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Project Operating Manager

Mission statement:

Local or regional management of all project execution activities in the area of responsibility. Ensure operations are executed in accordance with company procedures, contract specifications, quality standards, health, safety & environment requirements, financial targets, and schedule commitments.  Coordinate and oversee team development and standardized process development to continually improve effectiveness of project execution teams.

Your responsibilities:

  • You will be leading implementation of continuous improvements for the project execution strategy for the local project operation under the guidance of the Asia HBU Operations Manager. 
  • You will ensure that the regional/ local portfolio of projects is managed consistently, based on best practices and Hitachi Energy policies.
  • You will lead and overseas the project execution teams locally, ensuring that Hitachi Energy Policies are consistently followed. 
  • You will develop, customizes and continuously improves standard processes and work instructions by adopting Hitachi Energy and external best practices. Ensures that lessons learned from project executions are analyzed and conclusions are incorporated in continuous improvement actions.
  • You will participate in the budgeting process, jointly with Local Division/Business Unit Manager and Controller. Participates in Sales and Operations planning with other members of the Local Division/Business Unit/Product Group management team and takes actions to close potential gaps in project execution capacity.
  • You will supervise project execution and performance management through project reviews with management and Project Managers to ensure contract fulfilment and approves any project deviations.  Takes an active role in resolving escalated issues, especially those raised by the customer. 
  • You will ensure the portfolio of projects follows good methodology and execution practices in accordance with internal standard procedures, and projects are closed as per contracts entered with customers.  
  • You will ensure that projects consistently apply contract and claims management, in accordance with Hitachi Energy policies and contractual agreements.
  • You will build and maintains relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. Serves as an escalation point for individual and systemic project management issues within the project execution team.
  • You will ensure that the area of responsibility is structured to fit the business model, sufficiently staffed with skilled resources and directed appropriately. Guides, motivates and develops direct and indirect reports within HR policies.  Oversees competency assessments and ensures that project staff is licensed and certified appropriately.
  • You will lead and coaches the project execution team to achieve business objectives, i.e. to drive efficiency and effectiveness, improve cash flow, revenue and profitability. Defines organization of the project in coordination with the Project Manager by assigning project team members to projects based on competencies, customers and availability. 
  • Develops project execution capacity and capability in line with Hitachi Energy policies, i.e. directives, instructions and guidelines.
  • 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 degree.
  • Required 10 years or more working experience in the industrial business area 5 years or more experience as the people/team management.
  • Required 10 years or more experiences as project / program manager for electrical related industry.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical engineering or power electronics products.
  • Mind set to work as team, lead people.
  • Native or higher business level of English language skill.
  • Adequate level of Japanese language skill or eagerness to learn Japanese PMI PMP or equivalent certification or education.
Sede Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Tipo di lavoro Full time
Esperienza Management
Funzione lavorativa Project | Program Management
Contratto Regular
Data di pubblicazione 2024-06-11
Numero di riferimento R0053566

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.