Offer details

PMO Project Director Solar & BESS F/H (2024-109476)

Posted on 20/05/2024

EDF Renouvelables Main characteristics of the job offer
Contract type:
Permanent contract
Level of education:
Master, DEA, DESS
Experience:
5 - 10 years
Specializations:
Electricity
Country / Region:
France / Ile-de-France
Department:
Hauts-de-Seine (92)
City:
43 Boulevard des Bouvets CS 90310​​​​​​​ 92741 NANTERRE CEDEX

Description of the offer

EDF Renewables is seeking for its the Industry Division a

PMO PROJECT DIRECTOR SOLAR & BESS (M/F)

Reporting to the PMO Area Manager Middle East & Africa, you will undertake some of the responsibilities, tasks and duties listed below:

  • Be responsible to foster a pro-active Health and Safety culture within the project organizations and Units of his/her perimeter as well with the main contractors, subcontractors and suppliers;
  • Follow all the on-going projects/technical workstreams on the area;
  • Ensure a consistent approach (technical) on all the projects of the area, in alignment of the good practices, Policies and guidelines of the Industry Division;
  • Support and mentor the Project Managers of his/her portfolio when necessary;
  • Become the direct “escalation line” for technical matters for the area;
  • Be the representative of the Industry Division for the area, at project level;
  • Set out and selectively participate in the governance bodies of the projects of the area;
  • Assess and ensure the portfolio impact and value creation against strategic directives;
  • Provide appropriate recommendations or options for action;
  • Influence and manage the process of resource allocation.

At the same time, depending on the project specifics and the global workload you might:

  • Act as technical leader for complex large scale projects in Middle East and Africa region; including international tenders, renewable auctions, contracting, etc, ensuring always the technical solution proposed is optimized, at acceptable risk level and in line with renewable technology roadmaps and the EDF-R good practices and policies;
  • Organize and monitor project reviews, peer reviews, technical rescue missions to support projects of your perimeter;
  • Manage Industrial Improvement plans; define and follow-up on supporting actions to be provided to key countries for integration and continuous improvement in their development, construction and operation activities in alignment with Industry’s Policies and guidelines;
  • Support and assist project teams of the Group on technical and project management matters
  • Train and mentor PMO project managers
  • Oversee and coordinate the project managers during implementation;
  • Review the portfolio for balance (e.g., short term versus long term or risk versus return) and negotiate agreements with relevant strategic stakeholders;
  • Support the project managers of your perimeter regarding project management processes, tools and methods
  • Receive information on project performance and progress;
  • Support and assist Project Managers and Sponsors to set-up and enforce project governance principles on selected projects across the group in order to ensure consistency with group policies and best practices;
  • Facilitate and occasionally participate in strategic or operational bodies; project boards or technical steering committees, and
  • Develop and maintain an executive “cockpit” of the portfolio and report portfolio progress to the PMO Area Manager and VP.

Desired profile

The successful candidate should have a Master's degree in Engineering, Business management or equivalent and minimum 7 years of experience in a project management position delivering Renewable Energy services ideally in Solar farms and BESS plants. A proven successful previous International experience is a must.

Added to that you have a substantial experience in Renewable Energy projects with emphasis on both the upstream phase (competitive bidding, contracting, pre-construction...) and the downstream phase (project construction and delivery monitoring, contract management, support to local project teams) to undertake the technical  lead responsibility and manage the technical workstreams (engineering, procurement and construction) of various projects applying a regional project portfolio approach.

COMPETENCIES

  • Project Management: understands the application of all related Knowledge Areas (scope, cost, time, quality, HSE, risk, communications, etc), able to coordinate several workstreams running in parallel. PMP certification is a plus.
  • Technical Management: understands common fields of engineering (civil, electrical) with strong knowledge and understanding of Solar and Storage technologies and in general the renewables Sector..
  • Contract Management: understands interactions between contract and project management. Familiar with the contractual schemes and frameworks used in the Sector; incl. PPAs, EPCs, O&Ms, MSAs, BOSs, OEs, agreements.…
  • Substantial experience in power plants and in particular in project management of renewable projects (either in development, bidding, construction or operation phase)
  • Substantial experience in power plants and in particular in project management of renewable projects (either in development, bidding, construction or operation phase)
  • Experience in management of multi split construction contracts
  • Extended PC knowledge (MS Office, integrated project management and scheduling tools

 

HARD SKILLS

  • Strong knowledge of Project Management methodologies (a PMP certification is a plus)
  • Software: integrated project management tools, scheduling tools, Office Suite
  • Fluent English communication (oral and written). French as a second language is a plus. Arabic/Spanish or other languages is a nice to have

 

SOFT SKILLS

  • Leadership and corporate mindset: share the Industry and PMO vision among the project stakeholders
  • Flexibility to interact and travel within multicultural and sometimes complex environments, with people coming from various levels of the
  • Business environment (project sponsors, managers, project teams, executives…)
  • Collaborative and co-operative leadership style and inspire co-workers and partners at all levels.
  • Thriving on team work: able to adapt behaviour and attitude towards teammates, able to work as a team even in remote/virtual conditions
  • Ability to work in high stress situations (on strategic projects, internally or with external stakeholders)
  • Consultative in nature and in dutie

 

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EDF Renouvelables
  • Permanent contract

  • France

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  • International project manager