Project Director

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Date: 04-Feb-2023

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:322261 

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 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   



Job Title (Job Code):         Project Director (PB-PM-01_001)



  • Drive the execution of project with high criticality (or A*), according to contractual requirements and customer expectations (summarized in contract charter), to maximize the results with respect to cash and margin whilst delivering on time, in conformity with Alstom project management and execution processes,
  • Be accountable for project QCDP and project EHS,
  • Ensure Alstom legal and contractual rights are protected,
  • Seek and propose to the Customer Director / Platform additional opportunities.


Organisation structure (job belongs to...)

Leader of a Project or leader of sub-project within internal or external consortium or JV


Reports directly to:

Region of Destination (depending on project criticity/business: Region SVP, Country MD, Site Project Director, Head of Regional Cluster)


Other reporting to:

Region of Origin (depending on project criticity/business: Region SVP, Country MD, Site Project Director, Head of Regional Cluster).  Region of origin is the region of PM physical location. In case the PM is located close to the customer, his functional and hierarchical links are the same


Direct reports:

Depending on project organisation



Network & Links


  • Customer Director
  • Project Team
  • Line Managers providing resources
  • Project Office
  • TPP
  • Support functions (Finance, Tax, Legal, etc..) and other project stakeholders


  • Customer
  • Supplier
  • Partners (if any)





1/ Be accountable for project QCDP performance and optimize Project Financial performance (Margin & Cash)

  • As WP Owner of the Project Management Work Package, he/she is QCDP accountable for all the activities of his/her WP.


2/ Be responsible for the project governance, define project strategy in line with contract requirements, including PMP elaboration and objectives allocation to Sub-Systems (planning, cost, quality, performance)


3/ Lead and coordinate project activities and stakeholders from transfer to close-out including:

  • Proper transfer from tender to project
  • Definition of Project objectives and main drivers (product/service performance, planning) to achieve customer satisfaction in the frame of the Contract
  • Resources management:
  • Define in advance project core team staffing, as well as his/her WP resources
  • Escalate when project resources available do not match the project needs
  • Team leading, including Core Team and when applicable Project Managers of internal and external partners:
  • Make sure that key project stakeholders are aligned towards project/ goals.
  • Engage project teams in the successful achievement of project objectives and strengthen relationships among them
  • Synchronize internal partners and arbitrate when necessary
  • Alignment with contractual requirements and management of variation orders. Arbitration of Q, C, D, P re-baselining and change management at project level. Manage claim and litigations if needed




  • Proactive risk, saving and opportunity management
  • Management of the project progress and its KPIs, and reports to senior management, with transparency during the business/critical project reviews. He/She is the representative of the project towards Alstom management.
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable rules, instructions and standards: Code of Ethics & Compliance, EHS, Railway Safety, Quality, Project Management Manual


4/ Manage customer and external stakeholders’ relationship

  • Continuously ensuring alignment with customer contractual requirements
  • Ensuring contract management and variation orders towards customer


Performance measurements:  

  • Project Performance Indicator (PPI)
  • Gate review Go on time / OTD- GR
  • Cash-in
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • EHS when applicable



Educational Requirements


  • Master degree


  • IPMA level A (or equivalent)



  • 15 years experience as project manager in railway industry of which at least 5 years experience of medium critical projects
  • Experience of working in and with multi-national companies and in different business cultures


  • Knowledgeable of ALSTOM way of working for efficient process execution


Competencies & Skills

  • Project management skills 
  • Good communication skills
  • Team management (capacity to coordinate and ensure collaboration of multi-site/multi-metier teams)
  • Leadership, entrepreneurship mindset and result oriented
  • Good Knowledge of Project management processes
  • Good knowledge of railway products and systems
  • Conflict and crisis management
  • Project Construction Management (sites & services)
  • Ability to manage customer relationship
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Complexity management skills
  • Capacity to evolve in a political context

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.   


Alstom is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.


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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