Senior Project Manager

Ã…rhus N, Midtjylland
12 Jul 2016
23 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to manage large projects focusing on products for optimizing Wind Power Plant performance? Can you motivate your project team and manage your stakeholders, while creating synergies across the entire value chain and product life cycle? Then have a look at this opportunity to join the global leader in wind energy.

Technology & Service Solutions / Platform Management
You will join a team of Senior Project Managers and Senior Product Leads, operating across the Technology & Service Solutions organization, with interface to and cooperation with the entire Vestas value chain. The project managers are located in Denmark but operate world-wide as required.

The Plant platform is part of Platform Management which has the main functions of leading Product Design & Development of Wind Turbine - and Wind Power Plant projects, Project Management for Product Development, Portfolio Planning for Product Development as well as Platform Management (2MW, 3MW, 8MW and Plant Platforms).

The Plant Platform is responsible for executing Wind Power Plant Product development projects as well as supporting putting these into production world-wide. The main focus is on creating and optimizing the synergy between all elements in a Wind Power Plant. The projects are executed in cooperation with manufacturing, sourcing and other relevant value chain functions. Projects are initiated, executed and completed in phases and are governed by their business case. The wind Power Plant projects also include supporting the Product Management function in releasing it to the market.

To strengthen focus on optimizing synergy between Wind Power Plant Products, a Senior Project Manager position, requiring skills within Product Development and inter system optimization, is advertised

As Senior Project Manager focusing on optimizing synergy between Wind Power Plant Products your responsibilities will be to:
  • Take responsibility for initiating, planning and executing Wind Power Plant Products projects
  • Negotiate resources and project governance with management for functional areas delivering to the project
  • Establish and maintain budgets regarding resource needs and project cost
  • Lead and drive activities and projects where a need for technical involvement is required - this includes close engagement with Product Management, Sourcing and Engineering functions
  • Perform technology mapping of Wind Power Plant together with Product Management and relevant Technology department

  • You hold a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Engineering combined with a commercial education or experience, relevant for executing product development projects with a strong business case focus.
  • You have minimum 7 years of leadership experience within project or technical management position
  • You have proven experience in managing teams or departments in international organizations.

The position requires people management skills and experience, as well as business understanding. It is vital that you can communicate clearly to and cooperate with people at all levels in the organization. Furthermore, it is important that you have solid experience with project management.

The ideal candidate possesses the following personality and competencies:
  • You have proven experience within project management and Stage Gate Model philosophy
  • You have solid experience from a complex, long-lived, capital intensive products like the wind industry or related industries
  • You have strong business acumen as well as customer and market understanding
  • You have a proactive and extrovert personality and can lead your surroundings with your good communication and stakeholder management skills
  • You have a proven track record in change management and can motivate employees through transition
  • You are a strong networker and able to build, develop and maintain relationships with internal and external partners in a global environment
  • You have a high degree of flexibility and work independently
  • You possess English skills at a high level.

What we offer
We offer a challenging workplace with excellent professional and personal development opportunities in an inspiring, international work environment with the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer.
The department places high focus on a relaxed working environment where professional skills can be developed and enhanced.

Additional information
The work location will be Aarhus, Denmark and approximately 20 travelling days per year should be expected.
For additional information about the position please contact Finn Kolind christnesen at tel. 45 9730 3295.

By joining Vestas, you join the only global energy company dedicated 100% to wind energy. Together with our customers, we have installed more than 51.000 turbines in over 70 countries, and we remain committed to increase that number via our superior, cost-effective wind technologies, products and services.
Since Vestas was founded in 1979, Vestas has achieved a market-leading position with more than 60 GW of installed wind turbines or around 19% of total global capacity.
Every day, everyone at Vestas works to make Vestas the undisputed global wind leader and the world's energy mix more sustainable - join us, and be part of ensuring a sustainable future for our planet.