Project Controller Services

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Date: 22-Jan-2023

Location: Cluj-Napoca, RO

Company: Alstom

Req ID:400428  

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.


If you are up to a challenge, we are looking for a:


Project Controller Services


Your role:

Co-pilot to the Project Manager to ensure focus on the achievement of the financial goals of the project.  Provides all required financial information about the project. Support Project Management, control the monthly margin realization, monitor and support the EAC change process, support project planning, and ensure that Alstom accounting guidelines are respected. 


Single point of contact for all financial issues relating to the specific project portfolio controlled.  Close monitoring of the project deliverables.


Early assessment and measuring of financial impact of risks and opportunities with regular follow-ups on action plans.  Proactively follow and challenge the project cash flow and gross margin. 


Your high-level challenges:

Project Calculations:

  • Ensures that project calculations reflect current status of project, TAC approved and proposed in Global FORE, preparing EAC change requests;
  • Input and updating project calculation in Global FORE and local system (ERP);
  • Working our and updating Budget and Forecasts figures of the project in Global FORE;
  • Review and analysis of Estimated-At-Completion calculation of the project for Budget, Forecast and Actuals in Global FORE and local system;
  • Review and analysis of variances between Budget, Forecast and Actual figures and comment on them in monthly reporting – especially Sales POC, Margin and Free Cash Flow, Risk & Opportunities and Contingencies;
  • Review and analysis of contract related Balance Sheet items with the target of minimization of Net Utilized Assets (Inventory Level, Advance Payments, Accounts Receivables, etc.).


Project Reporting:

  • Make financial situation transparent to the Core Team;
  • Prepare and present current status and alternative scenarios. Track project related savings activities;
  • Prepare and update monthly reports and presentation in project review meetings;
  • Contribute in Risk and Opportunities discussion and following up on action plans.


Accounting Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for customs and customer invoicing, VAT, receivables and payment control;
  • Cash-Flow Management (i.e. input of project figures in Cash Planner);
  • Hedging activities in cooperation with Treasury (if necessary);
  • Determine dispatch instructions, working out, procuring, distributing dispatch documents and, if necessary, custom documents (including their legalization, if necessary); ensure all relevant shipment activities (bill of lading, airway bills, packing list, custom invoices, etc.);
  • Control warranty provisions to the end of the project;
  • Provide input parameters for Bid Approval Process and support Blue Book tender activities for variation orders;
  • Coordinate commercial affairs of internal partner, i.e. check of intercompany sales and purchases (interco matching);
  • Control of cost and direct hours;
  • Control of manhour writing;
  • Procurement/Engineering: Quantify impact of change orders (profitability calculation), assess impact on the different cost items in the calculation, (i.e. Bill of material and engineering hours);
  • Maintain and appropriate level of contingencies.


Would love you to have:

  • Education: Education: Degree in Finance / Business;
  • Relevant experience required; Minimum 5 years solid finance experience;
  • Long term contracts or project management;
  • Previous project/site/expense controlling experience is a plus;
  • Understanding and experience of complex multi-national organizations.


If we’ve made you curious and eager to find out more, apply here and let’s meet for a chat!



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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