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Gilbane Building Company Names Jimenez National Life Sciences Center of Excellence Leader

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Gilbane Building Company, a privately held and family-owned construction management firm, announces the promotion of Jose Jimenez as the National Leader of Gilbane’s Life Sciences Center of Excellence. In this role, Jimenez will lead a cross-functional group of top professionals in the life sciences sector to provide service to clients across the country.

With nearly 25 years of life sciences sector experience, Jimenez brings knowledge to clients building a variety of facility types. As the leader of this growing market sector, Jimenez will leverage Gilbane’s global knowledge and experience to drive innovation and technology, sustainability, and strong supply chain management to deliver the best outcomes for clients.

“Jose Jimenez brings tremendous knowledge to this leadership role and will continue to build on the exceptional value we deliver to our life sciences clients,” said Daniel M. Gilbane, President and Managing Director, Gilbane Building Company. “We look forward to Jose supporting our clients to build the highest quality facilities safely and efficiently through innovative solutions and strong technical building.”

“Gilbane continues to drive innovation and deliver high quality technical building for this specialized market sector,” Jimenez said. “We are working with some of the world’s most notable life sciences sector leaders who are developing groundbreaking advancements. I look forward to partnering with current and new clients and building on our track record of safe, sustainable, and exceptional facilities.”

Jimenez joined Gilbane in 2022 to support Gilbane’s life sciences clients across the Mid-Atlantic division. He is an experienced construction executive leader with experience in all stages of the project development process including preconstruction, procurement, implementation, start-up, verification, and turnover. He has nearly 25 years of experience directing major capital programs involving new building construction, building additions, and renovations of active cGMP manufacturing and research facilities. Jimenez's experience also includes medical device, consumer products, and health care facilities.

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In his previous executive leadership roles, he has led staff and services of projects in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area, as well as overall business unit operations in Puerto Rico. Jimenez leveraged design-build delivery to manage the construction of prefabricated modular cleanroom systems across the United States, Canada, and Latin America. He has worked with companies including Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Regeneron on a range of facility types including R&D labs, pilot plants, drug substance and drug product manufacturing, and warehousing/logistics.

Jimenez will continue to be based in Gilbane’s Philadelphia office with frequent travel to Gilbane’s other offices and client sites. He earned a Master of Science in civil engineering and construction management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, as well as a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. He is fluent in Spanish and English and has spoken on a variety of life sciences construction topics for the American Pharmaceutical Review and the Pharma’s Almanac. Jimenez is a member of both the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering Delaware Valley chapter and the Construction Management Association of America Mid-Atlantic chapter.

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