Project Manager

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.

Ensure that a project is completed on time and within budget, that the project's objectives are met and that everyone else is doing their job properly. Moreover, oversee the project to ensure the desired result is achieved, the most efficient resources are used and the different interests involved are satisfied.
Your responsibilities and tasks:

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.

Your profile and qualifications:

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.

Decision-making power

  • 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.

Educational Background

  • 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;

  • Interpersonal skills;

  • 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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