IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc.

  • Job Locations CA-ON-Vaughan
    Design - Project Management
    # of Openings Remaining
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
  • Position Responsibilities

    IPS is hiring! We are looking for an experienced Design Project Executive who will join our industry leading Engineering Design – Project Management team at our state-of-the-art corporate headquarters located in Vaughan, ON Canada.


    The Design Project Executive provides senior leadership on assigned programs and projects, which includes profit and client management.


    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Oversees programs and/or multiple assigned projects.
    • Leads assigned project managers to achieve corporate and project goals.
    • Ensures application of appropriate technical resources to achieve project goals.
    • Ensures achievement of corporate goals for assigned projects.
    • Oversees coordination of resources to achieve project goals.
    • Trains project assignees on good project management techniques and develops skills of all assigned personnel.
    • Oversees client interaction on assigned projects and promotes positive relationships.
    • Protects corporation through application of prudent risk management techniques.
    • Special projects as assigned.

    Operations & Administrative Duties

    • Develops prime contract with Client. Develops working knowledge of prime contract requirements.
    • Oversees the development of written project execution plans and works with Department Directors to review and approve these plans.
    • Oversees development and maintenance of written project scopes of work.
    • Oversees development and maintenance of project schedules. Oversees coordination of construction, commissioning and qualification schedule requirements with design schedule.
    • Works with Construction and Compliance divisions to integrate design functions with the functions of those groups.
    • Oversees monitoring and reporting of project costs. Works closely with Project Manager to forecast final cost of project periodically. Thoroughly challenges cost report basis assumptions to ensure conservative, accurate forecasting of project cost.
    • Oversees management of changes to prime contract. Vigorously protects corporate positions, and frequently and thoroughly challenges Project Manager to conservatively manage change.
    • Coordinate with Financial group to manage Accounts Receivable to meet corporate goals. Works with financial group to manage project financial issues.
    • Oversees assigned Project Managers and Project Engineers to ensure achievement of contractually required quality in design, construction, commissioning and qualification services.
    • Oversees the development of design content and deliverables to ensure suitability for intended purpose.
    • Oversees assigned Project Managers and Project Engineers in the negotiation and management of design subcontracts and purchase orders, including change control documentation and related financial documentation.
    • Oversees evaluation and payment of vendor and subcontractor invoices as required to meet project and corporate goals.
    • Monitors quality of communications between all project participants and recommends corrective actions for communication deficiencies.
    • Monitors quality of document control and recommends corrective actions for document control deficiencies.
    • Ensures that all IPS design activities on assigned programs and projects comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
    • Mentors assigned Project Managers and Project Engineers, evaluates opportunities for their improvement and advancement and recommends actions to exploit those opportunities.
    • Assists Discipline and Operations Directors in the evaluation of Project Managers and Engineers as well as technical personnel.

    Business Development Duties

    • Supports project/client development process with presentations and related marketing activities.
    • Supports Director of Operations and Vice-President in preparation of proposals.

    Professional Development Duties

    • Maintains personal competency in relevant professional areas.
    • Maintains long-term industry relationships.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related discipline or an equivalent technical degree.
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the execution of projects for the Life Sciences industries.
    • A minimum of 15 years of experience in the design and construction industry, 5 of which must be in a Project Management role.

    Company Overview

    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 twenty 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 1,000 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, 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).


    Attention Search Firms / Third Party Recruiters:  IPS is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities with IPS. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at IPS via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at IPS in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for a specific position will be deemed the sole property of IPS, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by IPS as a result of the referral or through other means.


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