Program Manager

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Date: 17-Sep-2022

Location: Pittsburgh

Company: Alstom

Req ID:322898 

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, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manage, control, and execute  programs within a quality/safety focused distributed engineering organization. This includes domestic and international resources.
  • Contribute to the Product roadmap definition and align the associated Solutions ensuring safety & quality, application competitiveness, customer orientation and innovation
  • Develop, communicate, and update integrated program plans and schedules and monitor adherence to ensure engineering development efforts are completed per QCD commitments
  • Oversee cross-functional product development including functional engineering managers, systems, product architects, hardware, software, test, safety, quality, supply and industrialization teams as well as internal/external customers
  • Drive Program Reviews to review operational execution of the Program together with Meta-program Leader and Development/Technology Center (DC/TC) Director and provide QCD report to Platform and R&D (through Program Review Boards)
  • Author proposals, including schedules with appropriate milestones, and estimates for resources and material costs, risks, and assumptions
  • Manage and facilitate brainstorm sessions, concept, and design reviews in conjunction with functional managers and technical design teams
  • Lead the technical decision making for the program in lieu of a product architect
  • Ensure that Gate/Design/Peer Review process is executed
  • Manage, control, and timely execute all developments related to the program (performances, planning/delivery, cost, risks, savings) and in compliance with the QCD commitments
  • Manage Delivery On-Time (IOT/DOT) commitment and change
  • Coordinate all Program Work Packages, Capacity /Resource analysis/ risks and mitigation plans with unit/department according the Program Development Organization
  • Propose and drive improvement action plans in Program (efficiency, competitiveness)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Engineering, Computer Science or scientific subjects
  • At least 5-year experience in system/product engineering or project management in digital/railway/automotive/aircraft
  • Hands-on experience on functional or hierarchical team management
  • Cost and planning control experience in engineering scope
  • Hands-on experience with customer relationships on deliverables and scope management
  • Ability to think critically and analytically with a problem-solving mindset
  • Communication skills in a technical environment
  • Interpersonal skills (teamwork and leadership)
  • Risk assessment & opportunities and ability to anticipate and mobilize the team to reach objectives

Desired Qualifications

  • PMP or IPMA certification
  • Experience with hierarchal management of employees
  • Experience with Earned Value Management
  • Product knowledge on different rail industry market segments (Urban, Mainline, F&P)
  • Train signaling experience (specifically ACSES or Carborne product knowledge)
  • Understanding of financials in R&D environment (Return on investment, decision making…)
  • Understanding of product lifecycle management
  • System, Safety, Hardware, Software, and/or V&V background

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


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