Collins McNicholas

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead Facilities team to ensure we meet all functional KPIs.
  • Management of Facilities management team and Utilities management team.
  • Manage the Site Energy management program.
  • Lead the site reliability program.
  • Manage all assigned personnel ensuring that they are motivated and well trained.
  • Direct reports are provided with clear performance expectations and progress reviewed on a regular basis and informally as required, maintaining good Industrial Relations at all times.
  • Management and governance of managed services contracts with Facility management and Utility management service providers.
  • Management and governance of catering supply contract.
  • Setting and monitoring KPIs with all managed service providers.
  • Lead KPI / Contract periodic review meeting with all managed service providers.
  • Host daily morning meeting with your team to ensure alignment with company and production goals and objectives; (Safety, Quality, Schedule Adherence, Cost).
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment for all personnel in their department with special responsibility to quickly respond to safety related requests for facilities and utilities. 
  • Ensure that all statutory inspections are carried out in a timely manner in his area.
  • Ensure compliance to cGMP in operations and maintenance of utility systems.
  • Ensure the supply of utilities (clean utilities, HVAC and others) with minimal impact to operations
  • Ensure that facilities are kept to high cGMP standard including housekeeping and pest control.
  • Manage the electrical supply and distribution and the BMS systems.
  • Analyse CMMS data on a periodic basis to ensure culture of continuous improvement.
  • Ensure that utility breakdowns are adequately, and timely addressed, corrective actions are executed as agreed and that reliability improvement actions are defined.
  • Develop annual utility budgets for energy, services and spare parts. Follow up and management of this budget during the year.
  • Ensure the availability and reliability of the utility equipment by developing an adequate maintenance program.
  • Determine training requirements/colleague development for his team and ensure that training documentation is kept up to date.
  • Provide technical support to all departments as required.
  • Negotiate change in work practices with the craft group.
  • Perform all tasks with due care and attention and in accordance with Good Manufacturing
  • Practices, requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Be part of a learning and development programme which will include goal setting, annual performance reviews and individual development plans.
  • Be a champion for safe working practices and safety initiatives within their functional area.


Role Requirements:

  • Minimum five years in engineering or maintenance, in Pharmaceutical or related industries similar managerial position.
  • University Degree or equivalent in mechanical/electrical/chemical engineering.
  • Strong Clean and black utilities experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to build teams and operate across functional boundaries, both internal and external.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of conflict resolution
  • Ability to partner with other departments.                    
  • Analytical problem solving.
  • Considerable Organization skills.                    
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and counselling. 
  • Ability to deal with and manage change. 
  • Ability to set goals. 
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory guidelines
  • Performance management skills and mentoring where required.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Eloísa Ruiz on 021 4911066 or email

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