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National Operations Manager - Energy Performance Services - Distributed Energy Systems - Remote

Job Description

Who We Are | Our Culture:

Siemens Smart Infrastructure connects energy systems and buildings to adapt and evolve the way we live and work through high-profile construction and infrastructure projects such as airports, pharmaceutical plants, data centers, stadiums, universities, military bases, and hospitals.

We live and foster an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company's success. We trust and empower our leaders to act as owners, direct their teams, and innovate to succeed. We communicate openly and honestly to learn from our failures and celebrate our successes. We recognize individual and team achievements frequently. We invest in our team members, offering a wide variety of internal and external development opportunities.

Siemens Smart Infrastructure


What you will do for Siemens Smart Infrastructure:

This National Operations Manager position will report within the National Sales and Operations team but is 100% dedicated to the Energy and Performance Services (EPS) - Distributed Energy Systems (DES) business working directly with the EPS Zone DES Operations Managers and their teams. The DES business offerings include Solar PV, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Microgrids, Cogeneration, and Central Utility Plants.

The expectation of the position is to deliver the financial, customer, employee, and process related targets as defined by the annual business plan and targets defined by the National Sales and Operations department. This position will focus most of their effort in project development and execution improvement, project and life cycle risk mitigation and service approach for the EPS Distributed Energy business. This includes Performance Contracts, Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) and Design, Build, Own, Operate and Maintain (DBOOM) offerings.


Requirements:

Provides operations and business management support to EPS Zone. Advises headquarters and local management on operations strategic and tactical planning on DES projects including resource development and allocation, financial forecasting, monitoring, reporting, and issue resolution. Assists and provides recommendations to management on development and implementation of strategies aimed at increasing business growth and financial success; asset management, cost reduction, and customer satisfaction enhancements; and improving employee productivity, quality and safety across the EPS Zone. Provides operations perspective in Zone business planning, staff planning, training and development, customer satisfaction and achievement of SI RSS RAM goals and objectives. Reports to headquarters management on project execution activities taken to meet budgeted revenues, gross margin dollars, and operating income for EPS business. Shares accountability with EPS Zone Managers on driving these areas.

Assists, guides and improves project development and execution function in planning, organizing, directing and controlling of project management, installation, commissioning and service turnover for EPS DES projects. Special emphasis is on process, standardization, quality, costs containment, risk mitigation, new product and tool introduction, resource management, financial accountability, customer satisfaction, and profitability. Coordinates and manages special projects with region wide scope and impact. May manage or oversee management of operations-related aspects of business with corporate and key account customers across region. Coaches and counsels operations personnel and advises operations management on performance and development needs throughout region. Based on company requirements and policies, mentors and supports DES operations teams and individuals with project management, process improvement, proposal uniformity, forecasting, estimating, monitoring and recovery planning, particularly on large or key account operations activities. Attends select region and zone operations meetings. 

Participates in implementation of best practices, national operations programs and other initiatives related to or impacting region. Serves on task forces or teams to develop and implement major programs, processes and cross-operating company projects. Continues to improve technical competence of company’s offerings, applications and services. Maintains current knowledge of regulatory changes, laws and financial options available in market. Represents Siemens in industry associations, professional organizations and affiliations. Minimum ten years industry experience including operations management or comparable role including strategic planning, contracting, project management, engineering, account management and all aspects of general business management. Expertise in the energy industry, specifically complex, hybrid project development and construction is a plus.

Deep understanding of state and federal regulatory constructs in the Power sector. Ability to implement organizational and process change in response to business needs. Strong listening, negotiating, verbal, and written communication skills needed. Travel 30-60%

   


Job Family Responsibilities:

Directs full scope of extremely large or complex projects or programs. Conceptualizes strategic project/program opportunities. Conceives project/program management design approach (defining scheduling, budget, risk, change, opportunity and resource management activities) for strategic projects/program. Directs the technical review of system design and documentation. Conceptualizes continuous improvement opportunities and strategic project/program expansion opportunities. May cultivate client opportunities and high-level relationships.


Position Duties:

  • DES Project Slip Management
  • DES Project Risk Mitigation
    • Detailed cost review
    • Deep dive in project planning with project teams
    • Customer Management Plan
    • Communication Plan
    • Resource Planning and Management Approach
  • DES Project Development Productivity
  • DES Project PM020-PM040 Reviews
  • Global Reviews including PRR support
  • Sales and Planning PACT Workshop Facilitation
  • Project Excellence Reviews
  • Knowledge Sharing/Best Practice Sharing/Benchmarking
  • Maintain Large Project Quality and Safety Management Standards
  • EPS Workflow Standards full implementation
  • EPS Initiatives as defined
  • DES Operations Skip Meetings
  • Develop and Maintain Best Practice Project Scoping Documents
  • Key DES Project customer visits
  • Achieve Financial results: O/I, Revenue, GM%, Slip, Absorption, etc…
  • Define, develop, implement, and sustain CRA programs as required
  • DES Quarterly Risk Reviews
  • Support SI RSS and SGT collaboration
  • Support the EPS Project Execution teams
  • Large Project Lessons Learned
  • DES Business Analysis Support
    • Project Development
    • Project Execution
    • Operations Talent
    • Staffing Standards
  • PM Development program specific to DES PM’s
  • Implement DES Project Planning program using BIM360
  • Support the PM PM@Siemens Global Certification Program


Education:

BS/BA in related discipline (Engineering, Construction Management, etc.), or advanced degree, where required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification may be required in some areas. Professional Engineer licensure or PMP a plus.


Knowledge and Experience:

Demonstrates ability to advance technologies, processes, and practices in area of distributed energy solutions. Serves as the leading point of authority and/or source of technical/scientific knowledge for Solar PV, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Microgrid, Cogeneration, and Central Utility Plants. Demonstrates extensive knowledge of organization's business practices and issues faced and contributes to problem resolution of those issues. Typically 15+ years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above.

Where permitted by applicable law, Siemens may require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 based on job requirements, and in accordance with an accommodation based on legally protected reasons.

Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States without need for current or future employer-sponsored work authorization.


Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on qualifications
  • Health, dental, and vision plans
  • Matching 401(k) up to 6%
  • Flexible vacation plan
  • Paid parental leave


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Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time



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