Ciara McGurran

Project Director

Ciara is a dedicated and hardworking project manager experienced in the highly technical bio/pharma lab environment. As an integral member of the owner’s facilities and operations teams, Ciara has a thorough appreciation of all areas of the programming, design and construction of highly specialized build-outs from inception through the operational life of the space. The knowledge of day-to-day operational requirements of the facilities function has enabled Ciara to excel in the program management of the initial user need through the translation to a comprehensive design package. Proven skills in maintaining the program through all stages of the project demonstrate her commitment to the owner’s cost and schedule objectives.

Strengths include:

  • Programming, design development and user group interface
  • Oversee the quality and schedule for construction in the eld
  • Manage project budget, scope change, and project close-out
  • Relocation of user groups and equipment into newly constructed space

Founded in construction cost estimating, Ciara is a qualified Quantity Surveyor, earning her degree in 2000. She worked for ten years providing cost estimating and management services, project controls, construction management, program management and quality control for a diverse range of bio-pharma clients.

Owner’s Project Manager
Ciara believes that management of the construction quality is driven by the owner’s core drivers for the project. Often acting as the sole representative for the owner, Ciara has been responsible for managing capital projects for research and institutional clients. Her ongoing work with numerous companies has established her as a leader in her field through many high profile projects, ranging from the build out of tenant spaces and specialized labs, to infrastructure and envelope work, and the commissioning of animal and manufacturing facilities.

Project Director
As Project Director, Ciara brings many of her best practices in cost and project management services. At Hereva, Ciara can experience a direct relationship with her clients, can be valued for what she brings to her projects, and can contribute to the firm in focusing on the development and maintenance of customer needs through accurate program management. Ciara’s strengths are being organized, a good listener, and a great problem solver – when the group is working under pressure to meet deadlines is when she gets excited and strives to turn over a completed project to the owner.

Education and Professional Activities
Bachelors of Science – University of Ulster, N Ireland, 2000
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Hereva Projects

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

  • Project Director for ongoing capital projects

Project Experience

athenahealth, Watertown, MA 2015-2016

  • Building 311, Spine Project – Phase I & II
  • Building 311, Blakeway Auditorium Build-out
  • Building 311, Executive “Pod” Renovation
  • Building 311, “Pod” Restack Project

Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA 2013-2015

  • 75 Ames St, Occupancy and Restack projects
  • 415 Main Street, Connector – Phase III
  • Ongoing Capital Projects – various
  • LSCC Manufacturing Facility
  • LOC Building

Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA 2009

  • Capital Projects and Space Consolidations Program, various
  • Molecular Medicine Lab Build-out
  • Protein Sciences Lab Build-out
  • Re-commissioning Existing Animal Care Facility

Amgen, Cambridge, MA

  • Tenant Fit out

Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA 2012 – 2013

  • 250 Mass Ave, Oncology/OTM Phase I&II Renovations
  • 250 Mass Ave, AS Optimization – Phase III
  • 45 Sidney Street, CDx Renovations
  • 100 Technology Square, Elevator Vestibule Upgrade Project
  • 250 Mass Ave, Façade Improvement Project
  • 250 Mass Ave, Bike Parking Expansion 250 Mass Ave, Oxygen Bulk Tank

MIT Investment Management Company, Cambridge, MA 2013

  • 230 Albany Street, Tenant Fit out
  • 700 Main Street, Tenant Fit Out

Biogen Idec, Cambridge, MA 2011

  • Capital Project Program, Cambridge Campus

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Devens MA 2009 – 2011

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