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Vestas Factory

Project Manager 
PT, Porto | Management | Full-Time 
| ID: 16737 

Are you enthusiastic about project management? Do you have great stakeholder management skills? Then you should have a look at this exciting opportunity in Vestas.

 

Power Solutions > Products Solutions & Integrations > EnVentus

We develop the wind energy products and technologies that reduce the cost of energy and bring the highest possible value to our customers and to Vestas. Within Vestas Power Solutions, Product Solutions & Integration is the product-level organization responsible for implementing new product development and our EnVentus department, which you will be a important part of, develops Vestas latest generation of large onshore turbines. If you want to play a key transformative role in shaping the power systems of tomorrow, we have an exciting job opportunity for you.

 

Responsibilities

As Project Manager you will be A-level project management responsible for small- to medium size wind turbine development projects or B-level project manager within a large turbine development project, involving line functions and value chain functions across multiple business units in Vestas. You will apply control measures to ensure the project produces the committed deliverables, within the specified constraints of time and cost, without compromising quality. Also, you will ensure that the benefits defined in the project business case are realized. You will be responsible for scoping, planning, timeline, resource management, budget control and adherence to our stage gate project execution model across the full product development life cycle. This includes management of issues, risks, deviations, escalations and project change requests to ensure fruitful and on-time and on-budget project delivery. Finally, as Project Manager you will support our Senior Project Managers with project program management tasks as well as drive continuous stakeholder management including engagement with governance bodies. You will work closely together with a Product Lead, who is responsible for technical management within the product development project.

 

  • Supervise a small- to medium size product development project that spans multiple line functions and value chain functions, across multiple business units
  • Provide on-site and remote leadership for a globally dispersed project team by building and motivating team members to meet project milestones, milestones and responsibilities
  • Facilitate and ensure scoping and work breakdown of the project
  • Establish project baselines, business case and project contract with defined tolerances and contingencies and secure stakeholder and governance sign-off
  • Prepare and deploy detailed project plan for all phases of the project, including mapping of critical path and long-leads
  • Ensure required staffing to execute according to project plan in close collaboration with our module organization
  • Ensure that project is proceeding according to scope, timeline, budget and quality standards
  • Report on project progress, project control plan milestones, project metrics, issues and risks through weekly/monthly reports and dashboards
  • Continuously ensure project control meta-data are correct and up to date in our PLM systems (SAP PPM, PowerBI)
  • Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables, to mitigate impact to project baseline
  • Coordinate the day-to-day project activities, host project management core team meetings and continuously review sub-project performance
  • Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverables, dependencies, issues and risks
  • Coordinate interdependencies between project execution, technology development, value chain operations and commercial needs
  • Coordinate project scope, project deviations and project changes
  • Organize and control project stages and life cycle including start-up, transitions into value chain functions (sourcing, production, transportation , construction, service) and close-down
  • Coordinate ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution
  • Ensure resolution of disputes, conflicts, arbitrations etc. as needed
  • Participate in internal and external audits of project performance

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree - Project Management, Engineering, Business Administration or other related fields
  • 5+ years of work experience from project organizations
  • Formal Project Management training and certification (e.g. IPMA Level D or C, Prince2 Practioner, Project Management Professional (MPM))
  • Wind energy industry experience is highly desirable but not a must
  • Tools, Methods and Software proficiency (guidance below):
    • Project and Program Management framework (e.g. Prince2(tm), MSP(R))
    • Project and Program lifecycle management assistance using SAP Project Portfolio Management (PPM)
    • Project and Program planning assistance using Microsoft Project Enterprise, JIRA and SAP PPM tools
    • Document Management assistance using SAP Document Management System (DMS)
    • Microsoft Teams experience (Teams site management, Microsoft Planner, task follow-up)
    • Microsoft Power BI experience (reporting, dashboards, KPI tracking etc.)
    • Microsoft Outlook meeting organization and Email management experience
    • Microsoft excel and PowerPoint experience

 

Competencies

  • Documented experience with project management of projects in a global project organization
  • Structured and with ability to work with limited to no supervision
  • Solid time management, organizational skills and power needed to ensure project milestones and deliverables are met
  • A extrovert and versatile team member that is curious to understand and deliver according to the organizational and business needs
  • Ability to edit and prepare decision making material with limited supervision of Senior Project Manager

 

What We Offer

We offer a challenging workplace with solid professional and personal development opportunities in an inspiring, international work environment with a global wind turbine manufacturer. We value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will become part of a highly professional, multi-cultural and innovative environment and play an important role in the most prestigious product development projects in the renewables industry.

 

Additional Information

  • Your work location will be in Porto, PT.
  • Travel: Less than 30 days per year
  • Applications are handled on an ongoing basis. Please apply online as soon as possible and no later than 22th of July 2021.

About Vestas                                                                
Vestas is proud to be the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Vestas strives to be the most inclusive workplace in the sustainable energy industry and ensure equal opportunities for everyone regardless of the social identity. We are stronger as a company not despite our differences, but because of them, both professionally and personally. Beyond a diverse workforce, we want to ensure that all of our employees are included and actively contributing to Vestas’ success and innovation. Only then can we become the global leader in sustainable energy solutions and ensure sustainability in everything we do. 

At Vestas, we offer global opportunities for people with growth mindsets and the desire to make a shared and positive impact. We work in the true spirit of our corporate values: accountability, simplicity, collaboration, and passion. We expect everyone to live up to these in their day to day work – no matter what you do and where you are in the organisation.

Learn more about Vestas at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels