Program Manager

Wabtec Corporation

Omaha, NE


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.

Salary range: $110,000-$150,000

As a Wabtec Program Manager, you have the opportunity to make a difference in our customer’s experience in working.  As a Program Manager you will be responsible for overall program execution as you lead a cross functional team to exceed our customer’s expectations and present recurring program updates to internal and customer executives. The Program Manager oversees commercial and technical delivery of complex multisystem projects. Systems include Signal systems, Communication Systems, and Positive Train Control. This position has overall program responsibility within a matrixed organization.


  • Manage program to deliver on time, within budget, meet revenue/margin targets and meet contractual obligations.
    • Develop cost, revenue, and payment plans to achieve business objectives
    • Adhere to customer and industry standards/specifications, while keeping within Wabtec’s quality standards
    • Manage multisystem engineering tasks with a focus on delivering a totally integrated system within a matrixed organization utilizing various internal Wabtec and external resources.
    • Lead efforts to identify risks, develop plans and apply countermeasures to improve our position.
    • Communicate issues and opportunities – Include plans to resolve
    • Manage contract, project scope, risk, and Change Orders (CO)
    • Respond to CO by overseeing the entire bid effort - resource requirements, schedule, risk, cost, price and negotiation.
    • Represent the company as senior customer program interface.
    • Optimize customer relationships through program life cycle. Foster long-term, customer centric relationships.
    • Responsible for development of high-quality written reports / presentations for management and customer reviews.
    • Lead resource, Wabtec management and customer reviews - project status, risk management, schedule, budget, performance to plan, etc.
    • Travel required to/from intercompany, supplier, and customers offices.
    • Lead by example by personally embracing and integrating process continuous improvement
    • Support the development and identification of program management resources


  • BS Degree in Engineering, Project Management, or related field5 years’ experience in Project/Program Management
  • 10 years’ experience in railway industry (Signals, Communications, OCS, Traction Power)
  • Proven experience in project / program management within a matrixed organization
  • Experience with program planning/management systems/tools; Particular emphasis on capacity planning, scheduling, budget, and execution
  • Proven experience in managerial and technical communication
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Excellent computer skills – for example Windows Suite
  • Ability to obtain Road Worker Protection and e-RAILSAFE System Contractor Certification
  • Valid Driver License 


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.