Security Project and Program Manager

Wabtec Corporation

Pittsburgh, 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.

We are looking for a Security Project and Program Manager who is highly organized, loves to work with people, and excels at coordinating work across a large and complex globe corporation. You must be able to multi-task and adapt quickly to a dynamic and constantly changing work environment. Organize and manage cyber and information security activities during Project (contract execution) or Program (internal development).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consulting with staff members and identifying and managing anticipated resistance. Creating communication and training plans to enable smooth implementation of the strategy.
  • She/He will coordinate cross functionally to ensure analysis of Project / Program security needs (including laws and local regulations) is performed to determine security objectives and main security risks strategy
  • Track the planned security activities within development life cycle, estimate costs and duration, their impacts related to project program execution, identify training needs
  • Assist in preparing annual budget, forecasting and timely payment of POs. 
  • Is responsible for tracking Cost / Quality / Delay of Project/Program cyber and information security deliverables, as needed per Project / program context:
    • Security context, and Security Risk Analysis
    • Security Architecture definition and requirement allocation
    • Cascading of requirement to suppliers, Manage Third Parties Risks,
    • Application of Security Assurance Level
    • Definition of cyber and information Procedures
    • Evaluation of the Project/Program achieved Security level
  • Provide support during technical design meetings for cyber and information security activities
  • Obtain agreement from Project/Program/Stakeholders on the set of security measures to be implemented
  • Manage vulnerabilities, Security issues and actions plan
  • Manage Program / Project Security related communication
  • Report on Program / Project Security status
  • In case of external Security audit, manage the relationship with auditors Establish lessons learned
  • Guide teams through project planning, including identifying outcomes, facilitating story mapping events, and conducting release planning.
  • Drive teams towards defining "done" and tracking against that done state - at the project, feature and sprint levels.
  • Helping teams identify and manage risks and dependencies.
  • Identify and remove impediments to team productivity through collaboration with engineering and product leadership.
  • Establish inter team communications and swim lanes to break down “silos”
  • Facilitate recurring and ad-hoc meetings with development lifecycle (stand-up, sprint planning, refinement, sprint review, retrospectives)
  • Guide project teams on effective backlog management and best story writing practices.
  • Assists with budget preparation for the operations unit.
  • Measures productivity by analyzing performance data, financial data, and activity reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in a Project Manager capacity working on projects closely related to operations. 
  • 3-4 years' experience in high change environments - digital transformation or Technical Project Manager working on projects closely related to IT operations. 
  • Track record of helping evolve agile practices in environments with a mix of legacy and modern applications.
  • Experience leading geographically (globally) diverse teams through influence and best practices.
  • Proven expertise in using remote collaboration tools for communication (synchronous and asynchronous), brainstorming and tracking status.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to relate with both technical and business professionals
  • Usage and experience with ServiceNow, ClickUp, VSTS, Jira, confluence or similar tool to plan and maintain agile workflows and work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Work ethic: sense of ownership, ready to work on unattractive tasks/projects for the benefit of the company
  • Resilience: not to be put down by failure / obstacles / rejection
  • Willingness to invest time and effort into building long term relationships with stakeholders in IT services
  • Critical thinking: looking for improvements, not accepting the way things are done for granted
  • Ability to plan activities for oneself and others, understand dependencies between own work product and inputs to others 
  • Analytical ability to dissect a problem and find a root cause
  • Be highly empathic and passionate about creating successful teams and high trust environments.
  • Be experienced in doing this remotely, as our teams are globally distributed.
  • Be driven towards automating repetitive tasks for project teams, project management and scrum domains.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Some lifting (up to 30 lbs.). 
  • Long hours on computer keyboard.
  • Prolonged periods of standing and/or walking. 

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

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.