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Project Planner

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a pioneering technology leader that is helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. We help to power your home, keep the factories running, and our hospitals and schools open. Come as you are and prepare to get better as you learn from others. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and plug into a team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

We are strengthening our Planning Team and looking for an experienced Project Planner to join our team at Hitachi ABB Power Grids, Grid Integration business in Vaasa. In this position, you will work in close co-operation with Project Managers, Project Controllers, Lead Engineers, Buyers, Site Managers and, of course, with Customers and other key stakeholders to develop robust, dynamic and resource loaded project schedules that meet contractual objectives and provide clear roadmaps for the execution phase. During the project execution, we put planning at the heart of the project. Your main responsibility lies in maintaining the project schedule with frequent progress updates, perform schedule and resource analysis, provide lookahead plans to the stakeholders and prepare schedule progress reporting materials. The role of Planners is becoming increasingly important for our unit and you will have a key role in the further development of project controls.

Your responsibilities

  • Creating, maintaining and analyzing projects’ current and forecasted schedule, including costs, resources and risks in close collaboration with Project Managers and Project team members
  • When needed, you will be the one who draws the attention of Project Managers and project team on schedule deviations, problems and solutions that may arise
  • Active role in communicating schedule information to stakeholders
  • Active role in developing solution options to handle delays together with the project team
  • Following up the projects you are working with, preparing reports and analyses (S-curves, CPA, Resource Histograms, On-Time-Delivery Milestones)

Your background

  • M.Sc. or B.Sc. in relevant field
  • Several years of experience and expertise in planning and scheduling
  • Strong teamwork skills and willingness to motivate and inspire colleagues around you
  • Ability to prepare and maintain high quality schedules together with the project team
  • Self-driven person who takes personal responsibility
  • Goal oriented and structured way of working
  • Experience working with Primavera P6
  • Experience in Oracle Unifier is seen as an advantage
  • Project Management Certificate (PMP® and/or PMI-SP®) is seen as an advantage
  • Good written and spoken communication skills in English, Finnish is an advantage

More about us

Interested in joining the Team and ready for a new exciting challenge? Apply for the position by April 11, 2021. We will initiate interviews as candidates apply and position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. For more information about this role, please contact Harri Paakki, Project Planner, Team Lead, at +358 40 7798 049. Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, the business serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centres. With a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base, Hitachi ABB Power Grids balances social, environmental and economic values, and is committed to powering good for a sustainable energy future, with pioneering and digital technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid.

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Location Vaasa, , Finland
Job type Full-Time
Contract Regular/Permanent

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