Senior Project Manager - Power Transmission (167065) in Abu Zaby [Abu Dhabi], United Arab Emirates

at Siemens

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Project Management
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

What are my responsibilities?

Senior Project Manager is responsible for achieving the technical and business management project objectives delegates to him/her by the Head of Projects. Also responsible for efficient management of cost, time, quality, safety, sub-contractors work and other efforts

Customer Management

  • Actively gathers information on the customer and the customer’s requirements/targets.
  • Identifies cross- Group business opportunities.
  • Creates additional business opportunities out of the ongoing project.
  • In line with customer communication matrix develop close relationships with specific members of the customer’s organization to support the project management process.
  • Devises and implements strategies for strengthening market and customer commitment

 Proposal / Contract Management

  • Is supportive in the bid phase, analyzing customer requirements and examining their technical feasibility and transferability into a bid
  • Performs incoming order costing
  • Ensures that all planning elements (e.g. system structure, work breakdown structure,….) are included in the bid phase.
  • Influences formulation of the necessary contracts.
  • Influence that the results of risk assessment are taken into account in contracts and in costing
  • Conducts order negotiations

 Risk & Opportunity Management

  • Throughout project life cycle, identifies and assesses all risk factors utilizing available BU checklists (risk analysis)
  • Devises suitable strategies for risk mitigation (elimination, reduction)
  • Identities and minimizes non-conformance costs
  • Ensures risk monitoring in all project phases
  • Throughout project life cycle identities, assesses and implements all opportunities for improving results
  • Negotiates with stakeholders on change requests and incorporates them into contracts
  • Assesses risks in terms of effects on the Business, defines measures/ action to be taken and ensures early escalation.

Claim Management

  • Involves the project team in the identification of claims.
  • Assesses contracts in terms of claim- relevant significance, ensures examination by legal expert
  • Puts the strategy for making / mitigating claims rigorously into practice.
  • Draws up legally defensible claims

Partner Management

  • Involves qualified subcontractors/ partners in a timely manner and selects subcontractors/ partners according to defined criteria and strategic viewpoints.
  • Rigorously monitors the performance of the subcontractors/partners, conducts timely escalation (in the event of qualitative shortfalls and problems in cooperation) and, where there are any discrepancies, initiates timely suitable action.

Purchasing and Logistics

  • Involves purchasing at an early stage in compliance with applicable Siemens procurement rules

Finance Management

  • Leads the project with the define time, budge and quality framework to the satisfaction of the customer, ensuring business success and compliance with US GAAP
  • Optimizes project profitability
  • Has profit and loss responsibility for the project as defined in the approved Project Agreement
  • Performs regular cost controls
  • Initiates invoicing according to project progress
  • Develops and implements controlling measures
  • Takes account of strategic viewpoints and targets costing

Project Planning & Controlling, Completion  

  • Execute PM process and relevant planning elements and milestones attainments according to project categorization.
  •  Ongoing monitoring of project status, taking into account IFRS early identification of discrepancies and initiating targeted measures/action.
  • Holds regular project status meetings and organizes acceptance of milestones attainment prepares necessary documents (e.g. MIKE =ongoing calculations).
  • Managers acceptance  of delivery units and services, performing quality controls
  • Organizes customer acceptance tests and final project handover to customer.
  • Enable and contributes to process oriented and transparent project management across all project phases.
  • Ensure structured project reviews are held in conjunction with customer, Siemens AG and DoP every month or as per contract/ Project procedure manual and all relevant parties are notified

Leadership and Communications

  • Ensures targeted and full communication within project team and with stakeholders (if applicable on international basis)
  • Communicate project targets with key project staff, deploys staff in a focused manner and delegates defined responsibilities and authority.
  • Coaches and controls the team/ individual members of staff.
  • At the end of the project, holds feedback sessions with key project staff, in consultation with his/her line manager.
  • Provides input in the context of EFA/ Staff Dialog.
  • Seeks active feedback (e.g. from members of staff, managers, customers)
  • Motivates the project team
  • Abide by and comply with the Siemens business conduct guidelines


  • Cooperates with line experts on Business Development

Knowledge Management

  • Seeks and actively utilizes sources of information, knowledge and experience, and applying them project-specifically.
  • Conducts a project closure meeting and a Lessons Learned Workshop.
  • Seizes opportunities to learn from others and to exchange experience
  • Review the competencies within the project team
  • Ensures at all times that sites are operating in line with QA procedures, statutory, regulatory and EHS requirements.
  • Abide by and comply with the Siemens Compliance and Business Conduct Guidelines. Always work and act as team player and constant Sense of mutual support.


What do I need to qualify for this job?

  • 10 years experience in management of complex technical projects in High Voltage Substation industry
  • Outstanding engineering skills in HV Substations and related technologies
  • Strategy, targets, process, rules, decision-makers, platform, IT Systems and tools Siemens Corporate Logistics Policy, internal and international rules (ZRG, AWV, INCOTERMS), Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management, Asset Management, Global Procurement Policy: Rules, structures and processes.
  • Leadership knowledge e.g. team development, motivation
  • Performance spectrum of own group (solutions, services, products offered)
  • Sector/customer-relevant knowledge: knows the market and the competitors of the customer, as well as the customer’s strategies, business processes and decision makers.
  • Performance spectrum of competitors
  • Intercultural communication
  • Knowledge of economies in project business: Established procedures for monitoring and control of financial aspects of project (e.g. project costing and reviewing); economic indicators (Scorecards)
  • Knowledge of Contract law
  • Consortium agreements, operator models, leasing; international contract law
  • Requirements according to US GAAP, SOA,..
  • PM methods concerning duties and responsibilities
  • Project Management Tools
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Languages: English
  • Health & Safety: Understanding the Health and Safety implications of work being carried out and the group specific industry regulations and health and safety working practices
  • Management of external subcontractors (≥ 5 years)
  • Has been in charge of project teams for at least 6 year (min 6 year ≥ 6 team members = direct reports in project)

What do I need to know?

  • You will have managed teams made up of international members
  • Ability to travel throughout Middle East and beyond is required
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