team and leadership.
  • Actively request continuous feedback in order to develop and seek out opportunities for improvement.

Client Management and Business Development:

  • Build meaningful internal and external relationships.
  • Solid Understanding of the Industry and our position within it.
  • Present Project Farma as a service to clients as needed.
  • Continual networking within the industry.
  • Communicate with clients in a professional manner.
  • Ensure any client feedback or opportunities identified are being escalated properly.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Science, Engineering, or related discipline and/or comparable military experience
  • 3-5 years of scheduling and/or project controls experience
  • Experience with Smartsheet's, Microsoft Projects, and/or Primavera highly preferred
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to the employee's start date with exceptions for medical and religious accommodations when reasonable
  • Willingness to travel up to 100%
  • 100% onsite presence
  • Great soft skills, excellent verbal and written communication
  • Effective time management, prioritization, and follow through
  • Value committed with a high level of integrity
  • Dedicated work ethic
  • Demonstrate strong personal attributes that include teamwork, professionalism, and the ability to see the “big picture”

In return for your skills, knowledge, and passion, Project Farma offers a wide range of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Aggressive bonus structure
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance effective your first day of employment
  • 401k Plan with company match
  • Paid Time Off and Company Paid Holidays
  • Company Paid Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Continuing Education Assistance
Precision is required by law in some states or cities to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to: skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Precision, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. This role is also eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, health insurance, retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, and paid time off for sick leave and vacation, among other benefits.
Reasonable estimate of the current range
$67,000$87,000 USD

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