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Project Manager

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Are you passionate about construction, engineering and continuous improvement processes? Are you looking for a position within wind energy sector? Join the Vestas MED in Argentina and you will interact with all the different departments. 
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 Argentina, 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.
The mission of the job is to manage the execution of civil, electrical and mechanical works associated with the construction and commissioning of specified Wind Farm Projects (EPC or Supply and Installation) within the constraints of time, cost and quality and safety against contractual obligations. Key areas of focus include Project Management (planning, tracking and reporting), contracts management and implementation, resource planning and management, site liaison and direction, client relationship development and management, contractor / sub contractor management, and active risk management.
S/he will be also involved in tendering processes related to subcontractors pricing, technical analysis, and sales support.
Reporting to the Construction Director for LATAM, the profile is expected to fulfill: 
Main Responsibilities
  • Coordinate and supervise fulfillment of safety and environment procedures related to projects, from awareness to auditing process in order to guarantee service level agreements and compliance with regulations and company standards.
  • Secure customer relationship, leading to increased customer satisfaction.
  • Represent the organization towards Customers and Subcontractors project management in projects related correspondence, meetings, negotiations
  • Ensure the key objectives for each project including profitability, cash flow and time.
  • Develop and monitor projects time plans as well as establish action and recovery plans to ensure compliance with internal targets and customer/ contract expectations
  • Guarantee the right reporting and forecasting of time progress and financial performance of each project with transparency, reliability and accuracy.
  • Strive for improving on-time and even early completion of the projects to maximize Customer satisfaction and financials.
  • Perform Risk and Opportunities management within the projects, including strategies, action plans and follow-up.
  • Ensure the establishment of the project execution vision & strategy, based on the contract, in order to achieve the project performance goals.
  • Make sure that a contract management plan is defined and implemented on project level, as well as a project quality plan, guaranteeing that both customer and Vestas obligations are fulfilled.
  • Ensure that projects communication is adequately handled internally and externally.
  • Implement Vestas project management and site installation processes and procedures
  • Seek for continuous improvement by proposing relevant methods and tools
  • Lead and coach the project and site installation team, defining project goals and objectives, evaluating individual performance, motivating and optimizing the team workload
  • Participate actively in developing the procurement strategy of projects, selection and assessment of suppliers and ensure sub contracts’ compliance with projects requirements and contract/ customer expectations
  • Provide support in the tendering phase by delivering support to the Bid Management (input to pre-calculations, scope & risk assessments, sites organization, negotiations, etc…)


Specialist Experience

  • She/He will have at least 7 years of experience in project management and construction, preferably acquired in the wind industry or in the energy sector.
  • Preferably owner of an Engineering degree. Master in Project Management and/or MBA will be also welcomed.
  • Experience in installation and EPC contracts, preferably export and international.
  • Financial and contract management skills.
  • Team & people management.
  • Strong proficiency in spoken and written Spanish and English. Other MED languages would be an additional advantage.
  • Multicultural, international and open mindset
  • Able to identify and relate to internal and external stakeholders
  • Act as a role model with high personal drive
  • Drive for results & excellence
  • Customer focus
  • Negotiation & influencing skills
  • Strong team player traits
  • Excellent communications skills, customer orientation and proven ability to work cross functional as well as externally with customers and consultants.
  • Hands-on approach
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Computer literate (MS Office), Primavera and SAP would be a plus
  • National and international mobility.
  • Given Vestas’ growth pace, the ideal candidate will have opportunities to grow within the organization.




Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.



Job Summary

Buenos Aires
  • Argentina
  • Energy/Environment/Utilities
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
25 March 2019
Applications Deadline
11 May 2019

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