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Senior Project Manager

Location: Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
Job ID: R0034991
Date Posted: Oct 25, 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:

The High Voltage Service Group is looking for a Project Manager to support its growth plan.  The Project Manager creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet project financial, commercial and technical requirements.  The Project Manager is key to differentiating Hitachi Energy in the marketplace and is the lead customer interface accountable for delivering the project successfully and achieving target customer satisfaction scores.


  • Ensure that the project is planned and performed within the cost and time limits, and in agreement with the contractual requirements.

  • Develops project execution plans, quality plan as well as project-specific procedure and leads individual disciplines to achieve milestones in each area.

  • Responsible for the development of the WBS and schedule, including engineering, purchasing/procurement, delivery, construction, commissioning and customer training activities.

  • Identifies program risks and leads effort to develop and implement risk mitigation plans

  • Responsible for all contract aspects, including review of the general commercial conditions, specific conditions, warranty, as well as quality, packing & shipping and documentation requirements for contracts with subcontractors.

  • Lead contract and project reviews with customer and management.

  • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope from project hand-off through to final delivery and acceptance.

  • Ensures project documentation is complete, current, and stored appropriately.

  • Drives process discipline and ensure all groups (documentation, engineering, marketing, etc) to follow process.

  • Analyzes project profitability, revenue, margin, labour and material cost, and is accountable to achieve project financial performance targets

  • Validates the project budget estimate, track project actual, analyzes variances, and takes necessary action to mitigate financial risk and cost over runs.

  • Responsible to prepare all Change Order proposals, leading customer Change Order negotiations, and implementing the Change Order after customer agreement is secured.

  • Sets and manages client expectations, develops relationships, and communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions.

  • Schedules and conducts coordination, design review and project progress review meetings, both internal and with the customer, and ensures that minutes of meetings are duly completed.

  • Ensures good communication with the management, including update of the periodic reports, and participates in monthly Project Review meetings.

  • Effectively implements and leverages the use of PM tools and processes (MS project, SAP, etc)

  • Ensure customer satisfaction

Your background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (preferred option; electro technical) with good field service or construction experience.

  • Candidate with significant experience in management, electrical or mechanical engineering or equivalent will be considered.

  • 10+ years related experience

  • PMP certification (Project Management Professional); an asset

  • Strong business acumen

  • Extensive Field work and contractor management experience.

  • Excellent knowledge of the contractual, legal and commercial aspects

  • Experience in working in unionized construction environment

  • Strong technical knowledge in High Voltage and substation equipment; circuit breakers Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS), transformers, Protection & Control  etc .

  • Strong organization skills, proactive, result-oriented; Leadership skills; Ability in managing several tasks; Flexibility, tact and diplomacy; Abilities to conduct meetings and make presentations.

  • Good communication skills in English and French

  • Proficient with all PM computer tools

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