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Planning Manager

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Date: 08-Sep-2021

Location: CDMX, Mexico

Company: Alstom

Req ID:148841 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

JOB TITLE & JOB CODE

Title (Job code): Project Planning Manager (PB-PL-02_001)

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

  • Working in close collaboration with a Senior PrPM or a Sub-System Manager, owner of time management topic for his area, providing proper time management information to support decisions making to reach expected OTD performance of the project (tender, contract or program execution)
  • Responsible to develop and maintain the project schedule (internal) for his area
  • Manage efficiently planning deliverable issuance.
  • Facilitate the synchronization of internal stakeholders

ORGANISATION

Organisation structure (job belongs to): Region

 

Reports directly to:

Senior Project Planning Manager / Head of PrPM / Global Planning Manager / Global Planning Director

Other reporting to: PM System and Senior PrPM (if applicable)

 

Direct reports:

NA

 

Network & Links:

Internal

  • Project Planning Manager
  • Project Manager / Sub-System Manager

External

  • None

MAIN RESPONSABILITIES

In tender:

  • Analyse the schedule management requirements of the Senior PrPM for his area: schedule structure, reporting constraints…
  • Define tender preparation schedule and monitor until the submission of the tender,
  • Detail the tender schedule based on Reference Library templates, gap analysis, Metiers commitments, and PXO (Project Metiers organisation such as PIO / Project Industrial Organisation) tender strategy
  • Highlight the critical path and risks linked to the project schedule for his area and propose the optimisation & mitigation actions,
  • Contribute to the project strategy in compliance with the requirements defined by the Senior PrPM
  • Deliver on time all schedule deliverables down to the requested level,
  • Estimate the cost of Scheduling management effort.

 

In contract or program execution:

  • Contribute to the Project Time Management Plan defined by the Senior PrPM.
  • Build the project schedule for his area based on internal standard WBS, contractual targets and data provided by all stakeholders,
  • Contribute with the Finance Project Manager to Earned Value Management
  • Participate to the validation of the project baseline
  • Ensure the consistency of all the internal and external Stakeholders commitments, and manages the schedules interfaces,
  • Perform schedule analysis & trade-offs to close identified gaps or schedule issues
  • Organise and lead periodic project schedule sessions for his area,
  • Provide a timely updated schedule situation highlighting the gap between the actual and the baseline,
  • Focus on early identification of potential delays (critical paths) including the status on risks and margin related to schedule
  • Prepare schedule and progress reports,
  • Provide support to sub-system manager on all issues related to sub-system project schedule,

 

For all:

  • Apply the Project Scheduling Process,
  • Promote time management practices awareness in the project team
  • Contribute to the return of experience (REX) and improvements, share best practices, schedule templates.

 

Performance measurements in tenders:

  • On-time delivery of all requested tender deliverables,
  • On time delivery of schedule analysis for decisions by the Tender Team: critical paths for main milestones, planning risks, standard metrics measuring schedule robustness
  • List of potential gaps between sub-system project schedule defined in tender and Platform Reference Library schedule

 

Performance measurements in contract or program execution:

  • Regular and consistent scheduling updates, with potential delays analysis
  • Delivery on time delivery of KPIs (Gate Reviews GO on time, sales, cash, …) and planning documents,
  • Standard metrics measuring schedule robustness (PSI)

 

MAIN REQUIRED COMPETENCES

Educational Requirements:

Mandatory:

  • Engineering degree

Desirable:

Experience

Mandatory:

  • Project management and industrial background
  • Is used to work with internal processes: Tenders, Projects, Engineering, Industrial, Sourcing, Supply Chain, Quality and their interfaces……
  • Project scheduler experience is a plus. Project scheduling processes

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of different scheduling tools

Competencies & Skills

  • Basic overall knowledge of railway products, and good knowledge of the Sub-System
  • Agility to juggle with schedules simulations, various scenarios, and changing project goals.
  • Rigorous, structured and sense of anticipation
  • Good Communications and interpersonal skills, excellent team worker
  • Conflict management and multi-tasking,
  • Collaborative management
  • Be able to challenge sub-system team and highly proactive in proposing solutions.
  • Comfortable in an international and a multi-cultural environment.

 

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   

 

 

Job Type:​Experienced​


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