Head of Meta Program CityFlo 550/650

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Date: 17-Nov-2021

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:161929 

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.  

Join us as a Head of Meta Program CityFlo 550/650, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

As a Head of Meta Program CityFlo 550/650, you will take the challenge of leading an engineering team and provide effective guidance, As a Department Head, you will interact with all team members, so your communication as well as your motivation skills should be excellent. Your role will be to define the path for continuous improvement of performance and effectiveness of your team.


Your responsibilities will include:  


  • Define and implement engineering vision (team profile and skills, discipline evolutions in terms of technology, department competitiveness, …)
  • Set clear team goals, delegate tasks and set deadlines
  • Provide support to team project/program execution
  • Promote Alstom values to his/her team
  • Continuously motivate, encourage, evaluate and recognize, train and develop resources, in cooperation with HR, as per approved performance evaluation process and targets
  • Recognize high performance and reward accomplishments
  • Develop the growth of World Class Engineering Experts
  • Secure the Alstom Communication process with the team 
  • Be accountable of Process, Methods and Tools deployment in his/her scope, and contribute to their improvement
  • Provide to Reference Library Manager, Reference Library (cost structure & cost drivers) of his/her Métier / domain and improvement roadmap in line with Solution competitiveness roadmap + progress report, when applicable 
  • Foster the collection and sharing of REX from project/program execution
  • Review workload forecasts and capacity, leveraging on subcontracting & business strategies as well as footprint objectives, and staff adequately Projects/Bids and Programs
  • Participate to tender Design Reviews and Documentation Reviews as per tender strategy and relevance
  • Commit in Project/Program/Tender QCD related to its Métier/domain

Key requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree of Science in Engineering, Computer Science or scientific subjects
  • Previous experience in complex development environment (railways, automotive, aerospace, …)
  • Engineering and processes background
  • Experience in project/program execution and management
  • Experience and understanding in execution effort estimation
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Open-minded
  • (Self) entrepreneurial 
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Decision-making skills 
  • English, full proficient use


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.   


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.

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