Project Director
GE Transportation - Grain Valley, MO

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

The Project Director will be responsible for a regional portfolio of projects in the Signaling business. In this role, you will integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organization, manage complex issues within functional areas of expertise, be involved in long-term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Be responsible for managing assigned region’s project portfolio and financial performance
  • Be accountable for driving organizational and functional effectiveness in order to achieve region business goals and objectives
  • Be capable of leading the region’s project management team in all aspects of project management (schedule, risk, cost, etc.), developing comprehensive project plans, conducting integrated change control and competing project closure
  • Be responsible for ensuring that customer and partner relationships are proactively managed for assigned region’s project portfolio
  • Be capable of leading / guiding the region’s project management team in translating customer needs / requirements into detailed project plans, driving internal execution to meet established targets and developing enduring / faithful customer relationships while improving project profitability
  • Be responsible for leading the execution of assigned region’s projects in terms of the main contractual obligations, timely delivery, quality, and compliance with contract scope, as well as, expected profitability of each region project
  • Be capable of developing and progressing team’s management of project contracts, contract performance, scope management planning and execution, and contract closeouts
  • Be responsible for the cash flow and contribution margin of assigned Region’s projects and guiding region project managers in playing a proactive role in problem identification / resolution within their project sub-teams, by highlighting potential areas of concern and promptly driving other departments (engineering, project controls, etc.) in solving issues which affect project execution
  • Develop enhanced project management programs and processes that reduce total cycle time and span
  • Be responsible for implementing common process across the business, which result in dramatically improved quality and efficiency in project delivery
  • Be capable of developing and progressing regional team performance in quality management planning / execution, organizational planning / resource management, schedule management (planning, tracking, analysis, etc.), procurement management (planning / execution) and cost / budget analysis and management
  • Be capable of leading region project management team in the development and effective execution of risk management plans (risk analysis, contingency planning, trigger event identification, mitigation actions, etc.) for individual projects
  • Be capable of providing full scope leadership for region team, including planning / managing team communication and meetings, managing employee performance , conducting annual assessments, performing salary planning activities and progressing employee development
  • Ensure all team members are trained and compliant on GE project management processes, tools and methods
  • Create an environment which enables the attraction of new, qualified talent to the organization

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a management role

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Engineering
  • Significant Project, Construction, Field Engineering and/or Contract Management experience within the signaling business
  • High energy level - self-starter
  • Deep technical knowledge of product lines and associated systems
  • Microsoft suite proficiency
  • Six Sigma Training (GE employees only)
  • Proven ability to effectively manage a team / organization
  • Strong people management, team building, performance management, strategic and operations planning, process management, negotiation, and relationship management skills
  • Strong skills in customer relationship building, facilitation, and matrix management
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leaderships skills
  • GE Leadership Development program (PMDP, PMLP, OMLP, JOLP, RELP or equivalent) (GE Employees only)
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Ability to drive and manage change in a dynamic environment Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century. GE Transportation, a unit of GE, solves the world’s toughest transportation challenges. GE Transportation builds equipment that moves the rail, mining and marine industries. Our fuel-efficient and lower-emissions freight and passenger locomotives, diesel engines for rail, marine and stationary power applications, signaling and software solutions, drive systems for mining trucks, and valueadded services help customers grow. GE Transportation employs approximately 12,000 employees worldwide. Learn more about GE Transportation today! PLEASE NOTE: Grain Valley, MO or Melbourne, FL are the preferred locations, however other U.S. locations may be considered. Located just outside of Kansas City, the largest city in Missouri, which is currently under redevelopment with a brand new entertainment district nearing completion. Kansas City is known for the musical styles of jazz and blues. The city is home to one of the largest in-city parks which includes a zoo, golf courses, a lake, an amphitheatre, day-camp area, and numerous picnic grounds. Kansas City is home of two of the twelve federal reserve bank headquarters as well as several colleges and universities. There’s so much to do!
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