Project Director

General Information

United Kingdom
Gas and Power
Business Unit
Full Time / Part Time
Experience Level
not defined
This role is for Senior Project Professionals who want to join our Manchester team and help us transform the renewable energy landscape and transition society toward a more sustainable future.

If you really want to make a difference – make it with us!

The Siemens Energy Division ‘High Voltage Grids’ is one of the leading global suppliers of products, systems, solutions, and services for the economical, reliable, and intelligent bulk transmission and distribution of both AC and DC electrical power. As the trusted partner for the development and extension of an efficient and reliable power infrastructure, High Voltage Grids offer utilities and the industry the portfolio they need.

Within High Voltage Grids we have the Grid Access (GA) and High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) businesses, via which we connect clean and renewable energy – mainly Offshore Wind farms and Interconnectors, to the National Grids of the UK and overseas.


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Your new role – challenging and future-oriented

Siemens Energy Limited has exciting new opportunities for a Project Director for the delivery of a number of large electricity transmission infrastructure projects in either:
• Offshore AC grid access connections, comprising Offshore Transformer Modules and Onshore Substations – for Offshore Wind Farm connections in the UK and overseas
• Offshore DC grid access connections, comprising Offshore and Onshore Converter Stations – for Offshore Wind Farm connections and Multi-Terminal connections both domestic and overseas
• HVDC Interconnectors – for Interconnecting the national electricity infrastructure grids between nation states

The Project Director manages - with full responsibility for results - the complete high-profile project with the objective of:

• Leading the project team in an exemplary and inspirational manner
• Executing the project within the defined requirements (e.g. safety, time, cost, quality and functionality / system performance)
• Ensuring compliance with all Regulations, Legislation, and Corporate Governance requirements
• Delivering both business success and customer satisfaction
• Providing professional stakeholder management throughout the project lifecycle
• Ensuring timely decisions on open issues, and escalating when necessary
• Providing robust contract execution and administration in a professional and compliant manner
• Acting as a project entrepreneur to maximise opportunities for improvement

Your responsibilities

As Project Director, you will be reporting to the Responsible Business Manager. Your principal role will be the management of the overall project comprising of packages ranging from HV Equipment, Onshore Substations and Converter Stations, Offshore Platforms (AC & DC), Offshore Containers to Ancillary systems throughout all the phases from design, construction to commissioning. You should have previously managed large and complex category ‘A’ projects preferably in the electricity transmission industry or have experience in the offshore industry and be able to demonstrate success in your previous project delivery.

As a senior representative of the business, you will strive to manage customer expectations and conclude the project to the satisfaction of both the customer and the business.

You will support the business by devising and implementing strategies for strengthening customer commitment and market position, where applicable.

You will be fully responsible for Risk, Opportunity and Issue Management by:

• Utilizing available risk measurement tools throughout project life cycle to identify and assesses all risk factors
• Devising suitable strategies for risk mitigation (eliminate, reduce, isolate, control)
• Implementing procedure for solving issues and problems (identification, analysis, actions and controlling) with all necessary internal and external partners
• identifying, assessing, and implementing all opportunities for improving results

As part of your Contract, Change and Claim Management responsibilities you will:

• Influence formulation of the necessary contracts
• Negotiate with stakeholders on Change Requests and incorporate them into contracts
• Define and agree the strategy for making, mitigating and defending claims
• Involve the project team in the identification of changes and claims
• Assess contracts in terms of claim-relevant significance, and ensure legal expert input
• Put the strategy for making / mitigating claims into practice
• At an early stage, inform customer, management and project team of deviations
• At an early stage identify, drive, defend and mitigate claims
• Protect the organisation from exposure to any contract liability

An important part of your work will be the Project Planning, Controlling and Closure. You will:

• Handle all ‘Project Excellence at Siemens Energy’ (PE@SE) - relevant planning elements and milestone work results according to the project category
• Set up and maintain the Siemens Energy Project Management Plan
• Monitor continuously the project status, taking into account IFRS, early identification of discrepancies and initiate targeted actions
• Define procedures and requirements concerning quality management (acceptance checks, audits, etc.) according to valid Quality Management regulations and standards
• Hold regular project status meetings and organize acceptance of milestone achievement
• Drive the mechanical and electrical completion processes to a satisfactory outcome
• Manage acceptance of delivery units and services, performing quality controls
• Document all work results according to the valid standards
• Organize acceptance tests and final project handover to contract partner(s)

In your Leadership & Communication role you will:

• Ensure efficient communication with all relevant stakeholders
• Ensure targeted and full communication within the project team
• Agree targets with project staff and delegates defined responsibilities and authority
• Facilitate and monitor effective team collaboration (via coaching / mentoring etc.)
• Hold feedback sessions with each directly assigned member of staff
• Seek active feedback on your performance (from staff, managers & customers)

As part of your Business Integrity role, you will:

• Adhere to the Siemens Business Conduct Guidelines (e.g. Tax regulations & IR35, Delegation of employees, Export Control, EHS (environment, health and safety))
• Involve - if necessary - the respective corporate governance units (e.g. Compliance, Legal Units, HR, Workers Council)
• Forward all relevant information to the project team members and partners
• Set up a framework to ensure regular checks of the compliance in the project, e.g. by conducting Compliance Risk (Re-) Assessments at the appropriate milestones / Quality Gates

Pivotal for this role are Leadership methodologies e.g. for personnel management and development, team development, motivation, and conflict management.

You should have a track record of detailed knowledge of Economics in project business, especially procedures for monitoring and control of financial aspects of project.

Your expert knowledge of project management tools enables you to use the PM methods concerning efficient project organization including roles and responsibilities, duties and collaboration (also with customers and partners).


If you really want to make a difference – make it with us!

"Let’s make tomorrow different today" is our genuine commitment at Siemens Energy to all customers and employees on the way to a sustainable future.

Here at Siemens Energy, we drive innovation, develop new technologies, and apply cutting-edge manufacturing and project delivery technologies to set new standards in renewable energy transmission.

Siemens Energy look for these to be long term staff positions with a promising and rewarding career in Project Management. The role is predominantly Manchester based however as the project life cycle develops, there is an expectation for extensive travel with time spent on site, at a fabricators premises, or with the customer.

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Our benefits package includes a competitive base salary and annual bonus. We celebrate the fact that our employees are individuals and have different wants and needs. With this in mind, we have a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you. We offer 26 days holiday (which increases with service), up to 10% pension contribution match, an excellent company share scheme and employee discounts just to name a few. We encourage the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.