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Vestas Factory


Assistant Project Manager NEA 
JPTokyo | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 16061 

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Construction is responsible for two types of project types; the standard installation, commissioning and finally handover wind farms to our customers and the more complex EPC projects. Working closely together with the customer, suppliers and other stakeholders is a key parameter to ensure this happens safely, cost efficient, timely and with a high-quality standard.

It will furthermore be your responsibility to align and sign off the project scope and cost with sales and ensure that the Wind Turbine Installation projects or EPC projects are planned and implemented within the scope of the contract, within budget, on time, and in the right quality. Customer relationship management, quality and cost control, safety, risk/benefit assessment and leadership towards the complete project team are key functions in this role.


Position Purpose

As an skilled Assistant Project Manager, you will be responsible for handling multiple projects in Japan. The scope includes supervising the construction of major wind power plants from the time of commercial agreement sign-off until handover to service team. You will work closely with the local project management team as well as colleagues across the region including colleagues from legal, procurement, logistics, engineering, construction site management and all other support functions / stakeholders during project execution.


Key Accountabilities

• Tender and project operation management

• Coordinate overall tender process, technical or commercial discussion and submission of EPC projects

• Communicate with various internal and external stakeholders

• Applying contractual obligations to client expectations, while upholding Vestas' contract position

• Negotiate agreed outcomes to contract disputes, and finalise contract legal requirements on project completion

• Accurate and timely reporting to management and customers

• Handle transition from sales to project management and to service

• Assess issues and risk, coordinate resolutions

• Ensure the project meets its goal

• Determine, implement and evaluate the project cost controls

• Project progress reports, collated monthly and at milestones, variances to timeline and OH&S


Essential Skills

• Good at building working relationships (internal and external)

• Solid understanding/qualification of project management principals

• Solid understanding of contracts, insurance and commercial terms

• Well organised and capable of meeting agreed deadlines

• Strategic thinking with operational focus

• Risk & opportunity management during tender & project execution

• Critical thinking, planning & adherence to timelines

• Team-oriented person with good communication skills

• Take own initiatives and motivate for results

• Native Japanese language skills and high standard of English fluency (written & verbal)



• Bachelor’s in engineering or business economics, MBA

• Electrical engineering qualifications are essential

• At least 5 years’ experience handling projects

• Solid knowledge in planning software, e.g. Primavera Planner (P6)

• Valid driver’s license


Other Needs

• Travel – some amount of domestic travel will be required from time-to-time

• Work Hours – flexibility to work outside of normal


What we offer

Vestas provides an open, respectful and global culture, competitive compensation package and long-term career development. Choose us, choose a resourceful future! To meet business growing needs, Vestas needs a lot of skills to join us.

We care and respect all employees and will offer attractive benefits which include: A broad program of on job training, A suitable platform for professional and personal development, bonus programme, colourful team activities and etc.

We put the emphasis on developing both personal and professional skills. In return, we expect you to go the extra mile to achieve results.


Additional information

Primary work location: Tokyo


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.