External Funding Program Manager

Apply now »

Date: 23-Jul-2022

Location: Savigliano, 21, Italy

Company: Alstom

Req ID:240521 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide

External Funding Program Manager

Identify and drive External Funding opportunities to support local industrial investments, R&D programs and Innovation projects and grow business know-how, competitiveness, and performance.

Manage External Funding relationships with Funding Authorities from program identification up to program submission and Grant Agreement signature.


Main Responsabilities

  • Support External Funding Strategy in coordination with Business Development and Public Affairs, Engineering and Innovation organizations
  • Develop documentation to support Italy MD, Sales, Business Development and Public Affairs in promoting Alstom capabilities and development roadmap when meeting key institutional representatives/authorities
  • Monitor regional/national/European External Funding opportunities and match them with internal needs to support investments, R&D and Innovation projects
  • Overall responsible and operating as single point of contact for assigned External Funding projects: manage applications and coordination aspects of investments, R&D and innovation projects for external funding:
    • Ensure timely preparation and completion of funding related documentation (legal, reporting or others) with the highest quality in a high-pressure environment when reports need to be submitted (deadline to be met)
    • The job involves coordination with various external [universities, funding authorities, consultants…] and internal (R&D Teams, Finance, Legal, Communication, Procurement…) partners
    • Coordinate internal stakeholders to ensure grant-related activities are completed and compliant with external funding requirements
    • Coordinate regular meetings with project participants.
    • Coordinate communication aspects such as dissemination plans (in collab with Comm team).
    • Manage External Funding relationships with Funding Authorities from program identification up to program submission and evaluation (technical and administrative/financial plan) and Grant Agreement signature
  • Be the country point of contact for European Funding & tender opportunities (e.g., Single Electronic Data Interchange Area (SEDIA))
  • Support post-award projects audit and follow-up as agreed case by case with the business MD and the Innovation Director



  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Economics or Engineering
  • 5-7 years’ experience
  • Railway/mobility products, systems and industry trends/dynamics
  • Experience with the rules and management of Regional, National and/or EU projects for External Funding

Competencies & Skills

  • Familiar with external funding rules and management (IPCEI, Regional and National incentives)
  • Understanding of the technical scope of Investments, Innovation and Research Programs
  • Tender and Project management
  • Open minded and persevering while being collaborative
  • Organizational agility in a matrix environment
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to be able to credibly interact with internal and external stakeholders and build trust relationship
  • Team working
  • Fluent English

Location: Italy (Savigliano or Bologna or Sesto San Giovanni or Firenze)

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 





Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Program Manager, Project Manager, Manager, Procurement, Business Development, Management, Technology, Operations, Sales