Program Manager

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Date: 25-Sep-2021

Location: Rochester, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:135261 

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.   



The Program Manager facilitates the execution of the program operations (quality and costs), development lead time and system product performances in accordance with the company philosophy, mission and policies. The program manager will oversee the administrative end of the daily functioning of the projects. This individual will facilitate quality improvement and risk management in conjunction with regulations and company policies.



  • Contribute to the roadmap definition of his/her System/Product
  • Propose the System/Product specifications aligned with Solutions needs and requirements, in coordination with other Program Managers as needed, ensuring safety & quality, application competitiveness, customer orientation and innovation
  • Manage, control and execute timely all developments related to his/her program (performances, planning/delivery, cost, risks, savings) and in compliance with the approved QCD commitments
  • Manage all Gate Reviews related to the program, coordinate all Program Work Packages to meet overall QCD commitments
  • Ensure that his/her System/Product is easily deployable by Projects and supported by a comprehensive and efficient set of standard tools, procedures, training material and documentation (deployment kit)
  • Optimize and measure System/Product performances
  • Drive and make decisions for issues that affect performance, with validation from Solution Director for any modification that affects deployment cost, planning, and performances of the System/Product
  • Be responsible for R&D Programs related to the System/Product. Prepare and present his/her program reviews during Development Center Reviews, Technology Approval Board (TAB)/Design review Board (DRB), as defined in the S&P Management cycle/TIS Management cycle. Ensure that S&P DR/TAB/DRB decisions are implemented
  • Coordinate work of other entities (industrialization, sourcing, finance…) related to his/her program
  • Operationally manage the Métier resources allocated to the program, provide leadership and ensure that the program teams fulfil efficiently its duties, including Projects technical support
  • Specific to System Program Manager: 
      • Monitor operationally the Product Program Managers contributing to the System
      • According to Development Center organization, may manage directly SAA (System Application Architect)
  • Specific to Product Program Manager:
      • Ensure smooth transition to Product Lifecycle Manager at end of Product related programs (last IQA)
  • Specifically, for Projects:
      • Be (with strong support of PrSAA) Work package Owner of Project System & Product Development WP (QCD commitment)
  • Perform other related duties



  • Bachelor’s Degree and previous experience in Program/Project Management. PMP certification is a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Project and/or Program Management​​
  • Minimum 1 year of Work Package management
  • Experienced user/creator of Microsoft Project plans (.mpp)
  • Engineering team management experience and demonstrated leadership success
  • Travel is necessary as needed



  • Experience in working and managing technical programs and facilitating integrated product team activities and functional groups
  • Proven leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience interfacing with internal and external customers
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong, organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Sound decision making and negotiation management skills
  • Microsoft Office Experience



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.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

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