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R&D Director - Rail Automation

Munhall, Pennsylvania
Research & Development

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Mobility
Business Unit: Mobility Management
Requisition Number: 236688
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Munhall
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 25%

Division Description:

If you really want to make a difference - make it with Siemens.


Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in seven Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Digital Factory, Process

Industries and Drives, and Financial Services.


Committed to the safe and reliable transportation of people and goods by rail and road, Siemens Mobility designs and manufactures across the entire spectrum of rolling stock, including commuter and regional

passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches, and high-speed trainsets. In the U.S., Siemens is providing rail vehicles, locomotives, components and systems to more than 25 agencies in cities such as D.C., New York, Boston, Sacramento, San Diego, and St. Louis.


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With over 372,000 people working at Siemens, it would be hard to define one single culture. However, we do have values which we like to live by. They're things like providing honest, open feedback, encouraging people to take ownership of projects and supporting entrepreneurialism in the workplace. We like to act as a team at Siemens. We believe if we all work as one, together we can make the world a smarter place.

Job Description:

Siemens Mobility is seeking to hire a R&D Director supporting multiple locations throughout the US. This position will collaborate with the VP and Head of R&D and will lead the Systems & Software Teams to position Siemens MO Rail Automation as a leader in the product and system development of safety-critical rail systems and products, as well as communications and user interfaces.
In this role, you will develop and implement a forward-thinking approach across the organization and within the rail industry to deliver an advanced suite of technology services. You will provide dedicated perspectives on transformational initiatives and partner with the Business Unit Head and other department leaders (Engineering, Product Support, and PMO teams for example) to assess and select technologies that will revolutionize the industry.


  • Lead the PTC (Positive Train Control), Systems & Software organization in a strategic, but traditional R&D leadership role - people management, process, product and system development.
  • Lead Engineering activities covering all aspects of requirements engineering, Systems Design, Agile SW development, test, and V&V.
  • Support execution of, and investment in, engineering projects within an international organization.
  • Explore strategic consulting opportunities and ensures set-up of appropriate proposals (e.g. Organizational setup).
  • Support strategic, operational and organizational recommendations for the future development of rail automation services. Decide on budget and resource allocations.
  • Handle Systems & Software development for critical programs and assignments, in terms of progress, budget alignment, communication.
  • Orchestrate the improvement of internal methodologies and knowledge of the respective industry and transfer of knowledge.
  • Responsible for all systems and solutions development activities in the assigned organization of a business.
  • Develop strategies and implements innovation programs to increase global competitiveness.
  • Define function related strategies, policies and guidelines for the assigned part of the organization.
  • Use international R&D network and drive towards effective international teamwork
  • Support customer projects, bids, and proposals – ensure dedication to project deliverables
  • Handle competence development with your team in a changing environment
  • Lead change programs

Required Skills/Education/Experience:

  • BA or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Strong interpersonal, management, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Advanced to expert proficiency in program management with large, complex new initiatives
  • 10 years of diverse roles and growing leadership responsibilities across major projects and programs
  • Prior experience in the rail industry.
  • Project management experience
  • Change management
  • Customer relation and interaction and negotiation
  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Domestic and International travel required – up to 2 weeks/month domestic, trips to Europe as needed
Why Siemens?

In addition to an incredible career opportunity, we offer:

  • A competitive base salary
  • Excellent health/vision/dental plans, 401k match, tuition reimbursement, & 18 days of PTO to start
  • Extensive training along with career development
We aim to hire top talent and provide them with opportunities to earn top dollar. Siemens is a phenomenal place to have a career in a creative environment. If you're passionate about becoming a R&D Director with Siemens Mobility, we'll offer you the support and career advancement to make it happen!
Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


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