Simulation/Training centers Program Manager

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Date: 21 Sep 2023

Location: Saint-Ouen, FR

Company: Alstom

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



Purpose of the job:

The main role of Simu/Training center Program Manager is to lead the overall QCD of the program: Quality, Costs (both recurrent and not recurrent), development lead time and System/Product performances.


Organization structure:

Reports directly to: Development Center Director or platform technical director


Network & Links:

Internal: Design authority, Engineering & Technical teams, Safety and Cyber teams, Support functions (Cost & planning), R&D & innovation

External:    Projects, experts, Tenders


Key accountabilities and Responsibility:

  • Contribute to the roadmap definition of the simu & training center program
  • Propose the system 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 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 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
  • Be responsible for R&D Programs related to the System. Prepare and present his/her program reviews during Program Reviews, Design reviews, Management cycle.
  • 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
  • Monitor operationally the Program Managers contributing to the System



Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor/Postgraduate in Engineering, Computer Science, or scientific subjects



  • At least 5 years of experience in System/product Engineering or project management in digital/railway/automotive/aircraft
  • At least 5 years of experience in management of project/program baseline or in project Management of IT system
  • Strong experience on functional or hierarchical team management
  • Software engineering background including project deployment full lifecycle view
  • Strong experience on Customer relationship on deliverables and scope management
  • Cost and planning control experience in software engineering scope
  • Hardware, Software, IT technology background including data management/analysis


Competencies & Skills:

  • Communication skills in a technical environment
  • Interpersonal skills (teamwork and leadership)
  • Risk assessment & opportunities and ability to anticipate and mobilize team to reach objective
  • Decision-making ability
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Resilience

At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry. More information about Alstom can be found at:

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