Executes technology projects in according to road map defined by PG Technology Managers using local resources focused on a specific technology. Identify, explore and implement technology development and growth strategies within a Global BU to enhance ABB’s global position and profitability in the medium/long termBasic Function: Research and Development Engineering comprises the investigation, evaluation and potential application to product development, requiring broad technical engineering knowledge. Manage either directly or through subordinate supervisors, physical resources and engineers engaged in technically specialized phases of activities involving one or more engineering disciplines. Candidate will direct major engineering efforts that potentially have substantial impact on current engineering projects, future developments and customers. Direct a wide range of complex technical analyses and investigations. Oversee finalization of proposals and present them, with accompanying recommendations, to executives and customers. Proactively seek, develop and implement initiatives to cost effectively achieve goals and ensure utmost customer satisfaction. Promote and enable professional and technical development of staff. Main Accountabilities: • Prepare the Technology Centre (TC) Mission & Vision, TC related part of Roles and Responsibilities document and Competence Profile (in cooperation with the respective Product Group Technology Manager (PGTM), BU Technology Manager (BU TM) and Local BU manager), provide follow up to PGTM and BU TM on this topic.• Ensure channelling information between BU Management / CHTET / Local BU Management and TC co-workers. Establish the appropriate tool for it such as regular meetings, DB tools, etc.• Ensure distribution, implementation, embracing and execution of all Guidelines relevant to TC activities, namely CHTET Guidelines, Gate procedure, ISO 9000 and QA documents.• Resources Management:- Responsible for resource selection and allocation within the TC.- Ensure the respective resources in cooperation with PGTMs, BU TM and local Management considering both qualitative and quantitative requirements in line with specific role of TC (CoE and CoC roles in Competence matrix) based on mid-term forecast prepared by PGTMs and approved by BU TM.- Ensure the optimal flexibility of resources.- In cooperation with BU TM and Local BU Management prepare organisational structure of TC aiming at optimal TC performance of CHTET tasks.• Budgeting process:- Prepare annual and multi-year TC budget in cooperation with BU TM and PGTMs (with respect to both Money and Activity dimension).- Execute the budget in line with all Guidelines relevant to TC activities, instructions of BU TM, CHTET CFO and applicable local legislation.- Manage the allocated CHTET R&D funds.- Ensure that TC cost are compensated by WP deliveries (money wise) / Responsible for Cash Flow of TC.- Ensure early indications of deviations between budgeted and actual values.• Human resources:- Responsible for hiring, dismissals, reallocations, annual performance reviews, and salary recommendations for all TC members (in coordination with the local HR management and HR rules), all TC members report directly, or through group leaders or eng. managers (solid line) to TCM.- Ensure optimal knowledge Management and improvement of TC co-worker qualification using training, coaching, continuing-education, etc.- Prepare Succession plan for Key Technology Position in cooperation with Local BU Management and BU TM.- Ensure stability of resources.- Organise Job rotation.- Organise Project Management Training.• Methods and Tools:- Ensure that state of the art Methods and Tools are used.- Ensure training on Methods and Tools preferring locally available resources.- Disseminate the best results reached when using available tools.• Project execution:- Ensure most economical local allocation and prioritization of resources (financial and human, timing).- Ensure that the best available knowledge (CRCs, Universities) is used.- Ensure that the adequate and efficient Methods and Tools are used.- Ensure optimal planning, control and utilization of Local resources with special attention to Top Priority Projects as defined by BU Management.- Supports Work Package Leaders and R&D Project Managers in their activities.- Ensure that the local priorities do not prevail Global and strategic R&D tasks as defined by BU Management.- Ensure On Time Delivery for allocated WPs.- Optimise Risk management.- Control Change management in project documentation and alignment with BU instructions (Role of Supporting and Receiving Units to be performed properly, English language, etc.).- Take care about global R&D quality (with special attention to on-time release of products, and product Quality aspects) in cooperation with QA R&D and PGTMs.• Knowledge and Information sharing:- Ensure organisational and technical conditions for efficient X-TC, X-functional (local level) communication.- Ensure the right Information flow between M&S, P&L and TC in the Local BU organisation.- Manage the cooperation with local universities.- Ensure the information flow from local market, Fairs on the territory of the TC, competitor products.- Support PGTMs in ensuring the timely information about IP issues (watch out activity) from the respective region.• IPR (Intellectual Property Rights):- Take care about the IP protection together with BU Patent Officer, cooperate in defence and enforcement related activities on the territory of TC.- Support TC co-workers in invention disclosures.- Create condition (together w/ local BU management) for motivating remuneration of inventors).• Interface to Host Local BU:- Cooperate with GPMs on Portfolio development in the given local BU.- Take care of Technology Knowledge preservation in Legacy products.- Order Related R&D – instruction under preparation.- In case there is a P-development need, coordinate with the relevant PGTM in order to evaluate this business / technology opportunity.- Check the Licensed product portfolio status and development, indicate deviation (non-main line products) to BU TM (form to be agreed upon with hosting LBU, usually as a part of CHTET Audit).
Knowledge and Skills
• Good understanding of gas Insulated Switchgear technology, low energy switching, vacuum interruption and typical topologies of secondary distribution networks
• Strong Leadership skills
• Have cultural sensitivity to work across geographic borders
• Understanding of IEC/IEEE standards
• Familiar with development models and processes
• Strong Project Management background
• Excellent communication & negotiation skills
• Strategic orientation and thinking
• Experience in leading development groups and large development programs
Min. Master Degree in mechanical or electrical engineering and at least 8 years’ experience in engineering leadership position
We can offer:• Technical and personal challenges in a positive and innovative environment • Informal and good work relations between co-workers and managers • Positive and exciting work environment in a global organization • Professional growth • Various company benefitsFor any questions regarding the position please contact LBU Manager EPMV Norway, Ken Isaksen + 47 90597740 or Global BU Technology Manager Martin Stefanka +420 735745253. Please note that in cooperation with Meditor Search we conduct a background screening on all candidates that receive an offer of employment in ABB Norway. This to insure best quality in our recruitment process, according with ABBs company policy.
We are searching for a pro-active ERP Project manager. Do you have experience with SAP and would like some new challenges within a large and exciting company, please continue to read!We are looking for Project managers, with ERP experience, to join our team of pioneers. You must be able to take the lead, but also work together in teams. Our employees have freedom to do what they do best. -And by working together, we do even better. You can on a daily basis challenge yourself. You will work on some of the most complex technical issues facing our business today. Be determined to realize your full potential in a truly global companyTasks:- Lead the project team allocated to the project.- Define, jointly with the PMO, all project plan documents, including scope and financial plans, schedule and risk management plans.- Ensure that the project follows execution best practices and ABB policies. Effectively monitor and control project progress and efficient resource utilization. - Ensure that the project consistently applies contract and claims management, in accordance with ABB policies and contractual agreements with local and international vendors.- Act as key contact for the customer and an escalation point for project issues.- Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and effectively communicate with all stakeholders.- Ensure the project follows and complies with company health, safety, and environmental policies.
- Bachelor's Degree in engineering, business or related field
- 4-5 year of experience from leading SAP-projects
- Project management and strong communication skills
- Understanding of business process development, mapping, and documentation (as-is and to-be business process mapping).
- Fluent English and Norwegian; written and spoken is a requirement
- Very good presentation and communication skill.
- Ability and confidence to work in a multicultural cross border environment.
- Result oriented and able to work as part of a team and as an individual.
- Setting high standards of quality in own work.
- Ability to work as a team member and be a team player.
- Ability to manage teams in projects.
We offer:- Training, personal development and career opportunities- ABB Project Management Training and Certification program.- Competitive conditions, wage level by qualifications- Flexible working hours- Pension scheme, group- and occupational accident insurance- Pleasant working conditions with informal interaction between colleagues and managers on all levels- Positive, exciting and busy working environmentPosition is based at Billingstad, AskerIf this seems to be of interest, do not hesitate to contact us.We look forward to receiving your motivational letter and CV as soon as possible via the ABB portal.