Project Manager

San Diego, California  /  Pacific SW  /  Full Time

About CAI
CAI is a 100% employee-owned company established in 1996, that has grown year over year to over 600 people worldwide. We provide commissioning, qualification, validation, start-up, project management and consulting services related to operational readiness to FDA regulated and other mission critical industries.
Meeting a Higher Standard
Our approach is simple; we put the client’s interests first, we do not stop until it is right, and we will do whatever it takes to get there.
As owners of CAI, we are committed to living our Foundational Principles, both professionally and personally:
We act with integrity
We serve each other
We serve society
We work for our future
With employee ownership, one person’s success is everyone’s success; we work diligently to accomplish team goals. We place Team Before Self, demonstrate Respect for Others, and possess a can-do attitude. That is how we have grown exponentially.
CAI agents will be exposed to cutting edge technologies in the advanced medicine space. You will have an opportunity to work with recognized subject matter experts allowing YOU to be a key player in bringing lifesaving therapies to market. As part of our company culture, we invest in YOUR future, and commit to hands on certifications as well as professional training. Our collaborative culture ensures that our customers benefit from exemplary work across our entire range of professional services. 
Are you a hands-on technical leader looking for the next challenge?  Do you love leading teams, solving tough problems, and working on a fast paced, high performance team?  Are you engineering minded but quality focused?  CAI, a global leader in cGMP consulting and validation services, is the fastest growing biopharmaceutical services firm in the state.  We provide commissioning, qualification, and validation services, and a full spectrum of cGMP operational readiness consulting services to the most innovative and revolutionary biotech and pharmaceutical firms in California. 
We’re looking for a project manager in Southern CA (OC/SD Counties).  Our project managers are technical leads first, with a strong background in CQV strategy, development, and field execution.  We look for culture fit above all – our people are our most important asset, and great people make great teams!  Our ideal project manager will have experience managing projects of $1m or more, and have managed teams of at least 6-8 engineers and consultants on defined scopes of work. 
We’re looking for responsible PMs – you will need to show direct responsibility for scope/schedule/budget for project experience.  We love experienced generalists, but if you’re a CQV SME in facilities, clean utilities, upstream and downstream biotech equipment, single use disposable, or aseptic fill finish manufacturing, we’d like to talk to you!  A PMP is great, but you’ll need the experience if you want to run with a CAI team.  On any given day, you might be leading a budget review meeting, leading a daily huddle with your team, reviewing a summary report, writing a protocol, or supporting your team executing in the field.  CAI PMs are active, multifaceted roles - desktop PMs need not apply!  The CAI project manager typically reports to either a client manager or an area manager. 
Requirements include: 
 8-15+ years experience is required.
Experience with cGMP commissioning, qualification, and validation of biotech equipment/facilities/equipment is required.  This includes significant experience with the overall validation lifecycle. 
Project management experience ($1m+ direct responsibility) is required.
A PMP is preferred
A BS in a science or engineering field is preferred, but equivalent experience is considered
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Able to travel domestically if required
Able to work (paid) overtime
Able to work in the US without sponsorship now or any time or in the future.
We are an equal opportunity employer; we are proud to employ veterans and promote a diverse culture in our workplace. Diversity is a strength for our global company. We pledge that CAI will be operated in a way that is fair and equitable to all – our employees, our customers, and the broader society.
This job description is not all inclusive and you may be asked to do other duties. CAI will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCO. 



(Varies by Country, Below is a General Overview)

  • 100% Employee Owned
  • 24 Days PTO/5 Sick days per year + Additional Holidays depending on Country
  • Medical / Dental / Vision (In accordance with each countries’ applicable regulations)
  • Professional Development (Approximately $5,000 paid career-related, continuing education)
  • ESOP/401k – 15% Company Contribution
  • Company Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Parental Leave (In accordance with each countries’ applicable regulations)
  • Other Benefits Depending on Country