Senior Project Manager - Engineering

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  • Job Title Senior Project Manager


SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER - ENGINEERINGCan you help Volvo Group be the most desired, innovative and successful transport solution provider in the world?Innovations within transport will reshape the cities of tomorrow. For us in the Volvo Group, technology means the aspiration to move forward, constantly working together to improve and do better. It means creative and innovative thinking, evolutionary and revolutionary problem solving - all in order to reach our vision. We are looking for a Senior Project Manager - Engineering to join our Powertrain Engineering Team in Bengaluru - is it you?Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support. With Volvo Group Trucks Technology, you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win. Purpose: Inside GTT (Group Truck Technology), Volvo has decided to strengthen its position in India by establishing a complete powertrain development entity for engine, transmission and axle. If you want to be part of great challenges and opportunities in a dynamic Indian & Global Environment, this is the right opportunity for you. Our ambition is to develop drivelines for trucks in those markets aiming to satisfy our customers. We will also support our Global sites with engineering expertise. The mission for a PME is to manage cross functional development projects within GTT and all necessary stakeholders as applicable including JV's/Alliance PartnersThe SENIOR PME manages the project and the project team within a cross functional environment, providing leadership and structured roadmaps. The SENIOR PME reports and communicates in the Steering Committee, Decision Bodies, as well as management and customer forumsResponsibilities:The SENIOR PME is fully responsible and accountable for the overall delivery and timing of the assigned project coming under Complete Drivelines (Engine, Gearbox and Axle).The SENIOR PME must proactively lead, drive and follow-up all aspects of the project according to the DVP project handbook and decided support processes, managing the stakeholders, communicate and minimize the risks, delivering the total project on time, with agreed product and project Quality, Cost, and Features (QDCF) according to the agreed and approved project defining documents and making sure customer requirements are reflected in those.The SENIOR PME is responsible for stakeholder dialogue and negotiation and internal as well as external communication related to the project.In crucial issues, the SENIOR PME prepares recommendations for approval by the Steering Committee, initiates actions accordingly, e.g. corrective actions and approved changes.The SENIOR PME is also responsible for:Creating, maintaining and aligning project Main Time Plan with time plan from functional areas and related projects.Managing the project cost - establish, forecast, follow-up, analysis of deviations, challenge, define priorities.Securing funding releases from Decision BodyDeveloping, releasing and maintaining the Project Description.Establishing the contract, taking the commitment, requesting the needed resources for the project, regardless of whether those are inside or outside GTT.Contributing to leading the Pre-Study, depending on the specific assignment, together with Product Planning in industrialization projectsActing as the primary negotiator for the feasibility study and for balancing Prerequisites vs. Project Description.Driving the project according to Process Defined.Being the primary point of contact with concerned project(s).Fulfilling the project scopeSecuring Gate deliverables/tasks according to PAP.Identifying, driving and implementing lessons learned.Pro-actively identifying and creating action plans, communicating impact and alternatives to reduce risk throughout the projectProactively coming with proposals/solutions to the Risks/Issues being observed.Drive Process Initiatives to either set a New WoW or for process ImprovementsSenior PME - might need to engage & drive Quality issues observed wither from within the Project or from Market - Strong Focus & drive would be needed for the sameStrong knowledge on Quality Tools & a detailed approach to RCA's In case of an Advanced Engineering project, the SENIOR PME promotes a deep technical reflection within the project and pushes the most promising innovations within the project to deliver technologies as part of complete systems which meet defined requirements and pre-requisites.Within Maintenance project setup, the SENIOR PME also has the following responsibilities:Defining/Assessing PMR maturity at handover stage with authority to decline inclusion if not ready Providing/maintaining a holistic overview of product changes (e.g. Complete Truck Delivery report or similar) for each Introblock introduction and coordinating actions to ensure a successful introduction.The Maintenance Senior PME may also have additional responsibilities depending on site delegation.The Senior PME is also responsible to lead the PM’s in their project work and to secure cross functional work with leadership and motivation. Driving the resolution of main project issues as a task force leader, anticipating future issues and prioritize activities. A Senior PME shall be a role model to his/her project team and to the entire organization.A Senior PME may need to represent the team in various Forums to drive the activities assignedA Senior PME also focuses on Sustainability thru working on areas of Climate-Resources-PeopleYou need energy, passion and trust to join us in our journey to become the world leaders in sustainable transport solutions Qualifications Graduate/Post Graduate in Mechanical / ELectronics/ Mechatronics / Automotive Engineering or other equivalent education. At least 12 years of experience in Powertrain and Project Management related areas. You have good knowledge in complete driveline (Engine, Gearbox, Axles) You have been leading with success several projects You hold a PMP® certificate Agile/SAFe WoW Knowledge would be an added advantageExcellent verbal and written communication skills in English Having a Truck driver license would be an added advantage Personal skills Strong leadership Team leading skills Customer orientedChange Management Open, multi-cultural and positive mindset Structured and Synthetic Clear in communication Strong network builderGoing the Extra MileResult/Action OrientedAccountabilityCoaching SkillsInnovation MindsetRisk AppetiteAgilityDriving EngagementPerseveranceSelf-Motivation

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