WABTEC Project Manager in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


The Project Manager will manage system and software project activities associated with the development and aftermarket maintenance support of Positive Train Control products and services to railroad customers. The position will be the primary point of contact with the engineering teams, with responsibility for coordinating, managing and communicating internal project plans and status, invoicing, and contracts. The Project Manager will ensure services are completed on time, on budget and meet customer requirements.


Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Support Maintenance Services activities to include identification of work and organizational breakdown structures, support of software and hardware updates, creation of project schedule, requirements creation and management, risk and communication management plans.

  • Prepare and manage to a maintenance and service schedules, obtain concurrence of all participating organizations and negotiate service activity logistics with the customer.

  • Allocate and track level of effort and finances for the project on a regular basis to supporting organizations

  • Support periodic project reviews addressing costs, schedules, risks and customer considerations.

  • Support creation of sub-contractor/third party business relationships associated with the Project.

  • Manage field service activities, acceptance tests and coordination of system implementation with the customer.

  • Monitor project success against the targets cost, margin, schedule, manning, and customer requirements and make required adjustments to meet project internal expectations.

  • Support the development of customer enhancement projects including all bid and schedule estimates and management approval activities.



  • College BS/BA degree required, with preference given to engineering, software fields, or business management areas of study.

  • Must have knowledge of Systems/Software Project management.

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve continuous, process-driven improvement of technology-based systems

  • Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to articulate clearly and concisely, tailored to audience.

  • Self-motivated with proven ability to work independently and demonstrate strong leadership and team-building skills

  • Ability to develop high level of credibility and strong positive relationships with subordinates, peers, and management.

  • Possibility of minimum travel




Business UnitRegular Full-Time

TypeWabtec Railways Electronics