Senior Director, Capital Project Execution - Boston

Boston, MA
We are AstraZeneca, one of the world’s most forward-thinking and connected BioPharmaceutical compani

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Senior Director, Capital Project Execution

Posted: Saturday, 3/23/2024

Senior Director, Capital Project Execution

Introduction to Role:

Join us at AstraZeneca in Boston, where we are establishing a new development in Kendall Square, Cambridge. In this role, you will be at the forefront of leading all aspects of the Design, Engineering & Interior Construction of AZ’s new Strategic Science Center & Global Alexion HQ. This is a great opportunity to be part of a 4-year program that will co-locate R&D lab-based, and office-based teams currently located at Waltham, MA and at Seaport, Boston. Are you ready to accelerate our Lean journey and drive efficiencies in our processes? If so, this role is for you!


As the Senior Director, Capital Project Execution, your responsibilities will include project delivery, commercial Capex management, and stakeholder management. You will oversee 3rd party advisors and consultants, manage the construction relationship with the developer & landlord Boston Properties, and ensure compliance with all relevant lease obligations. You will also monitor the development of the capital project cost model and manage the budget for AZ appointed 3rd party advisors and consultants. Furthermore, you will lead the relationship with the Landlord (BXP) and internal stakeholder groups supporting the capital project.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor's in engineering, architecture or equivalent with eight plus years of relevant experience is required.
  • Design of a multi-use environment incorporating specialist heavy chemistry & biology R&D lab spaces
  • Technical engineering of a substantial tenant interior fit-out project- Construction project management for shell & core- Construction project management of commercial interiors- A deep understanding of the importance of environment impact and sustainability matters
  • Track record of representing owner requirements and translating them into a practical, achievable project plan
  • Deep experience achieving owner requirements in high rise/vertical campus context, ideally in combination with city-center location
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, with eight plus years of relevant experience.
  • Significant experience in R&D environment
  • Proven leadership promoting motivation and empowering others to accomplish individual, team and organizational objectives

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience is preferred;
  • Experience in both developer and owner roles
  • Excellent knowledge of AstraZeneca policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Extensive experience of achieving world-leading sustainability (environmental, diversity and sustainability) ambitions in a construction context
  • Vivarium construction & operation
  • When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we take Quality seriously. Our work is important and valued. We are always innovating, trialing the latest models and technologies to improve reliability and excellence in our processes. We are proactive, science-based, and solutions-oriented. Our focus is on scaling and introducing new technologies, using models to predict and proactively manage risk. We are a team of ambitious people, who want to go far and we're all here to achieve. Join us as we continue to grow and make our Lean journey a reality.

Ready to make a difference? Apply today and join us in our mission to improve the lives of patients worldwide!

AstraZeneca At A Glance

We are AstraZeneca, one of the world’s most forward-thinking and connected BioPharmaceutical companies. With a strong purpose, an even stronger bond between each of our people and a science-led, patient-first attitude, we’re changing the future of medicine and the impact it can have on lives across the globe. In the US, we work with the urgency of a start-up and the precision of a global leader in medicine. As a community of more than 14,000 people, we work to make lives better across R&D, Commercial, Manufacturing and office locations across the country. With industry-leading innovation across our main therapy areas, a focus on providing value for our customers and a commitment to developing the next generation of leaders, we’re making the impossible possible. While science is at the heart of our every success, we know it’s only achievable when we all work together. We have two primary locations in North America – Gaithersburg, MD and Wilmington, DE – where the majority of our US employees come together on global projects. As well as these locations, we have further sites within the US, which include: Frederick (MD), Waltham (MA), West Chester (OH), Coppell (TX), Newark (DE), Morristown (NJ), San Francisco (CA), Mount Vernon (IN), and Philadelphia (PA). Our large presence in the US makes us an accessible company with incredible expertise in the medical field. For more information, visit www.careers.astrazeneca.com
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