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Project Manager

Location: Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
Job ID: R0029234
Date Posted: Sep 29, 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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General Information:

Hitachi Energy is seeking a Project Manager for its Québec or Ontario location. This role is responsible for supporting execution of Power Systems / FACTS / Power Quality projects delivery safely, on time and within budget.


  • Project Planning and Scheduling:

    • Develop and manage overall Project Execution plan to meet the Project objectives and Customer’s expectations.

    • Define project scope of work, goals and deliverables.

    • Develop and maintain the overall CPM project schedule, including all necessary schedule updates (e.g., status, task relationships, cost loading, resources, etc.).

    • Optimize overall resource planning and utilization considering resources within the local Hitachi Energy organization and through subcontracted companies.

    • Works with Hitachi Energy and Client EHS personnel to develop and enforce Project Specific Safety plan.

    • Consider close out activities and influences for an early close out.

    • Manage all Hitachi Energy commitments to Customer ensuring that all expectations are met, in accordance with contract.

    • Seek to improve Customer satisfaction and feedback through consistent Customer interaction.

    • Provide Project Management support (e.g., statement of work, division of work, soft cost estimates, baseline schedules) to marketing on complex project proposals.

  • Project Financial and Cost Management:

    • Manage and control project budget to ensure a positive cash flow throughout the duration of project.

    • Manage project budget to ensure that the project financials are accurate as it pertains to revenue, cost, and income forecasts.

    • Utilize EVMS to evaluate overall health of project and identifies operational changes needed for to meet project performance targets.

  • Legal and Contract Management for Projects:

    • Assist Legal with the negotiation of project specific terms and conditions.

    • Understand T&C application to project contracts, including awareness of risks of negative impact on margin, performance, and risk factors.

    • Utilize contract terms and conditions to maximize cash-flow, margin and to limit liabilities, e.g. through insurance.

  • Project Reporting:

    • Monitor and report status/ progress to customer and other stake holders with appropriate detail relating to potential project issues and risks.

    • Prepare monthly internal and external progress reports detailing status of the project as it relates to engineering, procurement, and construction.

    • Prepare all necessary monthly reports required by Customer to meet their expectations.

    • Prepare monthly internal financial reports depicting current project status and forecasted project costs and income.

  • Project Risk and Opportunity Management:

    • Identify, assesses, and mitigate risks associated with the project including all necessary notifications to management.

    • Identify and develop opportunities on project, monitors for best Hitachi Energy return.

    • Actively seek to increase Hitachi Energy’s sales volume with customers across all lines of business.

  • Procurement Management for Projects:

    • Work closely with Supply Chain Management in development of Project Procurement and Subcontracting plans

    • Responsible for Diverse Supplier participation including setting goals, monitoring status, and implementing actions to ensure goals are met.

    • Prepares bid packages, with assistance from engineering, and provides to Supply Chain to obtain qualified quotations from suppliers and contractors. This shall include develop of scope of work and division of work for each package.

    • Assist Supply Chain with pre-bid meetings, RFPs, bid evaluation and award of purchase orders.

    • Proactively pursues justifiable change orders and manages in accordance with Supply Chain processes.\

  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, Business, Construction management or related field and minimum 5 years of experience.

  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in Canada.

  • Experience delivering turnkey substation projects is an advantage and certification as Project Management Professional (PMP® from PMI) is a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills are required to achieve cooperation, negotiate, and reach agreement with customers and suppliers.

  • Requires strong technical and business skills to evaluate and solve complex technical and financial problems and to cost effectively meet tight schedules that may involve multiple projects, while ensuring customer satisfaction and adherence to Company objectives.

  • Collaborative, dynamic and can adapt to change.

  • Results oriented and has influencing capabilities.

  • Ability to lead and manage concurrent priorities.

  • Positive attitude and influence in a project team leadership role.

Only selected applicants will be contacted. 

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