Program Manager

Date: 16-Jun-2019

Location: Melbourne, FL, United States

Company: Alstom

Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word – “fluidity”.  Alstom is a global leader in passenger, freight and mining rail transportation, signalling, and infrastructure, and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.  We are a global leader in the transportation sector, in the digital age.  As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. We offer a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customized services (maintenance, modernization), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems.  Our 34,500 employees worldwide rigorously apply the Alstom Code of Ethics and work closely with our community of stakeholders to deliver solutions and services that bear the brand of Alstom.  Alstom businesses had sales of 34.2 billion for the 2017/2018 fiscal year.  Visit to learn more about our business. 

Role Summary / Purpose

Alstom is seeking to hire a Engineering Manager in our growing product development team based in Melbourne, FL.

The Engineering Manager is a critical and highly visible leadership role that has operational oversight of product development and is the key liaison between cross-functional teams to ensure development is effectively planned, executed, reported and released to full rate production.  In this role you will utilize leadership and technical experience to manage matrixed development teams with leaders from key functional areas that affect short-term and long-term business goals.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Oversee cross-functional execution of product development activities, including interfacing with: functional engineering managers, systems, product architects, hardware, software, test, safety, quality, supply and industrialization teams as well as internal/external customers
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously within a quality/safety focused distributed engineering organization
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and mentoring regarding all facets of product development and project management to development team members and stakeholders
  • Develop, communicate, and update integrated project plans and schedules and monitor adherence to ensure engineering development efforts are completed per commitments and meet the defined requirements
  • Prepare and report development status to stake holders and upper management
  • Drive and manage all project commitments including preparing / committing to work packages for internal and external development teams and subcontractors
  • Develop and monitor execution costs and accurately report financial status
  • Manage the effectiveness and performance of product development teams and facilitates the
    development of contingency plans and propose corrective actions to address gaps and issues
  • Lead application of Quality Management Systems to ensure product development effectiveness and adherence to the tollgate process; prepare for/attend ISO and CMMI audits
  • Author proposals, including development plans, schedules with appropriate milestones, and estimates for resources and material costs
  • Manage and facilitate brainstorm sessions, concept and design reviews in conjunction with functional managers and technical design teams
  • Manage, generate, confirm and use the proper engineering documents, drawings, etc. related to assigned projects
  • Maintain, communicate and update the status of project action items to ensure they are effectively tracked and closed



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related discipline (post-graduate degree preferred)
  • 5+ years of hand-on experience in software/hardware/system product design and development or related experience
  • 3+ years of engineering management or project management experience


    Desired Characteristics

  • Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to work efficiently within deadlines and manage multiple simultaneous tasks
  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
  • Self-motivated proactive mindset with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Ability to engage and build positive relationships with employees and internal and external customers
  • Strong skills in analyzing product requirements and leading a team to develop feasible design alternatives, resolving design challenges, and producing high-quality compliant deliverables
  • Ability to guide and influence others across matrix organizations
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional, distributed, global environment
  • Domain knowledge in railroad operating practices
  • Process orientation in approach to work
  • PMP certification

Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


Alstom abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please note this in our online application.


Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing for unauthorized substances. Marijuana and medical marijuana are considered unauthorized substances. Additionally, upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming identity and authorization to work in the United States.


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