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Senior Project Manager/Technical Project Analyst (JP9709)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Senior Project Manager/Technical Project Analyst (JP9709)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA 
Employment Type: Contract
Business Unit: 
Mechanical Engineering Methods 
Duration: 3 years with possible conversion to FTE
Job posting date: 1/31/2022


3 Key Consulting is hiring a Technical Project Analyst for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global bio-pharmaceutical company.

Job Summary:

As the Technical Project Analyst, you will assist staff in development of engineering project plans, ensure the plans are robust and current through analysis with staff, conduct amalgamation and analysis of the project schedules, and develop reports as requested. You will work with the Engineering Senior Leadership Team to conduct scenario analysis and reprioritization management. You will coach engineers of all experiences to provide your experience and knowledge of handling difficult challenges to projects and their schedules.

These are the day to day responsibilities of the Technical Project Analyst:
• Supports the Director/Sr. Manager by providing key project support to address issues as part of a team of engineers and management professionals
• Works closely with staff to drive complex project timeline assignments by publishing key deliverable schedules and helping to reduce roadblocks to execution
• Provide key staff training and support on developing project timelines in Microsoft Project, including mentoring on the use of Microsoft Project Online
• Ensures all data for assigned projects is entered promptly in project monitoring systems and ensures this data is always up to date and accurate
• Communicates regularly to leaders through automated reports and tools
• Works with other analysis to implement, improve and automate reporting using Microsoft Power Suite of tools, including Project Online.
• Assist in the technical process of securing outside vendors as needed for development of tool set for project analysis

The technical Project Analyst should have the following characteristics, background and skillset:
  • Bachelor’s degree, and 5+ years in the engineering project management field
  • Vigorous attention to detail with demonstrated strategic thinking and planning skills required
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including listening, written and verbal communication, with ability to clearly and professionally communicate with employees and leadership at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated project management skills and real-world experience managing projects to tight timelines and firm deadlines
  • Expert knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Outlook). Excel experience should include knowledge of: pivot tables, formulas, scenario analysis and spreadsheet modeling.
  • A good sense of judgment, strong confidence and a high degree of confidentiality required
     
The following experience and knowledge are highly desired:
  • Knowledge of bio-pharma and drug product processes is desirable
  • Knowledge of the combination products design control is desirable
  • Knowledge of test methods and testing of combination products and their device constituents
  • Microsoft Project Server skills using Resource Pool or other suitable enterprise project management tools with a resource component (Workforce, SAP PPM, etc.)

Top Must have Skill Sets:
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including listening, written and verbal communication, with ability to clearly and professionally communicate with employees and leadership at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated project management skills and real-world experience managing projects to tight timelines and firm deadlines
  • Expert knowledge and experience with Microsoft Project, and Office (emphasis on Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Outlook). Excel experience should include knowledge of: pivot tables, formulas, scenario analysis and spreadsheet modeling.

Employee Value Proposition:
Experience in a unique lab/ career growth

Red Flags:
  • Lack medical device/ pharma engineering
  • Lack of project management/ Microsoft project experience
  • Ability to teach, execute and run multiple meetings per week
  • Experience with enterprise management tools; Workforce, SAP, PPM, etc.
  • Test method experience is a plus

Interview Process:
1 Phone Interview
2-3 panel interviews



We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com. If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this position, please feel free to look at other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com. You are welcome to also share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.

 
 
Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 
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