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Vestas Factory

Senior Global Construction Planner 
DK, Copenhagen | Management | Full-Time | ID: 3662
 

Do you possess a global mind-set and a positive "can-do" attitude? Would you like a position with high business impact? Are you ready to walk the “extra mile” to secure a fast-track international career, and do you see yourself as a member of the future business elite? And are you looking for challenging tasks and great opportunities to enhance both your personal and professional development? Then boost your career and join a dynamic and dedicated team in Vestas!


Sales > Global Construction Management > Global Construction Planning 
Vestas Global Construction Management, established under the CSO, is a bridge to the regional Sales Business Units (SBU’s), and contributing to improve the company’s revenue. We do this by promoting top-line construction business development through increasing the Vestas scope e.g. EPC/Plant Sales Solutions and continuous cost improvement by coordinating global project/construction improvement initiatives. 


In Global Construction we have a natural split between the top line focus areas; EPC, Planning & Revenue and Continuous Cost Improvements via the departments Global Construction Engineering and Cost Engineering. All anchored in a centralised function in the Vestas Commercial office, Copenhagen. 


Construction planning - also known as project planning - is initiated by sales and implemented to track execution output from the Construction business. This is done in close collaboration with stakeholders from regional and corporate functions. It is our job to:

  1. Ensure that the best construction sales planning practices are applied to sales projects by supporting the construction elements
  2. Ensure financial optimisation (cash, revenue and profitability) between the supply and construction execution plans
  3. Ensure that best practices are gathered and applied in a learning organisation

The position is responsible for Construction planning development and maintenance of the delivery, management and execution of project portfolios within the tolerances and boundaries of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits.

 

Responsibilities
In addition to the above, your responsibilities will cover:

  • Develop and maintain the Construction planning tools (Primavera 6) and best planning practices to continuously improve and influence the financial forecasting accuracy related to construction cash-flow, revenue and working capital of the company
  • Be a key member of an integrated team to optimise and maximise Vestas Supply Chain capacity output at the best possible cost
  • Create and maintain project planning portfolio overview (scope, resources, timelines, risks, budget)
  • Responsible for prioritising, escalating and mitigating construction planning portfolio risks and translating them into business risks across the Vestas value chain
  • Ensure and maintain a 12 months resource and budget forecast within the portfolio planning, including reporting and escalating portfolio overview to management and stakeholders
  • Create and maintain high level project overview and ensure alignment with stakeholders
  • Ensure a unified framework / methodology for all projects in the portfolio
  • Ensure project planning excellence throughout the global Construction organisation, including coaching and training

Qualifications

  • Experience in sales / construction project planning and execution from a global environment with matrix structure
  • Solid educational background with a relevant business, engineering or finance degree at Master level or higher
  • Fluent in English, other languages are advantageous
  • Advanced know-how within project/construction planning (Primavera) and analytics
  • SAP and SAP analytics an advantage

Competencies

  • Ambitious and willing to walk the extra mile to achieve outstanding business results
  • A team player eager to learn and develop while possessing a high personal ethics and integrity
  • Persistent and capable of staying calm under pressure
  • Able to cope with changes and ambiguity
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, cultural affinity and empathy focusing on the good teamwork
  • Commercially oriented with strong sales and negotiating capabilities
  • Superior analytical skills, open-minded and good at gathering / sharing information

What we offer

We offer you an exciting and challenging global job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development with the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. You will be provided with a unique opportunity to set your foot prints within an essential area in Vestas. You will be part of an international team, with a "can-do" attitude.


Additional information
The work location will be in Copenhagen, Denmark and you should expect approximately 80-100 travel days per year.


For further information about the position please contact Senior Vice President, Thomas Kirk Jepsen at +45 4128 0144.


About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 105 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 
Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 86 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. 
Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 24,500 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 
We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.