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Senior Project Manager

Location: Stone, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0026155
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: Yes

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Hitachi Energy has an exciting opportunity to join the Grid Integration business as a Senior Project Manager you'll lead the execution of medium-size to large and moderately complex projects and ensure that all related activities are performed in accordance with Hitachi Energy policy, contractual agreements, quality standards, health, safety & environment requirements, financial targets, as well as schedule commitments. Involved in coaching and developing other members of the project management team, and assist in the preparation of tenders and bids.


  • Leads the project team, establishes the project execution approach and oversees project hand-over, execution planning, and monitoring and control activities for both internal and external resources to accomplish all project goals.

  • Proactively promotes an inclusive environment in the team and in all interactions with stakeholders and the business.

  • Ensures that the project follows execution best practices and company policies. Effectively monitors and controls project progress and efficient resource utilization. Monitors and controls project financials, overseeing project invoicing status, cost, expenses and cash flow. Identifies, qualifies, quantifies and manages project risks, and ensures that all opportunities are identified and pursued. Captures, analyses and shares lessons learned throughout the project. Ensures that the project is formally closed out, as contractually agreed. Drives the formal acceptance of the project, contract close-out and its acknowledgement by the customer

  • Acts as the key contact for the customer and an escalation point for project issues. Builds and maintains strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and effectively communicates with all stakeholders.

  • Provide support in the preparation of proposals and bids to meet customer needs.

  • Identifies own training needs, undertakes self-directed and formal training programs as directed by Management.

  • Willing to work towards achieving PMP status and developing into a more senior role.

  • Ensures projects follow and complies with company health, safety, and environmental policies such as “Don’t look the other way”, Lean 6 Sigma and Power Grids hazard reporting.

Your Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or acceptable equivalent qualification and/or experience in lieu.

  • Can demonstrate accountability for budget and planning.

  • Can demonstrate the ability to balance leadership and subject matter expertise.

  • Has proven knowledge of project management methodologies such as the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and standards set through the Project Management Institute (PMI) and PRINCE2 (or equivalents).

  • Can demonstrate a well-developed competence in leadership roles relevant to all sizes of implementation projects.

  • Is fluent in spoken and written English and able to communicate in a way appropriate to the audience.

  • Member of working towards professional membership of an appropriate body e.g PMI, APM, IET

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