Senior Project Manager

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Senior Project Manager

Campus Project Solutions, Macclesfield

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Closing date: 16/02/2024

Make a positive impact, in a team where it means more

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being bold, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to work within the capital projects team at our Macclesfield Campus. The Campus is a crucial part of AstraZeneca’s UK Operation and the 2nd largest operational site within the company’s global network. Facility Management are one of the main teams on site and part of this team is Campus Project Solutions (CPS), who deliver engineering capital projects for all the campus residents.

Typically, the team deliver around 60 projects a year ranging in value from £10k’s up to £10M. Types of projects range from refurbishments of carparks to new buildings, from installation of a new heat exchanger to complex Autoclaves – basically any minor capital project the campus demands we deliver it. The team consists of Engineering Leadership, Project Managers and Project Engineers, Project Control, Validation and Commissioning and Construction Management and Supervision.

About the role

This is an exciting new role that will require you to work multi-functionally and engage with people from different business functions. You’ll need to have an excellent knowledge of project processes and procedures, and experience of delivering a portfolio of engineering projects.

What you'll do

As a Senior Project Manager, you will provide project management and leadership across a broad range of areas in line with business requirements and engineering standards. You will coach and mentor other employees in their subject area across the business and champion project management best practice.

You will be part of a team of Project Managers that deliver a diverse portfolio of capital projects from conception to operational handover.

You will lead multiple projects, ensuring compliance with engineering, safety and work standards and associated procedures, all to ensure the assets meet business needs and satisfy external regulators. You'll provide oversight of delivery performance and report to stakeholders on project progress including scope, schedule, budget, SHE and regulatory compliance. You’ll also facilitate client/sponsor decision-making to drive solutions and lead changes as the need arises, whilst building networks with the key campus collaborators.

Most importantly, as an effective mentor and first-line leader to project teams and developing engineers within the department, you'll be a champion of project management standard processes to the Campus Community.

Essential Requirements

  • Strong communication and influencing skills

  • Bachelors degree, or equivalent, in an engineering subject

  • Professionally Registered with an accredited Engineering Institution

  • Project management experience leading Pharma or Bio projects up to £25m from concept to validation

  • Full and detailed knowledge of relevant Safety, Health & Environment legislation

  • Expertise in at least one functional capability

  • Experience and detailed knowledge of CDM

  • APM, PMI, PRINCE2, or equivalent, qualification as a project practitioner

Desirable Requirements

  • Detailed knowledge of pharmaceutical, qualification/validation and pharmaceutical processes

  • Detailed knowledge of AstraZeneca business

  • Experience of handling engineering contracts, including of NEC4, and use of contract management systems (e.g. CEMAR)

There are so many fantastic employee benefits that AstraZeneca offer! A competitive salary, private healthcare, generous holiday allowance, excellent training and development opportunities plus much more.

So, what’s next…

Are you already envisioning yourself in this role? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

We look forward to receiving your application of a CV and Covering Letter no later than midnight on Thursday 19th October 2023

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working give us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum o ffour days per week from the site. But that doesn’t mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world. 

Where can I find out more?




AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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