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GE Vernova

Lead Project Controller (M / F / D)

Berlin, Germany

Job Description Summary

The Lead Project Controller will be responsible to deliver the Planning and Costing of HVDC Scope of work as a part of overall HVDC Project work.

For a new HVDC project in Europe and UK, we are looking for a Project Controller who will be supporting the Lead Project Controls to execute the project as per the elaborated strategy and maintain project on time and within the budget.

The successful candidate will be the part of HVDC Project Controls team catering to global HVDC projects requirements

GE is globally recognised for designing, manufacturing and delivering customized HVDC solutions for utilities worldwide. With over 130 years of pioneering experience, GE offers two HVDC technologies, Line Commutated Converters (LCC) and Voltage Source Converters (VSC), to support a broad range of applications and deployable in different schemes including overhead line (point to point), back to back, submarine/land cable and offshore.

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Every HVDC solution is tailored and designed based on a project-by-project assessment of the customers' individual requirements, whether it's for connecting offshore wind generation, long distance power transmission, or energy trading between independent networks.

High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) systems enable utilities to move more power further, efficiently integrate renewables, interconnect grids, and improve network performance.

HVDC systems utilize power electronics technology to convert AC and DC voltage and are ideal for supporting existing systems or building new power highways.

Job Description

Role & responsibilities:

  • Develop tender schedules using the established tools and processes and challenges the team to ensure schedule risk is managed with a balance of competitive offering aligned to historical performance
  • Develops and maintains the single project schedule representing the entire project by integrating inputs from all functions, units and third parties contributing to the project
  • Ensure proper linkages in schedule to show all interdependencies between contributing parties
  • Ensure functional owners sign off on commitments and are made accountable for their date
  • Work collaboratively with other overall project planning team to ensure optimal alignment of schedule with overall schedule
  • Delivers a high quality schedule aligned with global standards to ensure project is accurately represented
  • Maintains schedule thru the entire project obtaining inputs from all project contributors
  • Drives regular operating rhythm with project team to review schedule status and operating rhythm
  • Challenges functional owners on forecast completion dates to ensure dates are realistic
  • Provides schedule analysis to forecast schedule risk and opportunities using available tools and experience
  • Provides look ahead, backlog and future late reporting with prioritizations to clearly communicate potential and real risk and drive the project priorities
  • Generates "what if" scenarios to optimize execution and works with project teams to evaluate feasibility
  • Provides strategies to mitigate risks
  • Drives functional owners to mitigate risks and follows up with functional owners on risk mitigation actions
  • Provide and communicate regular status reporting
  • Provides contractually required customer reporting and is able to communicate directly with customers on scheduling matters

Cost Controlling:

  • Ensure the project cost are managed with global standard tools and processes
  • Ensure budgeted values are aligned with historical performance
  • Reviews project schedule and progress to identify cost risks and opportunities
  • Reviews project scope evolution to identify cost risk and opportunities
  • Reviews functional execution and events to identify cost risks and opportunities
  • Provide cost analytics using project information and analysing cost and productivity trends
  • Own and drive the Budget Deviation Process with tools
  • Drives a regular cost operating rhythm to discussion risk and opportunities
  • Develops cost forecasts based on functional input and analytics, challenges functional estimates where needed
  • Checks and controls cost movements, compares with current scope and progress as well as with previous forecast. Also Compares with productivity factors and validates accuracy of estimates
  • Communicates cost status/forecasts/risk to functional cost owners and drives/supports risk mitigation
  • Presents all financial data in a transparent way, attends project and management review to present cost status and actions
  • Aligns with Finance Controller to ensure reconciliation takes place between approved project financial data and books.
  • Provide time based cost forecasts to support revenue recognition
  • Analyse all the risks and opportunities communicate clearly priorities and potential impacts
  • Support change order analysis
  • Support claim preparations

Key Skills:

  • Strong experience as Project Planner or Project Controller in Energy ( T&D, Power) or Oil&Gas Industry
  • Proficiency and experience in using Primavera
  • Able to drive project teams to control the project
  • Analytical skills to use data to forecast outcomes
  • Clear communicator with strong communication and influencing skills
  • Cost management skills

About GE Grid Solutions:

At GE Grid Solutions we are electrifying the world with advanced grid technologies. As leaders in the energy space our goal is to accelerate the transition for a more energy efficient grid to full fill the needs of tomorrow. With a focus on growth and sustainability GE Grid Solutions plays a pivotable role in integrating Renewables onto the grid to drive to carbon neutral. In Grid Solutions we help enable the transition for a greener more reliable Grid. GE Grid Solutions has the most advanced and comprehensive product and solutions portfolio within the energy sector.

Why we come to work:

At GE Renewable Energy, our engineers are always up for the challenge - and we're always driven to find the best solution. Our projects are unique and interesting, and you'll need to bring a solution-focused, positive approach to each one to do your best. Surrounded by committed, loyal colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, you'll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the energy transition.

What we offer:

Working in an international team which is part of global Engineering HVDC Centre of Excellence within Grid Integration based in Berlin.

A key role in a dynamic, international working environment with a large degree of flexibility of work agreements

Competitive benefits, and great development opportunities

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

Client-provided location(s): Berlin, Germany
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
    • Profit Sharing
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Leadership Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)