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Project Manager

Location: Modderfontein, Gauteng, South Africa
Job ID: R0041649
Date Posted: Feb 20, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Company Name: HITACHI ENERGY SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD
Profession (Job Category): Project/Program Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

You as a Project Manager will be part of Hitachi Energy business based in Modderfontein, Gauteng, South Africa.

Your responsibilities

  • Project Leadership: Leading the project team allocated to the project, defining main guidelines, allocating project tasks, and motivating and monitoring internal and external resources to accomplish all tasks and milestones.  Providing performance feedback regarding allocated resources working on projects.
  • Planning and scheduling: Defining, jointly with the project controls department, all project plan documents, including scope and financial planning, scheduling, and risk management plans.  
  • Project execution and control: Ensuring that the project follows execution best practices and Hitachi Energy policies. Effectively monitors and controls project progress and efficient resource utilization.  Monitoring and controls project financials, overseeing project invoicing status, cost, expenses, and cash flow.  Identifying, qualifying, quantifying, and managing 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.  Driving the formal acceptance of the project, contract close-out and its acknowledgement by the customer.
  • Contract claims and procurement management: Ensuring that the project consistently applies contract and claims management, in accordance with Hitachi Energy policies and contractual agreements.  Coordinating with supply chain management, and successfully procures required services, materials, and equipment for the project from external and internal suppliers. Supporting supply chain management in supplier negotiations, claims and project changes.
  • Stakeholder relations: Acting as key contact for the customer and an escalation point for project issues. Building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and effectively communicates with all stakeholders.
  • Health, safety, and environment (HSE): Ensuring the project follows and complies with company health, safety, and environmental policies.
  • Safety and Integrity: 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.

Your background           

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in relevant field is required.
  • Minimum 3 - 5 Years experience in the local Market, medium voltage or high voltage is preferred.
  • Familiar with SAS, RTU, Micro SCADA and should have practical experience with SAP PS, MS project or primavera, MS Excel, Power point, and other software.
  • PMP prerequisite for Hitachi Energy PM certification.
  • Demonstrate negotiation skills in interaction with internal and external customers.
  • Have a thorough understanding of project contracts, consortiums agreements and Incoterms 2010.
  • Ability to assess, propose and implement solutions for rapid recovery of troubled or challenged projects and must be self-motivated with a high level of creativity.
  • Experience in dealing with the cultural diversity of a global business environment.
  • Proficiency in both spoken & written English language is required.
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