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Project Planning & Controls Specialist

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Hitachi Energy is a pioneering technology leader that is helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. We help to power your home, keep the factories running, and our hospitals and schools open. Come as you are and prepare to get better as you learn from others. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and plug into a team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation.

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The Hitachi Energy Indian Operations Center (INOPC) is a competence center with around 2300 skilled engineers who focus on tendering, engineering, planning, procurement, project Management, functional system testing, installation supervision, documentation and commissioning. However, over the last decade, it has evolved to become the largest Operations hub. The India Operations Centre team at Chennai, Bangalore and Gurugram supports Hitachi Energy’s units in more than 40 countries across a wide portfolio of all the four business units in Hitachi Energy To date, the team has executed engineering and commissioning for projects in more than 80 countries.

Your Responsibilities:

  • 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. 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 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:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical background and proficient in project planning, control and reporting.

  • 8 - 12 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.

Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-04-24
Reference number R0046219

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.