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General Electric Project Manager Hydro Services in Johannesburg, South Africa

Job Description Summary

Project Management/ Planning/ Coordinating activities typically in the context of a production or services project to fulfill a customer order or need according to financial/commercial parameters and ensuring customer satisfaction. Responsible for departmental operations planning/execution or is focused on execution of professional activities within a technical discipline. Functions with some autonomy but guided by established policies or review of end results.

The job allows modification of procedures and practices covering work as long as the end results meet standards of acceptability (quality, volume, timeliness etc.).

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • All activities related to the supervision, organization and execution of a service project, including scope, time, contract (if not covered by a dedicated Contract Manager) cost & quality management. Responsibility for project methodologies and standards including scheduling and control , to fulfill a customer order or need according to financial/commercial parameters and ensuring customer satisfaction.

  • Includes direct people management responsibility including staffing and performance development. Utilizes in-depth knowledge of a technical discipline and analytical thinking and technical experience to execute policy/strategy.

  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market

  • Uses some judgment and has some ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters to address more complicated manufacturing processes with technical variety and/or interdependent production cycles. Uses technical experience and analytical thinking. Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own teams to arrive at decisions.

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May lead small projects with low risks and resource requirements. Explains information; developing skills to bring team members to consensus around topics within field. Conveys performance expectations and may handle sensitive issues.

  • Ensure at all times compliance with EHS requirement during project execution phase

  • Successfully manage Hydro Service projects, while driving quality, cost, and schedule strategies in compliance with GE guidelines

  • Build strong relationships between the customer and GE through demonstrated successes in the execution of Projects and technical positioning

  • In collaboration with the Regional Sales Manager and Regional Service Director, provide business development support in line with Services strategy

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in engineering (Mechanical or electrical) and /or project management accreditation

  • Minimum 5 years professional experience as a project manager of Engineering, Procurement and Construction contracts

  • Experience with rotating machinery or hydro equipment, able to read drawings and understand mechanical/electrical/hydraulic systems, understanding of system potential failure modes

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs. Established project management skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in a commercial role or commercial proposal development role

  • Engineering or Field Operation work experience is valued

  • Knowledge of the Hydro customers in the area is valued

  • Project Management Professional certification is desirable

Key Culture and Leadership Behaviors

  • Demonstrates transparency, humility, and honesty

  • Service mindset and entrepreneurial spirit

  • Customer focus and commitment

  • High responsiveness, resourcefulness, and agility

  • Problem solver with excellent business acumen

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

#LI-Remote - This is a remote position

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