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7 months ago
Schneider Electric
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Management Jobs
SmartSpace Project Manager - 004TSC

Make the most of your energy in a career at Schneider Electric

Are you our next SmartSpace Project Manager? Schneider Electric has a great opportunity for the right person to join our well-established team as a SmartSpace Project Manager with responsibility for our Projects in London and the South East.

Ranked as a Top 25 Employer to work for by LinkedIn, Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€25 billion in FY2016, our 144,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment. We’re looking for people with a passion for success — on the job and beyond.
Your Mission

Reporting to the Operations Manager and responsible for managing lighting/BMS projects. You will manage the customer interface pre-and post-order ensuring successful project delivery safely, on time and within planed budget while managing scope, risk and capturing variations.

Your responsibilities:

Take full commercial and technical ownership of allocated projects from enquiry working with our sales team to order to contract close for one key client.

Manage the project, following progress in line with Project plan (scope, schedule and budget) until completion.

Develop and manage the project programme.

Provide full technical management of the project – Preferably directly or alternatively, supported by the technical team.

Provides key interface and communication between back office functions, outsourced activity, and the customer.

Act as primary point of contact for the customer. Managing the interface between customer and project team, the highest level of customer satisfaction should be insured always.

Manage project contract insuring fulfilment of Schneider Electric contractual obligations and application of its contractual rights. Ensure all appropriate actions to timely recover customer receivables are carried out with the support of shared functions.

Monitor and control Project progress versus budget spending. Ensure full & effective reporting to management and Inform them in a timely manner of major project events impacting project performance or compliance with governance principles

Understand customer specific request for contract variations not included in the original scope

Identify and take all necessary actions to manage risk and capitalise on opportunities. Manage claims & variation orders.

Solves problems with customer interaction that results in positive feedback and improved relation

Take full accountability over project profitability (cost, cash flow & margin) including forecasting, engagements follow-up & re-forecasting. Ensure timely revenue recognition as per forecast.

Ensure partners & suppliers are executing the project in full compliance with Schneider-Electric processes, quality instructions and governance principles. Take all necessary actions to correct any deviations or quality issues occurring during project execution.

Be actively involved with Sales & Tendering team to ensure successful project hand over.

Support the bid and tender teams as a Subject Matter Expert to support growth and tendering of major projects.

Support to the bid process, as required by the Commercial Department, providing input on project timescales.

Work to existing procedures and assist in setting and establishing new operating procedures.

Support to other members of the Operational Team and other areas of the business as needs dictate.

Developing and maintaining key customer relationships.

Conduct Lessons Learned session with stakeholders to share feedback.

About you:

You’ll probably be from a lighting controls industry, and may well already have some knowledge of our products. You’ll be a strong communicator, able to build relationships (internally and externally), present (internally), and manage expectations. A degree is by no means essential although you’re likely to have at least a project Management background, ideally with an Electrical Engineering degree also.

Your Experience:

You should have a good amount of experience in technical project management in the electrical, lighting or construction fields.

Ability to understand Single Line Diagrams and Protection Schemes.

Experience of KNX and Dali or lighting Equipment.

Basic understanding of Electrical Testing Procedures

Experience gained in Electrical contracting or sales environment.

Technical project management experience in the electrical, mechanical or construction fields

Your Education:

Electrical Trade Qualification with demonstrated advancement

Degree level qualification (Electrical Engineering)

Master’s Degree would be an advantage

Diversity is our heritage and our future. Be a part of it.

At Schneider Electric, Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of our organisation, it's an integral part of our history, culture and identity. We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our communities and the customers we serve. As a result, our teams are stronger to drive the company's future.

We are always open to a conversation around flexible working.

Please submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled.

You know about us, so let us learn about you! Apply today.

Primary Location
: United Kingdom

: Full-time

Unposting Date
: Ongoing

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