AMECA Signaling & Infrastructure Field Operations Manager

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Date: 03-Sep-2022

Location: Istanbul, TR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:157034 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

Purpose of the Position


Develops performance of Sig & Infra Field operations (Installation) resources and activities, across the AMECA – including associated Project Offices – in line with Sig and Infra strategy and targets in compliance with Alstom policies and standards, under the direction of AMECA Projects Director. Contributes to define the installation processes, methods and tools, and deploys them in the Region. Support, verifies and controls the tenders & projects Work Packages for Field operations (QCD) and their deployment across projects within the AMECA Region. Manages workload and resources planning as per the tenders and project needs. Contributes to Make/Buy decision making process for Sig & Infra Installation scope.




The AMECA Sig and Infra Field Operations Manager is, for the Signalling and Infra activities of the Region, the “metier” correspondent and the Process correspondent of the Process Installation.

The role of the AMECA Sig and Infra Field Operations Manager consists the following:

  • Proactively contribute to ALSTOM Management Cycle of Installation (i.e. management of People, Processes and Performance)
  • Lead Region’s Management Cycle for Installation within Field Operations (i.e. from tactical to strategic)
  • Plan, develop and manage Sig & Infra Installation resources of the Region:
    • Validation of recruitment of Installation resources for technical matters,
    • Ensuring training program of resources – Installation process and “metier”,
    • Assessment of competency of Installation population and monitoring of their performance,
    • Validation of position update within Installation population,

The AMECA Sig and Infra Field Operations Manager has a functional link with Installation resources – and especially with the key Installation managers & Engineers as: Project Installation Managers (PrIM), Installation Engineering Leader (IEL) and Installation expert – for Installation “metier” and process matters.

  • To ensure the Installation Process is well deployed within the Projects executing Installation activities in line with the QCD commitment and in compliance with ALSTOM strategy, policies and standards, including local regulation, relevant professional standards. Mainly it is:
    • To appoint the Installation Tender Leader (ITL) or Bid Installation Leader (BIL) for addressing the quotation and deliveries of the WP Installation in a tender.
    • To define and make validated by the Bid Manager (BM) the tailoring rules for Installation to be applied for a dedicated Tender.
    • To review with the ITL and the relevant stakeholders – Bid Manager (BM), Sourcing Tender Leader (STL) – the Installation Strategy to be validated by the RC MD, and to review and validate the QCD of the WP Installation for any tender.
    • To appoint the Project Installation Manager (PrIM) and key Installation Engineer - Installation Engineering Leader (IEL) - in agreement with the department head and the Project Manager (PM) for managing the WP Installation during the Project.
    • To define and make validated by the Project Manager (PM) the tailoring rules for Installation to be applied for a dedicated Project.
    • To follow on a regular basis the Installation activities with the PrIM – Project Installation Management Plan review, Subcontractor Handover meeting with Sourcing, Progress, QCD, performance, KPI, REX, etc.
  • To interface with main stakeholders of the Sig & Infra organisation in the AMECA: Sig & Infra Bids Director for reviewing the on-going and next tenders with Installation activities, Sig & Infra Project Director for reviewing the projects concerns and issues for Installation WP, AMECA Industrial / Sourcing Manager head for reviewing subcontractor and Installation equipment concerns, AMECA Sig & Infra Engineering Director for Installation design concerns, Sig & Infra T&C Director for reviewing field operation concerns, etc.
  • To contribute to processes evolution by participating of workgroup for improvement of Installation process, methods and tools – Innovation, Process Update, Competency matrix update, Installation “metier” transformation program, etc.
  • To interface with other Regions Sig & Infra Field Operation Managers for sharing best practices and sharing resources if needed.
  • To interface with other AMECA product line Field Operations Manager for finding synergies and sharing resources / best practices.



Mandatory: At least 15 years of experience in rail or related business, or project engineering industry.

High proficiency in field operations management

Desirable: Specific Field installation experience in Signalling and Infra projects 



Competencies & Skills

  • Proven experience in Field Operations management with extensive knowledge and expertise of Signalling and Infrastructure field operations.
  • Strong business acumen and strategic thinking ability, in order to define Field operations strategy, including Make or Buy options
  • Operational Effectiveness: Identifies the critical tasks & resources necessary to achieve the desired objectives, takes action to ensure execution and delivery.
  • Proactive and efficient responses to pressing issues and challenges
  • Ability to define, evaluate and improve methods & tools
  • Risk management: Identify, analyze and respond to project risks
  • Resilient and able to deliver operationally in a demanding and changing environment
  • Effective team player with strong focus on Collaboration, Teamwork & Accountability
  • Excellent leadership qualities, including but not limited to coaching skills in order to develop resources as well as delegation, providing encouragement and support to the teams
  • Strong communication, negotiation & influencing skills: Approach discussions/negotiations with the objective of achieving a win-win outcome.
  • Good planning and organization skills
  • International mindset with good language skills



An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



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