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Engineering Program Manager
at Alstom
Rochester, NY

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The future of transportation is already here. 
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. 
For more information, please visit: http://www.alstom.com/

Role Summary / Purpose

Alstom is seeking to hire an Engineering Program Manager (project manager) in our growing product development team based in Rochester, NY.

The Engineering Program Manager is a critical and highly visible leadership role that has operational oversight of product development and is the key liaison between cross-functional teams to ensure product releases are effectively planned, executed, communicated and delivered to full production.  In this role you will utilize leadership and technical experience to manage matrixed teams with leaders from key functional areas that affect short-term and long-term business goals.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Oversee cross-functional execution of product development activities, including interfacing with: functional engineering managers, systems, product architects, hardware, software, test, safety, quality, supply and industrialization teams as well as internal/external customers
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously within a quality/safety focused distributed engineering organization
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and mentoring regarding all facets of product development and program/project management to development team members and stakeholders
  • Develop, communicate, and update integrated project plans and schedules and monitor adherence to ensure engineering development efforts are completed per commitments and meet the defined requirements
  • Prepare and report project status to stake holders and upper management
  • Drive and manage all project commitments including preparing / committing to work packages for internal and external development teams and subcontractors
  • Develop and monitor project execution costs and accurately report financial status
  • Manage the effectiveness and performance of product development projects and teams and facilitates the
    development of contingency plans and propose corrective actions to address program gaps and issues
  • Lead application of Quality Management Systems to ensure project development effectiveness and adherence to the tollgate process; prepare for/attend ISO and CMMI audits
  • Author proposals, including project plans, schedules with appropriate milestones, and estimates for resources and material costs
  • Manage and facilitate brainstorm sessions, concept and design reviews in conjunction with functional managers and technical design teams
  • Manage, generate, confirm and use the proper engineering documents, drawings, etc. related to assigned projects
  • Maintain, communicate and update the status of project action items to ensure they are effectively tracked and closed



  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related discipline (post-graduate degree preferred)
  • 5+ years of hand-on experience in software/hardware/system product design and development or related experience
  • 3+ years of engineering management or program/project management experience


Desired Characteristics

  • Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to work efficiently within deadlines and manage multiple simultaneous tasks
  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
  • Self-motivated proactive mindset with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Ability to engage and build positive relationships with employees and internal and external customers
  • Strong skills in analyzing product requirements and leading a team to develop feasible design alternatives, resolving design challenges, and producing high-quality compliant deliverables
  • Ability to guide and influence others across matrix organizations
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional, distributed, global environment
  • Domain knowledge in railroad operating practices
  • Process orientation in approach to work
  • PMP certification

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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