Jimenez is a construction executive with experience in all stages of the project development process including pre-construction, procurement, implementation, start-up, and turnover. His 22 years of experience includes 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 manufacturing and health care facilities.
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. Recently, 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 clients such as Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Penn Medicine on a range of facility types including oral solid dosage, parenteral and biologics, and cell and gene therapy, as well as research and development labs, vivariums, and bulk chemical/API plants.
“We’re excited to welcome Jose’s leadership and collaborative approach to our Mid-Atlantic division,” said Paul J. Choquette III, Executive Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Division Leader, Gilbane Building Company. “Clean rooms, cell and gene therapy labs, and other pharmaceutical facilities require quick delivery to get products in the hands of people who need them. Jose will provide our current and future clients the specialized experience they need to quickly build these complex facilities.”
“Since my days at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, which is near Gilbane’s headquarters, I’ve held the company in high regard for their dedication to excellence and inclusive culture,” Jimenez said. “I’m excited to join a company committed to these values. I plan to begin meeting with our current and prospective clients to identify opportunities for Gilbane to support their speed to patient goals, with a focus on safely delivering quality facilities.”
Jimenez will be based in Gilbane’s Philadelphia office with frequent travel to Gilbane’s other Mid-Atlantic offices in Baltimore, Maryland, and Arlington, Virginia. He earned a Master of Science in civil engineering 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 topics such as “Building Cleanrooms at Warp Speed” for the American Pharmaceutical Review and “Rapid Cleanroom Builds for COVID-19 Facilities: Lessons Learned” for 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.