Senior Manager – Engine Lifecycle Productivity

Wabtec Corporation

Grove City, 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.

Role Summary

The Senior Manager – Engine Lifecycle Productivity will lead the Engine LCC organization module leads to identify and execute Engine Life Cycle cost reduction projects for the Global Services Organization (GSO). In this role you will influence cross-functional teams, lead innovative loco maintenance cost projects, and be accountable for the short and long-term results of a multi-million dollar project portfolio.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of Module Leads to reduce engine overhaul cost
  • Oversee and Support projects through the scoping, active, and cut-in phases to successful project implementation
  • Support a cross-functional team from Services, Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality, Risk, and external suppliers to meet all project execution milestones (Such as; tollgates, design reviews, and part creation) ahead of schedule
  • Drive internal execution of detailed project plans to meet large project targets
  • Facilitate communication within the team, as needed, to achieve milestones and professionally manage communications with internal / external project stakeholders
  • Identify risks to project execution, schedule, or valuation and facilitate the mitigation of those risks with the appropriate team and communicate as needed
  • Continually develop a network of resources in support of project execution
  • Identify opportunities to expand the project in ways that bring value to our customer and satisfy our profitability requirements
  • Manage the project budget and timeline, to ensure the resources are available to complete the project within budget and on time in order to meet customer obligations
  • Develop and mentor the UX Cost team, grow the team along with perform yearly performance reviews
  • Professionally represent Wabtec during all customer and supplier interactions


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in Field Services, Operations, Technology, Project Management or Service Contract Management

  • Minimum of 3 years of engine remanufacturing experience

  • Strong understanding of supply chain and shop operations

  • Willingness to travel 10% of the time, both domestic and internationally.

Desired Characteristics

  • Specific knowledge of the EVO and FDL engine repair processes

  • Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously

  • Effective communication and presentation skills

  • Strong conflict resolution skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team

  • Strong business, technical, and financial acumen

  • Knowledge of Wabtec and Global Services processes

  • Ability to influence multiple stakeholders and work across the matrix organization and project manage issues to resolution


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.