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Senior Project Manager - International Railway Projects (f/m)

Job ID: R0103913 Location: Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Vienna, Austria

Thales people architect solutions that support 85 million mainline and suburban passenger journeys, worldwide, every day. Our Rail Signalling and Communication systems are used on metro lines across major cities, and 72,000 kms of route, 52,000 trains per day in 16 countries are controlled by our Traffic Management Systems. Together We deployed the first-ever nationwide ticketing system which processes over 50 million ticketing transactions in 100 cities daily.

In Austria customers in rail transportation, air traffic, cybersecurity and defence missions rely on Thales. Additionally, our expertise in signalling gives people and goods in Central and Eastern European markets, like Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia and Albania, the connected journey they deserve. No matter how challenging the project, our 400 employees in Vienna stay by our customer’s side until the job is done – whatever it takes.

As a project manager for our international customers, you have the commercial responsibility for delivering a comprehensive solution. Your challenge is to address a large number of stakeholders’ needs, such as local railway authorities, experts, and partners in a wide variety of contractual relationships while also managing the available resources in a complex matrix organization.

Your challenge:

  • Main interface to the customer, active communication and negotiation with the customer

  • Management, coordination and motivation of the project team

  • Project scheduling (WBS structure)

  • Project documentation

  • Resources allocation and tracking

  • Costs/sales/cash tracking

  • Thorough and continuous risk management, ensuring that all risks and opportunities are properly addressed and mitigated

  • Coordination and management of subcontractors including intra-group suppliers

  • Ensure that project reporting is performed and report consolidated results periodically in a matrix organization

Your profile:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in managing international, customer-facing turnkey projects

  • Experience in construction, civil engineering, or large-scale infrastructure projects is of particular interest

  • Completed academic education (preferably university level) in business or a technical field

  • Excellent knowledge of project management tools and methods (PMI, IPMA or similar certification preferred)

  • Demonstrated success in managing the entire lifecycle of turnkey, long-term (3-5 years) and customer-facing projects.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and make decisions under pressure

  • High level of flexibility and a proactive attitude

  • Outstanding organizational skills and strong management skills and leadership

  • Experience with public-sector projects is an advantage

  • Ability to work, communicate and interface effectively in an intercultural environment with customers, partners and employees

  • An excellent command of English is a must. Knowledge of German is an advantage.

  • Occasional European and international travel required

We offer:

  • Challenging, innovative projects in a worldwide acting group offering various internal development opportunities

  • Great accessibility by public transport and various benefits like flexible working time with home office policy, on-site canteen with company subsidy and Wiener Linien Yearly Ticket.

  • The legal minimum remuneration for this position is 59.808 g.p.a (IT KV). A significant overpayment based on experience and qualification is expected.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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Vienna, Austria