Senior Project Manager - Diesel Locomotive Services

Job Description

To support our Customer, Amtrak, we seek a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and self-driven Senior Project Manager to lead the technical support services for a fleet of our Charger Locomotives. This role leads the maintenance project through the mobilization and execution phase and is responsible for fulfilling all requirements from the customer contract. Ideally, you will have led large and complex projects in the same or similar industries and can lead a multi-functional team.

This role works with the Project Director, who provides functional supervision and sets out targets. The incumbent will have broad autonomy to reach the result. You will be fully responsible for the results of the Service Project (P&L, Budget, Schedule, Quality) with oversight of EHS.

  • Supervise profit and loss trends and outcomes of assigned project(s)
  • Lead discussions and negotiations around changes in scope, cost, and schedule.
  • Proactively handle changes in project scope, identify potential problems, and devise contingency plans.
  • Drive the project schedule for service mobilization, project milestones (utilizing Siemens’ milestone methodology), material delivery, and acceptance.
  • Initiate strategic project activities for engineering and procurement, as well as actions for service startups.
  • Promote a Zero Harm culture at Siemens Mobility through the development, implementation, review, and communication of EH&S Policies and Procedures at the local level.
  • Drive modification planning (also comprises the requirements for material and staff for modifications and improvements).
  • Prepare and deliver monthly project reports, customer progress reports, customer change proposals, and presentations to management and internal and external partners.
  • Track and optimize the defined KPIs from the service contract throughout the project (reliability, availability, safety, etc.).
  • Ensure field data acquisition and data analysis during maintenance and overhaul.
  • Align Siemens maintenance priorities and delivery of services with customer expectations and contract obligations.
  • Ensure departmental procedures and documentation are reviewed, current, and successfully implemented within the project.
  • Responsible for appropriate actions or escalation in the event of incidents within the Service organization.
  • Effectively communicate and manage project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and transparent fashion.
  • Define the requirements and the strategy to achieve the goals of the service project and sub-projects.
  • Implement the legal or contractual requirements in the maintenance plant and ensure that the requirements for partners and suppliers are considered in the contracts.
  • Responsible for the overall schedule which contains the project milestones and the relevant deadlines.
  • Prepare the project goal matrix for the core team members.
  • Release the maintenance concept and the training concept.
  • Release the customer documentation (e.g., maintenance documentation, spare parts catalog, special tools documentation.)
  • Generate synergies by using standard functions and resources in the project, e.g.:
  • procurement, change, and schedule management
  • contract management, training, engineering
  • cooperation in the commissioning/warranty phase, infrastructure (depot)
  • Verify that service-specific requirements are in the contracts with suppliers
  • Participate in the readiness checks and First Article Inspections of the lead project
Professional Experience:
  • Several years of experience in Sales or Project Management and, as a minimum, in another functional area like Service, Commissioning, or Engineering / Development in international Service or Plant Business (preferred in Railway Business.)
  • Sound knowledge of maintenance management, familiarity with the locomotive industry, equipment, terminology, and regulatory obligations.
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of digitalization and automation.
Project Experience:
  • Experience as PM with full responsibility for project results in cross-organizational projects (≥ 3 years of managing large projects in the role of fully responsible project manager – or equivalent responsibility for sub-projects)
  • Familiar with Siemens-specific PM tools and methods, Project Management Professional (PMP®), or other Project Management methodology and terminology.
  • ≥ 3 years of leadership experience managing a PM core team ≥ with six members
  • Intercultural experience and collaboration with international Project Teams.
  • Written and verbal German language skills are strongly preferred.
  • Completed a technical study (e.g., Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering) or equivalent technical graduation.
  • PMP® or PM@Siemens certified or able to get certification within twelve months of hire.
  • Completed Project Management Training
Further Professional Proficiencies
  • Operational Project Management: Controlling and sustaining the financial result of customer projects
  • Strategic Management and Business Planning
  • Project Acceleration by Coaching & Teamwork
  • Early involvement and supplier Integration
Interpersonal & Personal Competencies
  • Coaching Skills for Leadership
  • Conflict management – understanding and dealing with conflict
  • International communication and cooperation for Global Players
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 - starting Day 1!

Vacation: Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Personal / Sick Days, Maternity/Paternity Leave

Financial & Retirement: 401K match Plan, Performance Bonus for Key Roles, Merit Increases, Relocation

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

Balance: Flexible Work Hours, Remote Work Opportunities, Diversity & Inclusion Program

We seek to hire top talent and provide them with opportunities to earn top dollar. We offer a phenomenal place to have a career in an innovative environment. If you're interested in becoming our Senior Project Manager, we'll provide you with the support and career advancement to make it happen!


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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