Deputy Project Director

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Date: 30 Jun 2024

Location: Shanghai, SH, CN

Company: Alstom

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 

Purpose of the Job: 

  • Be accountable for a portfolio of signaling projects with focus on strategic transformation programs in line with contractual requirements and customer expectations to maximize the results with respect to cash and margin whilst delivering on time, in conformity with Alstom project management and execution processes
  • Ensure customer satisfaction through quality & timely delivery of all contractual deliverables committed.


 Main Responsiblities: 

1/ Be accountable for signaling projects QCDP performance and optimize project financial performance (margin & cash)

2/ Be responsible for the project governance, define project strategy in line with contract requirements, including objectives allocation regarding planning, cost, quality, performance, etc.

3/ Lead and coordinate project activities and stakeholders from transfer to close-out including:

  • Team leading, including Core Team and Project Managers of external partners to make sure that key project stakeholders are aligned towards project/ goals.
  • Engage project teams in the successful achievement of project objectives and strengthen relationships among them
  • Alignment with contractual requirements and management of variation orders. Arbitration of Q, C, D, P re-baselining and change management at project level. Manage claim and litigations if needed
  • Proactive risk, saving and opportunity management
  • Management of project progress and its KPIs, and reports to senior management, with transparency during the business/critical project review as representative of the projects towards Alstom management.
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable rules, instructions and standards: Code of Ethics & Compliance, EHS, Railway Safety, Quality, Project Management Manual

4/ Manage customer, partners and external stakeholders’ relationship

5/ Manage strategic roadmap discussions to ensure alignments between Alstom and its partners


Performance measurements:  

  • Project Performance Indicator (PPI)
  • Cash Performance Indicator (CPI)
  • Gate review Go on time / OTD- GR
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • ToT milestones achievements


Educational Requirements: master degree


Experience Requirements:


  • 5 year experience as project manager in railway industry of which at least 2 year experience of medium critical projects
  • Experience of working in and with multi-national companies and in different business cultures


  • Knowledgeable of ALSTOM way of working for efficient process execution
  • Knowledge about signaling
  • Participation to strategic initiatives or workshops


Competencies & Skills

  • Strategic thinking
  • Leadership, entrepreneurship mindset and result oriented
  • Team management, ability to allocate/drive activities and manage priorities
  • Good Knowledge of project management
  • Customer and stakeholder management
  • Proactive behavior
  • Sense of anticipation and urgency
  • Resilient (to pressure, to last minutes deliveries, safety issue management…)

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. 


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