LATAM Operations Manager

México, D.F., Estado de México
12 Jul 2016
18 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about Installations Management? Are you looking for a position within wind energy sector? Join Vestas and you will interact with all the different departments doing a visible impact in one of the most promising businesses, the Wind Energy.

Vestas Mediterranean (MED) is an independent Sales Business Unit (SBU) within Vestas Wind Systems A/S, covering markets in the Mediterranean region, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Northwest Africa. Vestas MED is responsible for developing these markets in terms of sales, project installation, and customer service.
Vestas has been operating on the Latin American market since 1992 with a Sales & Service office located in Buenos Aires. More recently new offices have been opened in Mexico DF, Sao Paolo and Santiago de Chile. Wind farms are mainly located in Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Jamaica, República Dominicana, México and Argentina.
With regards to México and the Caribbean, there is significant interest from governments, and a number of wind developers are very active in the region. In order to crystallize all the existing activity into relevant business results, these markets are demanding the engaged leadership of experienced industry players.
The Construction department is in charge of the construction of wind projects (EPC) and installation and commissioning of the wind turbines (supply & installation) under contracts sold by the sales department.

Responsible for the management and coordination of all the activities relevant to the wind turbine installations in his geographical area of responsibility, managing Vestas human resources, tools and subcontractors in order to achieve projects timelines and objectives, ensuring the respect of the Safety and Quality Company standards within Corporate guideline.
  • Installation resources management:
Provide management, support and leadership to Site Managers and Installation Supervisors to meet customers' and corporate's objectives. Manage internal installation workforce, coordinating and supervisioning the implementation of needed training plans according to Corporate and MED Training programs and specific employee competences development plan.
  • Projects resources management:
Manage internal resources for projects wind turbine installations (people and tools) in co-operation with the Project Management team, in order to meet specified Projects time scheduling and objectives.
  • Quality:
Responsible for the implementation of Vestas Project Quality Plan, fulfilling general Vestas Quality Management System (Vestas Business Processes, Installation Manual and Work Instructions, NCRs management, signature of Installation and Commissioning Statement of Quality) and Project specific additions/Customer specific requirements. Improve quality and efficiency at site, including LPF
  • Safety:
Responsible for ensuring that installations are performed according to the Vestas H&S plans and Corporate H&S manual. Support actively the action Drive for Safety in order to continuously prevent and reduce the number of accident of Vestas employees and subcontractors

  • She/He will have at least 7 years of experience in installation management and construction, preferably acquired in the wind industry or in the energy sector.
  • Professional experience in managing human resources and coordinating multi-site field activities (installation and/or maintenance)
  • Technical Diploma or higher Degree
  • Experience in installation and EPC contracts, preferably export and international.
  • Team & people management.
  • Strong proficiency in spoken and written Spanish and English.
  • Multicultural, international and open mindset
  • Able to identify and relate to internal and external stakeholders
  • Drive for results & excellence
  • Customer focus
  • Excellent communications skills, customer orientation and proven ability to work cross functional as well as externally with customers and consultants.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Computer literate (MS Office), and SAP would be a plus
  • National and international mobility.
What we offer
We offer an exciting job in a dynamic, international environment. You'll be working in a fast growing team which is at the forefront of growth within the wind energy sector. As well as offering a competitive salary and benefits package, we put the emphasis on developing both personal and professional skills. In return, we expect you to go the extra mile to achieve results.

Additional Information
Primary work location is in Mexico D.F. with high level of national travel and presence on sites. International travel may be also required.

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.