Senior Project Planning Manager

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Date: 26-Jan-2023

Location: Hennigsdorf, DE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:403073 

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.


Purpose of the Job


As a Project Planning Manager (PrPM), you will be working in close collaboration with a Project Manager or a Sub-System Manager, to provide proper time management information to support decision making to reach the expected performance of the project (tender, contract, or program execution). You will be responsible for developing and maintaining the project schedule (internal and external) and managing efficiently planning deliverable issues.


Your responsibilities


  • Analyze the schedule management requirements: schedule structure, reporting, constraints.
  • Define tender preparation schedule and monitor until the submission of the tender,
  • Highlight the critical path and risks linked to the project schedule and propose optimization & mitigation actions,
  • Contribute to the project strategy in compliance with the defined requirements
  • Manage on time all schedule deliverables down to the requested level,
  • Develop the Project Time Management Plan
  • Build the project schedule for the project on internal standard WBS, contractual targets and data provided by all stakeholders,
  • Contribute with the Finance Project Manager to Earned Value Management
  • Participate in the validation of the project baseline
  • Ensure the consistency of all the internal and external Stakeholders commitments, and manage the schedules interfaces,
  • Perform schedule analysis & trade-offs to close identified gaps or schedule issues
  • Organize and lead periodic project schedule sessions for the project,
  • Focus on early identification of potential delays (critical paths) including the status on risks and margin related to schedule
  • Prepare schedule and progress reports,
  • Provide support to sub-system manager on all issues related to sub-system project schedule
  • Apply the Project Scheduling Process,
  • Promote time management practices awareness in the project team
  • Contribute to the return of experience (REX) and improvements, share best practices, schedule templates.


Your profile


  • Engineering or Business degree
  • Project management and industrial background
  • Knowledge of different scheduling tools (e.g., Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, Planisware)
  • Basic overall knowledge of railway products desirable
  • Rigorous, structured and sense of anticipation
  • Good Communications (in English) and interpersonal skills
  • Conflict management and multi-tasking, cross-function, or complex environment
  • Collaborative management.


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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