Arcadis DPS hires new Director of Project Services

Stan Orner has been chosen to be Ireland-based DPS's new Director of Project Services

Arcadis DPS Group, a global engineering, procurement, construction management and validation firm serving high-tech process industries, has hired Stan Orner as Director of Project Services.

Reporting to Senior VP of Project Operations, Ryan McDonough, Orner will be responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of the project services lifecycle. Based in Philadelphia, he will provide leadership, guidance, and oversight to critical functions including estimating, procurement, project controls, document control, and the project administration functions.

“Stan’s favourite aspect of his career is understanding the details and their relevance to global project goals and working with the team to tackle unique challenges and drive high-value solutions,” said McDonough. “Stan’s engineering and project management expertise make him a perfect fit for his new role with us, a position which will provide strong governance and add value to our clients.  Having worked with him before, I am excited to add his leadership to our team and know he will thrive.”

Orner has progressive experience in life sciences facility engineering, project management and delivery, from project inception and business analysis through design development, construction, start-up, and commissioning.  He has extensive experience in EPCM and IPD project execution models and has been responsible for the management of equipment procurement, design budget, project schedule, planning, interdisciplinary coordination (including direct oversight of manpower), technical design quality, and project execution. He is an engineer first, maintaining a strong focus on technical design coordination and quality.

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His career in life sciences began as a mechanical/HVAC engineer, working on pharma and biotech projects spanning small renovations, clinical manufacturing, and commercial manufacturing facilities. Orner has managed numerous high-profile life sciences projects over the past 17 years. Most recently, he served as an Operations Manager, Senior Project Manager, and Project Executive. In these roles, Orner drove team performance and client satisfaction, managed projects from sales through start-up, and served as Project Director and Project Manager mentor for trainees and new hires. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and is a registered engineer in Pennsylvania. 

Serving high-tech industries around the world, Arcadis DPS Group delivers full-service engineering across a range of disciplines, including project management, procurement, design, construction management, health and safety management, commissioning, qualification, and validation (CQV), and facility start-up.

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