Project Director

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Date: 15 May 2024

Location: Charleroi, BE

Company: Alstom

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 



  • Drive the execution of rolling stock project with high criticality, according to contractual requirements and customer expectations (summarized in contract charter), to maximize the results with respect to cash and margin whilst delivering on time, in conformity with Alstom project management and execution processes,
  • Be accountable for project Quality Cost Delivery Planning (QCDP) and project Environment Health & Safety (EHS),
  • Ensure Alstom legal and contractual rights are protected,
  • Seek and propose to the Customer Director / Platform additional opportunities.  




1/ Be accountable for project QCDP performance and optimize Project Financial performance (Margin & Cash)

  • As owner of the Project Management Work Package (WP), the Project Director is QCDP accountable for all the activities of his/her WP.


2/ Be responsible for the project governance, define project strategy in line with contract requirements, including PMP elaboration and objectives allocation to Sub-Systems (planning, cost, quality, performance)


3/ Lead and coordinate project activities and stakeholders from transfer to close-out including:

  • Proper transfer from tender to project
  • Definition of Project objectives and main drivers (product/service performance, planning) to achieve customer satisfaction in the frame of the Contract
  • Resources management:
  • Define in advance project core team staffing, as well as his/her WP resources
  • Escalate when project resources available do not match the project needs
  • Team leading, including Core Team and when applicable Project Managers of internal and external partners:
  • Make sure that key project stakeholders are aligned towards project/ goals.
  • Engage project teams in the successful achievement of project objectives and strengthen relationships among them
  • Synchronize internal partners and arbitrate when necessary
  • Alignment with contractual requirements and management of variation orders. Arbitration of Q, C, D, P re-baselining and change management at project level. Manage claim and litigations if needed
  • Proactive risk, saving and opportunity management
  • Management of the project progress and its KPIs, and reports to senior management, with transparency during the business/critical project reviews. The Project Director is the representative of the project towards Alstom management.
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable rules, instructions and standards: Code of Ethics & Compliance, EHS, Railway Safety, Quality, Project Management Manual


4/ Manage customer and external stakeholders’ relationship

  • Continuously ensuring alignment with customer contractual requirements
  • Ensuring contract management and variation orders towards customer


Performance measurements:  

  • Project Performance Indicator (PPI)
  • Cash Performance Indicator (CPI)
  • Gate review Go on time / OTD- GR
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • EHS when applicable




Educational Requirements

  • Master Degree (in Engineering, Business Engineering, Economics,…)
  • IPMA, PMP or PM certification is an asset.



  • 15 years’ experience as project manager in a relevant industry (railway, aerospace, defense) of which at least 5-year experience of medium/high critical projects
  • Experience of working in and with multinational companies and in different business cultures.


Competencies & Skills

  • Project management skills 
  • Good communication skills
  • Team management (capacity to coordinate and ensure collaboration of multi-site/multi-functional teams)
  • Leadership, entrepreneurship mindset and result oriented
  • Good Knowledge of Project management processes
  • Conflict and crisis management
  • Ability to manage customer relationship
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Complexity management skills
  • Fluent in French and English
  • A good command in German would be a major asset


Work locations

  • Able to work on a regular basis on various locations (Northern France, Belgium, Germany)

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 



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