Sanofi Group Deputy Director, Project Controls in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania
Deupty Director, Project Controls
(Swiftwater, PA) The Senior Manager, Project Controls performs the project controls tasks and deliverables of investment (CapEx) projects in accordance with the application of good engineering practices and the Global Engineering Guidelines (GEG) of the Project Controls domain.
*Manage the cost estimate of investment projects during the Evaluation phase, Feasibility phase, Conceptual Studies and Basic Studies:
Analyzing costing established by the project team and consultants,-Self-performing cost estimates (full or partial) as required, aggregating cost information into the project cost estimate and identifying the necessary provisions to cover technical risks and contingencies, preparing the cost estimate validation meeting and by issuing the final approved cost estimate synthesis
*Ensure the project cost control during the engineering through execution project phases:
Coordinating the project cost controls efforts on large, complex projects, establishing the budget breakdown from the approved capital appropriation (“AED”), from elements contained in the cost estimate and following company accounting rules, following the commitments and the work-in-place (WIP) and by issuing a monthly dashboard, issuing project cost data and the metrics associated in a timely manner, actively identifying and managing deviations or variation from baseline, analyzing the cost impact and managing the gap, alerting the engineering project manager and project leader of deviations and by proposing corrective actions, ensuring compliance to project transfer and change management procedure
*Developing cost control tools as well as time-and-material (T&M) based and milestone (deliverable) based progress methods, establishing regularly cost trends and by determining the cost estimate at completion of the project, reconciling regularly the comparison between the project reports and with SAP, Establish the project schedule according to the project scope:
Analyzing the project planning requirements, defining the schedule objectives with the project team, Setting up the schedule strategy including necessary float, gathering existing data (ex. benchmarks) and by integrating sub project schedules, splitting the project structure into consistent parts following a work breakdown structure, establishing the project detailed schedule with the collaboration of project actors and inform them of short-term, middle-term and longer-term actions, developing activity sequencing, resource estimating, activity duration estimating.
*Ensure the project schedule control during the engineering through execution project phases:
coordinating the project schedule controls efforts on large, complex projects, developing the schedule control tools and measuring on a regular basis the physical progress (earned value), following up the schedule performance index notably the progress of milestones, actively identifying and managing deviations/variations from baseline, analyzing the schedule impact and managing the gap, warning the engineering project manager and project leader of deviations and by proposing corrective actions and ensuring follow up of actions, ensuring compliance to project change management procedure, supporting the engineering project manager and project leader on scope changes and in the integration of the associated impact, establishing and regular reporting on the schedule dashboard (general overview, schedule level 2…), establishing the general and detailed schedule progress curves
*Coordinate the project controls team members throughout the engineering through execution project phases as well as ensure the interface with other relevant functions:
Coordinating the project cost and schedule team members on the large, complex projects, evaluating the competencies of costs and schedules project team resources and advising the Project Controls Head, participating in costs & schedule/Technical/Value Engineering/Risk analysis Reviews, Evaluating and co-validating with Project Leaders Cost/Schedule/Good Engineering Practices risks mitigation actions, ensuring with the Projects Leader the implementation and the follow up of the mitigation actions, alerting the project manager and project leader on timelines slippage, cost and budget concerns, assisting the project leader in organizing and facilitating project meetings, gate reviews, providing a regular project reporting based on pre-defined KPI’s and major deliverables, Ensuring a link with Project Management Function including the end-to-end (E2E) project leader and E2E project control
*Bachelor’s degree Engineering, Business degree or related field
*10 years of experience within an industrial environment, ideally within the engineering, or another technical area or project management or exposure to capital project finance and working with project managers..
*Knowledge/experience in the chemical and/or pharmaceutical areas is preferred.
*French language skills is a plus
*Project Engineer is preferred.
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