Project Field Operations Manager

21-8-2018 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

The Field Operations Manager Plans and manages all the Field Operations activities (Installation, Tests & Commissioning) for the project in support to the Project Manager, in line with the project strategy to deliver the committed performance in terms of Quality, Costs and Deadlines and in compliance with Alstom policies, local standards and regulations (in particular EHS and Railway Safety).
The Field Operations Manager position reports directly to the Regional Center Field Operations Director, with a Dotted report line to Project Manager(s).

Network & Links:

 Project Manager and project Core Team
 Regional Center Field Operations Engineering and Execution management.
 Regional Center EHS Management.
 Customer and suppliers (sub-contractors, partners).

Specific responsibilities of the role:

 Pro-actively manages the internal interfaces with Project Engineering, Industrial and Warranty, and the external interfaces with Partners, third parties and Customers.
 Delivers and maintains Installation Test & Commissioning Plans in compliance with standard processes.
 Manages bill of material and procedures required to Install and commission the specified systems.
 Prepares and monitors the execution of field activities, reports the progress and permanently focuses on the delivered performance.
 Ensures the EHS compliance (Zero deviation), reports and anticipates issues.

Performance Measurement

 Installation and Commissioning Work Packages Q-C-D
 Savings through Risk mitigations and opportunities, Cash
 Compliance to EHS (Zero Deviation) and Regulatory standards
 Quality of anticipation, monitoring and reporting

your contribution

Education :

Highly qualified technician or Engineer degree level or equivalent education or experiences
Candidate must have a project/general management commercial background

Desired Knowledge / Experience :

· 2 to 5 years’ experience in Project Management
· Experience of railway industry (preferred but not essential)
· Experience of management by Quality, Cost and Delivery objectives
· Knowledge of best practice Project Management processes, tools and techniques

Technical Skills & Competencies :

· Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills to fulfil role of interface manager with both the customers and partners
· Quality focused
· Ability to write and speak in English; fluency in French

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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