Project Director - LAX

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Date: 10-Nov-2022

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:365422 


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, monorails, and trams to integrated systems, customized services, infrastructure, signaling, and digital mobility solutions. 

Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to a greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 

We are seeking a leader to manage and direct diverse projects with one of our most important clients based at Los Angeles Airport.


Purpose of the Job

  • Drive project execution, to maximize the results concerning cash and margin whilst delivering on time, in conformity with the contract / Program Charter according to Customer/Platform expectations and the requirements on EHS.

  • Constantly seek and propose to the Customer Director/Country MD/TK NAM MD/Regional President additional opportunities in the frame of the contract Charter; ensure Alstom Transport legal and contractual rights are protected.

  • To lead and represent the Consortium in front of the Customer, related to commercial, technical, and financial aspects of the Project.


What your day-to-day would look like:

  • Plan and manage the complete execution of his/her scope from transfer to close out, in line with Contract requirements.

  • Lead a Project Team, including Core Team and external partners (Consortium) in line with the project structure. Define and cascade project execution strategy.

  • Perform project management and contract administration according to Alstom Project Management Manual, including proactive risk and opportunity management, and in full compliance with e-book rules.

  • Ensure completion of Project Performance goals to meet business objectives and customer satisfaction.

  • Ensure integration and coordination between all internal and external stakeholders.

  • Responsible and accountable for the Project's Profit and Loss, to maximize cash and margin results.

  • Deliver projects according to QCDP, Contract, and Safety commitments as specified at contract signature & related signed Variation Orders.

  • Ensures arbitration of QCDP re-baselining and change management at the project level.

  • Ensure that project workload needs are well forecasted and anticipated by Project Core Team.

  • Participate & prepare Projects Reviews of projects under his/her control as per rules defined in Alstom’s instructions.

  • Represent Alstom towards Customers and external stakeholders (Consortium).

  • Define, review & adjust strategies of the project with Americas President, TK NAM MD, and Systems VP periodically.

  • Ensure optimal quality of project execution and reviews.

  • Animate and lead operationally the Project Core Team, defining the project priorities.

  • Ensure that critical aspects are identified in reviews and proactively / professionally addressed and followed up.

  • Make sure that key project stakeholders are aligned toward project goals.

  • EHS: Accountable for the proper implementation of the Alstom policy and Customer requirements by all stakeholders (internal & external) including suppliers and contractors.

  • Report to senior management, with transparency, the situation of the project and its KPIs, during the business/sector project reviews.


Educational/ Skills/ Experience

  • Project management background of at least 10 years on projects with the same complexity

  • Strong knowledge of constructions projects 

  • Great commercial skills 

  • Good knowledge of railway products and systems (plus) 

  • Experience managing virtual teams 

  • Conflict management and interpersonal skills

  • Team spirit approach and good communication skills

  • Communication abilities to obtain collaboration from the matrix organization involved in the project

  • Anticipation, clear reporting

  • We are looking for leaders with great initiative and people management skills! 

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 is 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, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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