Project Manager

Job Description

Mission/Position Headline:

Develops and/or manages customer projects (category C1), according to defined Project Management (PM) standards and customer requirements, and with end to end responsibility for economic results, quality, schedule, and EHS.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Drives own empowerment with adequate signature authorization and target agreement to manage the project as entrepreneur according the organizational standards
  • Stands for overall responsibility on project results including budget, financial management of risks, opportunities, claims, scheduling and EHS; acts as owner of his/her project 

Manage the project throughout the project Life Cycle until final acceptance (FAC):
  • Agrees with management and customer on which methodology (e.g. traditional, hybrid, agile) to apply based on the project characteristics
  • Coordinates planning of Cat C project together with Sub Project Managers and decides on allocation of resources
  • Clarifies specifications of complete project scope.
  • Drives project progress continuously with milestones and budgets and initiates actions to minimize nonconformance cost
  • Develops action plans and handles relevant planning elements and work results
  • Sets up and maintains the Siemens Project Management Plan including Quality Management Plan
  • Effectively collaborates with relevant partners in the sales/project initiation phase
  • Performs contract reading and derives actions concerning risks, opportunities and contractual obligations
  • Drives technical solutions and integrations of all (sub-)systems
  • Ensures proper ramp-up and execution on site
  • Holds regular project status meetings and organizes acceptance of work results
  • Documents all work results according to the valid standards
  • Manages acceptance (tests) and final project handover/closure in a timely manner

Manage Customer Requirements:
  • Builds fruitful relationships to customer representatives
  • Manages customer expectations and solves occurring issues
  • Consults with customers on technical solutions, together with Sales Manager, Key Account Manager and Siemens R&D organization
  • Actively gathers information on the customer and customer's strategies and manages requirements and targets

Develop strategies for the project:
  • Acts as advisor for his line/senior management
  • Develops and considers strategic targets for own project in line with responsible business manager
  • Represents the project in the relevant decision boards internally and externally
  • Identifies/creates additional opportunities within his/her ongoing projects

Manage project finances:
  • Takes full responsibility for the financial results
  • Verifies the project proposal/order entry costing
  • Ensures regular financial controlling and reporting along the complete project lifespan
  • Optimizes the project gross profit
  • Identifies non conformances and takes measures to minimize the impact
  • Ensures that the results of risk assessments are appropriately reflected in project calculation
  • Fosters change order approach consequently with adequate margin contribution

Manage project team:
  • Agrees targets and work packages with project team and delegates defined work packages
  • Holds and seeks feedback pro-actively (e.g. team members, managers, customers)
  • Demonstrates leadership to functionally assigned intercultural staff
  • Takes responsibility for own and supports team-members' work life balance
  • Supports team-members' personal development
  • Fosters ownership culture within the project team
  • Cooperates closely with line managers and experts
  • Facilitates and monitors effective team collaboration also in virtual environment
  • Regularly performs lessons learned activities and feeds the results into own project and organization

Manage stakeholders:
  • Conducts stakeholder analysis and manages efficient communication with relevant stakeholders (e.g. customers, partners, suppliers, authorities)
  • Actively manages and solves conflicts
  • Drives intercultural communication and collaboration
  • Selects and involves partners/subcontractors based on project needs
  • Involves procurement at an early stage and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. legal, compliance, EHS)

Manage contracts, risk/opportunities and change orders/claims:
  • Follows the relevant LoA process as designated Project Manager
  • Assesses and manages contracts including supplier contracts
  • Manages an overall project with onshore and offshore part according to the New Collaboration Model if applicable
  • Negotiates with stakeholders on change requests and incorporates them into contracts
  • At an early stage identifies claim potential and works on mitigation/avoidance strategies
  • Proactively drive and negotiate opportunities
  • Ensures monitoring and management of risks and opportunities
  • Devises suitable strategies for risk mitigation and ensures the implementation of the risk mitigating measures

Manage compliance to standards, rules and regulations:
  • Leads project members to act according to the Business Conduct Guidelines following the rules (e.g. tax regulations, delegation of employees, guarantees and export control)
  • Sets necessary measures to ensure zero harm policy in environment, health and safety
  • Involves the necessary corporate governance units
  • Complies to local standards and law of countries directly affected
  • Ensures the overall quality of works, products and deliverables


Managing projects:
  • Experience as PM with full responsibility for project results in cross-organizational projects (1 year of managing > 1 Small Project with a volume > EUR 500,000 or equivalent responsibility for sub project within a C-project
  • ≥ 1 year leadership experience managing a PM core team ≥ 4 members or a team in an equivalent environment
Project core functions:
  • Additional 2 years as core team member in projects of category A, B or C (or equivalent responsibility for individually categorized (sub) Projects > EUR 500,000 OR PM in Small Projects with a volume > EUR 500,000

Education & Training:

PM3 Core Learning Program (PM3) or equivalent external training (mandatory for PM@Siemens certification on PM level)

Recommended elements:

Project management in C projects:
  • Planning, reporting and continuous calculation in project business
  • Project finance
  • Requirement management
  • Risk and opportunity management
  • Contract, change, claim management
  • Project negotiations
  • Conflict management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project methodologies (waterfall versus agile) when to use what?

Interpersonal & personal competences:
  • Communication skills, english and thai proficiencies
  • Leading across cultures
  • (Virtual) leadership
  • Driving difficult decisions
At Siemens, we value diversity as the inclusion of and collaboration of different thinking, background, experience, expertise and individual qualities across all organization levels and dimensions. We encourage and support our employees to develop their personal skills and strengths, regardless of gender identity, nationality, age, religious beliefs etc... We believe diversity strengthens our innovative capacity, unleashes the potential of Siemens’ employees and thereby directly contributes to our business success.

Organization: Portfolio Companies

Company: Siemens Large Drives Ltd.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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