Project Planning Specialist

Contribute to project planning in Minas Gerais. Join Renewable Energy Grid Solutions as a Project Planning Specialist. Remote position.

GE Vernova
GE Vernova
Minas Gerais, Brazil  UTC-03:00   Remote   Full Time   10000+   22 days ago

About GE Vernova

Company Overview

GE Vernova

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Business Model

Renewable Utilities

Electricity generation, including power from hydro, gas, nuclear, and steam sources; manufacturing of wind turbine blades; grid solutions, power conversion, solar, and storage solutions.

Electricity sales, product manufacturing and related services.

Locations & Geography

Operates in over 100 countries around the world 🌍

Significant contributions to global renewable energy capacity and advanced technology in energy systems.

Company Culture

"To electrify the world and help decarbonize it." Committed to leading the energy transition and enhancing quality of life globally.

Emphasizes innovation, collaboration, and sustainability.

Focus on advanced research, consulting services, and financial solutions supporting employee growth and expertise in energy systems.

Activities & Projects

GE Vernova is involved in several major projects including the development of the world's longest, most advanced wind turbine blade, the LM 107.0P.

Introduction of GridOS to navigate new grid realities, and pioneering work in renewable energy technology.

Committed to achieving carbon neutrality in facilities and operations by 2030, with ongoing innovations in renewable energy and sustainable practices.

Career Opportunities

Diverse opportunities in digital technology, engineering, manufacturing, project management, and sales among others.

Offers comprehensive benefits including health insurance, flexible working hours, and a focus on employee well-being.

Contact Information

LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram

Careers at GE Vernova

In Project Controls, our goal is to ensure the right rigor around schedule and cost management processes to deliver projects on-time and within budget. With focus and rigor around tools, processes, operating rhythm, and people, here you shall have the opportunity to learn, contribute and excel in one of the best Project controls functions in the industry. Surrounded by committed, loyal colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, you’ll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the energy transition.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities


  • Builds tender integrated schedules and cost estimates
  • Build project schedule and project budgeting in cost and schedule tools
  • Ensure compliance to Global Standards for planning and cost control in the region
  • Support PM to align project budgets to as sold in appropriate systems
  • Maintain project schedule and cost forecast throughout project
  • Analyse schedule and cost trends and provide forecasted cost and schedules to project team
  • Maintain a register of potential schedule and cost risks
  • Maintain a register of actual and committed costs
  • Checks and controls cost movements, compares with current scope and progress as well as with previous forecast. Also Compares with productivity factors and validates accuracy of estimates
  • Communicates schedule and cost status/forecasts/risk to functional cost owners and drives/supports risk mitigation
  • Provides internal and external project reporting of project status
  • Collaborate with 3rd parties on project cost and schedules
  • Presents all financial data in a transparent way, attends project and management review to present cost status
  • Provides change order calculations to ensure schedule and cost estimates are accurate
  • Updates changes in appropriate systems to ensure costs are aligned to the current situation
  • Aligns with Finance Controller to ensure reconciliation takes place between approved project financial data and books.
  • Support project close out and claims
  • Lead the team of Project Cost Control analysts on larger projects
  • Provide support to tenders
  • Oversee the planning function on the project
  • Ensure quality of the project controlling reporting.
  • Ensure accuracy of cost budgets, actuals, and forecasting
  • Ensure collaboration with functional cost owners to find strategies to reduce cost
  • Ensure Alignment to established standards (WBS, process, procedures, tools usage)
  • Ensure efficiency and effectives of the project cost control team where applicable.

Quality & Lean

  • Comply with Quality Procedures, work instructions and Processes at GSI level and Project Controls Function
  • Report or resolve any non-conformances and process in a timely manner
  • Identify areas of opportunity for standardization / optimization and where possible participate in a Kaizen or similar lean event to implement any identified improvements


  • Demonstrate commitment to safety through participation in formal and informal discussions
  • Adhere to all safe working procedures in accordance with instructions
  • Ensure safety work instructions are complied
  • Participate in the resolution of safety issues.
  • Initiate actions to improve health and safety where needed

Performance Measurement

  • Schedule quality
  • Cost forecasting quality
  • Schedule forecast quality
  • Cost and schedule performance of project
  • Timeliness of reporting

Required Qualifications and experience

  • Educational Requirements

    Degree qualified either in finance or may have engineering degree (with financial training)

    Desired Knowledge & Experience

    5+ years planning large turnkey projects

    2+ projects providing cost controlling on large turnkey projects

    Lead planner on 2+ turnkey projects

    Knowledge of cost control function on large complex turnkey projects

    Knowledge of forensic analysis on large complex turnkey projects

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About the role

May 07, 2024

Full Time


Nov 02, 2024


Minas Gerais, Brazil

5+ years


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