Project Manager - Intertek410

Job Information

Job Title: Project Manager
Job Code: 
Job Category: Project Management
Job Location: Melbourn, United Kingdom

Do you have experience in project management in a cGMP accredited laboratory?

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing, dynamic, successful team as part of a FTSE 100 company?

Do you want to work for a company that rewards performance?

If you answered yes to all of the above, we want to hear from you as was have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our dynamic team based in Melbourn.

Intertek’s support for Chemical & Pharmaceutical industries goes beyond assurance, testing, inspection, and certification. Their global network of sophisticated, highly regulated and advanced laboratories, coupled with their scientific expertise offers clients a broad scope of expert support, from accelerating new product research and development to helping them protect their intellectual property.

This resource, coupled with field of regulatory experts and experienced scientists and engineers from the industry, enables Intertek to ensure the safety, quality and performance of new products, while providing true problem-solving and business improvement support.

Job Responsibilities

To perform the role and responsibilities of Project Manager within the laboratory, to be the primary liaison with the client for the entire duration of the project and beyond, to support sales objectives, deliver timely, high quality, value added projects, define technical scope of projects and work in close consultation with all parties on pricing, quotation development and delivery commitment

Principal Role Activities include:

Provides a primary point of contact for all assigned clients regarding project organisation and administration, project progress in relation to pre-agreed milestones, reporting requirements and technical detail as appropriate.

Ensures that project deliverables are established with the client and facilitate project set up including preparation of the project plan, protocol writing and review and assessment of any equipment/consumable requirements.

Has an understanding of the background to each project, details on the intended purpose of the drug as well as an oversight as to where the analysis requested fits in the overall client drug development program.  

Works with all team members to resolve technical and contractual issues raised both internally and externally during the course of the project.

Has strategic oversight of resources required and available within operational teams and advise the Laboratory Manager when additional resources will be needed.

Monitors in-process activities and keep the Lab Manager informed on a regular basis to include as a minimum the following metrics,

Data workbook figures

Time spent on project work vs quoted value

Testing and report turnaround times

On-time delivery

The Project Manager may be required to act as Responsible Individual for analytical projects undertaken by the Company as necessary.

The Project Manager will maintain a working knowledge of global updates to cGMP regulations and pharmacopoeia and, in conjunction with the Lab Management, ensure that work carried out by the Company is performed according to these requirements wherever relevant.


The Project Manager will have no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Organisation of Work

In addition to the Principal Role Activities;

Identify all required resources for projects assigned to them and in conjunction with the Laboratory Manager, Team Leader and other Project Managers, organise these resources to meet project deliverables.

Provide guidance on project prioritisation based on agreed deadlines.


The Project Manager will ensure that client representatives for live projects are contacted on a regular basis, typically weekly, with full status updates

Where possible, all communication will be responded to within one working day

Will facilitate the management of data transfer from the testing site to the client site using agreed methods; Sharepoint, e-mail, hardcopy reports etc

Provide regular updates on project status to Laboratory Management in a format fit for presentation at senior organisational meetings

The Project Manager will be required to communicate effectively with staff at all levels within the Company

Health and Safety

The Project Manager will conduct themselves within the company in a safe manner with due care to the health and safety of themselves and colleagues.

Additional information

Intertek Melbourn operates on a standard 37.5 hour week. Shifts and overtime are offered subject to project work requirements.

The successful candidate can look forward to an exciting and varied career with a leading Contract Research Organisation (CRO), competitive salary and pension scheme.

The role will involve the job holder providing project management and technical leadership for projects supporting customer programmes operating across a wide range of market segments. A large proportion of these customer programmes lie within a heavily regulated environment and therefore previous knowledge and experience of cGMP Project Management are essential. A proven track record of effective and efficient project delivery is also essential.

Job Qualifications

Required skills and experience

Good IT literacy skills

Degree (or equivalent) in Science, preferably Chemistry

Broad understanding of cGMP regulations and pharmacopoeia with prior laboratory management experience. 

Sound scientific method development and problem solving skills

Full understanding and enforcement of relevant quality procedures

Previous experience of leadership, supervisory and coaching skills (advantageous)

Personal Qualities


Promotes company values to others and supports values in daily activities and decisions

Results driven to focus contribution on activities which meet company goals and deliver the greatest value

Ability to critique and improve activities through continuous improvement and innovation

Ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service

The ability to demonstrate respect, equity and empathy for a diverse community

Motivated, self-starter

Encourage teamwork (promote operational synergies and alignment) to support each other, our customers and grow together

Highly energised mind-set with willingness and desire to learn and adapt individually 

Drive performance by ensuring performance expectations are met

Fosters integrity and honesty

Ensure compliance to company, industry and regulatory standards

Highly organised with strong attention to detail

Confident communicator(written/ oral) and able to build rapport, quickly and effectively

Demonstrates flexibility and resilience in order to meet the demands of the role

The ability to plan and prioritise your own workload to meet agreed deadlines by staying focused and using time effectively to ensure work is completed on time with precision, pace and passion.

How to Apply

Please provide a CV, Covering Letter (outlining your suitability for the role) and Salary Expectations to including the reference Intertek410. All candidates will be required to confirm eligibility to work in the UK before starting employment.

As a matter of courtesy, we will try to respond to all applications. However, due to the volume of applications received, we may not be able to respond to individual candidates. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. Please do not let this deter you from applying for vacancies in the future should you meet the minimum requirements of the role.

Intertek operates a preferred supplier arrangement and we do not accept unsolicited approaches from agencies

Closing Date

2nd February 2018