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  • Job reference: RMS0227571

Head of Project Management

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Stone, Staffordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 05/10/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
The Head of Project Management is the functional leader for project execution for the Grid Automation (PGGA) business in the UK. Directly leading a team of project managers and commercial responsibility for profitable execution of the PGGA project business and Loose Product Sales, ensuring the safety of all operational staff, delivering the project portfolio, owning revenue and margin targets and forecasts for the business. Developing the team to meet the future requirements of the business and compliance with policies, procedures and directives.

The position of the Head of Project Management will have a wide variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to:
* Lead the operational delivery of a portfolio of projects and Loose Product Sales for the Operating Unit in the UK & Ireland with a focus on safety, on time delivery, quality, margin improvement and cashflow , providing direction to the team
* Ensure appropriate delivery models are in place for the range of type and size of projects being tendered and implemented in segments including power grids, rail, industrial, energy storage and renewables markets
* Be an active part of the operating unit leadership team developing strategy, leading cultural change and building capability
* Develop and maintain client relationships to help secure new orders and successfully deliver them
* Drive enhanced safety performance across the business in order to implement a robust QHSE regime aligned with the UK and Group Policy - to provide a safe place for people to work
* Provide accurate monthly (project) forecasts to the business for Revenues, Gross Margin and Cash flow
* Provide dispute resolution for escalation issues associated with project delivery
* Develop relationships with Feeder Factories to ensure smooth delivery of projects reducing costs associated with poor quality and improving on time delivery
* Provide support to the tendering team during order capture process, ensuring risks are identified and mitigated
* Working with the Supply Chain Management function to ensure collaboration
* Implement and monitor processes to achieve business results
* Provide leadership, staff development and guidance across the project delivery team, including employees, contractors and sub-contractor organisations
* Develop Operational Policy and Process to drive business results
* Lead and manage Change initiatives (both change/scope management on contracts and also process and culture change within the business
* Promote value pairs across the business
* Promote a culture of continuous improvement s and taking the lead in key initiatives
* Provide safety & integrity leadership
* Coach, mentor, develop and lead the team to engender the behaviours and mind-sets to achieve a culture that drives success
* Manage, lead, guide and develop the team to ensure business results and career growth within the team
* Align HR initiatives to business strategies

The Company:
Our client is global technology business with a presence in over 90 countries. They offer products, systems & solutions to the global energy industry and have been leaders in innovation for over a century. With a customer-base across multiple industries including Energy, Utilities, Industrial and Transportation and almost 40,000 employees, they are committed to making energy more accessible, affordable & sustainable for millions of people globally.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* HND/ Degree in Electrical Engineering/ equivalent technical knowledge
* Professional Project Management Qualification (e.g. Prince 2)
* Commercial/Financial acumen
* Client focused
* Results Oriented
* Developer of people

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Diploma/ Degree or equivalent Business Management preferable
* SHESQ knowledge/IOSH
* Power transmission or communications Market/Industry experience

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