Wabtec Corporation

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Technical Project Manager

at Wabtec Corporation

Job Description

US-TX-Fort Worth
ID
2017-3455
Business Unit
Regular Full-Time
Type
Wabtec Railways Electronics

Overview

The Technical Project Manager is responsible to lead a cross-functional, matrixed project team in the creation, implementation and refinement of key strategic technologies that impact customer experience globally. This role is both technical and business facing, and the successful candidate should be comfortable writing technical specifications and leading meetings. The Technical Project Manager will work with both business and development teams in the US and internationally to deliver integration projects encompassing multiple subsystems including hardware and software. This position reports directly to director of project engineering. The successful candidate will be required to support a limited amount of travel associated with project meetings and coordination with other Wabtec staff members.

Responsibilities

Solution Development and Delivery
• Provides technical direction for the development, design, and systems integration across multiple client engagements from definition phase through implementation
• Applies significant knowledge of industry trends and developments to deliver innovative solutions that meet or exceed customer expectations
• Easily recognises system deficiencies and can implement effective solutions
• Suggests alternative technical solutions to meet client requirements more efficiently, and/or with greater reusability, and / or longer life

Technical Effort Management
• Creates and executes development plans for the project and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
• Keeps project manager well informed of status of development effort and serves as liaison between development staff and project manager and client across multiple development teams
• Defines, communicates and enforces development standards
• Manages multiple technical teams


Client Management
• Manages client interaction and expectations.
• Anticipates clients needs and proposes alternative technical solutions
• Continually seeks and capitalises upon opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships
• Possess a knowledge base of each client's business, systems and objectives

Internal Operations
• Easily recognises areas for internal improvement and develops plans for implementation
• Lends expertise to internal teams and task forces
• Reviews the status reports of team members and addresses issues as appropriate

Qualifications

Candidate must have Bachelor’s Engineering Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or related field and a minimum of 10 years of experience or the equivalent years of experience in the design, development, testing and deployment in Train Control or train signaling systems.

Technical Expertise and Business Acumen
• Significant knowledge of railroad operations
• Significant knowledge of Positive Train Control systems OR related technologies
• Significant knowledge of mission-critical enterprise environments, client/server and Internet systems architectures and accurately suggests the use of the appropriate technology for the application
• Familiar with a variety of industry concepts, practices, and procedures as applied in the rail transportation industry environment

Communication
• Effective oral communication skills; ability to actively participate while articulating concepts clearly and concisely
• Serves as key participant in team and client meetings
• Confronts issues openly and quickly
• Tactfully communicates sensitive information
• Ability to create plans, write reports, Concept of Operation, design white papers

Leadership
• Ability to lead matrixed cross-functional teams and drive results
• Challenges others to develop as leaders while clarifying roles and responsibilities
• Pursues excellence in all aspects of business
• Expert knowledge of the software product development and the rail industry to identify opportunities for change and the ability to convey the need for change

Teamwork and Collaboration
• Evokes creative and innovative thinking and encourages the same from project team
• Design, plan, and coordinate cross-functional work teams
• Be prepared to lead and direct the work of others and provide technical support to team members

Client Management
• Possesses a knowledge base of each client's business, systems and objectives
• Strong ability to manage customer expectations in large complex system of hardware and software projects

Additional
• High degree of attention to detail
• Effective oral communication skills; ability to actively participate while articulating concepts clearly and concisely
• Self-motivated, quick learner, results-oriented and a clear focus on quality
• Strong ability to prioritize, multitask and communicate technical tasks to meet project milestones

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