Capital Management Project Leader

September 22 2022
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Engineering, Project management, Project Management, Business Analysis
Etobicoke, ON

About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 8,000 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations. Apotex Inc. exports to more than 100 countries and territories and operates in more than 45 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the US, Mexico, and India. Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and affiliates including Apotex Inc., focused on generics; Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development; Aveva, an affiliate of Apotex Inc. fully integrated global developer and manufacturer of complete transdermal solutions; Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products; and Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for Apotex and third parties. For more information visit:

Job Summary

The Capital Management Project Leader is responsible for establishing and managing the scope, budget, schedule, construction and start-up of various Capital Projects and Leasehold Improvement Projects for Apotex Inc., ensuring that all company regulations and procedures are followed and that all work is done in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner.

Job Responsibilities

  • Working with members of the Engineering Services Team, assemble the appropriate project team to execute each project through concept development, scope definition and estimating, design, and construction execution. An important part of this role is the understanding of the end user requirements through ongoing consultation with representatives of those customer groups.
  • Use mechanical, electrical and/or process systems expertise to work with individual Project Delivery Teams to ensure the appropriate commissioning, qualification and training plans with accompanying resources are in place to deliver efficient system start-up.
  • In cooperation with the other Apotex project leadership team members, ensure that all systems are in place to ensure due diligence in design and construction procurement/execution and project cost and schedule controls.
  • Ensure that all work is performed in full compliance with established Apotex Inc. and regulatory standards including, but not limited to, Apotex Inc. safety policies and procedures, cGMP, building code and MOL/MOE requirements.
  • Lead the development and ongoing maintenance of corporate engineering design and construction standards, and ensure compliance on all project executions.
  • Support as required the troubleshooting and problem resolution of facility systems and operational equipment.
  • Ensure all necessary permits, as required by the current codes, are obtained and that any necessary inspections are scheduled.
  • Lead and/or support the development and execution of F.A.T., commissioning and validation requirements and associated documentation for work assigned, as required.
  • Assist the Engineering Management Team in meeting corporate goals and objectives.
  • Works in a safe manner collaborating as a team member to achieve all outcomes.
  • Demonstrate Behaviours that exhibit our organizational Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • Ensure personal adherence with all compliance programs including the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Program, Global Quality policies and procedures, Safety and Environment policies, and HR policies.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Education
    • Post-secondary education in Engineering/Technology in the Province of Ontario or equivalent experience.
    • PEO (Professional Engineer of Ontario) designation eligibility - P. Eng. preferred.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Proven track record in managing major capital projects in a team environment “on time and on budget”
    • Knowledgeable in the numerous regulatory aspects of capital construction, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ontario Building Code, the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act, etc.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Fluent in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel,
  • Experience
    • Minimum 7 years experience in leading the design/construction of capital projects in a fast paced, high-technology, team environment, preferably in the pharmaceutical or food industry.

At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.

Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

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