Project Manager

Wabtec Corporation

Rydalmere, Australia


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.

The Project Manager is responsible for the co-ordination of all activities associated with a project, from receipt of customer order to the completion and hand-over of the project, and has responsibility for ensuring that the project is built on time, within the agreed budget and to the appropriate specifications.

Possessing excellent communication and organisational skills, the Project Manager will be the interface between the external Customer and the internal departments within all of Faiveley Transport.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage projects and deliver specified outcomes for stakeholders in terms of safety, scope, quality, standards, budget, timeframes and customer expectations;

  • Develop, monitor and manage project plans including but not limited to time programs, cost plans and cash flows in line with the approved scope, standards and budget for the project;

  • Project financial performance, as measured by the project financial costs statements and other measurements (such as inventory, cash collection and risk & opportunity analyses), in line with budgets;

  • Ensuring that all aspects of the project are carried out in a manner which complies with the OH&S requirements of the company and the customer;

  • Manage and maintain the Project Risk Registers throughout the project life cycle and conduct consultation with stakeholders in relation to the project;

  • Monitor and report project progress to all stakeholders, with particular emphasis on actual and potential variations to cost, time or quality;

  • Monitoring and facilitating information flow to the appropriate people within the company and reporting of significant project events to the Management;

  • Prepare and coordinate approval of project documentation, ensuring all parties working on the project complete the necessary documents in a timely and professional fashion;

  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with customers;

  • Manage and Share Contract and leading the relation with Customer. Process all project sales orders from order intake processing to delivery;

  • Management of variations to the original contract to ensure proper authorisation and settlement of any variations to the original contract. The aim of any variations must be the minimisation of any extra costs;

  • Ensuring that projects are carried out in a manner which complies with defined Quality Assurance Systems and Procedures. The Project Manager is ultimately responsible for the compliance of all parties working on this project with regard to quality assurance;

  • Manages key supplier relationships, prepare purchase requisitions, approve and issues purchase orders in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms and conditions;

  • Manage project inventories accurately and in such a way as to continually drive improvements in the levels of inventory held and the number of stock turns per year;

  • Assist and work closely with Business Managers to prepare functional specification and process description documents including production, maintenance or overhaul of all parts or sub parts; and

  • Perform other related duties as required to support business requirements.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Technical background, i.e. bachelor’s degree in engineering or similar is mandatory;

  • Experience in customer service as it relates to engineering and manufacturing work;

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and deliver major or minor projects of a single or multi-disciplined nature;

  • General knowledge and understanding of the implementation of WH&S policies and procedures and commitment to these practices;

  • Knowledge of financial accounting, budgeting, forecasting skills and procurement procedures;

  • Highly developed oral, written communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated success at building and maintaining effective relationships with key people and team;

  • Strong Project Management, facilitation, analytical and problem-solving skills with a high degree of initiative and flexibility in dealing with issues;

  • Commercially oriented - possessing the confidence, skills and experience to identify, negotiate and execute new opportunities to improve the performance of existing and new suppliers, in terms of both operational performance and cost;

  • Personal characteristics (motivation/commitment, flexibility, assertiveness, development orientation, resilience, quality orientation);

  • Manufacturing Background in the rolling stock or automotive industry (Desirable);

  • Some knowledge of the function and operations of the Australian and New Zealand and other international railway industries and markets (Desirable); and

  • Having a background and knowledge of rolling stock and particularly brake systems (Desirable).

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.