Project Field Operations Manager (PrFOM)

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Date: 23 May 2024

Location: Charleroi, BE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:436631 


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.




  • Plan and manage all Mainline and Urban (M&U) Signaling On-Board Site Operations, in close cooperation with the PM, the Serie Installation Engineering and Design activities, the Serie Procurement and logistics activities
  • Ensure integration on field and installation of the complete System within Mainline and Urban (M&U) On-Board Signaling scope, including the Serie Test & Commissioning activities
  • Possess End to End accountability at Project level, from a QCD (Quality, Cost & Delivery) and Performance points of view for the scope
  • Ensure the application of EHS policies, local regulations, and professional standards



In compliance to EHS (Zero Deviation) and Regulatory standards, the Project Field Operations Manager oversees operational coordination of all project activities related to On-Board Installation and Field Operations (FO), including:


  • Manage and organize site activities, including sites facilities, resources plan, site access, tools
  • Deliver and maintain plans, procedures, Work Method Statements (WMS), in compliance with standard processes and products specifications
  • Manage the Work Package of Installation
  • Manage the Installation works for all Sub-Systems and System equipment and related performance, including monitor and lead actions on planning, risks, opportunities, best practices, non-conformities, technical interfaces
  • Manage the Routine Tests for Serie T&C activities
  • Manage the Sub-contractors, including monitor of quality and delivery through site visits, coordination meetings, inspections and assessments
  • Manage the interfaces with Third Parties, such as facilities providers, Rolling Stock manufacturer, etc…
  • Coordinate the Installation Engineering & Design for the complete Serie, based on all necessary inputs provided by the Sub-System Engineering
  • Industrial, Procurement and Logistics activities:
  • Coordinate the procurement activities under the Sub-Systems responsibility
  • Coordinate the Procurement activities of the installation and T&C equipment
  • Coordinate the Logistic activities (incl. warehouse management)
  • Ensure application of DIS Installation (Digital & Integrated Systems) and FO Process for Installation activities
  • Continuous improvement:
  • Ensure the Serie ramp-up and continuous Installation and T&C performance improvement within the Project
  • Contribute to best practices definition and REX within the Product Line
  • Participate to Process / “Metier” improvement workgroup when requested, propose update/improvement of the Installation and T&C way of working, process, tools and RefLib
  • Ensure compliance to EHS (Zero deviation) through, site inspections, people assessment etc…


Performance measurements

  • Work-package management QCDP (quality, cost, delivery and performance)
  • Savings through Risk mitigation and Opportunities management, Cash by sales milestones achievement
  • Quality, EHS, RSA (Railway Safety Agencies): monitoring, anticipation and reporting on progress and issues



Educational Requirements


High School Diploma, Engineering degree level or equivalent education or experiences



  • Master in Project Management
  • Certification on Railway Safety
  • Certification on Site EHS management




  • Strong experience on on-board site management and T&C activities
  • Cost and planning control experience in site management scope
  • EHS background
  • Experience on site test activities



  • Knowledge of On-board products and services
  • Experience of management by Quality, Cost and Delivery objectives
  • Hands-on experience on Customer relationship in technical topics


Competencies & Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills to fulfil the role of interface manager toward both customers and partners
  • Quality-focused, rigorous, team-player
  • Decision-making and problem-solving ability
  • Resilience, with an analytic way of thinking in order to solve Field complex deviations and issues
  • Innovative attitude aiming to improve continuously the way of working and performance



You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Operations Manager, Project Manager, Procurement, Manager, Operations, Technology, Management

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