Head of Project Control (H/F)

Date: 10-Aug-2019

Location: Saint-Ouen, J, France

Company: Alstom

The future of transportation is already here. Alstom, with recorded sales of 8.0 Bn€ in the 2017/18 fiscal year, is the world leader in integrated transport systems and continues to push the boundaries of innovation & digital solutions for transportation systems and e-mobility.  We are today at the forefront of providing sustainable modes of transport, with the largest range of rail solutions in the market.  Headquartered in France and present in over 60 countries, we employ 32,800 people worldwide.


CSY is one of the 12 industrial sites of Alstom in France. It is Alstom’s global Centre of Excellence for Railway infrastructure (tracks, catenary, electrification and signaling installation) in France and worlwide turnkey projects


The Finance department of CSY site is looking for a Head of Project Control.



The Head of Project Control is the finance representative of the projects within CSY unit  & manage a team of ~ 10 Project Controllers.


Responsabilities :

  • Monitor & forecast cash flows arising from the projects, setting control environment for the cash management within the unit in order to optimise cash flow
  • Monitor and forecast revenue and gross margins arising from the projects, setting control environment for the revenue and margin management within the Unit.
  • Provide visibility on the project through forecasts: three-year-plan Budget, year-end reforecast, short-term forecast
  • Ensure that all project financial processes and internal controls are implemented, robust and compliant
  • Management of the Project Controllers within the reporting Unit, including recruitment, skills, training, appraisal and allocation of resources
  • Manage the Project Controllers workflow including overseeing day to day work, providing them with support in order for them to complete their activities and to increase their competencies and performance.
  • Harmonize the ways of working and tools used to financially manage projects to improve the effectiveness of project controlling (best practices)
  • Ensure the adequate establishment of the onshore projects in conjunction with the Head of Project Controlling – Business or Region / local reporting unit finance team.
  • Provide necessary support to Project Directors on financial and commercial issues.
  • Assist on close out of projects and projects in warranty phase.
  • Role may also include being the nominated Lead Project Controller for a project.
  • Ensure regular (at least quarterly) project reviews are undertaken at the local unit level.



  • Business school with Finance background (BAC+5) or equivalent
  • Strong experience in Finance/Audit or Project Controlling (~10 years)
  • Rigorous, Synthetic, Autonomous, Team Spirit
  • French & English required
  • Pack Office & SAP appreciated





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