Project Planning Manager

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Date: 19 Sep 2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

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.


Imagine playing a central role in reducing the carbon footprint of Canada's busiest public transit system and doing so with a consistently ranked Top Employer with a global reach. As part of the ONxpress consortium, Alstom is proudly working to transform the collective mobility of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas (GTHA) through the On-Corridor Works project, and we are hiring for hundreds of roles. The GO Expansion scope: new electric locomotives, fleet upgrades, train control systems, network electrification, signalling, telecommunications and digital systems, maintenance, and much more.



As a Planning Project Manager you will be collaborating with the project manager to provide proper time management information to support decisions making to reach expected on time delivery performance of the project from design through handover.
You will be developing and maintaining the project schedule using best practices and you will be involved in planning deliverable issuance and facilitating reporting to all necessary stakeholders.



  • Analyzing the schedule management requirements of the Customer
  • Defining the tender preparation schedule and monitor until the submission of the tender
  • Maintaining the Project Time Management Plan based on inputs from all stakeholders and keep it updated
  • Partnering with the Finance Project Manager to Earned Value Management (EVM) and Schedule of Values (SOV)
  • Providing support to Project Core Team on all issues related to projects schedule
  • Contributing to the return of experience (REX) and improvements, share best practices, schedule templates


Performance Measurement

On time delivery of all requested tender deliverables requested to fulfill RFP requirements, and schedule analysis for decisions by the Tender Team calling out critical paths for main milestones, planning risks, standard metrics measuring schedule robustness.


Education & Experiennce

  • BA's Degree in engineering or related field is required, or equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • At least 7 years of experience in Project Development Planning in transportation, industrial, construction or similar environments in complex projects such as Design-build or EPC (Engineer-Procure-Construct)
  • 7 or more years with experience in Primavera P6 and MS-Project software skills
  • 3+ years of experience working with resource load schedule (material, manpower, etc.), SOV, and EVM
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 10%


Skills & Competencies

  • Proven experience in Planisware ODY.C
  • Desirable overall knowledge of railway products and systems
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, resilience, and team working spirit
  • Comfortable in an international and multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work independently, trustworthy, and self-motivated, self-starter
  • Strict attention to detail and process-oriented
  • Strong analytical skills


Alstom is a global company where our people vision and values embrace Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Wherever we operate and across all our businesses, we want to create an inclusive culture in which diversity is welcomed and appreciated. By bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and giving everyone the opportunity to contribute with their knowledge, skills, experiences and perspectives, we also generate value for Alstom and its stakeholders.


Employment at Alstom is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. Alstom does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law.


It is Alstom's policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to non-discrimination and equal opportunity. The Company's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy, as well as its affirmative action obligations, includes the full and complete support of the Company. Because it's just the right thing to do. We hope you think so, too.

Job Type:​Experienced​

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