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Manager Projects - Howden Thomassen Compressors B.V.

Rheden Management & Executive Engineering & Development HBO Employed by client
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Howden Thomassen Compressors B.V.


Rheden Engineering & Development HBO Employed by client
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About this vacancy

Are you ready to embark on a journey with Howden, enabling the energy transition as part of a leading global engineering powerhouse dedicated to revolutionizing air and gas handling products? You'll be at the helm of Howdens mission-critical projects.

In this newly created role of Manager Projects you'll be accountable for Howdens new build project portfolio performance and lead the project management and planning team, driving customer contract execution to new heights.

Further, you will:

  • Lead the project management and planning team (10 FTE), ensuring flawless execution of customer
  • contracts
  • Hit targets outlined in the Annual Operating Plan by implementing data-driven forecasting for sales and cost-to-complete
  • Maintain an unwavering focus on customer satisfaction, on-time delivery, quality, and cost efficiency throughout project lifecycles
  • Develop the skills and competencies of your team to foster a high-performance culture
  • Continuously refine project management processes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness
  • Mitigate risks through proactive identification and management of commercial, contractual, financial, and technical challenges
  • Champion a culture of continuous improvement, driving both process and team enhancements to elevate customer satisfaction

Howden enables their customers’ vital processes, which advance a more sustainable world. This is the vision that drives Howden! Liaise with the colleagues in 34 countries. Howden offers global and local opportunities, 6000 employees and world leading engineers, who create cutting edge developments.

You will be a part of over 160 years of innovation and development that continues today with their digital solutions. At Howden they have a strong corporate identity and purpose. You will be a member of the team, shaping the future of the world and tackling some of the most pressing issues facing the planet. The Howden culture promotes individual development to enhance their most important asset – the people.

Joining Howden means joining a community of passionate individuals dedicated to making a difference. You'll have the opportunity to contribute to the energy transition while working alongside talented colleagues in a supportive environment. As part of their middle management team, you'll have the responsibility to lead and impact both the business and your team. Howden values talent development, offering opportunities for personal and professional growth within the organization.

Besides a good salary, Howden offers 27 vacation days + 3 compensatory vacation days + 13 ATV days, a pension scheme with PME, home-to-work travel allowance.

Howden has a flexible working hours and a work-from-home policy to provide flexibility to their employees regarding start and end times and work location to support a healthy work-life balance.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in project management of large capital goods preferably in the oil & gas industry and and large-scale contracts (>10M EUR)
  • Proven leadership experience with a knack for developing and motivating teams
  • Change management expertise, guiding teams through organizational shifts
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, adept at managing expectations and commitments
  • Full proficiency in the English language to navigate in an international business environment
  • Project Management qualification (Prince 2, PMP, or equivalent) preferred
  • Stellar communication skills, fostering relationships and building a collaborative culture
  • Proactive mindset with a customer-centric approach
  • Team player with a self-starting attitude and strong analytical skills
  • Willingness to occasionally travel

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