Development Planning manager

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Date: 11 Sep 2023

Location: Saint-Ouen, J, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 375823

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 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.    

Within our Rolling Stock organization, Alstom is recruiting a Development Planning manager.


Position based in Saint-Ouen, hierarchy attached to the Site Planning Manager, the main purpose of is to set-up and animate the Development Schedule and critical path vision for Bids and Projects.


The Development Planning Manager plays the central role in the animation and coordination of interfaces between Train Level and Sub-Systems. He/She is responsible to manage efficiently the time commitments of the Tender, Project, Contract or Program execution.




In tender phase:


  • Detail the tender schedule based on internal standards and templates, Bid Technical Manager inputs, Metiers commitments and PDO (Project Development Organisation) tender strategy.
  • Highlight the critical paths and risks linked to the development schedule and propose and animate the optimization & mitigation actions.
  • Contribute to ensure compliance of the project strategy with the contractual requirements.
  • Contribute to deliver on time all requested schedule deliverables.


In project or program execution:


  • Build the Development schedule from templates, contractual targets and data provided by Project stakeholders.
  • Provide to Chief of Development a clear vision of the Development schedule critical paths to be monitored
  • Propose the development schedule baseline and ensure its acceptance by all Project stakeholders as a baseline
  • Ensure the consistency of all the internal and external Stakeholders commitments and manage the schedule interfaces between Train Level and Sub-systems via periodic sessions.
  • Perform schedule analysis & trade-offs to close identified gaps or schedule issues.
  • Focus on early identification of potential delays (critical paths) including the status on risks and margin related to schedule.
  • Deliver Physical Progress KPI of the Development schedule, contributing with Project Planning Manager to Earned Value Management.


Main required competencies


Engineering or relevant master degree.



  • Project management , engineering background is a plus
  • Used to work with internal processes: Tenders, Projects, Engineering, Industrial, Sourcing, Supply Chain, Quality and their interfaces.
  • Experience in industry, knowledge of railway products and systems is a plus


Competencies & Skills

  • Agility to juggle with schedules simulations and various scenarios and changing project goals.
  • Rigorous, sense of anticipation
  • Good Communications, excellent team worker, agile in a multi-cultural environment
  • Be able to challenge project team and highly proactive in proposing solutions.
  • English fluent
  • Tools: Good knowledge of Excel, Mastering one or several scheduling software (MS Project/Primavera, …)








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.   



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