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Project, WP & Depot Controller

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Date: 27-Feb-2019

Location: Nola/Loc. Boscofangone, NA, IT

Company: Alstom

The future of transportation is already here. 
Alstom, with recorded sales of 7.3 billion in the 2016/17 fiscal year, is the world leader in integrated transport systems and continues to push the boundaries of innovation & digital solutions for transportation systems and e-mobility.  We are at the forefront of providing sustainable modes of transport with the largest range of rail solutions in the market.  Headquartered in France, we are present in over 60 countries and today employ 32,800 people worldwide. 
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Job Title

Project, Work Package & Nola Depot Controller

Purpose of the Job

  • To assure the economic and financial management of the projects, following company procedures and ensuring the risks and opportunities are followed in order to meet the project financial targets
  • to ensure actual costs recorded and guarantee the analysis of the ETC (estimate to complete) of a given Work Package
  • to ensure that WP QCD commitment is properly backed-up/documented and monitored on a monthly basis
  • Supports the Work Package Owners in the controlling/financial management of their Work Packages
  • Ensure proper financial set-up of the Site
  • Brings to Site Management a regular true and fair view of Site activity
  • Ensure compliance Group accounting standards (IFRS15) and Internal Control rules & principles via Shared Services service were applicable (accounting related matters)
  • Deploys all financial means and all Sector/PL tools & methodologies to ensure industrial/business efficiency and performance targets are properly followed at site level


Position in the Organisation

Organisational Reporting

Hierarchical Manager: Service Italy Controller


Network & Links

  • Works closely with Project Manager/Site Manager
  • Works closely with Project site team members
  • Works closely with other Project and Platform Controllers
  • Works closely with WP Owners
  • Works closely with Reporting team
  • Works closely with Service Controller
  • Works closely with Accounting team (shared service)




  • To ensure that project finance situation as reported in Sector Project Reviews is accurate and sincere in respect with Alstom rules
  • To ensure accuracy Costs data, as well as IFRS15 criteria application
  • To review and validate in full transparency the QCD performance vs commitment for the work packages to be delivered and reported in the WP Reports



  • Reportings accurate and on time
  • Respect of ALSTOM rules & processes
  • Quality and accuracy of Project Reviews financial data
  • Monitoring risks and opportunity according the company rules
  • Support to Project Managers on finance related issues
  • Achieving of Project Finance targets
  • Monitoring Site KPIs



  • Ensure the necessary conditions for achievement of the Project’s financial targets
  • Be the economic and financial advisor of the Project Manager
  • Prepare, along with the PM, the periodic Project Reviews, including the Project Cost Monitoring and provide all the relevant financial analysis
  • Control the project results through close involvement with the Project Manager
  • Assure customer invoicing is done (by accounting) as soon as possible and play an active role in achieving payment from customer in due time. Process supplier invoices
  • Use of Project processes and tools (ADEL, SAP, etc)
  • Specifically follow-up the implementation of cash improvement actions and promote the cash culture in the project
  • Manage the budget / forecast of the project
  • Manage the order placement process for Work Packages
  • Review the Contract Database data from sites and its compliance with last SPR’s decisions
  • Participate in meetings and all decision making concerning financial or contractual aspects of the project
  • Challenge the cost to complete in order to maximize the project margin
  • Control & back-up the WP costs elements for a tender and ensures commitment is obtained from the operational managers
  • Support the Work Package Owner in the financial management of his Work Package
  • Support the WP Owner in the WP Review with the project/Platform
  • Calculate the WP costs since Situation 0
  • Prepare and review WP Report : Actuals & cost at completion, ensure individual risks are properly assessed and mitigation plans in place
  • Review and analyse WP working capital (inventories in particular)


Candidate Requirements

Educational Requirements

University degree (possible in Economics)


Desired Knowledge / Experience

  • Preferably some experience in same position or in controlling area of industrial company


Behavioural Skills / Competencies

  • Team working attitude
  • Strong skills of autonomy and capability to deliver results in due date
  • Dynamic and determined character
  • Balance Short-Term and Long-Term Views                                    


Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Economics (cost control, cash flows, P&L+ Balance Sheet principles)
  • Fluent English
  • IFRS knowledge
  • Knowledge of ERP (SAP)


Alstom is committed to create a diverse & international working environment,  that reflects the future of our industry, our clients and end-users.  As an employee, you will have a unique opportunity to continue to build your career and directly contribute to the expanding growth of the global transport industry


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