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Project Engineering Manager

Alstom, with recorded sales of 7.3 billion in the 2016/17 fiscal year, is the world leader in integrated transport systems and continues to push the boundaries of innovation & digital solutions for transportation systems and e-mobility. We are at the forefront of providing sustainable modes of transport with the largest range of rail solutions in the market. Headquartered in France, we are present in over 60 countries and today employ 32,800 people worldwide., In Belgium, Alstom is active in the design and manufacture of equipment, electrical and electronic systems for rolling stock and railway signalling. Alstom Belgium has developed two centers of excellence: one for traction systems including auxiliary converters and low voltage cabinets, and the second for signalling systems for main lines and ETCS (European Train Control System) / ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System). Alstom Belgium also offers the operators its expertise in maintenance services and renovation. The Alstom Belgium teams have a good knowledge and reputation in the global project management. About 1000 employees are working on more than 100 projects all over the world. The company pursues a growth strategy by investing about 18 million a year in R&D with 100 positions in the research., Alstom is committed to create a diverse & international working environment, that reflects the future of our industry, our clients and end-users. As an employee, you will have a unique opportunity to continue to build your career and directly contribute to the expanding growth of the global transport industry

As Project Engineering Manager (PrEM) you report hierarchically to the Site PrEM Manager (or Site Engineering Director acting as PrEM Manager). Functionally you report to the Project / Sub-System Manager throughout the project. You are constantly in contact with various people: Project or Sub-System Manager; Project X Managers (PrXM), Train X Engineers (TxE), Site Engineering Planning Manager, Site Engineering Quality Manager, complete engineering project team, Engineering Metier Leaders, Leading Unit / Participating Units PrEM(s), Customer technical representatives. Between 10 and 200 people report to you functionally. OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE ROLE: The Project Engineering Manager is an Engineering representative among the project core team and has to make sure the engineering core team reaches its QCD commitment. He/she applies and promotes Alstom's Team, Trust & Action values. RESPONSIBILITIES: Main management missions: Accountable for: The PrEM is accountable for the technical decisions taken within his/her team. Responsible for: * Managing Project (or R&D or Sustaining) Engineering activities by delivering Engineering Work Package in compliance with the Engineering QCD commitment. * Representing Engineering among the project core team and managing interfaces with PrXMs and other PrEMs of Leading/Participating Units. * Representing Alstom Project Engineering: + In front of customers to provide an overview of design progress, issues and risks. For detailed technical discussions, PrEM must delegate to the right person (TSE, Expert…) who will provide him/her with Minutes of the Meeting. + In front of partners, in case of consortium: the PrEM ensures that the inputs/outputs and design reviews are delivered in-time, with the right quality level. * Providing regular reporting and performance analysis to his management * Defining and ensuring the execution of the Engineering Management Plan. * Managing functionally the project engineering core team and secure their commitment to the project. * Providing regular updates to the workload manager on project engineering firm workload including forecasted internal and external change orders, based on inputs from the Métiers team. Challenging inputs. * Escalating staffing issues (under-staffing, competences, sub-contracting problems, under performance…) to the Métiers/SED team. Engineering QCD Management: Responsible for: Owning engineering work package and being accountable for it. * Following and updates baseline on a regular basis, validating Variation Orders demands (external or internal) requested by project, quoting them with involvement from metiers, and updating engineering work package accordingly, ensuring proper traceability. * Managing the Global Scheduling Convergence, with the support of Engineering Planning Manager. * Managing the Operational Quality in order to improve Project execution, with the support of Engineering Quality Manager: + Planning necessary Design Reviews, checking mandatory attendees are invited, making sure they are performed on-time and issues are opened in PSLI. + Animating Engineering issues of Project Single List of Issues and being responsible for having C1/C2 issues closed in time. + Is responsible for engineering points within DFQ Gate Review checklists, provides Project Managers / Sub System Managers with his prognostic and takes necessary actions to mitigate a No Go risk. Risks & Savings Responsible for: Managing Engineering risks mitigation and savings action plans: * Providing Project Managers/Sub System Managers with all inputs to update RAMP/SAMP * Updating Engineering work package accordingly Managing, communicating and escalating on critical paths linked to Engineering: * To Métiers Managers / PrEM Manager / Site Engineering Director for internal Engineering issues * To Project Managers/Sub System Managers when other entities are involved

* Engineer profile is a must., * Be a team-player. Drive the motivation of your team. * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. * Strong ability to see the overall picture, so as to track the project progression within deadlines and budget. * Rigorous, well organized and stress-resistant. TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES & EXPERIENCE * General knowledge of the product. * Knowledge on Engineering tasks to be performed. * For big projects (> 100 000 hours), a minimum of 5 years' experience on product development and management positions is requested.

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Project Engineering Manager

Alstom, Charleroi
Employment type: 
Targeted title(s): 
Project Manager, Interim Manager, Civil Engineer, Project Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Project Management, IT Engineer, Director, R&D Engineer, Industry
Required degree level: 
Years of experience: 
3-5 years
Career level: