Work Package Manager - Process Utilities

WFI, Pure Steam, Purified Water, Nitrogen & Compressed air

BES is the award-winning business, specialising in the design, construction and engineering of complex environments. Our in-house multidisciplinary teams provide fully-integrated services to organisations in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and advanced technology industries across the UK. 
With many prestigious projects underway and a healthy forward order book with a forecasted turnover of over £50m this year, it is an exciting time to join our business.

About the Role

The potential candidate will have relevant qualifications with 10-15 years, experience in Project Engineering/management and must have experience of process utility package delivery ideally within a Pharma / Lab environment.

The successful candidate will be required to lead, manage and control all engineering related activities on the relevant Work Package to deliver on requirements, budget and schedule in a safe and compliant manner.

The candidate will possess strong problem solving and analytical skills, be a good communicator (written and verbal), have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly build rapport with others. 

They will also be self-motivated and able to act on his initiative, be highly organised with proven time-management and prioritisation skills.

The role will be based in North West office, with travel to sites across the UK and therefore some overnight stays will be required.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Define, manage and drive the delivery schedule for the work package to meet the overall project plan. 
  • Procurement of all associated packages to ensure timely delivery
  •  Identify risks such as commercial, design, schedule and make assessment of such risk and mitigate its impact on the work package.
  • Act as the key contact for the package and collaborate with the client and other stakeholders to fully define all necessary aspects of the delivery.
  • Work package ownership from supplier selection through to operational qualified status
  • Responsible for ensuring the work package meets all the stage-gates associated with delivery.
  • Work package owner will schedule and support relevant studies (FMEA, RCA, HAZOPs)
  • Responsible for setting the culture for right first time and quality to ensure work package meets all SHE, GMP & GEP compliance standards
  • To collaborate with colleagues in the project team to ensure all interfaces with other parts of the project are understood and accountabilities agreed to enable integrated activities to be successfully delivered.
  • Co-ordinate activities with Construction, Installation teams and Equipment Supplier during install of equipment into new facility.
  • Monitor, control and produce regular reports regarding package progress, risks and opportunities.
  • Identification of potential changes in the scope of work and ensure that appropriate change requests are current, adequate and communicated to the project team.
  • Management of supplier’s technical and commercial issues.
  • Management of co-ordination of FAT, SAT, Qualification execution and support.
  •  Promotes a positive Health and Safety culture when on-site, leading by example to create a 100% injury-free environment.

Ideal Canidate 

  • Strong collaborator with ability to create and maintain effective working relationships and  willing to challenge behaviours and actions.
  •  Demonstrated practitioner of practical problem-solving.
  • Detail focussed completer/finisher with a results-orientated mindset.
  • Strong leadership qualities with motivational ability to direct others in a dynamic and complex environment through change.
  •  Colloborate and work in partnership with multiple customer teams to deliver programme/project objectives,
  • High profession standards, holding themselves and other in the team to deliver high quality outcomes to committed deadlines.
  • Works with integrity and tenacity to ‘do the right thing’ even under challenging situation

What's on offer

  • Salary negotiable 
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Pension scheme Healthcare
  • Child care vouchers
  • Interesting and challenging projects delivered for blue chip pharmaceutical companies
  • Great opportunities for further career development
  • Social Events

Apply now

To apply for one of our current opportunities please email your CV to and quote the job reference or fill in the application form on the left. Please state the role you are applying for in the 'Additional comments' box.  

If you are making a speculative application please email your CV to and quote speculative application. We will keep your CV on file and contact you if a suitable position arises. Your information will be kept for a period of twelve months.


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