Senior Project Manager

Minnetonka, Minnesota
04 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Division Energy Management (EM)
Job Type Regular

Business Unit Digital Grid Solutions & Services
Job Time Full-Time

Functional Area ENG - Engineering
Experience Level Senior Level

Req ID 158606
Required Education Masters Degree or equivalent experience

Location MN - Minnetonka
Required Travel 35%

Division Description
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationalization for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthcare and Financial Services.

The Siemens Energy Management Division is one of the leading global suppliers of products, systems, solutions, and services for the economical, reliable, and intelligent transmission and distribution of electrical power. The portfolio includes facilities and systems for the low-voltage and distribution power grid level, smart grid solutions and high-voltage transmission systems.

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Job Description
Position Overview

The Senior Project Manager directs cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of a technical project, program, service and/or solution from initial design through delivery.
We seek a Senior Project Manager candidate with a proven track record of managing complex projects in a strong matrix organization. The successful candidate will report to the Head of the Project Management Office and will have responsibility for the profit/loss and schedule performance of the projects assigned. The role of the Senior Project Manager is to plan, execute, and complete projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes directing resources in a matrix structured organization and coordinating the efforts of team members in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Senior Project Manager will also define the project objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.


• Define and track scope, goals, schedule, budgets, risks and deliverables that support business goals of complex projects.
• Develop full-scale schedules and associated planning documents for complex projects.
• Effectively communicate and manage project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
• Where required, negotiate with other project managers for the shared scheduling of required personnel from within the company.
• Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
• Identify and resolve issues/conflicts within the project team.
• Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations to internal/external stakeholders, including C-level executives.
• Proactively manage risks and opportunities, and devise contingency plans.
• Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members, contractors, and Project Managers, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
• Establish, maintain and develop customer relationships.
• Lead the deployment of project management tools and process improvement initiatives.
• Lead sales channel campaigns, sales/marketing communications and account strategy development and implementation.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

• Proactive personality, creative decision-making abilities and \"can-do\" attitude
• 8 to 12 years of successful Project Management experience with complex software or system integration projects
• Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
• Advanced scheduling skills and proficiency using enterprise scheduling applications, such as MS Project or Primavera
• Strong leadership, technical, oral and written communication skills, must be able to demonstrate their presentation skills
• Bachelors degree in computer science, electrical engineering, power systems engineering, industrial systems engineering or equivalent
• Travel required: 35%

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

• Electric utility experience is highly desirable
• PMI certification is highly desirable
• Masters degree in technical field or Business Administration, with a focus on Project or Operations Management is desirable
• Advanced degree MAY be substituted for experience, where applicable
Siemens encourages qualified long-term unemployed individuals to apply for open positions.

Offer of employment with Siemens is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, disability status, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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