Project Manager (Life Sciences/Pharmaceutical) – Real Estate in Turner & Townsend at Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Website Turner & Townsend

This listing is about Turner Townsend in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Company Description

At Turner & Townsend we’re passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society. Every day we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects, in over 110 offices worldwide.

Working with the world’s leading corporations, we enable the successful delivery of their world class Hi-Tech & Manufacturing (HT&M) mission critical facilities. Turner & Townsend are leaders in professional services to the Data Centre’s, Life Sciences, Pharma, R&D facilities, Industrial, Manufacturing, Distribution & Logistics sectors globally. We have multiple HT&M Project/Programme Control opportunities and are hiring Controls Professionals with proven experience of delivery in these sectors.

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager to join our busy and expanding Life Sciences team, supporting our clients to deliver projects and programmes in the Pharmaceutical sector, within our Real Estate division.


  • To lead Project Management commissions, taking responsibility for end-to-end service delivery, often with respect to large or complex projects.
  • To act as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring that client objectives are met and that projects are delivered to time and cost targets and the appropriate quality standards.


Project Managers handle commissions of varying scale and value, depending upon the complexity of the project, etc the normal would be up to £40m in value. However, where the service provided is advisory in nature, for example advising on urban re-generation funding, the overall project size may be much larger.

Project Management, To Include

  • Advising at a strategic level at the project conception stage, including providing advice on the different approaches that can be adopted in order to successfully achieve the client’s overall objectives
  • Leading the establishment of the overall success criteria for the project, including time, cost, technical and performance parameters
  • Planning for and the ongoing management of quality, safety, health and environment issues
  • Establishing effective project governance, processes and systems to be utilised throughout project
  • Project planning, including ensuring the production of the detailed project plan
  • Advising upon the procurement of resources
  • Leading and facilitating the overall cross-functional project team
  • Monitoring and applying performance management techniques, including the use of KPI’s to improve project performance
  • Managing the change control process
  • Monitoring and advising upon project finances
  • Managing the flow of project information between the team and the client, through regular meetings and written communications
  • Ensuring the production of formal project progress and other reports
  • Taking a leading role in interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages


Experience and Skills:

  • Degree qualified in relevant discipline
  • Professionally qualified (MCIOB / APM or similar)
  • Proven experience managing Pharmaceutical projects, ideally in a consultancy environment, but candidates looking to move from a contracting background will be considered.

Company Values Statement

We endeavour to create a work environment that reflects the culture of the company, and we encourage every member of our staff to embrace our commitment to be:

Professional, Quality Driven, Goal Orientated, Customer Focused, Continuously Improving, Flexible, Open & Integrated.

Company Vision

To become the leading global provider of professional services to the natural resources, infrastructure and property markets, rewarded for the value we create.

Additional Information

Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change.

We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance.

Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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Company: Turner & Townsend

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Job Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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