RGD Specializes in Providing

Program Management Services

Benefits of Program Management

RGD provides highly qualified personnel with vast experience in managing Engineering, CM, Commissioning and Validation firms to work within the Owners organization, which allows Owners to focus on operational readiness and manufacturing processes.

Scheduling and Cost Control

Expert planners and schedulers can assist in the development of an integrated project schedule throughout the project life-cycle.

Quality Control

Subject Matter Experts are available to ensure that the owner's requirements are met, and a smooth transition into production is achieved.

Construction Expertise and Oversight

Knowledgeable and Experienced PMs and CMs become a part of the owner's team to provide oversight for Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning and Validation of projects.

Safety Oversight

Our safety managers can augment the owner's teams to establish and enforce a comprehensive safety program.

Program Management Projects

Below is a high-level overview of some of our Program Management projects. Email us for more information.

FSDF Project

Cost — $160M

Program Management Services for a Full Scale Development Facility.

Next Generation Manufacturing Project

Cost— $1.5B

Program Manager Services for Greenfield project, being constructed in Switzerland.

Flu Cell Culture Manufacturing Project

Cost— $488M

Program Manager Services for this Greenfield project constructed in the triangle area.

Greenfield API

Cost — $2B

This project is the single largest life sciences facility investment in North Carolina history.

Why Choose RGD for Program Management?

  • We understand the entire project life cycle- from concept development to regulatory approvals and sellable products.
  • Expertise - knowledge of cGMPs, Qualification/Validation requirements, experience working around and within existing Pharmaceutical Operations.
  • Experience with larger projects - on Owner side of operations and ability to effectively communicate with all departments.
  • RGD employees have experience working together on similar projects.
  • Logistics Planning and Constructability
  • Knowledge of local contractors and vendors strengths & weaknesses- we put contractors in positions to excel with supervision knowledge and mutual respect.
  • RGD Philosophies: detailed pre-construction planning, team approach at all times, anticipate issues and plan for their occurrence, timely and accurate reporting, expedited follow-up, and exceed our clients expectations.

Program Management Services


  • Develop Project Control Plan and Procedures


  • Review CM Bid Packages, Bid Analysis, and Owner Approval Letters
  • Assist in Change Order Review and Negotiation
  • Prepare Purchase Reqs with back-up for Client Supplied Commodities


  • Review Estimates during Design
  • Establish Baseline Estimate
  • Bench Marking Analysis
  • Fair Value Analysis

Cash Flow

  • CAPEX Reports
  • Update with SAP Actuals
  • SAP Report Review and Coding Correction
  • Provide Quarterly Cash Flow and Accruals

Progress Tracking

  • Establish Earned Value Systems
  • Meaningful Data and Workable Schedule
  • Review Construction Schedule

Invoice Reviews / Accounts Payable

  • Review and Prepare for Approval
  • Confirm Compliance
  • Verify Against Forecast
  • Process and Monitor Payment
  • Enforce Client Invoice Requirements


  • Develop Overall Program Schedules
  • Client Operational Readiness Activities
  • Maintain Integrated EPCV Project Schedules
  • Regulatory Affairs Activities and Submissions
  • Product and Process Transfer or Scale-Up Activities
  • Project Acceleration & Recovery Analysis


  • Oversight Over Construction Procedures
  • Coordination with Existing Client Operations
  • Review Letters of Authorization
  • Verify Subcontract Awards against Baseline Estimate
  • Value Engineering Options
  • Audit Change Orders
  • Attend Monthly Subcontract Reviews of EV and Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Assistance in Asset Classification and Capitalization