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Project Manager

Requisition ID:  22323
Location(s): 

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT Chennai, TN, IN

Work experience:  Management
Type of position:  Full-Time

Vestas Factory

Are you looking for the next step in your career at Vestas leader in sustainable energy solutions? If you have great communication skills with complex stakeholder management experience and the ability to coordinate technical activities, then Vestas has the opportunity for you! 

 

Power Solutions > Aerodynamic & Mechanical > Powertrain Project Management

Aerodynamic & Mechanical is a part of Vestas Power Solutions, which is the cornerstone of Vestas. Through innovation, development, and continuous product improvement we develop the products and technologies that reduce the cost of energy and bring the highest possible value to our customers and to Vestas. To put it short: Vestas Power Solutions develops the sustainable energy solutions of the future.

Power Solutions is responsible for developing, verifying, and industrialising wind turbines and related products. It is here that we lay Vestas' technical- and technological foundation for staying the global leader in sustainable energy solutions by continuously reducing the Levelized Cost of Energy.

The Powertrain Module department currently consists of 90 highly skilled employees, primarily situated in Denmark and Germany, and with teams extending to Portugal, India, China, and US. The department is accountable for the Powertrain Module, converting mechanical energy from the wind turbine rotor into electrical power. The Powertrain Module consists of Sub-Modules and building blocks such as the main gearbox, generator, main bearing arrangement, lubrication system and auxiliary components such as brakes, couplings, and suspension/damper systems. The team is characterised by Vestas values: Accountability, Collaboration, Simplicity and Passion which form the backbone for our culture of striving for world class.

We have an immediate opening for a Project Manager, responsible driving advance technology- and new module development projects within Powertrain Project Management. Activities hereunder involves all facets product development, from scope preparation in collaboration with Technical Leads, to specification of requirements and concepts, to product development and to final validation in the field. Many activities hereunder are anchored at external partners such as suppliers, consultancy networks and universities around the globe, and this aspect requires a candidate who possesses good communication skills, a commercial mindset, and not least - a distinct ability to guide technical and complex projects forward.

 

Responsibilities

Your responsibility will be project management of advance technology and new module development projects following Vestas's project models and governing principles of Prince2. You will report to the Module Program Manager of Powertrain Project Management, hence become part of the project management team, which sets out the directions for all projects implemented within the Module.

Main activities under this responsibility will include:

  • Project management of integrated product development projects acc. to Vestas' Stage/Gate models
  • Secure project delivery within agreed scope/quality, budget, and time
  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams and stakeholders
  • Report on project progress and act on deviations
  • Coach, mentor, supervise and inspire colleagues and teams in overcoming project- and technical issues
  • Build and develop project management processes, tools, and best practices in collaboration with neighboring Modules and internal excellence department

 

Qualifications

  • Engineering- or Business degree at Diploma- or Master level
  • Project management education or relevant project management training courses
  • Project management certification (e.g., within Prince2)
  • 5-8 years of proven experience in management of medium- to high complexity R&D projects
  • Experienced user of project management tools such as SAP PPM, MS-Project, and JIRA
  • Good language skills (speaking and writing) in English are required
  • Experience with global matrix organisations is desired

 

Competencies

  • You are enthusiastic, result oriented and have a good sense of responsibility
  • You have good interpersonal skills, including proficiencies within conflict resolution and negotiation
  • You have a solid commercial understanding and can naturally incorporate external partners, as well as the full value chain of Vestas, into your daily work
  • You are experienced in communicating with stakeholders at all levels
  • You are motivated in working with advanced project management tools, KPI's and project performance metrics

 

What We Offer

You will be a front figure within sustainable energy solutions, and you will get the chance to make an impact on the green agenda with innovative solutions. In a fast-growing organisation, you will find yourself in an exciting and sometimes unpredictable job with motivated and skilled colleagues. We have a diverse mix of experience and skills, working close together to make Vestas' vision a reality. You will experience a 'people first' attitude with a lot of empowerment and responsibilities. In short, join Vestas and you will find yourself working in a spirit of worldwide collaboration while enjoying the knowledge that you are making a positive difference for the future.

 

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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the 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. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
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