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Technolgy Project Management

General information:

Develop or create products, systems, services or technologies for Hitachi Energy´s Business Units by leading and managing the execution of one or more complex R&D projects or programs to meet project goals. Coordinate work of multi-location and cross-functional project team/s. Lead in partnership with business managers, steering groups, product management and external parties assuring stakeholders alignment and value creation.

You will contribute significantly to successful results in R&D projects globally allocated. Reporting to the R&D/Technology Center Manager.

Your responsibilities:

  • Leading and managing complex projects and coordinating work of multi-location and cross-functional project team/s. Motivating and monitoring internal and/or external resources to accomplish all tasks and milestones.
  • Managing the cost, schedule and performance objectives of the projects or programs. Managing interdependencies between projects in order to realize specified benefits. Ensuring appropriate requirements within a program by partnering with relevant business unit/s or other customers.
  • Ensuring understanding of stakeholders' requirements and expectations fulfillment.
  • Ensuring appropriate project management processes and methodologies are applied during project execution that influence activities and targets. Effectively organizing monitoring and controlling activities to ensure achievement of planned stage-gates and efficient utilization of available resources. Monitoring and controlling program cost and financials. Reporting to and taking directives from steering committee.
  • Ensuring transparency around change requests, unforeseen results/events and identified risks and ensuring that they are properly managed and communicated. Ensuring that all opportunities are captured and acted upon.
  • Support R&D Project Managers. Sharing lessons learned.
  • Serving as the key contact for stakeholders, and an escalation point for program/project issues. Effectively communicating appropriate information to stakeholders in a timely manner and to achieve desired understanding and support.
  • Leading in partnership with business managers, steering committees, product management, other internal functions and external parties.  Coordinating activities with product and business management.
  • Initiating the development of and implementing project management requirements, processes, methods, techniques, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Developing, managing and expanding relationships with stakeholders, internal functions, Corporate Research Centers and external relevant parties (e.g. customers, universities). Providing proposals for possible partnerships.
  • 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:

  • You hold a MS or PhD in Engineering.
  • More than 2 years of experience in project management, either for R&D projects or other type.
  • Desirable experience with transformers and product development.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in project management tools, including gate model.
  • Strong commitment to safe work practices and dedication to following all relevant workplace safety guidelines.
  • A high level of self-motivation.
  • A collaborative, problem-solving, solutions-oriented approach and strong communication skills.
  • Used to teamwork in international teams with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
Location Shanghai, China
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Project | Program Management
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-05-02
Reference number R0048170

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.