Project Manager, Dubai, UAE.

Project Manager, Dubai, UAE.

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You as a Project Manager will be a part of the Power Grids division which is a global leader in turnkey power projects and will be based in Dubai, UAE.The Power Grids division delivers solutions across the power value chain. This includes system solutions for power generation, transmission technologies, substations and distribution technologies for network management. You will lead the execution of medium-size to large and moderately complex projects and ensure that all related activities are performed in accordance with ABB policy, contractual agreements, quality standards, health, safety & environment requirements, financial targets, as well as schedule commitments.


Your main responsibilities will include:-

(1). Project leadership

Lead the project team, establish the project execution approach and oversee project hand-over, execution planning, and monitoring and control activities for both internal and external resources to accomplish all project goals.

(2). Planning and scheduling

Define, jointly with Project Controls department, all project plan documents, including scope and financial plans, schedule and risk management plans.

(3). Project execution and control

a. Ensure that the project follows execution best practices and ABB policies.
b. Effectively monitors and controls project progress and efficient resource utilization.
c. Monitor and controls project financials, overseeing project invoicing status, cost, expenses and cash flow.
d.Identify, qualifies, quantifies and manages project risks, and ensures that all opportunities are identified and pursued.
e. Capture, analyzes and shares lessons learned throughout the project.
f. Ensure that the project is formally closed out, as contractually agreed.
g. Drive the formal acceptance of the project, contract close-out and its acknowledgement by the customer.

(4). Health, safety and environment (HSE)

Ensure the project follows and complies with company health, safety, and environmental policies.

(5). Stakeholder relations

a. Act as the key contact for the customer and an escalation point for project issues.
b. Builds and maintains strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and effectively communicates with all stakeholders.
c. Assures ABB commitments to customer are met, in accordance with contract.
d. Assures and seeks to improve customer satisfaction and feedback through consistent customer interaction.
e. Works proactively to set customer expectation to assure a smooth project including acceptance of project deliveries and timely payment even under challenging circumstances.

(6). Project financial and cost management

a. Understand and use Full Cost Calculation/Model and different revenue recognition methods.
b. Understand project exposure
c. Control project cost and cash flow
d. Influence project expenditures to maximize cash flow.

(7). Project risk and opportunity management

a. Understand risks as well as what may be causing a change in risk exposure and actions to avoid/mitigate.
b. Understand opportunities and how to take advantage of them.
c. Identify and mitigate risks associated with important aspects such as Health and Safety.
d. Proactively pursues decided upon mitigation efforts for identified risks.
e. Identifies and act upon new risks and opportunities as they occur.
f. Assures avoidance/mitigation of liquidated damages and other penalties/claims.

(8). Contract, claims and procurement management

a. Ensure that the project consistently applies contract and claims management, in accordance with ABB policies and contractual agreements.
b. Coordinates with Supply Chain Management, and successfully procures all required services, materials and equipment for the project from external and internal suppliers.
c. Supports Supply Chain Management in supplier negotiations, claims and project changes.

(9). Project reporting

a. Forthrightly presents an account of project status/issues in project reviews.
b. Reports status/ progress to customer and other stake holders with appropriate detail for desired understanding, e.g. to assure payment, set expectation, etc.
c. Raises potential project issues to relevant stake holders.
d. Effectively reports project progress or other situations either verbally or in writing to assure desired understanding.

(10). Scope and change management for projects

a. Utilize negotiation skills for scope and change management.
b. Is on top of scope including the possible overall impact of what may seem to be minor changes
c. Negotiate change orders and additional sales.
d. Actively pursue desired changes in order to obtain additional sales, increase margin and to lower risk exposure


Ideally you should have a bachelor degree in engineering with 5+ years of domain experience in managing projects of different size, complexity and contractual types preferred.

Additional information

Please note: ABB reserves the rights to withdraw this job publication at any given time.

Dubai, Generic, Utd.Arab Emir.
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Grid Integration
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Project Management
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees

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