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Job Ref:  TWMA-UKCR01112102
Employer:  Bombardier Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Derby
Post Code:  DE1
21/10/2016 22:04
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Bombardier Transportation is the number one provider of rail solutions in the world. Our business holds the number one global market position in eight of the ten markets we service. Our product portfolio includes a full range of passenger rail vehicles and we manufacture locomotives, bogies, propulsion and rail control solutions. We design, build and service some of the most intelligent and beautiful rail solutions in the world, our products are safe, healthy for people and help preserve the world's natural environment.

At Bombardier, 70,000 employees in 60 countries work together to evolve mobility worldwide - one good idea at a time. If you have a good idea, we'll provide the environment where it will thrive and grow into a great product or customer experience. Your ideas are our fuel.

Based at our site in Derby, we are looking for an experienced Project Management Executive to lead, direct and develop a team of Project Managers overseeing a portfolio of Services Fleet Maintenance projects meeting agreed time, quality and budget requirements.

Within this role you will drive the performance of a portfolio of Inter-Urban projects with a total Sales value of approximately £200m per year across (but not limited to) the Midlands, Northern England, Scotland and Wales regions. You will be responsible for ensuring al project objectives are achieved at the optimum of customer satisfaction and projects profitability and provide your project managers will overall direction, leadership and motivation to excel and succeed.

Key Responsibilities and Challenges:

1. Project Management & Execution
  • Lead project team meetings
  • Manage the formal interface to all internal and external customers
  • Manage the Projects Master Schedule, ensuring that all functional schedules are maintained and harmonized
  • Manage the Project Plan
  • Manage all projects reporting and Reviews both internally within the unit and with customers
  • Manage changes through the Project Change Management Process (EAC)
  • Ensure the Risk Management Process is duly followed
  • Participate in Bid Process, managing schedule and risk management inputs
  • Manage and communicate Key Performance Indicators of the project
  • Ensure Project Budgets are regularly updated
  • Provide support and daily management of engineering/supply chain/operations team
  • Ensure that legal requirements and legislation are respected at all times; to ensure correct implementation and respect of the overall Bombardier Transportation policies
  • Develop, implement and follow up of continuous improvement plans within the projects of the area
  • Ensure the compliance of the local operations with all applicable health, safety & environmental policies and standards

2. Business Development
  • The General Manager also liaise with bids and sales to ensure an effective business development strategy and execution for that region.

3. Staffing & People Development
  • Responsible to manage recruitment, induction and objectives setting of his direct reports
  • Provide direct guidance on work prioritization
  • Assist direct reports to achieve their goals through coaching and mentoring
  • Ensures effective performance management of team members
  • Ensure that development plans are in place and implemented for key roles and resources
  • Set clear behavioural standards in line with company values and code of conduct

Your Experience and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree (Engineering, Project Management, Quality Management and / or business-related would be an advantage)
  • Relevant Professional Qualification (Project Management or coaching qualifications highly desirable) with a depth of experience of Project Management processes, tools and systems
  • Proven track record of building internal project teams with strong leadership and communication skills at all levels
  • Previous team leadership experience highly desirable with a focus on mentoring and inspiring a diverse team remotely
  • Knowledge and understanding of running several projects of strategic importance - with experience within Rail Fleet Maintenance projects highly desirable
  • A commercial leader with well-developed financial, legal and contractual knowledge and techniques
  • Demonstrable ability to encourage and facilitate change and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Proven ability to influence, negotiate and build effective relationships with customers and internally across various departments
  • Ability to identify and manage 'levers' to get multiple external parties engaged in problem resolution and aligned to a common purpose
  • Results driven approach and a strong advocate of best practice
  • Fluency in English
  • Willingness to travel (Primarily UK-focused)

Why Work for Us?
Everywhere we operate, we reward effort and initiative.
You are encouraged to ask questions and empowered to make decisions.
As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to create a stimulating and open workplace which fosters teamwork, fairness, respect and diversity.

We are helping create a better world.

ECO4 - the formula for energy-saving performance.
By making a difference today, we are helping create a better world for future generations. Having pioneered the philosophy of "The Climate is Right for Trains", we demonstrate this rationale by offering vehicles with practically zero emissions that are almost fully recyclable energy.

Bombardier Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Dedicated to Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity.
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