Project Operations Director

Requisition Number:  4896
Company:  W Electrique France SAS

Orsay, 91, FR, 91400

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General Job Function:


  • Responsible for driving Project Management/Operations and ensure excellence across the ESS EMEA organization working closely with EPMO, provide independent oversight and operational support to entire portfolio of projects across the ESS EMEA segment. Drive project schedule, cost and risk predictability and performance across the portfolio.
  • Develop and maintain a contingent of competent Project Managers and Project Controllers.  These PMs and PCs will have a direct or matrix reporting relationship with this Director position.
  • Develop and maintain systems and process to improve project performance for the ESS EMEA organization.
  • Build strong partnerships with management staff members to ensure successful project delivery.


Duties and Responsibilities (in the order of priority):



  • Develop and maintain a world class project’s organization.  This includes all aspects for project management from bid development to project closeout. 
  • Team with Segment Directors to provide resource support for projects to include PMs, Project Controls, Project Support & Development, and site support; and maintain an effective project organization 
  • Support segment leaders in optimized utilization of resources for the BU and GOS teams to efficiently deliver products and services across BU. 
  • Team up with segment leaders to develop effective workforce resource plans to improve utilization and efficiencies.
  • Near term focus will be to stabilize the projects that are currently financially distressed.
  • Accountable to drive project management excellence in execution of entire portfolio of projects to ensure that segments deliver on safety and quality, leverage opportunities, manage risk, schedule and cost, minimize margins erosions and meet (or exceed) the Revenue and Margin-as-delivered commitments.
  • Work with partner organizations to formulate strategies and cost estimates for new projects.
  • Lead, develop and support other leaders within the ESS organization to create and deliver on the 5-year business plan, delivering on strategic responsibilities to ensure that a profitable portfolio is embedded into the EMEA ESS BU operation, driving EBIDTA and profit.
  • Partner with EPMO and Business Segment Leadership team to implement best project management practices and PMO transformation initiatives.
  • Responsible for implementing global initiatives from the EPMO with Business Segments for compliance with the Westinghouse Project Management Procedure to include the following: project reporting, project status reviews, risk management, complexity analysis, utilization of the EPMO platform, and best SAP / scheduling practices.


Education and Qualifications / Skills and Competencies:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear or Mechanical Engineering or related discipline. Business Management, Project Management are a plus.
  • Strong leadership experience required.
  • Demonstrated leadership in Project Management/Operations, project recovery, strategic planning, quality compliance, and change management.
  • Proven track record on delivery of multi 100x million Euro projects.
  • Strong Project Management skills, with proven track record of customer satisfaction and successful claim/top line management/improvement. PMI/PMP Certification or PgMP Certification or other equivalent project management certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead large, multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural & multi countries matrix teams with internal and external resources. Working knowledge/management of applicable international regulations or certification authorities (e.g., French RCCM code, ASN or similar national authority, APAVE,…) preferred
  • Proficient in French & English, Italian is a plus.





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