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Traction Project Engineering Manager

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Date: 21-Sep-2018

Location: Charleroi, WHT, BE

Company: Alstom

The future of transportation is already here.
Alstom, with recorded sales of 8 billion in the 2017/18 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 34,500 people worldwide.
For more information, please visit: http://www.alstom.com/

Introduction

Alstom has been part of Belgian railway history for 130 years through its connection with the former rail transport equipment subsidiary of SA Ateliers de Constructions Électriques de Charleroi (ACEC). Today, Alstom Belgium employs 1050 people and is involved in approximately 100 major projects worldwide.

The site in Charleroi has developed unique expertise in electrical and electronic systems within two centres of excellence that operate at a global level : one focuses on traction systems and the other on signalling and railway traffic control systems, with a particular emphasis on equipment that complies with the European standard (European Rail Traffic Management System/ ERTMS). The teams develop systems, manufacture prototypes, perform tests and trials, complete approval procedures and manage integration projects. An after sales service activity completes the offer for these product groups. Alstom Belgium pursues an ambitious growth strategy by actively investing in R&D. The work carried out by its team of 100 research engineers makes a significant contribution to the development of a sustainable rail transport system.

Purpose of the Job:

PrEM 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 core values.

Organisational Reporting

As PrEM, you will be based in Charleroi. 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), PrRAMSM, 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.

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 (PrEM cockpit) to his management
* Defining and ensuring the execution of the Engineering Management Plan.
* Managing functionally the project engineering core team (TxEs, RAMS, CV) and their 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.
* Approving, as a member of CCB, applicable modifications on product, and updating QCD accordingly. TSE remains responsible for applicable configuration.
* 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 PM/SSM/PrEM Manager 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 PM/SSM with all inputs to update RAMP/SAMP
* Updating Engineering workpackage accordingly
* Managing, communicating and escalating on critical paths linked to Engineering:
+ To Métiers Managers / PrEM Manager / Site Engineering Director for internal Engineering issues
+ To PM/SSM when other entities are involved

Profile:

Knowledge & Experience:
* Engineer profile is a must.
* 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.

Required skills:
* 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.

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

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Traction Project Engineering Manager

Alstom, Charleroi
Type d'emploi: 
Contrat fixe, durée indéterminée , Contrat temporaire, durée déterminée
Titre de fonction ciblée(s): 
Ingénieur Civil, Ingénieur Industriel, Ingénieur, Ingénieur Construction / BTP, Chef D'Equipe, Construction, Chef De Projet, Ingénieur Projet
Niveau de carrière: 
Manager