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Project Director, Grid Solutions

  • GE Energy Connections
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/2/2017 11:01:35 AM
  • 2840500
  • Job Function: Project Management
  • Business Segment: Energy Connections Grid Solutions
Location(s): United Arab Emirates ; Dubai

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
To plan, manage and deliver projects from transfer through to Provisional Acceptance Certificate (PAC) ensuring that additional business opportunities are pursued and to deliver high levels of Customer satisfaction and maximum margin/value.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Set-up project management plan (incl strategy)
• Manage the changes and adapt the objectives & strategy accordingly
• Organise and lead Gate reviews
• Address project management issues (road-blocks, performance, etc...)
• Contribute to project management process improvements and delivery processes at Unit level

• Manage the entire project scope of work
• Analyze Customer requirements
• Detect errors/inconsistencies within customer requirement. Propose solutions to reduce those gaps and lead the relevant negotiations
• Organize works allocation for all partners

• Responsible for delivering the project on time
• Produce and updates list of key milestones (incl. customers)
• Anticipate on-time delivery issues (documents, services, equipment)
• Measure project progress and anticipate actions

• Take responsibility for the gross margin of the project
• Maximize profit and cash at each phase of project
• Foresee costs & margins at completion
• Identify cost discrepancies
• Monitor cash evolution and take actions
• Develop monthly sales forecast (in close cooperation with the project controller)
• Develop cost and revenue recovery plans
• Optimize Costs (design to cost, negotiation QCD, etc…) and challenge productivity in all areas directly involved

• Set-up and drive a project and site organization teams
• Anticipate resources allocation
• Coach & give feedback to project team members
• Participate to the priorities assessment of Project team members

• Responsible for all aspects of communication within the project
• Ensure Customer satisfaction through effective and healthy communication
• Provide reporting to customer
• Provide reporting to management
• Monitor Multi-Units performance through Project Review

• Conduct Risk & Opportunities Sessions/Identify and implement mitigation plans
• Identify Business/Unit Risks and Opportunities

• Take responsibility for all aspects of contract management with the Customer, and suppliers
• Ensure full understanding of the Contractual requirements by project team
• Build complex claim and VO’s files involving different levels of Customer / Partner(s) / Supplier(s) organisation
• Challenge & negotiate T&C's, claims and VO’s
• Define, monitor and control Customer / Partners / Supplier(s) strategy with regards VO’s & claims
• Plan & follow procurement & delivery in coordination with procurement department.
• Support procurement department in supplier relationship & conflict management.
• Evaluate quality of deliveries: on-time deliveries, quality of products supplied, quality of services supplied (documentation…)

• Comply with Quality Procedures, work instructions and Processes
• Report or resolve any non-conformances and process in a timely manner

• Demonstrate commitment to safety through participation in formal and informal discussions
• Adhere to all safe working procedures in accordance with instructions
• Ensure safety work instructions are complied
• Participate in the resolution of safety issues.
• Initiate actions to improve health and safety where needed

• The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring safety in the various stages of the project by implementing and ensuring control of implementation of Group and unit instructions and standards. He takes support from the unit EHS managers and officers.
• HAS THE DUTY TO STOP any ACTIVITY in case of major deviations to EHS rules.

Degree level or equivalent education in Electrical Engineering
- Most suitable candidates will possess an engineering-related degree, although some may have a commercial background
- Business English

- World class Operations Manager or Senior Project Manager with proven track record
- More than 10 years experience of managing large and complex projects
- Project management in an international environment
- Experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams with multiple interfaces and high project local content
- Experience of team building and team culture development
- Proven track record of project improvement margin
- Management of projects with major financial, technical and commercial risks
- Successful experience of P&L objectives

• Willingness to travel in different locations for short or medium periods including Iraq (30%)
• Experience in similar industry

Desired Characteristics:
Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs. Established project management skills.

Locations: United Arab Emirates ; Dubai

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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