Join ABB and work in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater access to cleaner energy.
ABB project managers are at the heart of our organisation, meeting and exceeding customer expectations while helping to build a sustainable and profitable future.
You will have the opportunity to tackle some of the most innovative and complex engineering projects in the world today.
The ABB's Process Industries team engineers and delivers automation solutions from device to monitoring and control, ensuring our customers get the most out of their investment.
Our digitalization solutions help improve plant and enterprise productivity, while reducing maintenance and energy costs.
Deep domain knowledge enables us to truly understand and address the challenges and opportunities of Industrial Automation.
Project Manager with the support of project team is responsible for successful execution / delivery of assigned project(s) on-time, within budget, as per Contract Agreement, with on- quality & safety framework of ABB.
Responsible for project planning and scheduling plans, monitors and controls project activities, proactively to maximize cash flow.
Understands critical path scheduling and assures a minimum but sufficient project float.
Actively strives to optimize overall resource planning and utilization considering resources within the local organization.
Assures a valid Project Safety plan is in place.
Considers close out activities and influences for an early close out.
Identifies and shares lessons learned.
Customer Satisfaction Management in Projects
Assures ABB commitments to customer are met, in accordance with contract.
Assures and seeks to improve customer satisfaction and feedback through consistent customer interaction, e.g. Communication, (phone, e-mail, etc.
and Customer meetings, kick off, review, etc.
Works proactively to set customer expectation to assure a smooth project including acceptance of project deliveries and timely payment even under challenging circumstances.
Encourages openness & respect, and build trust, confidence & loyalty with customers and partners.
Promotes healthy work-life balance within the project team.
Project financial and cost management
Understands and use full cost calculation / model and different revenue recognition methods.
understands project exposure, control project cost and cash flow, influence project expenditure to maximize cash flow, legal and contract management for projects
Understand ABB’s standard terms and conditions and the impact upon the contract of differing and / or additionally accepted terms and conditions.
Understand project specific accepted terms and conditions and their application to project contracts, including awareness of risk of negative impact on margin, performance and risk factors.
Utilizes contract terms and conditions to maximize cash-flow, margin and to limit liabilities, e.g. through insurance, project reporting.
Forthrightly presents an account of project status / issues in project reviews.
Reports status / progress to customer and other stake holders with appropriate detail for desired understanding, e.g. to assure payment, set expectation, etc.
Raises potential project issues to relevant stake holders.
Effectively reports project progress or other situations either verbally or in writing to assure desired understanding.
Scope and Change Management for Projects
Utilizes negotiation skills for scope and change management.
Is on top of scope including the possible overall impact of what may seem to be minor changes
Negotiates change orders and additional sales.
Actively pursues desired changes in order to obtain additional sales, increase margin and to lower risk exposure.
Project risk and opportunity management, understand risks as well as what may be causing a change in risk exposure and actions to avoid / mitigate.
Understand opportunities and how to take advantage of them.
Identify and mitigate risks associated with important aspects such as Health and Safety.
Proactively pursue decided upon mitigation efforts for identified risks.
Identify and act upon new risks and opportunities as they occur.
Assure avoidance / mitigation of liquidated damages and other penalties / claims.
Procurement Management for Projects, work actively with a number of suppliers to obtain overall best possible purchase, in cooperation with the supply management function.
Coordinate / direct project transportation and logistics.
Reviews status of critical suppliers’ progress and include in overall schedule.
Initiate 3rd party inspections as required.
Ensure the proper application of ABB’s supplier qualification process.
Project Complexity points 200 450 points using Project Complexity Calculator.
Experience on technical complexity, geographical complexity, commercial complexity, project revenue, project team and organization, direct
ABB Certified Project Manager or ABB / PMP® Certified Project Manager.
Ability to work with projects of different size, complexity and contractual types.
Must have bachelor’s degree in engineering with domain experience in ABB business.
3+ years of experience managing projects.
Experience with Projects of different size, complexity and contractual types.
PMP® certification from Project Management Institute or certified by our major competitor as Project Manager or IPMA Level C / D certification recommended if recruited from an external organization.