Lead Project Management Specialist Job at GE Nigeria

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Lead Project Management Specialist
Job ID: 3225756 
Job Location: Abuja
Job Function: Project Management
Business Segment: Power Grid Solutions

Role Summary

  • To plan, manage and deliver projects from transfer through to Provisional Acceptance Certificate (PAC) ensuring that additional business opportunities are pursued and to deliver high levels of Customer satisfaction and maximum margin/value.

Essential Responsibilities
Integration Management:

  • Set-up project management plan (incl strategy)
  • Manage the changes and adapt the objectives & strategy accordingly
  • Organize and lead Gate reviews
  • Address project management issues (road-blocks, performance, etc...)
  • Contribute to project management process improvements and delivery processes at Unit level

Scope Management:

  • Manage the entire project scope of work
  • Analyse Customer requirements
  • Detect errors/inconsistencies within customer requirement. Propose solutions to reduce those gaps and lead the relevant negotiations

Time Management:

  • Responsible for delivering the project on time
  • Produce and update Master project schedule
  • Produce and updates list of key milestones (incl customers)
  • Anticipate on-time delivery issues (documents, services, equipment)
  • Measure project progress and anticipate actions

Cost Management:

  • Take responsibility for the gross margin of the project
  • Maximize profit and cash at each phase of project
  • Foresee costs & margins at completion
  • Identify cost discrepancies
  • Monitor cash evolution and take actions
  • Develop monthly sales forecast (in close cooperation with the project controller)
  • Develop cost and revenue recovery plans
  • Optimize Costs (design to cost, negotiation QCD, etc…) and challenge productivity in all areas directly involved

Human Resources Management:

  • Set-up and drive a project and site organisation teams
  • Anticipate resources allocation
  • Coach & give feedback to project team members

Communication Management:

  • Responsible for all aspects of communication within the project
  • Ensure Customer satisfaction through effective and healthy communication
  • Provide reporting to customer
  • Provide reporting to management

Risk & Opportunity Management:

  • Conduct Risk Sessions
  • Identify and implement risk mitigation plans
  • Proactively generate and manage opportunities

Contract & Suppliers Management:

  • Take responsibility for all aspects of contract management with the Customer, and suppliersEnsure full understanding of the Contractual requirements by project team
  • Build complex claim and VO’s files involving different levels of Customer / Partner(s) / Supplier(s) organisation
  • Challenge & negotiate T&C's, claims and VO’s
  • Define, monitor and control Customer / Partners / Supplier(s) strategy with regards VO’s & claims
  • Plan & follow procurement & delivery in coordination with procurement department
  • Support procurement department in supplier relationship & conflict management
  • Evaluate quality of deliveries: on-time deliveries, quality of products supplied, quality of services supplied (documentation…)


  • Comply with Quality Procedures, work instructions and Processes in ebook and on site
  • Report or resolve any non-conformances and process in a timely manner

Health and Safety:

  • Demonstrate commitment to safety through participation in formal and informal discussions
  • Adhere to all safe working procedures in accordance with instructions
  • Ensure safety work instructions are complied
  • Participate in the resolution of safety issues
  • Initiate actions to improve health and safety where needed


  • Degree level or equivalent education or experience
  • Most suitable candidates will possess an engineering-related degree, although some may have a commercial background
  • Business English
  • A valid NYSC discharge or exemption certificate will be required (please indicate clearly on your resume)
  • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in Nigeria

Desired Characteristics

  • 5 to 8 years experience of managing medium size project
  • Project management in an international environment (preferred)
  • Experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams with multiple interfaces and high project local content
  • Experienced in managing complex engineering projects
  • Experience of team building
  • Proven track record of project improvement margin
  • Management of projects with major financial, technical and commercial risks

Business Knowledge:

  • Willingness to work in different locations for short or medium periods and to travel world-wide
  • Experience in similar industry


  • Certified as PM level B or should be certified in the following 6-9 months after assignment
  • The candidate shall have the competencies associated with this level (see competency wheel described in PM Certification procedure).