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Project Controller (f/m/d) - Accelerate the Energy Transition!

Location: Mannheim, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany
Job ID: R0029103
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Project/Program Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Join our company, a driving force in actively advancing the energy transition in Germany for a greener and sustainable future, as a passionate and results-oriented Project Controller! We are seeking a dynamic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and possesses exceptional financial expertise. As a Project Controller, you will play a vital role in ensuring effective project control, managing risks, and maintaining financial excellence. Collaborate with a diverse team of professionals and make a significant impact on shaping a sustainable energy landscape. Digitalization and international collaboration are key factors in our pursuit of success.

Your Responsibilities

  • Be a crucial part of project team and leave your footprint throughout all phases of a projects lifecycle

  • Be a driving force in contract, scope, and change management. Leverage your understanding of project T&C's to maximize cash flow, improve margins, and mitigate risks throughout the tender phase.

  • Dive into the initiation and setup phase of projects. Support the handover process from tender, review tender cost calculations, and initiate internal project kick-off meetings.

  • Be a risk champion! Identify potential risks, document their financial impact, and actively monitor and manage them. Identify opportunities and develop strategies to capitalize on them.

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the project's impact on cash flow, revenue and margin - proactively managing and optimizing it. Collaborate closely with the project manager to achieve or surpass financial targets.

  • Immerse yourself in project reviews, actively participating and providing valuable insights that drive success.

  • Take charge of issuing customer invoices based on compelling motivation documentation, ensuring accuracy and timely delivery.

  • Demonstrate your expertise in subcontracting monitoring, claim management handling, and ensure financial compliance at project sites.

  • Follow internal control and audit procedures, ensuring adherence to corporate governance, internal control frameworks, and finance directives.- Be part of the project's close-out phase, where you will book the warranty provision, clear projects in the ERP system, and skillfully archive final financial project documentation.

  • Bring your innovative thinking to the table during lessons learned sessions, proposing sustainable solutions to challenges encountered.

  • Collaborate with auditors, clarifying controlling-related requests, and support project managers in maintaining financial compliance.

  • Champion best practices! Continuously enhance our processes, tools, and reporting methods, aiming for operational excellence and stakeholder satisfaction.

  • Embody leadership qualities, seamlessly bridging different perspectives, tailoring communication strategies, and building a network of collaborators. Coach and guide individuals and teams toward success.

Your Background

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).

  • Proven experience in project controlling, financial management, or related roles.

  • Strong understanding of ERP systems and financial tools (SAP FI/PS)

  • Knowledge of revenue recognition methods, IFRS, and financial reporting standards.

  • Demonstrated experience and enthusiasm for digitalization initiatives in finance and project control.

  • Experience with international collaboration and working in diverse, cross-functional teams.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy in financial analysis and reporting.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Willingness to travel (25%)

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Leadership abilities to guide and coach individuals or teams.

  • Familiarity with risk management and internal control practices.

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing project requirements and priorities.

Join our team today and become part of a company actively leading the charge in Germany's energy transition, paving the way for a greener and sustainable future. If you thrive on challenge, possess a passion for finance, and want to contribute to shaping the energy landscape, we invite you to apply for this thrilling opportunity. Take the leap and help us accelerate the energy transition!

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