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Bristol Myers Squibb

CTO Senior Capital Project Manager




Summit, New Jersey, United States

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Position Title: CTO Senior Capital Project Manager, Engineering (EG-120)

Location: Summit West, NJ


The BMS Senior Capital Project Manager will develop, implement, and oversee capital projects to support Cell Therapy Operations (CTO) at the Summit West Site. This role will be focused on managing capital projects ($5M+) responsible for interfacing cross-functionally with both internal groups, external clients and stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget. This position will utilize their breadth of knowledge across facilities and engineering to drive CTO business growth strategies across the Summit West Site and ensure adherence to regulatory compliance and effective project execution.


  • Lead the development of the Capital Project scope and Master Planning initiatives in support of the business strategy alignment with CTO clients and stakeholders.
  • Exhibit project leadership and effective decision-making throughout each project.
  • Lead and promote effective teamwork by engaging Facilities, ECQ & EHS, as well as key clients and stakeholders.
  • Lead the scheduling, planning, control, and effective coordination of all the parallel activities related to each project and maintain project schedule through unanticipated schedule challenges.
  • Coordinate with Procurement and Project Team in generating RFP documents for engineering deliverables typically for Equipment Purchases, Design, Construction & Qualification efforts.
  • Manage A/E Firms through the BMS Stagegate Process to effectively deliver on meeting end user functional/design requirements and overall project goals.
  • Manage and coordinate with Construction Managers (CMs) from estimating, pre-construction, demolition, construction and commissioning in alignment with design & functional requirements.
  • Ensure all work complies with BMS Site Safety Requirements and ensure all involved individuals are in compliance with required trainings.
  • Utilize broad knowledge of the functional requirements of the pharmaceutical facilities and engineering best practices to ensure that appropriate internal and external resources are incorporated into the project design and execution.
  • Achieve a cost-effective, functional outcome with the use of design guidelines and standards, value engineering, life cycle costing and engineering best practices.
  • Assure that the construction project and the finished facility are compliant with all applicable safety, regulatory, legal requirements.
  • Achieve effective financial control through management of project scope, estimating, effective use of SAP, RPM, budget control tools, risk management, and project closeout.
  • Achieve high customer satisfaction by delivering finished projects that are fully commissioned, qualified, and ready for startup/occupancy and meets all requirements of stakeholders and stays within a predetermined schedule.
  • Participate and lead shutdown planning & coordination for effective and timely execution of Capital Project related activities with minimal disruption to Manufacturing.


  • Experience managing GMP related EPCMV projects ($5M+) within a Cell/Gene Therapy or Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Environment is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 10+ years of relevant work experience demonstrating leadership capabilities, or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered: Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering preferred, EIT/PE License and plus
  • Demonstrated success leading multi-disciplinary and multi-functional teams and demonstrated strength in stakeholder management, especially integration of design, construction, and qualification firms
  • Interpersonal / facilitation skills necessary to interface and influence all levels of management
  • Significantly demonstrated Project Management expertise for design, construction, qualification, and start-up involving all areas of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Pilot Plants, QC Laboratories and Warehousing
  • Strong terminology of construction terminology and legal content of construction contracts and documents.
  • Experience with supervising construction contractors especially in review/approval of Pre-Task Plans (PTPs) and Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) documentation
  • Experience with Process Hazard Analysis, (PHA), Process Safety Management (PSM) and Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR)
  • Background in use of the Stage Gating Process within Capital Project Workflow
  • Understanding of financial management as it relates to capital and expense spending and project cash flow forecasting
  • Familiar with the use of RPM (Project Capital System) or equivalent and SAP (Purchase Order System)
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive in solving challenging project issues with the ability to develop creative solutions.
  • Experience in total project delivery from concept to validation and startup process
  • Proficient Experience with Building Management System, HVAC and Liquid Nitrogen / Cryo Systems, a plus
  • Experience with initiating Change Controls, performing Impact Assessments, Change Actions and executing CAPAs as needed to complete assigned Engineering Department Scope of Work.




Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

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