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PMO Project Director MEA - Renewable Energy - H/F

Lead Renewable Energy PMO Project Director in Nanterre. Drive projects, ensure consistency, advise managers, and foster safety culture. Join EDF Renouvelables for global impact and growth.

EDF Energy
EDF Energy
Nanterre, France  UTC+01:00   On-site   Full Time   10000+   3 days ago

About EDF Energy

Company Overview

EDF Energy Ltd

London, United Kingdom

2002

Business Model

Energy & Utilities

Electricity generation and supply, primarily from nuclear and renewable energy sources, including solar and wind energy.

Electricity sales, renewable energy projects, and energy services.

Locations & Geography

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Company Culture

Committed to low-carbon, sustainable energy solutions and leading innovation in the energy sector.

Supportive and collaborative, with a focus on continuous improvement and excellence.

Offers various training and development opportunities to enhance skills and foster career growth.

Activities & Projects

Notable projects include the Sutton Bridge solar farm and the Blyth offshore wind farm.

EDF is actively involved in renewable energy projects, including the development of solar and wind farms across the UK.

EDF emphasizes low-carbon electricity generation with significant investments in nuclear and renewable energy sources.

Contact Information

The continuous growth of EDF Renewables, along with the increasing complexity and size of projects, brings light to the need for a common approach in order to establish and ensure steadiness and consistency, leverage on the projects volumes and capitalize on experience in real time.

As a response to that, EDF Renewables is seeking for its the Industry Division a PMO PROJECT DIRECTOR MEA - RENEWABLE ENERGY (M/F)

Main duties of the role include the preparation of proposals and bid submissions, the optimization of CAPEX/OPEX estimates and time baselines, the analysis of threats and the opportunities, the negotiation and the contracting of the execution phase, etc, while ensuring consistency and alignment with the requirements, standards and policies of EDF Renewables Group and in particular those of the Industry Division, as well the technological developments of the Sector.

You will also advise and provide direct support to the community of international project managers on technical and project management issues (tools, methods, learnings, etc.) and as well advise and assist sponsors and project directors in the definition and application of governance processes, in alignment with the EDF Group policies.

Reporting to the PMO Area Manager overseeing a regional portfolio of projects, 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 he/she 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 his/her 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 his/her 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.

The role contributes to the regular updates of the "Industry pipeline" with the workstreams of your perimeter and communicates information and recommends criteria for governance actions and decisions; such as deciding when programs and projects should proceed, be reprioritized, be changed to adapt to strategic changes, be terminated, or be suspended before the originally planned completion dates.

Skills & Qualities required

The successful candidate should have a Master's degree in Engineering, Business management or equivalent and minimum 10 years of experience in a project management position delivering Renewable Energy services such as Wind, Solar, BESS and hybrid plants. A proven successful previous International experience is a must.

Added to that you have a significant and relevant 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, Wind 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, TSIAs, MSAs, BOPs, 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
  • Chinese/Hindi/Arabic/Spanish or other languages is a nice to have

Soft Skills

Interpersonal:

  • 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 duties

Technical:

  • Networking and communication skills: ability to set up, coordinate and mentor project teams
  • Ability to summarize: facilitate projects decision-making process through a pragmatic and practical approach
  • Ability to teach concepts and transfer knowledge to project teams
  • Ability to translate technical jargon into simple concepts

Professional:

  • Ability to adapt and prioritize tasks and workloads in accordance with project operational constraints
  • Persuasive power and influence : manage stakeholders expectations by tailoring presentations, communications and speech
  • Thoroughness and organizational skills: good assessment capabilities, able to suggest improvements for activities involving itself and others
  • Deadline-driven, results-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.

Job location: Nanterre (92). Located at a 5-minute walk from the Nanterre-Préfecture RER A station, our office based in Origine building benefits from a strategic geographical position in the extension of the La Défense business district.

WE NEED YOUR ENERGY!

By joining EDF Renewables, you will :

  • contribute to build a cleaner and greener world by taking up daily and exciting challenges
  • have a chance to work with experts in an international environment
  • be able to grow and progress through a tailored career path
  • be offered a competitive salary package including attractive company benefits and perks
  • work in a well-equipped, modern and healthy workplace

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About the role

Jul 10, 2024

Full Time

Company

Jan 09, 2025

On-site

EDF Energy

Nanterre, France

Senior

UTC+01:00

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