GEA is one of the largest suppliers for the food and beverage processing industry and a wide range of other process industries. Approximately 18,000 employees in more than 50 countries contribute significantly to GEA’s success – come and join them! We offer interesting and challenging tasks, a positive working environment in international teams and opportunities for personal development and growth in a global company.
The tasks and responsibilities for the role include:
Overall responsible for the financial performance and result of the project, ensuring the best outcome for GEA;
Organising the project organisation while being responsible for the project success and providing strong direction for a small project team;
Responsible for ensuring a strong culture of ownership within the project team in meeting the project objectives;
Planning and maintaining project schedule by monitoring project progress including the man-hour estimates and margin goals;
Responsible for reporting of the development in the project to multiple stakeholders fx. steering committee, customer;
Responsible for ensuring that tasks are coordinated and carried out in a manner which is in line with GEA’s standard practice and procedures and meets with the customer expectations as far as commercially possible;
Responsible for completion of projects according to scope, cost, quality and schedule – deliver project within budget;
Responsible for the customer management and satisfaction during the execution of the project;
Ensure that the site work is managed by the site manager and that H&S is implemented at all time. Attend client meetings on site to facilitate the commissioning of GEA supplied equipment and proving all the KPI’s;
Responsible for Claim Management & Change order management;
Perform Risk Management to mitigate and minimize project risks;
Capture and evaluate Lessons Learned of a project;
Create Procurement plan with supply chain to schedule fabrication and component receipt to meet project schedule. Ultimately responsible for the RFQ process for installation, contractor selection, contractor management;
Lead project team (engineers) without direct line reporting relation;
Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders or to Project Director when necessary.
Predominantly communicates with others within the organization.
The Project Manager will lead a project organization within one GEA company (Legal Entity);
Ensure the different external suppliers participate in the project and deliver equipment fulfilling the contract requirements;
Main contact to the customer during project execution.
Predominantly supports decision-making;
Responsible for the execution of the project and reports to Head of Department and/or Project Director;
Ultimate responsibility for the site installation and commissioning phases of a project to achieve the completion of the project to suit customer requirements.
Degree within engineering;
The ideal candidate holds a relevant project management education.
Professional Knowledge and Experiences
Appliance of project management methodologies and skills in commercial project management;
Knowledge in handling legal and contractual matters;
Knowledge in negotiation and dispute resolution;
Successful track record of finishing projects with regards to results, timing, customer satisfaction and quality;
Background experience in the chemical, dairy, food or beverage projects are highly desirable.
Other Skills & Competencies
Direct people management through influential leadership capabilities. Leadership capabilities visible (challenges, praising, ...);
Demonstrates commercial awareness exploring risks and opportunities of the business;
Breaks down the problem. Takes action to avoid future problems;
Wants to do the job well;
Strives for higher standards;
Ability to handle teams of project engineers establishing clarity and direction as well as building a good positive team;
English (fluent written and verbal) language skills are a pre-requisite. The ability to communicate in other languages is a plus.
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