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Senior Project Manager

Job Description

Shaping the future – Grow with a fast-growing organization, deliver smart mobility service solutions 

Siemens Mobility is delivering seamless, sustainable, and reliable Buy-America transportation solutions to mobility operators across the nation. Our core business areas are rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems, as well as all related services. For our customers, we are constantly innovating our portfolio.

We are supporting our customers to meet their profitability and sustainability goals of their operations, and we are making their goals ours.  Siemens Mobility Rail Services is not only a partner that has extensive knowledge of trains but can also draw upon 100 years of rail service expertise and a global network of experts.  We’ve developed a portfolio of innovative services that can be tailored to our Customers individual needs to deliver maximum availability, reliability, and return on investment. The economic efficiency and availability of rail service are the keys to Customer’s success. An important ingredient is digitalization – ranging from the prospective analysis of complex technical questions to prescriptive maintenance and on through to next-generation business models that enable you to focus on your core business of mobility. Are you ready? 

Siemens Mobility Rail Services is a fast-growing business unit with a backlog of > $1.5 Billion. To execute this backlog on highest performance levels and to ensure profitable growth, Siemens is looking for highly motivated and competent individuals.   

The Project Manager position for complex Rail Solutions is located in the Mobility Rail Services HQ in McClellan, CA. You will collaborate influence, organize, problem solve and execute within a matrix team like Engineering, Procurement, etc.in beautiful and affordable Sacramento, California, but might be in charge for a team which is working at the customers location. We are offering flexibility and a mix between home office and office work. Since our Projects are across North America, you might be in charge for a team which is working at the customers location. Your Project scope is typically centered around complete refurbishments, accident repairs, modernizations and overhauls on either Vehicle or System level.  This is an exciting role, with high visibility and the opportunity to make a significant impact for our customers, our team and for your future!

To ensure customer and organizational success, Siemens is interested in adding a highly motivated, entrepreneurial and self-driven Project Manager which has managed projects in the same or similar industries. The successful candidate is capable of leading a cross functional team, which is reporting only indirect to the Project Manager, and to interact in a professional way with our customers. Communication in a professional and transparent way, as well successful negotiating is key for successful managing the project and the customer relationship.

This successful Project Manager will be responsible for Service Solutions projects in the Business Unit Customer Service (CS), which can be refurbishment, repair, maintenance, overhaul, or modernization of our customers’ and 3rd party’s rolling stock equipment. Refurbishment / Overhaul projects are usually longer term (3-7 years), while repair projects are short-term (1- 24 months). Maintenance projects can be up to 30 years duration. Our ultimate goal is to engage into long term partnership with Customers in which we jointly work on improving the overall operational performance. 

Responsibilities 

•Participates in tender preparation and negotiations. 

•Consults with customers on technical solutions, in cooperation with Sales Manager, Key Account Manager or Business lead. 

•Clarifies customers´ targets and requirements, and/or specification in request for proposal (RFP). 

•Coordinates overall planning of the project and decides on allocation of resources.

•Clarifies specification / contract and continuously liaise with management. 

•Monitors milestone and adherence to budgets, and initiates actions to minimize non-conformance cost. 

•Maintains constant communication to customers, outside contractors or other stakeholders.

•Constant negotiations in a dynamic project environmental regarding scope and schedule

•May coordinate agreed commissioning measures onsite, together with Site Engineering Management.

•Adheres to PM standards and Business Conduct Guidelines (e.g. Tax regulations, Export Control, EHS).

•Manages and coordinates all temporarily assigned project staff.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

•Bachelor degree preferred, with an engineering background

•At least 5 years of experience in a related position, e. g. project management in a production or service environment. 

•Project management skills, including developing project plans, timelines / schedules, budgets, proposed layouts, resource requirements, calculating ROI, etc. 

•Demonstrated technical experience in rail, similar industries or similar processes

•Demonstrable experience accomplishing tasks with only remote supervision or support with a proven history of solving problems for customers. 

•Project Management certification is a great advantage 

•Experience in direct customer relationships including negotiations

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Why Siemens Mobility?

•We are # 9 On Forbes Great Places to Work List

•Health and Wellness: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, HSA, Commuter Benefits

•Vacation & Time Off: Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Personal / Sick Days, Maternity/Paternity Leave

•Financial & Retirement: Savings Plan, Performance Bonus for Key Roles, Merit Increases, Relocation 

•Professional Development: Tuition Reimbursement, Promote from Within, Mentor Program, Access to Online Courses, Lunch & Learns

•Office Life: Flexible Work Hours (and considering partial home office) and diversity

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Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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