Finance Project Managerin (f/m/d)

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Date: 28 Nov 2023

Location: Salzgitter, NI, DE

Company: Alstom

Alstom in Germany is one of the major suppliers of German rail infrastructure. The company focuses on manufacturing rail vehicles for local rail transport: trams and suburban railways, commuter trains and regional trains. Alstom is the only manufacturer of railway technology in Germany to offer maintenance, service and modernization for all mass transit trains and their components for the series of all manufacturers as well as information systems. More than 70% of the highspeed trains running in Germany are equipped with ETCS (European Train Control System) from Alstom.


In Germany, Alstom has a workforce of 2,500 people working on 6 sites.


Purpose of the Job


To assure the economic and financial management of no and low critical project, following the applicable company procedures/rules and ensuring that risks and opportunities are followed in order to meet the project financial targets.


The job is temporary (18 month) with the possibility to become full-time.





  • Preparation of LPR/RPR & MPR documents by using ODY.C (Alstom Project-Management-Tool) and ensure that the project finance situation as reported in FPR/RPR & MPR is accurate and sincere in respect with Alstom rules
  • Verification Contract Data Base
  • Preparation of Budget & Forecast of individual projects
  • Cash follow-up
  • Accounting milestones
  • Cost phasing
  • Preparation of Work Package Reviews
  • Verification of the month-end closing data
  • Timely and accurate Project Review (LPR/RPR) & Monthly PR
  • Plausibility, transparency and quality of data in various reports
  • Support to project managers on finance related issues
  • Meeting / compliance of financial results of the projects



  •  Control the project results through close involvement with the Project Manager and ensure full use of the risk and opportunities management tool
  • Ensure customer invoicing is done as soon as possible and play an active role in achieving payment from customer in the due time
  • Specifically follow-up the implementation of cash improvement actions and promote the cash culture in the project
  • Respect the Alstom Transport Project processes/guidelines and tools
  • Challenge the CTC in order to maximize the project margin
  • Control of the project budget for plausibility and timely detection of crucial developments as well as information and implementation of actions with Work Package Owner & Controller
  • Participate in the Project Steering Committee, risk analysis meetings and all decision-making concerning financial or contractual aspects of the project
  • Review the Contract Database data from sites and ensure compliance with last review data
  • Ensure the necessary conditions for achievement of the Project’s financial targets
  • Be the economic and financial advisor to the Project Manager
  • Prepare, along with the PM, the periodic Project Reviews, including the Project Cost Monitoring and provide all the relevant financial analysis 



  • Business economics study
  • Several years of professional experience
  • General technical understanding


Competencies and Skills:

  • Knowledge of cost carrier accounting, general accounting, cost type, delivery- and payment-conditions
  • Numerical reasoning
  • SAP knowledge
  • MS-office, in particular EXCEL
  • Languages required English and German
  • Ability to work independently
  • Analytical thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Self-assured manner
  • Ability to cope with pressure
  • Team-oriented
  • Team management skills




We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.



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