Project Planning Manager

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Date: 22 Feb 2024

Location: Charleroi, WHT, BE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:434658 

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


In this role the Project Planning Manager will coordinate the ERTMS onboard project core team ensuring that the project delivers on time with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on schedule adherence.

The  Project Planning Manager will be part of the project core team located in Oslo (Norway) and will interact with the off-shore planning manager, project team, suppliers and the various customers (Bane NOR and the vehicle owners).

This project delivers to 15 different customers as there are several train owners. Suppliers are both local and foreign.



- Internal: Project team, participating Alstom Product Lines in the Project, contract manager.

- Work in Project Core team

- External: Client on Schedule Management aspects, partners, subcontractors and suppliers on Schedule Management aspects.




In the scope of the project, the Project Planning Manager will be part of the ERTMS onboard project core team and in charge of reporting both to Alstom and to various customers. In order to measure the performance, the Project Planning Manager will set up KPIs on schedule adherence, and track variation from a baseline on deliverables both from Alstom as well as input from the customers, suppliers or third parties.


The Project Planning Manager will integrate engineering, procurement, production, installation and commissioning schedules into the ERTMS onboard project schedule and manage the schedule interface with internal partners, supporting the Customer and Subcontractors.


Further to the design phase of the project where the solution is defined and tested on some test trains, the Project Planning Manager will develop and follow-up the detailed roll-out schedule (based on contractual targets). The roll-out is the phase where the solution is deployed on 467 trains of 55 different types belonging to 14 different owners.


Managing the schedule is more than collecting input from various stakeholders, it involves also a critical review of the input and requires challenging the contributors to serve the goal of the project.


The Project Planning Manager will analyze schedule performance compared to the contract plan using critical path analysis method (CPM) and float management, with a focus on early identification of risks and opportunities to facilitate proactive actions that will optimize on-time performance of internal and subcontracted deliverables.


Should the project planning slip and no longer meet the contractual targets, the Project Planning Manager will propose mitigation measures or alternatives, in collaboration with the team, in order to get the schedule back aligned with contractual targets.


The Project Planning Manager will be also in charge of the reporting of the project schedule, to the Project Manager and to the customers.




Educational Requirements


Engineering Degree (Master equivalent or above) in one or more of the following fields: Industrial Computer science, Telecom, Electrical, Electronics, Automation.


Desired Knowledge / Experience

  • Experience in industrial, rail industry and/or telecom applications.
  • Experience in international projects or bids and openness to multi-cultural environment.
  • Financial result-oriented.
  • Strongly process-oriented.
  • To be able to liaise & motivate internal and external partners.
  • Successful experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience of working in a matrix organisation
  • Effective active listening and communication skills.


Technical Skills and Competencies

  • Focus on simple solutions to complex problems.
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Focus on cost of solutions.
  • Fluency in French and English.


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. 





Job Type:​Experienced​

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