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Project Controls Senior Manager

Requisition ID:  33595

Portland, OR, US

Work experience:  Management
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Field Operations

Vestas Factory


  • Responsible for the overall Project Controls department within the Construction & Operations function for Vestas Americas (construction planning and cost management across the entire project portfolio)
  • Complete ownership of monitoring and effectively overseeing the delivery, management, and execution of project portfolios within the tolerances and boundaries of time, cost, quality, scope, risk, and benefits.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to Portfolio Project Controls Managers, Planners, and Cost Controllers to effectively control project portfolio P&L and promoting continuous improvement (process and methodologies)
  • As a Subject Matter Expert on Project Controls, responsible for continuously improving the function’s operating model through instilling industry leading best practices from a schedule and cost risk perspective
  • Play a critical role in driving portfolio optimization in terms of financial forecasting accuracy-related construction cash-flow, revenue, profit margins, contingency management, and EBIT
  • Be a key member of an integrated team to optimize Vestas Supply Chain capacity output at the best possible cost
  • Create and maintain project planning portfolio overview (scope, resources, timelines, risks, budget)
  • As a business partner and trusted adviser to Portfolio Directors, responsible for proactively identifying, prioritizing, escalating, and mitigating construction portfolio risks to further enhance overall P&L performance
  • Work in close collaboration with the PMO team to deliver reports and trend analysis focused on portfolio wide schedule and financial performance to various stakeholders (including executive leadership)
  • Play a key role as a liaison between Construction and SCM/Transportation teams in order effectively monitor risks stemming from production, delivery, and inventory of components
  • Ensure and maintain a 12 months resource and budget forecasts within the portfolio
  • Create and maintain the high-level project and ensure alignment with SBU's, platform and other stakeholders
  • Ensure a unified project controls and planning framework/methodology for all projects in the portfolio, further improving overall project execution standards



  • Bachelors' degree in Engineering, Project Management, or Business Administration or other related field or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education. Masters' degree preferred.
  • More than 12 years of overall experience focused on Project Controls / Planning, with 6 - 8 years of progressive leadership experience in a global organization (especially within construction or energy industry)
  • Proven analytical skills with proven experience in managing multi-billion dollar P&L from a cost and schedule management perspective
  • Good, proven project and program management skills. Ability to develop, plan, and implement strategic short- and long-range goals
  • Effective team leadership skills with ability to facilitate a cooperative work environment, motivate, and coach
  • Extensive employee development, coaching, and mentoring skills with the focus on leadership development.
  • Solid communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of business units in a global organization (matrix team environment experience)
  • Proven proficiency in analysis and problem solving
  • Ability to develop and facilitate positive relationships among internal leadership and external providers.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a significant, ever-growing and results-oriented environment; handle constant change with ease and flexibility. Highly organized and able to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.



  • Ambitious and willing to work efficiently to achieve positive business results
  • A personality eager to learn and develop while possessing a high personal ethic and integrity
  • Effective and able to stay professional in a time-sensitive setting with the ability to cope with change and work in ambiguous circumstances
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, open-minded and empathic approach, always focusing on positive teamwork
  • Able to influence decisions and deliver business results
  • Organizational capabilities and good at gathering and sharing information




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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims 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, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is 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, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 
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