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Wabtec Corporation Technical Project Manager in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com .

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

It’s not just about your career or job title… It’s about who you are and the impact you will make on the world. Because whether it’s for each other or our customers, we put People First. When our people come together, we Expand the Possible and continuously look for ways to improve what we create and how we do it. If you are constantly striving to grow, you’re in good company. We are revolutionizing the way the world moves for future generations, and we want someone who is ready to move with us.

Who are we?

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services for freight and transit rail as well as the mining, marine, and industrial markets. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation, and Faiveley Transport, the company has grown to become One Wabtec, with unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems.

Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress and unlocks our customers’ potential by delivering innovative and lasting transportation solutions that move and improve the world. We are lifelong learners obsessed with making things better to drive exceptional results. Wabtec has approximately 27K employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit our website (http://www.wabteccorp.com/) to learn more!

Who will you be working with?

The Technical Project Manager (TPM) will work directly with customers, and Wabtec resources across the company in this role. Specifically, internal groups the TPM can expect to work include: various Product Engineering groups, Product Line Management, Sales, Contracts Management, Release Management, and others as needs warrant.

How will you make a difference?

In this role, the TPM will make a difference by advocating for Wabtec with the customer while also being an ardent advocate for the customer within Wabtec. The TPM’s primary objective is to provide customer-valued service as set forth in established Service support agreements.

What do we want to know about you?

Minimum Requirements:

  • Four years experience in technical project management and support or related field support.

  • Ability to lead, drive and track progress of multiple initiatives simultaneously.

  • Leadership experience with the ability to influence and drive results with stakeholders.

  • Ability to develop high level of credibility and strong positive relationships with customers and coworkers.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to articulate clearly and concisely, tailored to audience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical/Business related field, Engineering or Sciences preferred. Non-degreed candidates with Military experience in these areas or advanced industrial experience in Project Management will be considered.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of fundamental railroad maintenance, operations, or train dispatching.

  • PTC experience

  • Commitment to improvement and continuous learning

  • Highly motivated with a strong customer service mindset

  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision

What will your typical day look like?

  • Work closely with Customer to identify top priority items and initiatives and champion these items by coordinating and facilitating analysis and issue resolution with internal cross-functional product support and field service teams –

  • Convey priority for troubleshooting and analysis of observation, communicating customer impact and importance to Wabtec PTC Support desk, Engineering, Release Management and leadership.

  • Maintain, communicate, and update the status of action items for all maintenance activity or triage efforts and ensure action items are closed out to customer’s satisfaction.

  • Work closely with Engineering, Operations, and Mechanical teams to identify, quantify, track and report all PTC related performance metrics, and prepare/present performance reports and project status to stakeholders and senior management, as required.

  • Use Clarity to manage the contract budget, cost, and revenue, to ensure the resources are available to meet customer and performance requirements, and to report on the financial status of the execution of the maintenance contract on a quarterly basis.

  • Participate in discussions about the future of the Services contract requiring interaction with other functions including: Sales, Commercial Operations, Contract Management, and Legal.

  • Participate in the development of proposals and executive deal reviews for projects.

  • Identify, Inform, promote and implement value-added, enhanced maintenance service offerings to the railroad and expand/increase value of contract.

  • Manages complex processes requiring involvement of many stakeholders internally and externally.

  • Communicate with TPM peers on top issues and initiatives, opportunities for improvement and other relevant information.

  • Plan, prepare and /or instruct both internal and external training programs as required, to impart and perpetuate product knowledge in area of specialization.

  • Manage and track customer issues & requests using SalesForce enterprise management system.

Wabtec will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable) and fitness for duty test (as applicable).

Our Commitment to Embrace Diversity:

Wabtec is a global company that invests not just in our products, but also our people by embracing diversity and inclusion. We care about our relationships with our employees and take pride in celebrating the variety of experiences, expertise, and backgrounds that bring us together. At Wabtec, we aspire to create a place where we all belong and where diversity is welcomed and appreciated.

To fulfill that commitment, we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity, and inclusion. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We have created a space where everyone is given the opportunity to contribute based on their individual experiences and perspectives and recognize that these differences and diverse perspectives make us better.

We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences, and styles… People like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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