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Staff Project Manager

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/18/2018 2:49:56 AM
  • 3039527
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: Digital Commercial Professional Services & Support
Location(s): Australia; Springfield Central; Melbourne, Sydney

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
The Staff Project Manager is responsible for the execution and leadership of APM projects including resource planning, scheduling, implementation methodology, milestone delivery, project budget, customer interface, profitability and project accounting. You will work closely with a cross section of GE Digital resources including sales, technology, finance, procurement, and business management.

Essential Responsibilities:
This role has responsibility for successful project completion that meets both customer and GE Digital goals and expectations.


• Provides project leadership and oversight of APM implementations for customers of the Global Professional Services (GPS) business; requires frequent interaction with Product Development Team, Commercial Team, Customers, Solution Providers (Integrators), and other cross-functional teams.
• Scope Management: Leads the project team in effectively controlling project scope of work, using tools for charter development, contract management, and change control.
• Planning and Scheduling: Assists in developing the project approach and leads the effort to model this approach in the project schedule. Ensures that high-quality integrated planning is performed for all facets of the project life cycle. Performs schedule analysis to establish work priorities, critical path planning, and risk management.
• Resource Management: Applies dynamic resource allocation, including contract consultants, to maximize effective utilization of resources, ensure project success, and deliver high quality solutions with effective billable utilization.
• Budgeting: Manages project budgets and allocation of cost to meet projected profitability commitments.
• Financial Management: Forecasts, manages, and delivers against project revenue/cost plan. Works closely with Operations and Finance teams to ensure accurate and transparent project financial accounting.
• Project Performance Management: Ensures that relevant cost, schedule, and technical performance metrics are instituted at all levels in the project.
• Project Reporting: Proactively tracks and reports on project progress against schedule, technical delivery milestones, and revenue commitments. Manages and reports on adjustments to scope, schedule, cost, and issues.
• Change Management: Drives scope control through formal change management methods. Assists the project team in defining, understanding, and maintaining scope. Assists in the preparation, submission and negotiation of change of scope proposals. Incorporates approved/negotiated changes into the project plan.
• Leverage processes to evaluate, capture, and apply best practices and lessons learned driving implementation cycle-time improvements.
• Coordinates and leads progress meetings with customer and business leadership.
• Effectively applies GE Digital execution methodology and enforces project standards.
• Minimizes GE Digital exposure and risk on project.

• Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience in engineering or computer science.
• 5+ years in industrial software services functions, with minimum of 3 years in a project leadership role.
• Strong exposure to APM technologies, including automated data collection, visualization, quality and efficiency in manufacturing, SCADA, automated decision control, workflow, database applications, scheduling, and interface to ERP systems.
• Strong business acumen; able to fully understand the mission and scope of the business equation
• Demonstrated customer management skills.
• Strong spoken and written English language skills.
• Strong presentation and facilitation skills.
• Strong skills in the use of software business tools (e.g. project management software, spreadsheets, reporting packages, word processing and presentation software).
• Highly motivated, self-starter.

Desired Characteristics:
• Legal authorization to work in the region is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visa, now or in the future for this job.
• Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation
• Must be willing to travel internationally, and work at customer sites for short periods.
• Must be willing to work out of an office located in region

• Project Management - PMI PMP certification
• Exposure to enterprise-level large-scale applications.
• Masters degree in engineering discipline, computer science, MBA, or related field of study
• Experience working in an IT environment or organization.
• Six Sigma Training (Green Belt or Black Belt) and certification

Locations: Australia; Springfield Central; Melbourne, Sydney

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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