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Senior Project Manager

Mission Statement:

As a Senior Project Manager for Project Management activities associated with Microgrids (MG), Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and Grid Automation (GA) and other associated system engineering activities within the Grid Automation (Grid Edge Solutions- GES) business. You will be responsible for delivering Battery Energy storage projects across Australia. We are open to the position being based in Queensland or Victoria and will consider working off site if based in other eastern states.

The primary responsibility will be the formal Project Management of Projects and Contracts in Microgrids Systems for diverse applications (e.g. Commercial & Industrial, Mining, Oil & Gas, grid scale energy storage, etc.).

Power Generation or Systems Control background in a relevant industry is a must (renewable or combustible)

Your Responsibility:

  • You will lead 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. Provides performance feedback regarding allocated resources working on projects.
  • You will define, jointly with the Project Controls department, all project plan documents, including scope and financial plans, schedule and risk management plans.
  • You will ensure that the project follows execution best practices and Hitachi Energy policies. Effectively monitors and controls project progress and efficient resource utilization. Monitors and controls project financials, overseeing project invoicing status, cost, expenses and cash flow. Identifies, qualifies, quantifies and manages 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. Drives the formal acceptance of the project, contract close-out and its acknowledgement by the customer.
  • You will ensure that the project consistently applies contract and claims management, in accordance with Hitachi Energy policies and contractual agreements. Coordinates with Supply Chain Management, and successfully procures required services, materials and equipment for the project from external and internal suppliers. Support Supply Chain Management in supplier negotiations, claims and project changes.
  • You will act as key contact for the customer and an escalation point for project issues. Builds and maintains strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and effectively communicates with all stakeholders.
  • 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:

  • Tertiary or degree qualifications in Engineering (Electrical or Electronics) or recognized equivalent.
  • 10- 12 year of experience in project management.
  • Power generation experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and high attention to detail.
  • Establishes good relationships with customers and staff; Builds wide and effective networks of contacts inside and outside the organization; Relates well to people at all levels.
  • Proactive and highly organized including timeliness and ability to meet deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Highly flexible and demonstrable problem-solving skills.
  • Time management, co-ordination, accuracy, attention to detail and performing in a pressure environment are necessary.

Location Lilydale, Victoria, Australia
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Project | Program Management
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-04-22
Reference number R0046208

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. 

We employ more than 40,000 people in 90 countries who each day work with purpose and use their different backgrounds to challenge the status quo. We welcome you to apply today and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation.