Senior/Project Manager – Engineering/Capital Projects (Bioscience)

Technical Operations San Diego, CA


About Pacira

Pacira BioSciences, Inc. is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to improving outcomes for health care practitioners and their patients. Our in-depth knowledge of non-opioid pain management, coupled with our passion for advancing patient care, drives our commitment to providing solutions that address unmet medical needs and improve clinical results.

Why work with us?

Rarely do you have an opportunity to do work that really matters. What drives us is our mission. What makes us successful are our people.  At Pacira, you are part of an inclusive culture that fosters collaboration, growth, and innovative thinking - a place where you can make an impact and help change the standard of care in non-opioid pain management. Be part of our movement, let’s pursue excellence together.

Project / Sr. Project Manager

The Project / Sr. Project Manager applies structured project management and engineering support to Manufacturing, Product Development, Facilities, and other partner groups. Responsible for managing projects of varying sized through the project management lifecycle. Key contributor to the development of PMO standards.


  • Work with key stakeholders to define project/initiative scopes.
  • Identify key critical milestones of these efforts and create the appropriate resource and execution plan to achieve milestones.
  • Oversee the design, procurement, installation, start-up, and commissioning of pharmaceutical manufacturing facility systems and equipment
  • Manage the resources (i.e. people, time, and costs), tools (i.e. schedule, budget) and quality in the execution of capital projects for buildings, manufacturing areas, systems, and equipment as well as the implementation of business processes.
  • Effectively identify, communicate, and manage risk associated with project execution.
  • Verify and/or execute FAT, SAT, and/or commissioning protocol for pharmaceutical systems and equipment.
  • Assist Quality Assurance and/or Validation personnel during the execution of Installation-Operational Qualification (IQQ) protocols for pharmaceutical systems and equipment.
  • Support Manufacturing and/or Facilities personnel in trouble-shooting problems in the operation of pharmaceutical and industrial manufacturing systems and equipment.

Experience and Education:

  • BS in Engineering, or related engineering field with 4-6+ years of experience of Life Science GxP (GMP, GLP) and/or Medical Device related project experience
  • A minimum of 6 years direct experience in project management and planning with 5 years of GMP related project experience.
  • PMP Certification required.
  • Development and/or management of a PMO preferred


  • Experience in the design, construction, commissioning, and operation
  • Strong organizational and teamwork skills
  • Ability to influence and manage individuals without having direct authority over those individuals.
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced schedule management in Microsoft Project a plus (resource loaded Gantt, critical path/chain).
  • PC literacy required (Microsoft suite).
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering and CAD documents.
  • Travel may be required (5-20%)

EEO Statement:

Pacira is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, disability or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

At Pacira we are committed to intentionally cultivating a culture of inclusion where all feel welcomed and valued for their background, perspectives, and experiences. We hold one another accountable to promote trust and transparency in support of our communities and collective purpose.