Project Director

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Date: 02-Sep-2022

Location: Hennigsdorf, BB, DE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:336144 

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, worldwid

Project Director for our location in Hennigsdorf, Germany



In this role you will drive the execution of project with high criticality according to contractual requirements and customer expectation, to maximize the results with respect to cash and margin whilst delivering on time, in conformity with Alstom project management and execution processes, As part of Project Director role you will be accountable for project QCDP and project EHS and ensure that Alstom legal and contractual rights are protected.

You will seek and propose to the Customer Director additional opportunities.



The Project Director carries out the responsibilities for QCDP performance and optimize Project Financial performance (Margin & Cash).

  • 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)

  • 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:
  • Ensure 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



  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Business Management

  • IPMA level A (or equivalent) desirable

  • Working experience in Project Management in Rail Industry

  • Typically, 15 years of experience, or minimum 5 years of experience in managing critical projects

  • Proven leadership performance (PMP, 360° feedback).

  • Knowledge of using Microsoft Office is mandatory.

  • Knowledge of using Primavera (P6) is appreciated.

  • Knowledge of Contract Management is appreciated

  • Good knowledge of Financial Modelling.

  • Professional experience in the railway products and systems

  • Desired competencies: team management, leadership, customer orientation, communication, planning, drive for results, flexibility, negotiation

  • Very good communication skills

  • Language skills required business fluent level of English and German



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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