Manager Project Scheduling

  • Hitachi Zosen Inova AG
  • Zürich (Schweiz)
  • Presence / Mobile
  • Work experience
  • Senior, very experienced
  • Technical occupations (other)
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About us

Zurich-based green-tech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in solutions for energy transition and circular economy including Energy from Waste (EfW) and Renewable Gas (RG), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. HZI acts as a project developer, technology supplier and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological waste recovery. Its solutions are based on efficient and environmentally sound technologies, are thoroughly tested, and can be flexibly adapted to customer requirements. HZI’s Service Solutions Group combines its own research and development with comprehensive manufacturing and erection capabilities to provide support throughout a plant’s entire plant cycle. HZI works for customers ranging from established waste management companies to up-and-coming partners in new markets. Its innovative and reliable solutions have been part of more than 1,600 reference projects worldwide.

Your responsibilities

  • Operations & escalation:
    • Manage and supports the team of schedulers in delivering quality scheduling services.
    • During project planning phase, provides support to Project Scheduler for the preparation of the Baseline, the set-up of the internal and external reporting, leveraging from Standards and return of experience
    • During project monitoring phase, supports Project Schedulers in managing the Schedule, identifying, and anticipating schedule risks and opportunities, developing corrective actions, and/or escalating issues
    • During project close out phase, ensures that all lessons learned are properly recorded and fed back to Standard Schedule Templates
    • Closely assist Project Schedulers through claim preparation and develop supporting schedules and analysis
    • Can be directly engaged in critical scheduling activities, as needed.
    • Can be involved, as representative of the Scheduling function, in specific meetings with Customers
  • People management:
    • Within the assigned perimeter (portfolio of projects, BU or entity…), is responsible for planning and assigning people to the various projects/ activities
    • Manage his direct reports technically and disciplinary
    • Foster the development of employees. Ensure all Schedulers are properly skilled, trained, and take direct responsibility on the integration of newcomers  
  • Methods & Tools, Innovation & Continuous improvement:
    • Ensures that scheduling methods and tools are properly and uniformly implemented, providing the necessary visibility to the management functions, on all the time-related aspect
    • Is involved in the continuous improvement of new developments of processes, standards, or tools
    • Ensure that experience feedback is properly captured and used as input to Continuous improvement
  • Is aware of the HSE requirements relevant to their role, and implements and complies with them

Your experiences

Job specific requirements: 
  • Completed Bachelor's/Master's studies
  • Strong technical and contractual understanding of the end-to-end delivery process of projects or products within EPC (engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning) industry
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a scheduling function preferably in the Power Sector
  • Experience in a production role, such as engineering, construction or project coordination/ management is a plus
  • Excellent knowledge in Primavera P6 and MS-Project. Any other monitoring tool is a plus
  • Very good knowledge of Project Management techniques (preferably PMP certified)
  • Very good verbal and writing English knowledge (German knowledge will be an additional asset)
Methodological Expertise 
  • Experience leading and developing teams, as line manager and in complex matrix environment
  • Analytical thinking. Proactive problem-solving attitude. Ability to take decision.
  • Able to develop a Vision, align with Stakeholders, to develop and deploy an implementation plan
  • Presentation technique. Negotiation skills. Moderation ability
  • Assertiveness, flexibility, and resilience
  • Operational effectiveness & accountability

We offer

  • Responsible challenge with diversified field of activity
  • Team-oriented working atmosphere in an international Company
  • Personal development opportunities through own Inova Academy
  • Opportunity to gain an insight into various technical disciplines
  • Excellent employment conditions
  • Attractive working place (central, good transport links)
  • Modern infrastructure


Do you have any questions? Please contact us.
We look forward to receiving your application.

For HR agencies: Please note that we do not accept applications coming from agencies. Thank you.