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Project Manager for Gas Insulated Switchgears

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General information:

Hitachi Energy, High Voltage Products, is renowned worldwide as a specialist for power transmission and distribution. Our unit Gas Insulated Switchgears (GIS), based in Zuerich-Oerlikon, is active in the development and production of gas insulated switching systems worldwide. We ensure the high reliability of our systems by using state-of-the-art development tools and methods. At our location in Zurich-Oerlikon, we are looking for a Project Manager GIS. In this challenging role, you successfully manage the entire projects and you confidently represent the interests of Hitachi Energy towards our customers. It is our goal to continuously improve our results and to offer excellent commercial and technical solutions. For this challenging opportunity, we are looking for someone, who has a technical background with profound experience in a Project Management position and who is able to plan, manage and control all of the project activities with a hands-on approach and international exposure.


Responsible for the overall execution of customer projects by leading a team of experts in a matrix organization Lead as a project manger and actively contribute to the project phases of handover from sales, project structuring and planning, engineering, procurement, manufacturing, delivery, installation, testing, handover to customer and ultimately closing Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and effectively communicate with all of them Act as the main contact for our international customers in daily communication, leading face to face customer meetings and factory acceptance tests to ensure customer satisfaction Identify, qualify, quantify and manage project risks and ensure that all opportunities are identified and pursued Effectively monitor and control project progress, use of resources and project financials Prioritize tasks, ensuring completion of key work packages as well as efficient reporting of project status

Your background:

MSc of mechanical or electrical engineering or similar is a must Financial education or experience is a plus Profound experience in project management, preferably in the High Voltage GIS industry. Project management certification is an asset Highly proficient in spoken and written English is a must Strong preference will be given to candidates with German language skills. Further languages can be an asset Strong communication and interpersonal skills Ability to prioritize and work in a complex and demanding environment Well structured and stress resistant multi-tasker

Basic Info
Location Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Project | Program Management
Contract Regular
Publication date 2023-03-29
Reference number CH55255535
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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 are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.