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Senior Project Manager

CH 4053 Basel
10.03. | Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties | 100%

Senior Project Manager



Company Overview:  

CRB is a privately-held company with a 34+ year history of providing design and construction solutions to the global life science marketplace. Founded in 1984, CRB has grown to over 1,000 employees and 16 offices. Building off the principals of still-active founder and CEO Jeff Biskup, CRB invests heavily in employee professional development and in maintaining an entrepreneurial culture. CRB is looking to expand their engineering team in Basel.   



  • Diplom-Ingenieur in Process, Mechanical, Electrical or comparable Engineering  

  • Minimum 20 years Engineering experience, including a minimum 10 years of experience with technical project management/ project leader in the field of Pharma or Biotech design/ engineering/ construction  

  • Language: Fluent in German (C2+technical language), ability to communicate in English (B2+) of French (B2+) is a plus  

  • Valid Work Permit for Basel, Switzerland, or able to obtain a permit  

  • Excellent project leadership, team leadership, organization and international communication skills  

  • Experience leading the development of design-phase cost estimates, schedule and procurement strategies  

  • Project realization experience in Switzerland including SIA, General Planning and EPCM  

  • Experience with project management tools (MS Project, MS Excel, CRM systems)    

Position Summary:  

CRB is looking for an energetic, self-motivated, and dynamic team-oriented individual that has a desire to help CRB continue to develop its local expertise within the life science marketplace, fulfilling the role of Senior Project Manager on varying-sized projects and within the Basel office. In addition to the qualifications listed above, a successful candidate shall possess the skills required to successfully lead project tasks and deliverables and an overall project team. Candidate should be a collaborative team player, and have a strong drive to deliver to customers. Project sizes will vary, and will consist primarily of biotechnology process projects including both existing renovations / retrofits and new construction. The successful candidate will be expected to represent CRB in a professional manner.  


Responsibilities likely to include:   

  • Overall responsibility for project success: project goals, client expectations, technical completion, quality compliance, budget, schedule  

  • Developing scope, fee, team and approach from proposal phase through completion of final project deliverables.  

  • Managing client expectations, aligning team to overall project goals, leading and motivating engineering design team  

  • Leading, coordinating, managing, delegating and supporting project team and client as required for project success  

  • Working with Project Coordinator to define execution methods, tools, communication strategy and resource needs  

  • Reporting progress to the client weekly and monthly  

  • Utilizing earned value methodology for progress tracking  

  • Developing project execution plans appropriate for the size and type of project  

  • Defining the team needs and approach for General Planning or EPCM opportunities    

Why work for CRB:  

CRB is the largest privately-owned dedicated to Life Sciences engineering. The company is technically strong with many industry leaders who drive organizations like ISPE, ASME BPE, etc. with a collegial culture to help all team members learn and grow from the experiences of others. CRB offers the resources of a larger company (tools, standards, stability) but in a small-team, flat hierarchy environment allowing personal attention and individual career planning. CRB Group GmbH offers competitive benefits and the opportunity to be part of a growing organization in Europe.  

Attention Search Firms / Third Party Recruiters: CRB is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities with CRB. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at CRB via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at CRB in any form without a valid written search agreement in place with CRB Recruiting for a specific position will be deemed the sole property of CRB, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by CRB as a result.   

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