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IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc. Director of Construction Operations Pharma & Biotech Engineering in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

IPS is continuing hiring for our new operations in Germany!

We are looking for an energetic and talented Director of Construction Operations to join our exciting German “start-up” to be based either in Frankfurt or in Nuremberg.

IPS Integrated Project Services is a global leader in EPMCV, solely specialized in Pharmaceutical / Biotech Engineering with offices on 4 continents and 1700+ professionals providing technical consulting, architecture, engineering, project controls, construction management, and CGMP compliance services for technically complex development and manufacturing facilities worldwide.

Job Dimensions

The Director of Construction Operations provides development and management of the Construction Management Group in Germany and also provides profitability and risk management through the team’s engagement with the Design and Compliance Divisions for planning and delivering safe, quality and cost-effective construction projects for clients. Other duties include but are not limited to:

Key Activities & Responsibilities

  • Supports General Management and leading the Construction Management group including field services, safety, preconstruction services, procurement and estimating.

  • Supports General Manager with the establishment of goals and the development of the annual business plan for the Construction Management group.

  • Periodically monitors performance versus project goals and implementing corrective actions.

  • Proactively supports General Management with business development and sales efforts of the Construction Management group.

  • Protects IPS through the application of prudent risk management techniques.

  • Provides day to day direction of all Construction Management group operations including preconstruction, estimating, procurement, project management, construction site management and construction site safety.

  • Oversees the development of the Construction Management’s group contacts and aggressively protects the corporate positions.

  • Oversees project execution planning across all Construction Management group projects.

  • Directs the Change Management process.

  • Assumes day to day responsibility for the hiring, training and development of the Construction Management group staff.

  • Works with Project Managers and Project Executives to resolve project cost, schedule, and quality non-conformances.

  • Surveys and monitors construction sites as required to meet other responsibilities.

  • Meets with clients as required to meet other responsibilities. Serves as secondary point of contact to Project Executive and/or Project Manager for clients.

  • Leads the development of the Construction Management group systems, procedures and policies.

  • Reviews project performance with the Construction Management group staff on a periodic basis.

  • Directs Construction Management group activities to ensure achievement of budgeted profits.

  • Participates on IPS’ Senior Management Team to develop corporate strategies.

  • Coordinates with the General managers and Operations Directors of other IPS divisions to optimise achievement of overall corporate objectives.

  • Evaluates department resource requirements and manages department staff levels to support those requirements.

  • Trains project assignees on good project management techniques and develops the skills of all assigned personnel.

  • Supports project/client development process with presentations and related marketing activities.

  • Coordinates with the General Managers and Operations Directors of other IPS divisions to pursue business opportunities.

  • Prepares and supports General Manager in preparation of Project Delivery proposals.

  • Maintains personal competency in relevant professional areas.

  • Maintains long-term industry relationships.

  • Participates in professional and community associations.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or a related discipline or an equivalent technical degree.

  • Extensive experience in Construction Management, with a significant track record both in terms of knowledge within the pharmaceutical, biotech, life sciences sector with positions of seniority and leadership.

  • Must exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit by consistently seeking new opportunities to add value to the organization. Must strive for excellence in all aspects of job performance.

  • Must approach their work enthusiastically with a contagious energy and drive that shows everyone they love what they do.

  • Must display creativity and innovation by continually working to improve solutions, tools, methods and service delivery system.

  • Must conduct oneself with an uncompromising commitment to the welfare of our clients and each other. Must act in an ethical, professional and respectful manner at all times.

  • Must exhibit the ability to build and sustain long term relationships of mutual value through teamwork.

  • Must be driven to succeed and committed to goal attainment.

  • Flexibility to travel up to 25%

  • Fluency in English and German

About Us

IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost-effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over thirty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 1,650 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and four locations in India. Visit our website at www.ipsdb.com.


Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.

IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V).

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