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Technical Project Manager

Location: Krakow, MA, Poland
Job ID: R0033634
Date Posted: Dec 5, 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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Technical Project Manager is responsible for the on-time, on-budget, on-scope, and on-quality delivery of on premise and cloud based commercial software programs These programs include both ongoing product upgrades as well as strategic investment initiatives. As a leader, the Technical Project Manager must have a strong talent for development of collaborative relationships with cross-functional teams, holding teams accountable to meet agreed commercial milestones and program delivery objectives, and is motivated by the desire to optimize productivity, and nurture program success from inception to completion.

Objectives of this Role

Drive execution excellence of  R&D programs to optimize time to innovation for Hitachi Energy customers

  • Clear, transparent stakeholder communication
  • Ongoing program assessment for continuous improvement
  • Anticipation & mitigation of program risks; driving timely decision-making
  • Timely transparent notification and escalation of issues
  • Budget and funding management
  • Enforcement of processes (including proper planning)

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Work closely with product managers, R&D leadership & teams, finance, and other stakeholders to define scope, deliverables, assumptions, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing
  • Track & evaluate program and program increment performance and produce regular program reports for management and stakeholders
  • Define program sub projects and complete monthly reporting in time tracking and finance tools. Work with finance to review program budgets, actuals & forecasts on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain risk register; anticipate, prioritize, and drive the mitigation of program risks.
  • Audit release plans for feasibility, clarity of expectations & assumptions and organization in Jira; audit processes for quality of execution. Coach program contributors, ensuring standards processes are upheld.
  • Organize & facilitate gate process
  • Organize & facilitate weekly Release Management Team (RMT) meetings (investment programs) or monthly Program Management Team meetings (maintenance programs)
  • Work with other program managers to implement common standards, perform peer review (gate assessments) and identify risks and opportunities across programs

Skills and Qualifications

  • 8+ years in a project or program management role in software development & commercial delivery
  • Leadership, time management, facilitation, financial budgeting and organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders/teams & hold them accountable to agreed timelines
  • Knowledge of change management principles and performance evaluation processes
  • Formal project management (PMI preferred, AGILE or SAFe training)
  • Experience with Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence) preferred

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