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Company: Eli Lilly and Company

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Organization Overview:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism

Key Objectives/Deliverables within Capital Estimating and Project Controls/Responsibilities:

  • Provides hands on support and governance for global capital projects, ensuring compliance with Lilly project delivery and control standards and work instructions within GFD capital projects.
  • Uses advanced estimating practices, including life cycle costing, order of magnitude, parametric, and deterministic methods to create accurate budget estimates.
  • Partners with the GFD Profilers on the development of cost opinions and project schedules for strategic facilities planning and profiles. Expected to be 20-40 projects per year, with capital value ranging from $100 million to over $1 billion.
  • Partners with the planning and scheduling advisor to prepare accurate milestone and CPM project schedules.
  • Verifies that the contractor project management systems used for estimating, monitoring and forecasting project scope, cost and schedule performance are effectively implemented on projects and support Lilly minimum requirements.
  • Conducts periodic evaluation of current cost estimating systems and processes, developing, and implementing best practices for a comprehensive project control and capital cost estimating program.
  • Develops systems and processes for categorizing final cost at completion to create relevant, searchable metrics and benchmarks for use in estimating and schedule continuous improvement.
  • Supports Program and Project Managers by reviewing project estimates and budgets prepared internally or by the prime contractor.
  • Supports Project Manager, via partnering with the prime contractor, to establish fully integrated baseline project budgets and/or schedules.
  • Supports Project Teams to quantify impact of any proposed changes to the baseline scope, cost, and schedule.
  • Supports Project Teams on standard progress and performance analysis, including productivity analyses, for engineering, procurement, construction, and C&Q activities.
  • Provides support to Lilly procurement with RFP scope and bid breakdown, bid analysis, and contract administration per GFD best practices. Aid in capitalization processes to enable depreciation start.


  • Maintains all SOP’s and Best Practices related to the project controls and capital cost estimating mission and ensuring that Lilly’s toolset remains current with appropriate industry best practices.
  • Liaises between GFD project managers and Lilly finance to assist project team in understanding financial policies.


  • Develop and maintain effective communication with project team, business partners and other stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience with capital cost management, estimating, and scheduling.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of cost estimating methods, systems and tools.
  • BS in business management, engineering, construction, or other related area, or equivalent experience
  • Qualified candidates must be authorized to be legally employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Preferences:

  • Planning/scheduling and cost engineering experience for major capital projects in the process industry. Experience in controlling projects using earned value measurement systems for both engineering and construction activities.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of integrated baseline control processes for project scope, schedule, and budget
  • Detailed knowledge of systems and processes used by major engineering and construction contractors in the US market, and a good understanding of how methods in other countries vary from this is required. Proficient with various external commercial programs including Oracles Primavera P6, Primavera Risk Analysis and Microsoft Project
  • Demonstrated experience of managing integrated project control systems for major EPC contractors. Knowledge of estimating and budgeting methodologies used in these industries.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing business and commercial aspects of major capital projects as part of the overall project management team including contract negotiation, and claims management is desirable.
  • The capacity to achieve results through people is critical.
  • Facilitate issue resolution and implement safely with quality, speed, and value.
  • Willingness to travel to locations outside of home state / country and have the demonstrated ability to work at long distances with little supervision.
  • Must exhibit a good sense of judgment in decision making, without the need for management approval while at the same time keeping management informed and engaged on critical issues.
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to influence personnel and organizations without having direct administrative responsibility for them.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with ability to listen effectively and respond appropriately working across functional groups, as well as engineering and construction firms.
  • Strong ability to perform well and be unfailingly diplomatic in a high pressure and complex environment.
  • Network of peers in similar positions in the industry, both in the owner and the contractor communities.

Additional information:

This position is based in Indianapolis, IN and would report onsite at Lilly Technology Center-South.

Potential travel up to 20% of the time, domestic and international possible.

Business title will vary depending on level.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.


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