Assistant Project Manager

Wabtec Corporation

Jacksonville, FL

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.

Who will you be working with?

Wabtec’s Digital Intelligence Signaling & Systems Project Management team is recognized as an industry leader in the successful delivery of complex integrated system projects, involving signaling, train control, communications, and back-office solutions with a strong focus on project execution, project management, schedule adherence and customer satisfaction. As a Director of Program Management, you will lead and work with a high performing project team in the successful delivery of a portfolio of domestic and international rail system projects.

How will you make a difference?

As a member of Wabtec’s Digital Intelligence Signaling & Systems group, you will play a key role in the execution and delivery of our System Project business. This role will be responsible for a portfolio of projects with a focus on delivery, execution, P&L performance of multiple projects. In this role, you will lead a professional project organization, leveraging existing processes and tools, along with your entrepreneurial, people leadership and customer management skills. Additionally, this role will be responsible for establishing and controlling the project portfolio budget and reporting on progress to management and stakeholders, elevating risks and challenges as necessary.

This role will also be the direct interface with the customer and all internal and external stakeholders and will be responsible for managing and maintaining key project management tools such as rigorous change management process, risk and opportunity matrix, contingency plans, earned value analysis and communication plans. Creativity and strategy anticipatory thinking are essential qualities required for success, along with a structured approach and rigorous project execution.


This position requires management and oversight of public projects on behalf of the Customer throughout the Western region of the United States.


  • Manage projects with goal to deliver on time, within budget, and to stakeholder satisfaction within bounds of contractual obligations.
  • Adhere to customer and industry standards / specifications, while keeping within Xorail/Wabtec’s quality standards
  • The successful candidate will have experience with general review of civil plans
  • Create various documents for coordination of overall project efforts (i.e. SEC requests, timelines, construction schedules, email correspondence, and budget reports, etc.)
  • Represent the company and Customer as project management interface for outside party public projects.
  • Assisting in the management of material and labor costs.
  • Preparing estimates, earn value and cash flow analysis.
  • Assisting with change orders, budget updates, and project creation.
  • Responsible for development of written reports / presentations for management and customer reviews.
  • Creating documents such as procedures, plans, programs, and protocols.
  • Verifying other engineers’ work and documents to ensure they are meeting Xorail’s quality standards and the Customer’s scope requirements.
  • Light administrative tasks and project documentation
  • On-demand status reporting to Customer, Funding Agencies and Team (as necessary)

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Experience and understanding of the Railroad Public Projects process and Section 130 as well as grant funded projects
  • Experience in Project Management, Engineering/Civil or related field experience
  • Experience in railway industry (Signals, Communications, Operations, Engineering, etc.)
  • Familiarity/proficiency using MS Word, Project, Excel, Outlook, MicroStation and/or similar office applications.
  • Experience with project planning/management systems/tools, scheduling, budget monitoring, and task execution.
  • Excellent communication skills required (verbal and written).
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees/management to promote good workflow
  • Ability to effectively interact with external Departments, Funding/Regulatory Agencies, Vendors and Customer/s to foster confidence in the services being provided.

Working Conditions:

  • Office environment with some travel to site locations throughout the U.S.
  • Must be qualified to access construction sites and work along railways, and access railway tunnels and bridges
  • Ability to obtain Road Worker Protection and e-RAILSAFE System Contractor Certification
  • Valid Driver License
  • 40-hour work week, subject to extended and weekend hours (as necessary)
  • 10%-15% Travel required

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.