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Senior Project Manager at GE Nigeria

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliverelectricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital powerplant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions andour data-leveragingsoftware. 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 Title: Senior Project Manager

Job ID: 3232456
Location: Abuja
Job Function: Project Management
Business Segment: Power Grid Solutions

Role Summary

  • Plan, manage and deliver projects in Anglophone West Africa from transfer through to Provisional Acceptance Certificate (PAC) or Final Acceptance Certificate (PAC) ensuring that additional business opportunities are pursued and to deliver high levels of Customer satisfaction and maximum margin/value.

Essential Responsibilities

  • At level of Complex Large Projects, the Senior Project Manager (SM) has the capacity to manage projects which are classified “Complex full set” according to Project Management Handbook and identified as “strategic” by management with a strategic customer in terms of secured and potential contracts or target market
  • That constitutes a severe financial, technical and commercial risk & opportunities
  • The impact of the project will have a significant effect at Sector level
  • A multi-Unit project, where SM is the leader, Operating within an international environment with many complex internal and external interfaces

Main Responsibilities

  • Primary interface to Customer for all official communication
  • Overall responsibility to deliver project according to contractual conditions & objectives set by his/her direct manager
  • Owns the project governance and strategy to be followed by the project team
  • Leads the Project team and ensure the project coordination
  • Lead and manage the team to ensure performance standards, annual objectives, policies and procedures are met
  • Ensure the team has the right level of know-how and competency to perform their responsibilities through coaching and development
  • Empowered to make decisions for the benefit of the project
  • Manages the Risks and Opportunities assessment, proposes and follows action plans
  • Organizes and manages the Project Master Time Schedule
  • Implements and follows transverse actions for the benefit of the Project
  • Reports on monthly basis the consolidated project situation the progress to Sector Management and is helped by Sector Management to take strategic decisions
  • Run full consolidated Projects Reviews on a quarterly basis with the different participating Units and Operation Director of Regions or Product Lines as per Grid Solutions Governance

Network & Links:


  • Direct Manager: GS Engineering & Project Leader
  • Day to day report: Operation Director of the Region (Commercial Solutions) or PL Operation director (in case of HVDC or FACTS Projects


  • Clients, Contractors & Suppliers, Partners, Consortium, Bank & insurance


  • Degree level or equivalent education or equivalent knowledge or experience
  • Most suitable candidates will possess an engineering-related degree, although some may come from a general management /commercial background
  • Fluent in verbal and written 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 Knowledge & Experience:

  • Certified as PM level A 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)
  • World class Project Manager with proven track record
  • Management of projects within a consortium or partnership environment
  • 10-15 years’ experience of managing large and complex projects
  • Project Management in an international environment
  • Experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams with multiple interfaces and high project local content
  • Experience of team building and team culture development
  • Proven track record of significant improvement of project margin
  • Management of projects with severe financial, technical and commercial risk
  • Experience of P&L objectives
  • Willingness to work in different locations for short or medium periods and to travel world-wide
  • Experience of Transmission and/or Distribution industry

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs/projects
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs
  • Established project management skills

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