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Project planning & controlls specialist

Location: Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
Job ID: CA54689008
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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At Hitachi Energy, our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

General Information:

Hitachi Energy is seeking an Office / Site Planner (Project Planning & Controls Specialist – Office / Site Planner). The Planner will be based initially in the office, but then may transfer to the site location as necessary.

This is your opportunity to join a diverse and dynamic team that delivers state of the art technologies to our customers. Role requires relocation to new project site / office upon project completion.

HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) is a business Unit within Hitachi Energy, that develops, manufactures, installs, and commissions DC transmission systems on a global market. This developed HVDC technology is used to transmit electricity over long distances and for power transmission via submarine and land cables. HVDC is also used to connect power systems between countries.

In this exciting role as Office / Site Planner, you are the one, who has the expert knowledge of Project Controls and who is responsible for the scheduling process of our delivery projects.


  • You are responsible for creating, maintaining, and analyzing the delivery projects’ current and forecasted schedule, including costs, resources, and risks.

  • You have an active role in developing solutions to handle delays.

  • You will follow up on the project’ site, produce reports and do regular analyses, for example S-curves, OTD, earned value and critical path.

  • When needed, you will be the one who draws the attention of project managers and project team on deviations and problems that may arise.

  • In the projects, you will work closely with the project team, project leader and other stakeholders.

  • The role of the planner is becoming increasingly important for our unit and you will have a key role in the further development of Project Controls.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering preferred or related field and minimum of 3 years’ experience in the EPC environment.

  • Knowledge of required regulations pertaining to Health, Safety and Environment.

  • Proficient user of Primavera P6 and all MS Office Applications.

  • Knowledge of HVDC Technology and / or Electrical Substations preferred.

  • Position supports EPC business. Ideal candidate will be willing and able to relocate to next project site/state upon project completion.

More about us

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries. In fiscal year 2020 we generated business volumes of around $10 billion USD as reported by Hitachi.

Only selected applicants will be contacted. 

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