Plant & Tools Manager

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Date: 13 Jul 2024

Location: Roma, RM, IT

Company: Alstom

Req ID:458853 


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.




Job Title: Plant & Tools Manager 



  • Expert specialized in Plant & Tools (P&T) management for field operations activities



Organisation structure (job belongs to...)

Project Organisation


Reports directly to:

Project Manager or OPC (Project Site Coordination) Manager or Project Installation Manager

Other reporting to:

Functionally to Site/Country/Cluster/Region Field Ops structure


Direct reports:

Leading the Plant & tools teams (Technicians, mechanics, operators).


Network & Links



  • Construction and Installation/T&C Managers
  • Quality / Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) / OPC Managers
  • Plant & Tools Fleet Managers in Central or Regions



  • Suppliers of Plant, equipment, spare parts and company of mechanics, hydraulic engineers
  • Sub-contractors
  • Customers
  • Auditors and/or Assessors
  • Utilities providers



Key accountabilities

Manage the Plant & Tools Fleet of a project, in particular for heavy or specific construction equipment, to enable the best availability of the Plant and tools in the optimal conditions: performances, quality and health and safety.


  • The Plant & Tools Manager provides expertise to the Installation and Construction Managers by proposing good solutions for Plant & tools considering installation/construction on-site constraints (accesses to the worksite, storage areas, etc.), techniques, phasing, HSE, etc.
  • The Plant & Tools Manager participates to the Construction/Installation core team meeting and report – weekly / monthly -on progress and Quality Cost Delivery (QCD) KPI.
  • The Plant & Tools Manager makes sure that Permit of Work, storage areas and accesses are available and validated with the Customer &/or the Authorities.
  • The Plant & Tools Manager identifies critical equipment, consolidates the needs, the life cycle cost of the equipment and the status of the project fleet, and studies rental possibilities.
  • The Plant & Tools Manager realizes the business cases and prepare the Capex documents for new investments if required and manages the procurement of new Plant (RFQ definition, Offers analyses, Factory Acceptance Tests, Test & Commissioning)
  • The P&T Manager manages the rental contracts and conditions (internal with other Alstom sites or external with suppliers) and the associated transportation's documentation.
  • The Plant & Tools Manager prepares the documentations and equipment to get their local homologation and certification if required.
  • The Plant & Tools Manager defines the service and maintenance processes and the QA/QC system and implement them on site, to maintain the highest level of Plant, machines and tools availability, in line with the installation/construction work method statements, and the Time Schedule in place.
  • During the installation/construction, the P&T Manager is required to organise the Plant & tools allocation, in a competent and consistent way, so that all key activities are properly controlled.
  • The Plant & Tools Manager recruits his team (P&T technician, mechanics, etc.) and manages the people in term of assessment, skills, training, team spirit, etc.
  • The P&T Manager is responsible of the teams and subcontractors works (mechanics companies, etc.) in compliance with Alstom HSE and local rules.
  • The P&T Manager is responsible for his budget and the P&T maintenance and storage areas Quality Plan & HSE Plan plans implementation.



  • Monthly Cost report
  • Service and maintenance processes and the QA/QC system.
  • Weekly Quality report based on the NCR analysis and the Quality Control reports
  • Weekly Hourly report of the construction team.
  • Follow-up and analysis of the Plant and tools consumption (fuel, spare parts, etc.).
  • Plant & Tools technical documents (description, functionalities, maintenance plan, certification, transportation documents, etc.)
  • Plant & Tools contractual documents (certification/homologation, rental documents, etc.)
  • Business cases and Capex file for new Plant acquisitions
  • RFQ and Inspection & Test Plan (ITP) Documents for new Plant


He/she must be based on-shore, on site, typically in the Project Leading Unit.


Performance measurements

  • Level of availability of the Plant, machines and tools
  • Client complaints follow-up (non-conformity forms)
  • Costs (QC, Cost of Non-Quality, etc.)
  • HSE indicators


Educational Requirements


  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineer diploma or master’s degree


  • Certification on Railway Safety
  • Certification on Site EHS management



  • Minimum 5 years, as site manager, in construction activities.
  • Validated experience in railway Plant & Tools Management.


  • Knowledge of Track and Catenary construction equipment and railway equipment.

Competencies & Skills

  • Perfect knowledge in thermal engines, hydraulic, electromechanical and pneumatic systems and adequate maintenance plan.
  • Good knowledge of HSE standards and ergonomic constraints.
  • Leadership, initiative and decision minded
  • Team spirit approach and good communication skills
  • Mobility




You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Quality Assurance, Manager, Procurement, Technology, Management, Operations

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