Project Product development Manager (m/w/d)

Datum: 15.10.2021

Standort: Mannheim, Deutschland

Unternehmen: Alstom

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 diver less 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.


Join us as a Product Development Manager in Mannheim, Germany and you’ll be looking at a career-defining position.


In this role, you have direct responsibility to ensure the delivery of the specific product development (project) is clearly translated into an associated set of cross functional activities, that are, in turn, delivered in accordance with the requisite quality, time and cost parameters (QTC) from BID to NTP until Gate 7. The PDM scope will extend across the full product developments life cycle from design through to freeze, testing, authorisation/homologation through to serial production, multi functionally including, engineering, procurement and methods. The post holder will therefore either manage the critical steps directly, or via pole PDMs within the team.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure for product development activities that they are in line with the product concept requirements and the project-specific requirements
  • Lead the identification & development of product development work activities, their translation into work packages for multiple phases, including bids, projects, R&D and pre - NTP phases, having regard at all times to all requisite safety and legal standards, alongside contractual requirements for the specific application
  • For all product development activities, ensure that all bids and projects are in line with the appropriate gates and that any deviations identified at gates are closed in a timely manner so as not to impact the overall schedule; simultaneously ensure that quality is not compromised
  • Either directly, or with delegated authority, represent the product family at the various product and project governance meetings, including PF reviews, engineering technical reviews, project reviews, applicable SMB document reviews and customer meetings as applicable
  • Rigorously track and monitor all factors impacting product cost and deploy a system which drives a cost reduction ethos, by conscientiously managing all aspects falling directly under the scope of responsibility, as well as ensuring effective liaison with the other functions who contribute toward product cost


Key requirements:

  • Engineering Degree (Economic Engineering or other)
  • Significant and demonstrable track record of successfully operating as an EPM or PM in a Global organisation delivering complex engineering solutions in the broad capital equipment and engineering sector
  • Experience in interpreting project (or concept) contractual requirements - which include the operating / environment conditions for the product to operate as required - and having then translated these requirements into engineering deliverables, meeting QTC expectations
  • Previous responsibility for building and managing all aspects associated with project engineering costs, from creating budgets, forecasts and delivering actual within budget
  • Track record of building and leading a high-performing multi-discipline engineering organisation, with a team size of at least 30 engineers and at least 5 direct reports
  • Competence and capacity management
  • Fluent in English language, both written and verbal (German and French is an advantage)


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


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. Alstom is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.

Applicants with disabilities are preferred if they have the same qualifications.