PMO Director Power Services, Africa

13 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The PMO Director, Africa is responsible for the fulfillment of all conversion, upgrades, modification and order to remittance (OTR) projects across Africa in GE Power Services. The PMO would be the single point of accountability for the Power Services portfolio including pacing, cost management, customer fulfillment and issue resolution and will drive operational excellence through alignment to the global processes and standards of the function.

Essential Responsibilities

* All activities related to the supervision, organization and execution of a service project, including scope, time, contract cost and quality management.
* Responsibility for project methodologies and standards including scheduling and control, to fulfill a customer order or need according to financial/commercial parameters and ensuring customer satisfaction.
* Direct report responsibilities of CM&U first line leaders and project managers.
* Driving operating rhythm, and coordination among all support function organizations in order to meet execution commitments
* Resolve project execution issues in a timely manner to assure project completion to the customer's satisfaction
* Ensure process and operational alignment, best practice implementation.
* Engage with the Product Line Project Management team for "Complex" project fulfillment and oversight for applicable projects.
* Drive cross sub-region synergies and efficiencies within the project management team and regional support functions.
* Proactively manage project through risk mitigation strategies to meet or exceed margin expectations
* Engage with PMO Risk Team and Commercial team to drive improved proposal quality, OTR turnover effectiveness, and OTR progress review and gating.
* Forecast and pace financial, delivery, quality etc. performance.
* Develop and Drive Key performance indicators to ensure improved OTR performance and process rigor
* Contribution in the development of a business plan for the business unit as a whole.


* Mechanical Engineering qualifications from an accredited university or college
* At least 5 years of experience in EPC project management in Thermal Power Generation technology and equipment services.
* At least 5 years of experience directly managing project execution teams across various sites.
* Understanding of business and project financials (Orders, Sales, CM, OM, Pacing, Margin Review, Cash)
* Strong senior stakeholder management experience
* Willingness and ability to travel 30% of the time

Desired Characteristics

* Strong oral and written communication skills.
* Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and senior stakeholder management.
* Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.
* Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs. Established project management skills.