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Amgen Estimating Senior Manager, Project Controls in Holly Springs, North Carolina


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of.

Be part of Amgen's newest and most advanced drug substance manufacturing plant. When completed, the Amgen FleX batch facility will combine the latest in disposable technologies with traditional stainless steel equipment to allow for maximum flexibility in operations The FleX Batch facility will not only feature the best in-class drug substance manufacturing technologies with embedded industry 4.0 capabilities, but it will also integrate sustainability innovations to reduce carbon and waste, as part of Amgen's plan to be a carbon-neutral company by 2027.

Estimating Senior Manager, Project Controls


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world! In this vital role will report directly to the Director Project Controls, Engineering and as a key member of the Front-End Planning Team, you will leverage analytics to provide insights to assist in driving department strategy.

The Front End / Conceptual Estimating Snr Manager will be expected to develop all Estimates classes with a focus on "Rough order of Magnitude" Estimates (Class 5 Estimate) based on parametric models & benchmarks with minimum engineering information available.

The Project Controls organization provides leadership globally in supporting all aspects of project controls to optimize the total cost of ownership of Amgen physical assets and ensures compliance to processes. Project controls supports and holds a responsibility of the Engineering Project Delivery providing standardized delivery from investment life cycle management, funding, planning, design, execution, and closeout.

The Engineering organization is responsible for providing strategic support for project planning, funding, estimating, cost control management, scheduling, forecasting, bench marking, project risk, contract strategy, and compliance of engineering processes for capital projects globally. Project controls works with many clients accomplishing this support through responsibility of the Engineering Project Delivery Process (EPD), and Lean Project Delivery. Project controls also coordinates internal audits and assists in identifying compliance risks by working cross functionally within Amgen to ensure project scope is captured in estimate and alignment to required project schedule timelines.


  • Participates in the planning of projects from conception to close-out.

  • Prepares Estimates and Benchmarks for projects.

  • Develops and Maintains Estimating, and Benchmarking Means Methods and Data Bases.

  • Leverages analytics to provide insights and strategy on metrics and KPIs.

  • Leverages Digital Technologies to drive project planning.

  • Exhibits proactive safety leadership and behavior.

  • Supports innovation across the Engineering organization.

  • Supports and maintains estimate system requirements with digital strategy.

Domestic / International travel up to 30% (including overnight stays).


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic professional we seek is a collaborative leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate Degree and 2 years of Engineering or Operations experience OR

  • Master's Degree and 4 years of Engineering or Operations experience OR

  • Bachelor's Degree and 6 years of Engineering or Operations experience OR

  • Associates degree and 10 years of Engineering or Operations experience OR

  • High School Diploma / GED and 12 years of Engineering or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of engineering experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology/Engineering industry in project controls (Funding, Estimating, Cost Management, Scheduling, Audit).

  • 5+ years of experience in preparing construction project estimates.

  • Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, , Quantity Surveying, or Similar cognate qualification preferred, RICS accredited or working towards is beneficial.

  • Expertise in preparing all types of construction estimates from conceptual through detailed estimates.

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships across the network.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in project controls systems with expertise in Mechanical, Electrical and Process engineering.

  • Knowledge of scheduling and a good understanding of Microsoft project software.

  • Understanding scope control by target value design and cost and schedule management.

  • Development and reporting of project cost, schedule, and cash flow.

  • Analysis and accurate review of engineering / construction cost forecasts against scope.

  • Research prices on material and labor using published documents, local conditions, market studies, etc..

  • Catalog data for project lifecycle usage and Benchmarking.

  • Maintain and build upon our digital capabilities and cost database in Destini, BIM and Assemble.

  • Knowledge of relevant construction technologies and trends (Sustainability) to assist with appropriate options and cost implications.


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

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