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Project Controls Deputy Director - Vaccine

Toronto, Canada



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Reference No. R2585236

Position Title: Project Controls Deputy Director - Vaccine

Department: Project Support Services

Location: Sanofi Pasteur Limited, Toronto, Ontario

Sanofi Pasteur: The world’s leading vaccine company

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. Our driving goal is to protect people from infectious diseases by creating safe and effective vaccines.  Our company distributes more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to vaccinate more than 500 million people across the globe.  Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines in the world, providing protection against 20 bacterial and viral diseases.

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.  With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.


The Deputy Director of Project Controls (PC) represents Regional Engineering on capital projects at the Toronto, CA site. The key responsibility is to provide expertise on estimating, cost and schedule management for capital projects. This position may have dotted-line relationship with Finance.

Regional Engineering PC support is responsible for large or more complex scopes of work. Must have thorough knowledge of all aspects of project controls to include; cost management, scheduling, estimating, change management, EVMS and benchmarking metrics. This specific role will be managing the construction and CQV of a very large (>400M€) GMP vaccine manufacturing building.  

Key Accountabilities:

  • Highly skilled in Cost Management, Scheduling and Earned Value Management System (progress reporting).

  • Demonstrated experience in projects >$200M, preferably with pharma or biotech.

  • Thorough knowledge of SAP and project financial reporting.

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of financial policies and procedures associated with capital projects.

  • Knowledge of purchasing procedures and bid analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience leading internal and external PC resources on complex projects.

  • Oversee preparation of funding estimates and schedule for new projects. Facilitate risk analysis.

  • Review and approve all schedule and financial data included in the funding requests,

  • Responsible for ensuring PC project deliverables, such as; monthly reports, trending, change management, cashflow projections, work-in-place (WIP), value engineering, etc.

  • DD will perform audits to insure man-hours and progress being reported is accurate. Deviations from budgets or schedules are evaluated for the cause and the solutions are proposed to the project manager.

  • Experience with coaching & mentoring of junior staff.

  • Ensure compliance with Sanofi Pasteur Global Engineering Guidelines (GEGs) for project controls, and site Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) while supporting Project directives.

  • Consistently work in a safe manner, respecting the Sanofi Values of Act for Change, Strive for Results, Commit to Customers, and Cooperate Transversally.

Education & Experience:

  • BS required in engineering or related discipline with >15 years of experience

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Customer service mind-set is critical to success in this role

  • This position requires strong analytical skills and problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Must be well versed in SAP software and have high degree of project financial liaison experience

  • Expert in excel application

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants.  Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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