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HR Project Manager, North America

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Job ID: R0043317
Date Posted: Feb 21, 2024
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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As a core member of the Human Resources Operations and reporting to HR Project Manager, North America, you will deliver HR Projects that support the HR community, business managers and employees. The role requires engagement with business stakeholders, cross-functional teams, and offshore processing teams. It’s an exciting opportunity to join and manage as one of your first project, the transition to a new time and attendance system for North America.

In this role, you will assist with the execution, driving and overseeing HR Operations projects and initiatives across the Service Lines: Benefits, Compensation, Employee Lifecycle and Payroll. Ensures all activities are performed in accordance with Hitachi Energy policies, guidelines and standards, contractual agreements, quality standards, financial targets, and schedule commitments. Delivery of projects requires use of appropriate project management processes. As the HR Operations Project Manager, your primary duties would include:

  • Leads assigned project and process improvements, defining mission statement, allocating project tasks, motivating and monitoring internal and external resources to accomplish all tasks and milestones wholly and timely.
  • Develops project charter and plans describing how the project will be executed for communication to project team members and key stakeholders, approval, and as the basis for execution.
  • Plan and tracks all project and process improvement activities.
  • Maintain RAID Log
  • Effectively organizes, monitors, and controls activities to ensure achievement of planned gates and efficient utilization of available resources.
  • Monitors and controls project costs and finances. Identifies, contains, and reduces risk and ensures all opportunities are captured and acted upon
  • Ensures Compliance and projects follow the sound methodology and execution practices per standard Hitachi Energy internal directives and procedures.
  • Effectively communicates appropriate information to project stakeholders.
  • Formalizes acceptance of the project and concludes all project activities.
  • Delivers project documentation and ensures handover to the BAU organization.
  • Maintains project portfolio and provides updates to the HR Leadership Team
  • Recommend changes to HR system functionality and support systems implementation/upgrade in functional responsibility.
  • Recommend and participate to the enhancements and simplification of existing processes and procedures based on feedback and experience within the HR Services Organization


  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business Management or related discipline
  • At least 8 years experience in HR, 5 of which functionally leading HR projects and process improvement initiatives
  • Proven experience in HR / HR Shared Services (Payroll, Compensation & Benefits, Employee Lifecycle)
  • Excellent project and process management skills and experience
  • SHRM preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma, quality and process improvement experiences, ideally holder of a Six Sigma certification (Green Belt or higher)
  • High degree of client orientation and service mind-set
  • Strong analytical approach to problem solving, high degree of proactive behavior and result orientation
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation skills) with demonstrated ability in managing stakeholder.
  • Outstanding structured thinking and self-organization, deadline focused
  • Excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Ability to build relations and work efficiently across various countries / cultures

Type of work: Hybrid/remote, candidate would preferably reside in the Raleigh, NC or Montreal, QC area

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Hitachi Energy career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling a Hitachi Energy HR Representative at 1-888-504-2007 or by sending an email to: [email protected]. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

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