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R0047950 Lead Project Management Specialist

Company: Wabtec Corporation
Location: Erie
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Job Description:

The Lead Project Management Specialist will own and drive locomotive propulsion system productivity strategy and project management for the Global Services Organization (GSO). In this role, you will identify and execute repair cost reduction & frequency improvement projects, influence cross-functional teams, lead innovative loco maintenance cost out projects, and be accountable for the short and long-term results of a multi-million-dollar project portfolio. Essential ResponsibilitiesIn addition, you will: - Identify productivity initiatives on propulsion system components based on technical expertise of locomotive systems, maintenance and operations - Lead projects through the scoping, active, and cut-in phases to successful project implementation and monitoring - Manage the project budget and timeline, to ensure the resources are available to complete the project within budget and on time in order to meet business obligations - Partner with a cross-functional team from Services, Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality, Risk, and external suppliers to meet all project milestones (tollgates, design reviews, part creation etc.) ahead of schedule - Identify risks to project execution, schedule, or valuation and facilitate the mitigation of those risks with the appropriate team - Identify opportunities to expand the project in ways that bring value to our customer and satisfy business profitability requirements - Drive synergy initiatives across broader business portfolio to optimize cost - Facilitate communication within the team, as needed, to achieve milestones and effectively manage communications with internal / external project stakeholders - Continually develop a network of resources in support of project execution - Professionally represent Wabtec during all customer and supplier interactions Qualifications/Requirements - Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university preferably in computer science or "STEM" majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) - Minimum of 3 years of project management experience with mechanical systems - Demonstrated project management experience - Understanding of tollgate or similar business approval processes - Experience working with Field services organization - Strong understanding of supply chain and shop operations - Willingness and ability to travel 10% of the time, both domestic and internationally Desired Characteristics - Minimum of 3 years of working experience with locomotive propulsion Ability to influence multiple stakeholders and work across the matrix organization and project manage issues to resolution - Knowledge of locomotive control system - Knowledge of contract margin review process - Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team - Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously - Strong business, technical, and financial acumen - Effective communication and presentation skills - Strong conflict resolution skills - Strong interpersonal and leadership skills - Knowledge of Transportation and Global Service tollgate and business approval processes
Note: Relocation may be offered where eligible.

Keywords: Wabtec Corporation, Erie , R0047950 Lead Project Management Specialist, Executive , Erie, Pennsylvania

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