Project Planning Manager

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Date: 24-Jul-2022

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Company: 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 driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signaling 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.   

Purpose of this position is to work in close collaboration with a Senior PrPM or a Sub-System Manager, owner of time management topic in the project team, providing proper time management information to support decisions making to reach expected OTD performance of the project (tender, contract or program execution); Responsible to develop and maintain the project schedule (internal and customer schedule); Manage efficiently planning deliverable issuance; Facilitate the synchronization of internal stakeholders

In tender:

  • Analyse the schedule management requirements of the Customer (contractual tool, schedule structure, reporting constraints…),
  • Define tender preparation schedule and monitor until the submission of the tender,
  • Detail the tender schedule based on Reference Library templates, gap analysis, Metiers commitments, and PXO (Project Metiers organisation such as PIO / Project Industrial Organisation) tender strategy
  • Highlight the critical path and risks linked to the project schedule and propose the optimisation & mitigation actions,
  • Contribute to the project strategy in compliance with the requirements defined by the Senior PrPM

  • Deliver on time all schedule deliverables down to the requested level,
  • Estimate the cost of Scheduling management effort.

 

In contract or program execution:

  • Contribute to the Project Time Management Plan defined by the Senior PrPM.
  • Build the project schedule for his area based on internal standard WBS, contractual targets and data provided by all stakeholders,
  • Contribute with the Finance Project Manager to Earned Value Management
  • Participate to the validation of the project baseline
  • Ensure the consistency of all the internal and external Stakeholders commitments, and manages the schedules interfaces,
  • Perform schedule analysis & trade-offs to close identified gaps or schedule issues
  • Organise and lead periodic project schedule sessions for his area,
  • Provide a timely updated schedule situation highlighting the gap between the actual and the baseline,
  • Focus on early identification of potential delays (critical paths) including the status on risks and margin related to schedule
  • Prepare schedule and progress reports,
  • Provide support to sub-system manager on all issues related to sub-system project schedule

 

For all:

  • Apply the Project Scheduling Process,
  • Promote time management practices awareness in the project team
  • Contribute to the return of experience (REX) and improvements, share best practices, schedule templates.
 
 

Performance measurements in tenders:

  • On-time delivery of all requested tender deliverables requested to fulfil RFP requirements,
  • On time delivery of schedule analysis for decisions by the Tender Team: critical paths for main milestones, planning risks, standard metrics measuring schedule robustness
  • List of potential gaps between project schedule defined in tender and Platform Reference Library schedule

 

Performance measurements in contract or program execution:

  • Regular and consistent scheduling updates, with potential delays analysis
  • Delivery on time delivery of KPIs (OTD, Gate Reviews GO on time, sales, cash, …) and planning documents
  • Standard metrics measuring schedule robustness (PSI)

 

Competencies & Skills

 

  • Basic overall knowledge of railway products, and good knowledge of the Sub-System
  • Agility to juggle with schedules simulations, various scenarios, and changing project goals.
  • Rigorous, structured and sense of anticipation
  • Good Communications and interpersonal skills, excellent team worker
  • Conflict management and multi-tasking,
  • Collaborative management
  • Be able to challenge sub-system team and highly proactive in proposing solutions.
  • Comfortable in an international and a multi-cultural environment.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.

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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