Program Planner

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Date: 15 Apr 2024

Location: Stockholm, SE

Company: Alstom

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 75 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the

Program Planner


Stockholm we’re looking for?


Your future role

We are actively seeking a highly skilled and motivated Program Planner to assume a pivotal role in overseeing program scheduling and actively contribute to the successful execution of our programs. In this dynamic position, you will work closely with Program Managers, engineers, and cross-functional teams on a daily basis. Your responsibilities will include challenging and refining inputs, diligently tracking and reporting progress against the baseline schedule, and maintaining continuous vigilance over potential risks and opportunities.


Take on a new challenge and apply your planning expertise in a new cutting-edge field and work alongside passionate, motivated, and dedicated teammates.


The Program Planner position is instrumental in identifying and mitigating potential risks while ensuring optimal resource allocation to meet project milestones efficiently. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity where your strategic planning and collaboration skills can make a significant impact, we encourage you to apply and join our dedicated team.


 We’ll look to you for:

  • Program Scheduling: Collaborate with Program managers, engineers, and project teams to gather inputs for scheduling purposes.
  • Detailed Schedules: Develop detailed schedules that encompass all relevant activities from the standard WBS, milestones, dependencies, and resource allocations.
  • Risk Analysis: Identify and analyse critical paths, potential bottlenecks, and resource constraints to proactively address risks.
  • Schedule Maintenance: Regularly update and maintain schedules using project management software, ensuring accuracy and alignment with the programs.
  • Progress Monitoring: Monitor progress, track deviations from the schedule, and provide timely reports and recommendations to your stakeholders.
  • Meetings and Workshops: Facilitate scheduling meetings and workshops to communicate schedule status, resolve conflicts, and align project teams. Organize and lead periodic schedule sessions.
  • Risk Mitigation: Focus on early identification of potential delays (critical paths) highlighting risks and margin related to the schedule and help to formulate mitigation plans.
  • Reporting: Support the preparation of program forecasts, reports, and presentations for management. Provide the gap between the actual and the baseline.
  • Cost traceability: Collaborate with Program controllers to integrate cost data for cost-time analysis.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously improve scheduling processes and methodologies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. Contribute to the return of experience (REX) and share best practices.


All About You

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role:

  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience of project or program planning.
  • Proficiency in scheduling software and tools (preferably Primavera or Microsoft Project)
  • Knowledge of railway industry projects is beneficial.
  • Ability to juggle with schedules simulations, various scenarios and changes
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Rigorous, structured with a sense of anticipation.
  • Fluent in English; Swedish is beneficial.


Things you’ll enjoy:

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Work with new project standards for railway industry
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our agile working environment
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Progress towards senior roles
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension) 


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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