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Global Project Operations Manager


This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted December 1, 2021.

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations.

Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

Working as a Global Project Operations Manager, Global management of all project execution activities in the area of responsibility in Electrification.

Ensure global operations are executed in accordance with company procedures, contract specifications, quality standards, health, safety & environment requirements, financial targets, as well as schedule commitments.

Reporting to the Global Product Group Manager, need to Coordinate and oversee team development and standardized process development to continually improve effectiveness of project execution teams.

Your responsibilities

• Project leadership: Defines and leads implementation of continuous improvements for the project execution strategy for the global project operation, in alignment with Division and Business Unit business strategies.

• Project portfolio: Ensures that the global portfolio of projects is managed consistently, based on best practices and ABB Policies.

• Instructions and guidelines: Leads and overseas the project execution teams globally, ensuring that ABB Policies are consistently followed.

Develops, customizes and continuously improves standard processes and work instructions by adopting ABB and external best practices.

Ensures that lessons learned from project execution are analyzed and conclusions are incorporated in continuous improvement actions.

• Budget, sales and operations planning: Participates in the budgeting process, jointly with Global Business Unit/Product Group Manager and Controller.

• Participates in Sales and Operations Planning with other members of the Business Unit/Product Group Management team, and takes actions to close potential gaps in project execution capacity.

• Project execution and control: Supervises project execution and performance management through project reviews with management and Project Managers to ensure contract fulfilment, and approves any

• project deviations Takes an active role in resolving escalated project issues, especially those raised by customers.

Ensures that projects are formally closed out, as contractually agreed.

• Contract and claims: Ensures that all projects consistently apply contract and claims management, in accordance with ABB Policies and contractual agreements.

• Stakeholder relations: Builds and maintains relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

Serves as an escalation point for individual and systemic project management issues within the project

• execution team.

• Health, safety and environment (HSE): Validates and supports that adequate HSE measures are taken in the respective project operations functions and that an HSE culture is implemented and maintained in the organization.

• People leadership and development: Ensures that the area of responsibility is structured to fit the business model, sufficiently staffed with skilled resources and directed appropriately.

• Guides, motivates and develops direct and indirect reports within HR policies.

Oversees competency assessments and ensures that the project staff is licensed and certified appropriately.

Leads and coaches the project execution teams to achieve defined business objectives.

Drives efficiency and effectiveness, improve cash flow, revenue and profitability.

Defines organization of the project in coordination with the Project Manager by assigning project team members to projects based on competencies, customers and availability.

Develops project execution capacity and capability in line with ABB policies, i.e.

directives, instructions and guidelines.

Your background

• Bachelors Degree with minimum 7 years of experience in relevant field.

• Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.


• Retirement plan

• Life insurance

• Disability insurance

• Medical insurance

• Wellbeing program

More about us

ABB’s Electrification Global Markets organization is responsible for the go-to-market strategy and generating profitable growth for the Electrification Business Area.

Our 10,000 strong commercial team represents the portfolio of all Electrification Business Area Divisions in over 100 countries.

Our unmatched domain expertise across key industry verticals and channels combined with our truly global footprint makes us able to deliver extraordinary business results, supporting our customers with solutions which address their current needs, whilst considering the future emerging trends such as Urbanization, Digitalization and Shift to Electricity and Sustainable Energy.


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