Program Manager - Hydrogen Rail Systems

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Our New Power Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you will develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

 

This is an exciting opportunity in Mississauga, Ontario for a Program Manager - Hydrogen Rail Systems.

 
The successful candidate will:
  • Set project budgets and timelines in agreement with sales and internal stakeholders.

  • Communicate regularly with customers to update progress and status of deliverables.

  • Communicate with management regarding progress on budgets and timelines.

  • Develop and execute project plans in a matrix environment for a highly complex technical program.

  • Support cross-functional teams toward common project goals; this requires the ability to understand program requirements at a deeply technical level and execute work on technical deliverables.

  • Work with engineering and operations to establish appropriate project and process tools.

  • Regularly interface with internal and external program stakeholders to update on program progress.

  • Drive to resolve issues; flag and develop action plans for issues which may cause program delays.

  • Make use of defined processes and tools to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close projects that involve either complex customer contracts or the development of new products.

  • Manage multiple overlapping projects at one time. 
Your impact will happen in these and other ways:
  • Manages, develops, and implements programs composed of multiple cross functional projects. Partners with key business stakeholders to ensure a successful project completion.

  • Leads multiple cross-functional projects that may comprise a program from inception to completion; facilitates project planning sessions with internal stakeholders to determine the scope and objectives of each project; works with business stakeholders to establish project performance goals; designs project plan, develops timeline, identifies project milestones, and tracks performance against performance goals and timeline.

  • In very large programs this role could include the responsibility to work with business and functional leaders to define tangible and measurable business outcomes and to lead the program achieving those business outcomes.

  • Identifies, tracks, and works with others to resolve project issues.

  • Monitors and communicates project status to project team.

  • Plans and monitors project budget; conducts research and analysis; provides input into the design and development of project plans and timelines.

  • Manages project risk; uses quality tools to identify areas of risk; identifies alternatives or solutions; applies motivational techniques to broad-based organization change issues.

  • Leverages experience of cross-functional resources and resources external to the project team; documents and shares team learning's with other teams; draws on other project team experiences to enhance the success of the project.

  • Ensures that project documentation is complete; monitors measures and communicates with Project Sponsor and other stakeholders on status of specific projects and assignments.

  • Identifies and assigns appropriate resources to accomplish various project tasks; guides and coaches team members through various stages of the project; provides developmental feedback to team members; coaches other Project Managers in managing teams.

Skills

 

Schedule Management - Manages the project schedule using the recommended project management tools and processes to drive completion within the agreed timeline.

Scope Management - Manages a list of project deliverables (scope) using the recommended project management tools and processes to ensure that the project includes all the work required and only the work required to complete the project successfully.

Project Resource Management - Develops resource (expense and headcount) plans using recommended project management tools and processes to manage resources effectively.

Project Issue and Risk Management - Manages the process to identify, assess and prioritize issues and risks using recommended tools and processes to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of negative events or to maximize the realization of positive events.

Business insight - Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.

Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Financial acumen - Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.

Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

Plans and aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Manages conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

 
Experience
  • Minimum eight to ten years in managing large and complex projects in a manufacturing environment.

  • Prior product development experience in the automotive or related manufacturing industry.

  • Experience with managing projects $10M-$30M budget.

  • Prior industry experience in rail industry highly preferred.

     
Required Education, Licenses or Certifications

Bachelor of Science (or equivalent degree) in Engineering required. PMP designation an asset.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our Retirement Savings Plan, Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

 

At Cummins, we are committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and we strive to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society.

Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law.

The successful candidate will be subject to our Pre-Employment Background Screening process that consists of a Criminal Background Check as well as Education and Work Experience Verification.

 

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