Program Management-Engineering Operations III

Wabtec Corporation

Erie, PA


Position summary

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:

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.

*PLEASE NOTE: The company is unable to provide any sponsorship for this role.

The Program Manager for Locomotive Controls and Software will have complete responsibility for programs requiring delivery of locomotive control software to Wabtec’s many global customers of Freight locomotives running various control systems and platforms.  In this role you will govern the entire software development lifecycle for a given program after receipt of order to software delivery.  You will be responsible for scope control, schedule, and cost internally to the Controls and Software organization. You will interface to internal and external customers representing the controls organization for a given program. These interfaces include systems engineering, production, field services, and occasionally customers. Experience in systems engineering, controls systems, embedded software development, and/or software testing is highly preferred. 

*For qualified candidates, locations outside of Erie may be considered and/or eligible for a relocation package.

What will be your key responsibilities?

As the Program Manager you will be responsible for collecting and understanding software requirements presented at Tollgate and evaluating the budget in ESR, creating detailed software project schedules utilizing Microsoft Project to identify dependencies and critical path.  Working with engineers and PEs to ensure design reviews and action items required for program completion are addressed.  You will drive completion of subsystem design specifications and validation plans, as needed for the software program schedule.  Work with the Engineering Operations team and program budget owner to ensure approved budget is loaded and track the overall performance of the engineering team to adhere to the budget. Work with a matrixed organization including design engineers, software developers, and validation engineers to ensure the software development lifecycle is followed in accordance with the Tollgate process.  Mentor and guide engineers on program team as it relates to program deliverables.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical/electrical engineering, computer science, or software engineering

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in an Engineering position or technical based role, preferably in control systems or other project management space

  • 5 years of experience partnering with business teams and influencing stakeholders in a matrixed organization

  • Good understanding of the entire Product Lifecycle

What to expect from Wabtec?

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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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.