Project Planner

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Date: 15 May 2024

Location: Sofia, 23, BG

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 

Job Title

Project Planner



For almost 30 years, Alstom has been an innovative pioneer playing an important role in Romania’s transition towards a modern and sustainable railway transport. From state-of-the-art digital rail control, to infrastructure and electrification projects, along with metro trains and the long-term maintenance of the metro fleet in the country’s capital city Bucharest, Alstom is constantly making a difference in the mainline and urban rail transport in Romania.

Through the diversity and complexity of its projects, Alstom is a very attractive employer for the young generations of Romanian specialists, giving them a unique chance to professionally grow in an international environment with access to worldwide knowledge and capabilities.

Purpose of the Job

  • Working in close collaboration with a Senior PrPM or a Sub-System Manager, owner of time management topic for his area, providing proper time management information to support decisions making to reach expected OTD performance of the project (tender, contract or program execution)
  • Responsible to develop and maintain the project schedule (internal) for his area
  • Manage efficiently planning deliverable issuance.
  • Facilitate the synchronization of internal stakeholders


Key Responsibilities:

  • In tender:

    • Analyse the schedule management requirements of the Senior PrPM for his area: schedule structure, reporting constraints…
    • Define tender preparation schedule and monitor until the submission of the tender,
    • Detail the tender schedule based on Reference Library templates, gap analysis, Metiers commitments, and PXO (Project Metiers organisation such as PIO / Project Industrial Organisation) tender strategy
    • Highlight the critical path and risks linked to the project schedule for his area and propose the optimisation & mitigation actions,
    • Contribute to the project strategy in compliance with the requirements defined by the Senior PrPM
    • Deliver on time all schedule deliverables down to the requested level,
    • Estimate the cost of Scheduling management effort.


    In contract or program execution:

    • Contribute to the Project Time Management Plan defined by the Senior PrPM.
    • Build the project schedule for his area based on internal standard WBS, contractual targets and data provided by all stakeholders,
    • Contribute with the Finance Project Manager to Earned Value Management
    • Participate to the validation of the project baseline
    • Ensure the consistency of all the internal and external Stakeholders commitments, and manages the schedules interfaces,
    • Perform schedule analysis & trade-offs to close identified gaps or schedule issues
    • Organise and lead periodic project schedule sessions for his area,
    • Provide a timely updated schedule situation highlighting the gap between the actual and the baseline,
    • Focus on early identification of potential delays (critical paths) including the status on risks and margin related to schedule
    • Prepare schedule and progress reports,
    • Provide support to sub-system manager on all issues related to sub-system project schedule,


    For all:

    • Apply the Project Scheduling Process,
    • Promote time management practices awareness in the project team
    • Contribute to the return of experience (REX) and improvements, share best practices, schedule templates

Experience & Qualification:


  • Engineering Degree level
  • Project management and industrial background
  • Is used to work with internal processes: Tenders, Projects, Engineering, Industrial, Sourcing, Supply Chain, Quality and their interfaces
  • Project scheduler experience is a plus. Project scheduling processes

Competencies & Skills

  • Basic overall knowledge of railway products, and good knowledge of the Sub-System
  • Agility to juggle with schedules simulations, various scenarios, and changing project goals.
  • Rigorous, structured and sense of anticipation
  • Good Communications and interpersonal skills, excellent team worker
  • Conflict management and multi-tasking,
  • Collaborative management
  • Be able to challenge sub-system team and highly proactive in proposing solutions.



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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