Project Management Officer - Japan

Country/Region:  JP
City:  Tokyo
Company:  EDPR Japan K.K.

EDP Renewables APAC is the main subsidiary of EDP Group, a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind producers. With its headquarters in Singapore, EDP Renewables is the leading sustainable development hub for the Asia Pacific region with activities across nine different markets. Our activities are focused on the design, development, management, and operation of renewable energy sources, namely solar, wind, as well as new technologies such as storage.

 

EDP is a global energy group leading the Energy Transition, Innovation and Sustainability. Using the technology of the future, we create solutions highly focused on the needs of our people and our customers, never neglecting our role and contributions to society. To achieve our goals, we aim to attract diverse people with high potential through the professional opportunities we create.

 

Join us to be part of a renewable energy leader that reinvests in society through sustainable projects and social as well as cultural causes. You will have the opportunity to actively participate in our global transformation, by changing tomorrow now.

 

Job Summary

Solar Project PMO (Project Management Officer) is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and tracking of solar energy projects from inception to completion. This role ensures that all projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget while maintaining high-quality standards. The PMO works closely with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and external vendors to achieve project goals.

Responsibilities:

1. Project Planning and Management

  • Develop detailed project plans, including scope, schedule, cost estimates, resource allocation, and risk management.
  • Involve with Business Development team for project permitting.
  • Experience in EPC contractor selection, familiar with RfP process.
  • Experience in EPC contract / Engineering contract / Consulting contract negotiation

 

2. Stakeholder Engagement

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to gather requirements and ensure clear communication of project goals.
  • Conduct regular meetings with stakeholders to update them on project status, address concerns, and manage expectations.
  • Ensure stakeholder satisfaction by delivering projects that meet or exceed expectations.

 

3. Resource Management

  • Coordinate with resource managers to allocate personnel, equipment, and materials effectively.
  • Manage project teams, including engineers, contractors, and other specialists.
  • Monitor team performance and provide support and guidance to ensure successful project execution.

 

4. Budget and Cost Control

  • Develop and manage project budgets, ensuring cost-effective utilization of resources.
  • Track project expenses and implement cost-saving measures where possible.
  • Prepare financial reports and forecasts to keep senior management informed of project financial status.

 

5. Risk Management

  • Identify potential project risks and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Monitor and manage risks throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Implement contingency plans to address unforeseen issues and minimize project disruptions.

 

6. Quality Assurance

  • Ensure that all project activities comply with industry standards and regulations.
  • Conduct regular quality audits and inspections to ensure adherence to project specifications.
  • Implement corrective actions to resolve any issues impacting project quality.

 

7. Reporting and Documentation

  • Maintain comprehensive project documentation, including plans, schedules, budgets, and reports.
  • Provide regular status updates to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Ensure all project documentation is complete, accurate, and accessible.

 

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Project Management, Renewable Energy, or a related field. A master’s degree or PMP certification is preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management, with at least 3 years in renewable energy projects, preferably solar.
  • Qualification in Electric Engineer, Civil Engineer is preferred

 

Skills:

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid understanding of solar energy systems, technologies, and industry standards.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and environmental standards related to solar projects.
  • Good English communication skills

 

When you join EDP Renewables APAC, you will have access to:

  • Professional experience in a leading global company in the renewables industry with flexible work conditions
  • Recognition through remuneration compatible with the role and other additional benefits
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development, e.g. cross-cutting projects, mobilities and volunteering

 

About EDP Group:

As a socially responsible company, we incorporate our values and practices with the principles of Diversity and Inclusion. To achieve all our objectives, we intend to attract, develop and retain different profiles, assuming diversity as a key factor and differentiator of fundamental innovation in our organisation. We welcome and value all people, and we are committed to the inclusion and sense of belonging of each person who is part of the EDP Group.

 

What makes us proud as an employer:

  • TOP Employer APAC, Singapore 2024 certification
  • TOP Employer Europe 2024 certification
  • Bloomberg Gender Equality Index 2021
  • Top Workplaces US 2021
  • Certification in Conciliation (Excellence) by the Más Familia Foundation


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