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Vestas Deutschland GmbH

This is a Full-time position in Portland, OR posted February 7, 2021.

Director, Construction PMO  
US, Portland | Senior Management | Full-Time  | ID:  13604

Working for Vestas, you are part of the global leader in the high-tech world of wind energy and you have international opportunities in a growing industry committed to preserving our planet for future generations.

The Director, Construction Performance Management role within our construction department leadership group is responsible for the forecasts and projections of all critical construction business metrics including but not limited to TOR, Revenue, Margin, Cash, and EBIT per project and consolidated based on business needs. Provides intuitive and strategic direction of all construction business lines, assess risk and business impact. Coordinates all improvement and process efficiency initiatives, works closely with global and other SBUs to increase business productivity and efficiencies. Provides strategic and tactical leadership/direction to a staff of project controllers, analysts, program managers, and coordinators to support business data flow and needs. Develops strategic plans to reduce operating costs, increase efficiency and automate support systems.


  • Responsible for the portfolio data analysis and reporting from the sales phase thru production allocation, transportation, and delivery to construction sites.
  • Develops and delivers construction metrics and KPIs to P&L designed to simplify decisions, inform stakeholders and evaluate optional solutions. Works closely with finance to gather data and present it in an intuitive fashion.
  • Evaluates, designs, builds, and maintains data and business systems for the construction organization. Evaluates current systems and determines improvements, automates and simplifies tools and systems to reduce overhead costs and simplify the user interface.
  • Develops a culture of Change, utilizes change management and change leadership to effectively rollout initiatives, and continuously evolve the construction organization.
  • Establishes a team that models Vestas’ values and high standards of performance. Coaches, mentors and develops leadership within the team and across functional teams. Understands the personal development needs of each leader and balances that with the business needs of the organization. Continues to elevate responsibility and administration authority of the team.
  • Builds and maintains a highly effective data analytics team, project controllers team, and program management team. Ensures the team is flexible, engaged, and connected to the business. Ensures team is able to react to ad-hoc needs while maintaining business operating metrics and promoting long term strategic change.
  • Develops and regularly improves complete business metric package, able to drill down to project level detail and consolidate based on business lines and needs. The package should be real-time weekly, monthly and quarterly. Coordinates across teams to create user-friendly tools and systems to enable business decisions.
  • Ensures project and construction systems are in place to optimize project performance and customer experience.
  • Develops and maintains project-level reporting designed for customer interface and communications. Increases the professional level of the organization while simplifying business communications thru standard packages and systems.
  • Establishes a highly effective, flexible, responsive Performance Management Office that strategically plans and executes based on customer and business needs.
  • Utilizes data to make decisions while maintaining the highest levels of integrity.
  • Partners with other functional teams to provide necessary support and solutions for all construction projects. Continuously looks for opportunities to lean out activities and simplify the overall operating model.
  • Provides effective leadership that achieves a highly aligned, the engaged, and motivated team producing high-level results against Key Performance Indicators and operational goals. Builds a team atmosphere across regions to align goals and simplify choices.
  • Establishes and maintains highly effective relationships with global support teams including finance, IT, and service information systems.
  • Is the change SME, causing real impact for other teams and functions, develops new approaches, and promote cultural change through the implementation of process improvements
  • All other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelors’ degree in Engineering, Project Management, or Business Administration or other related field or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education. Masters’ degree preferred.
  • 6 – 8 years of progressive leadership experience in a global organization
  • 6 – 8 years of management experience from a construction or energy industry;
  • Good, proven project and program management skills. Ability to develop, plan, and implement strategic short- and long-range goals.
  • Effective team leadership skills with the ability to facilitate a cooperative work environment, motivate, and coach
  • Extensive employee development, coaching, and mentoring skills with a focus on leadership development.
  • Solid social and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of business units in a global organization.
  • Proven proficiency in analysis and problem solving
  • Ability to develop and facilitate positive relationships among internal leadership and external providers.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a significant, ever-growing, and results-oriented environment; handle constant change with ease and flexibility. Highly organized and able to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Professional technical, scientific, and quantitative skills.
  • Able to complete responsibilities in a timely, professional, and quality manner
  • Solve problems methodically, utilize data and understand all variables; search out relevant information and gauge its importance when making decisions
  • Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express oneself clearly and in technical and non-technical terms
  • Ability to influence across organizational boundaries / with a solid focus on working with & understanding different cultures
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Proven leadership that achieves highly engaged and motivated project teams that consistently meet and exceed KPI expectations.

What we offer
As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a competitive salary, and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry. Among the many amenities, we offer: healthcare; dental; vision; paid time off (PTO); generous 401(k) plan; tuition assistance; and much more.
It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.

Additional Information

This position is located in Portland, Oregon.

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 113 GW of wind turbines in 81 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 96 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. 

Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 25.000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at and following us on our social media channels.

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