IPS is hiring! We are looking to appoint a Director of Project Management to lead our Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management and Validation (EPCMV) teams, based in our EMEA office located in Dublin, Ireland.

The Director of Project Management is responsible for the overall leadership of the Design Project Management Group. They are primarily responsible for managing the performance of the design project management group. The performance of this group will be measured by project profitability and client satisfaction. Also, the Director of Project Management will collaborate closely with construction and C&Q project management and will provide high-level support to marketing.

Job Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assigns persons to act as Project Engineers, Project Managers or other positions that control income-earning activities.
  • Working with appropriate Directors of Operations and Business Unit Leaders assign team members to each project or income-earning activity.
  • Maintains general supervision over all activities for which the Design Group is responsible to ensure technical and financial competence of the Group, employees and each project.
  • Regularly reviews personnel regarding performance.
  • Monitors compliance with company policies and accepted practices.
  • Monitors and approves timesheets and expense vouchers for all persons assigned to the Design Group before submittal to accounting for payroll and expense reimbursement.


  • Helps to ensure that projects managed in all Regions meet IPS' profitability and quality management systems standards.
  • Ensures IPS QMS is aligned across the entire EMEA region.
  • Interacts with Directors of Operations regularly to ensure business unit and overall company needs are being met.


  • Generally responsible for the achievement of financial goals for the Design Project Management Group.
  • Keeps salaries in line with the need to hire and retain competent personnel but not at a level that becomes difficult to sell at a profit.
  • Maintains judicious control of overheads to keep the cost of services at a competitive level while allowing the company and employees to keep up-to-date in fields of endeavor.
  • Searches for and studies new ways to increase the productivity of employees and the Design Group.
  • Identifies and proposes new opportunities for company diversification and long-term profitability.

Training and Development:

  • Working with Directors of Operations, and appropriate Corporate Staff develops active programs for continuing education, training and development of personnel for purposes of promoting the Company’s interests and to provide avenues of individual advancement in technology and position.
  • Identifies opportunities to act as a mentor with a keen appetite for mentoring others.
  • Identifies and approves enrolment in appropriate courses, seminars, and conferences related to employee’s line of technology or for purposes of other appropriate personal development.
  • Monitors reading material coming into the office and circulate articles of pertinent interest to keep the staff aware of current events and technologies and to encourage the staff to read and study on their own volition and time.


  • Practices a personal code of high moral standards for which the Company can be proud.
  • Understands and works within the accepted ethics of the engineering profession.
  • Maintains appropriate contact with the public, clients, and employees to promote and protect the company’s interests.
  • Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in Project Management.
  • Stays abreast of current advances in the profession by selected appropriate reading, public meetings, conferences, etc.

  • A minimum of 15 years’ industry experience in Project Management.
  • Must have a strong Engineering Design discipline background along with experience running engineering design projects in the Life Sciences or Technical industries.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent. MBA advantageous.
  • Strong experience interfacing with new clients and maintaining relationships with existing stakeholders.
  • Progressive ability, capacity and aptitude in administration to plan, organise, supervise and coordinate technical work and to obtain cooperation from others.
  • Analytical thinking, structured problem-solving skills, superior communication skills, team building, and strong work ethic.
  • Proven ability in managing 25+ employees.

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 1,400 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Kansas, Maryland, 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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