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Project Interface Manager

Location: Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
Job ID: R0031540
Date Posted: Sep 18, 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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General Information

You as a Project Interface Manager will be part of Hitachi Energy HVDC business based in Canada. You will be impacting the need for interface management is the contracting structure employed in the project. Having a structured process for the exchange of information means that performance in satisfying requirements can be monitored and shortcomings highlighted and addressed. Encouraging meaningful communication between stakeholders and a requirement to provide specific and detailed information. Identifying and mitigating of issues with potential impact on cost or schedule and to promote clear, accurate, timely, and consistent communication between stakeholders.


  • Integration: Taking responsibility for interface integration. Planning, managing and controlling interfaces and assuring that all interface points are clearly defined and documented at an early stage in the execution and that parties are aligned. Understanding their scope and responsibilities, ensuring no gaps or overlaps. Including technical interfaces and contractual interfaces. Developing and maintaining the Project Interface Management Plan as well as the interface register.

  • Scope Management - Taking responsibility for that interface are followed as per contractual requirements. Identifying scope creep and securing that additional customer requests are managed as variation orders, where cost and time impact is properly analyzed.

  • Time Management: Being responsible for the scheduling of interfaces, ensuring all interface deliverables have proper delivery dates, which should be linked to the overall project schedule. Defining as interface information associated with two distinct entities that is necessary for an entity to generate its own deliverables.

  • Cost Management: Understanding of the costs associated with interfaces and its potential cost exposure in case of delay, changes, quality issues etc. Identifying and modifying of issues with potential impact on cost.

  • Stakeholder Management: Mapping the stakeholders of the interface deliveries and planning how to manage and control the stakeholders, including customer experts, consultants, local authorities, engineering sub-contractors, partners etc.

  • Risk Management: Ensuring interface risks are properly identified and that mitigation actions are in place and followed. Risks should be tracked, reported and integrated in the overall risk management process.

  • Procurement Management: Reviewing and validating interface agreements and ensuring alignment with budget and schedule.

  • Communication Management: Managing the communication with the customer, sub-suppliers, sub-contractors, partners etc. on interface matters and securing clear, accurate, timely, and consistent communication between stakeholders to ensure up-to-date exchange of information. Managing all communication with their own interface parties outside of the contractual relationships.

  • Quality Management - Securing that relevant interface requirements are properly considered in the Project Quality Plan.

  • Safety and integrity: Participating in HSE processes and Safety by Design. Living Hitachi Energy core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.


  • A bachelor's degree in electrical or mechanical engineering 5 years in engineering 2 years in project management

  • Basic Qualifications: Fluency in French and English is required

  • Experience managing High voltage / substations projects

  • Critical Success Factors: As a person you need to be a team player and work in an analytical and structured manner

  • You are interested in people and are prepared to support and enthuse your project team members

  • You take responsibility for your work, your project team members and deliver on time

  • Fluency in French and English to communicate with both Customer and Project team

  • As a person you need to be a team player and work in an analytical and structured manner

  • Preferred Qualifications: You have experience from HVDC or Substation technology PMI or PMP Certification is preferable

  • Location: Montreal, Canada

Only selected applicants will be contacted. 

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