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Project Director - EPC Substation Projects

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Project Management

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English (UK)

Job Description

Project Director (Middle East Region)

Organization – Energy Management, Transmission Solutions

What will my responsibilities be?

The Project Director objectives will be to execute complex Turnkey Substation build projects within the defined targets (e.g. cost, time, quality) and ensuring satisfaction of the customer, professional stakeholder and management.

What experience do I need to have to qualify for this role?

Manage Customer Requirements

  • The Project Director is empowered with adequate signature authorization and target agreement to manage the project as entrepreneur and brings about strategic decisions and asserts them
  • Actively gathers information on the customer and customer's strategies, requirements and targets.
  • Manages customer expectations; identifies / creates additional opportunities out of the ongoing projects
  • Actively communicates with customer's senior representatives and manages solving of issues.
  • Regularly performs lessons learned activities and feeds the results into own project and organization.
  • At an early stage, informs customer, management and project team of deviations from project plan.
  • Actively builds relationships to customer representatives.

Manage project finances on the basis of contractual developments and risk situation

  • Lives full responsibility for the financial results according to set targets
  • Examines the project proposal/order entry costing.
  • Ensures regular financial controlling and reporting according to regulations.
  • Optimizes the project gross profit, cash flow and assets.
  • Identifies and minimizes non-conformance costs.
  • Ensures that the results of risk assessments are appropriately reflected in costing.
  • Fosters change orders with good margin contribution.
  • Manage the project throughout the project Life Cycle.
  • Handles relevant planning elements and milestone results throughout the project life cycle.
  • Sets up and maintains the Siemens Project Management Plan including Quality Management Plan.
  • Involves the relevant partners in the sales/ project initiation phase.
  • Performs contract reading and derives actions concerning risks, opportunities and contractual obligations.
  • Agrees targets and work packages with project staff and delegates defined work packages.
  • Is responsible for the technical solution including integration of all (sub-) systems.
  • Ensures proper ramp up and execution of site activities.
  • Holds regular project status meetings and organizes acceptance of milestone work results.
  • Documents all work results according to the valid standards.
  • Manages acceptance (tests) and final project handover.
  • Identifies and assesses risk factors utilizing available risk measurement tools.
  • Manages an overall project with onshore and offshore part according to the New Collaboration Model.

Manage stakeholders

  • Conducts stakeholder analysis and manages efficient communication with all relevant stakeholders incl. different countries/states of region, headquarter, customer, partners and suppliers.
  • Communicates cross-organizational with internal contacts on opportunities for further improvements.
  • Has expertise in interpersonal relations: effective communication and presentation, management of conflicts.
  • Has experience in intercultural communication and collaboration.
  • Selects and involves partners / subcontractors based on strategic viewpoints and defined criteria.
  • Involves procurement at an early stage according to valid Siemens procurement rules

Manage compliance to standards, rules and regulations

  • Leads project members to act according to the Business Conduct Guidelines.
  • Implements rules (e.g. tax regulations, arms lengths principle, delegation of employees, guarantees and export control)
  • Sets necessary measures to ensure zero harm policy in environment, health and safety.
  • Sets up a framework to regular check of compliance in the project and with subcontractors.
  • Involves the necessary corporate governance units (e.g. Compliance, Legal Units, HR, Workers Council)
  • Complies to local standards and law of countries directly affected (e.g. of: customer, suppliers, partners)
  • Complies with internal and international rules (ZRG, AWV, INCOTERMS), Fundamentals of Supply Chain.

What else do I need to know?

  • 15 years experience in Project Management with overall responsibility on project results including budget, financial management of risk, opportunities and claims. (value $500M)
  • Middle East experience is important for the role (projects will be UAE and Iraq)
  • Manages project as entrepreneur according to organizational standards.
  • Extensive experience in High Voltage Substations (turnkey)
  • Electrical Engineering Degree
  • Written and spoken English is essential.
  • Relevant degree and Project Management certifications are preferred.

How do I apply?

We are looking forward to receiving your on-line application. Please note: only complete application documents can be considered in the selection process.



Job ID: 93879

Organisation: Energy Management

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time





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