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Project Planning/Scheduling Engineering Experienced Professional

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The Hitachi Energy Indian Operations Center (INOPC) is a competence center with around 1500 skilled engineers who focus on tendering, engineering, planning, procurement, functional system testing, installation supervision and commissioning. However, over the last decade, it has evolved to become the largest engineering hub. The India Operations Centre is a key aspect of the Power Grids business Power Up transformation program. The INOPC team at Chennai supports Hitachi Energy’s units in more than 40 countries across a wide portfolio of all the four business units in Power Grid business. To date, the team has executed engineering and commissioning for projects in more than 80 countries.


Support LBU/LPG project manager and lead planner in planning, scheduling and control.

Development of a comprehensive project plan during tender and execution as per scope

Establish project schedule, man-hour budget and monitor its progress. Routinely analyze, evaluate and forecast the current project status against the baseline schedule. Assess the impacts of design or construction changes to the schedule.

Evaluate the actual position of the project, compare the actual state with the desired state, and takes corrective actions if required.

Develop and maintain integrated role/resource loaded baseline and current schedule for better cost forecasting.

Ensuring adherence to best practices (critical path) and quality standards (six sigma)

Report the status of schedule and man-hours in a time phased project baseline, actual and forecast data to appropriate project and company management. Prepare slide pack for project review.

Coordinate all work on the project, ensuring that objectives are met within budget. Conduct site visits to verify progress and identify any potential and critical issues. Work with the teams to recommend recovery plans and update the schedule and budget accordingly.

Notify LPG Lead planner / Portfolio leader/ Project controls manager (as part of project team for ‘A’ projects) of any deviation or scheduling issue and provides input for optimizing resources.

Issue progress reports, program updates and productivity data on a regular basis and as requested by customers and stakeholders.

Devising strategies to overcome roadblocks or delays through technical knowledge, innovating short cuts or alternative ways, improvising with available resources, scheduling overtime to meet the deadline etc.

Living core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.


Bachelors in engineering and proficiency in project planning, control and reporting.

Minimum 5 - 8 years professional work experience in project management domain.

Planning experience in Power Grids / FACTS / AIS and GIS.

Experience working with project management plans (PMP) and plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E).

Proficient in Oracle Primavera P6 planning tool.

Experience in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) planning.

Strong communication skills in written and verbal (English).

Ability to develop, maintain and update detailed schedules, ensure adherence to quality standards.

Create reports and provide analysis using Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project.

Capability to work from offshore.

Multi-culture experience.

Proactive, Self-Motivated, Flexible.

Quick to learn and execute.

Ability to document business requirements.

Basic Info
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2023-04-17
Reference number IN54279777
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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.