Project Planning Manager

11-4-2018 charleroi
company profile


As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector.
Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customized services (maintenance, modernization), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions.
Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems.
The company recorded sales of €7.3 billion and booked €10.0 billion of orders in the 2016/17 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 32,800 people.


Alstom has been part of the Belgian railway history for about 130 years.
Today, from Charleroi (BE), the company is active through two centers of excellence:
- Signalling Systems – Center of excellence ERTMS (European standard development and implementation)
- Power Electronics – Center of excellence Traction Systems (Traction solutions / auxiliary converters / low voltage cabinets)
Important efforts in R&D support the development of these activities contributing actively to promoting a safe and performant railway network as well as sustainable mobility solutions worldwide.
The Alstom Belgium teams have an excellent knowledge and reputation in the global project management and every day from Charleroi, about 1050 employees, among which 500 engineers, are working on more than 100 projects all over the world. Thanks to them, the site of Charleroi makes a significant contribution to worldwide rail transportation development.

job description


Responsible to develop and maintain the project schedule in order to manage efficiently the time commitments of the project (tender, contract or program).

Key Network and links:
 Project Coreteam members
 Other métiers Planning Managers (including Participating Units)
 Suppliers, Consortium partners, Customer (if and when appropriate)

Specific responsibilities of the role:
 Analyse the schedule management requirements of the Customer (contractual tool, schedule structure, reporting constraints, …)
 Detail the schedule based on Reference Library templates, gap analysis, Metiers commitments
 Highlight the critical path and risks linked to the schedule and propose the optimisation & mitigation actions
 Propose a strategy as regard to the compliance with the contractual requirements
 Participate to the definition of the schedule interfaces with the partners and the Customer
 Deliver on time all schedule deliverables down to the requested level
 Estimate the cost of scheduling management effort
 Detail and update the project schedule based on the contractual targets and data provided by all stakeholders
 Organize and lead periodic Project Schedule Sessions
 Participate to project core team meetings
 Provide a timely updated schedule situation highlighting the gap between the actual and the baseline
 Focus on early identification of potential delays
 Provide support to Project Manager on all issues related to projects schedule
 Contribute to the return of experience (REX) and improvements, share of best practices

your contribution

 Education : Engineering Degree (Master equivalent or above) in one or more of the following fields: Industrial Computer science, Telecom, Electrical, Electronics, Automation.

 Previous experience :
o Experience in industrial, rail industry and/or telecom applications.
o Experience in international projects or bids and openness to multi-cultural environment.
o Financial result-oriented.
o Strongly process-oriented.
o To be able to liaise & motivate internal and external partners.
o Successful experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
o Experience of working in a matrix organisation
o Effective active listening and communication skills.

• Technical Skills & Competencies :
o Focus on simple solutions to complex problems.
o Planning and organising skills
o Focus on cost of solutions.

 Language skills : Fluency in French and English

what do we offer?

You’re looking for a challenging but also meaningful job in a multicultural engineering company which sustain careers evolutions and allows international mobility?
At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself! As our next colleague, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of a safer global railway industry.
You recognize yourself in this short description?

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