Senior Program Manager, Intelligent Traffic Systems

Job Description

Organization: Mobility
Business Unit: Mobility
Requisition Number: 239570
Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 20%

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:

Mobility in the United States is in the middle of a technological revolution. Siemens Mobility Inc., Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) is a partner to agencies in their transformation by combining existing infrastructure with forward-looking, application-driven technology that meets tomorrow’s needs today. 

We at Siemens ITS help make cities smarter by providing a path to a tailor-made transportation ecosystem that is more digital, connected, and integrated and deliver solutions in the areas of Central and Adaptive Control, Advanced Traffic Management (ATMS), and Smart Lighting. Also providing Connected Vehicle solutions (V2I) and Mobility-as-a-Service – we are at the forefront of Smart Cities Mobility solutions.


In this exciting environment an opportunity is available for a Senior Program Manager to join our team in New York City, NY.

Position Overview

Siemens is recruiting for a Senior Program Manager to champion ITS solutions projects starting with opportunity generation via bid and proposal process to successful project execution. This vital role will support solutions and install base for ATMS and V2I projects and guide Siemens resources to execute strategy, business development and project implementation.  The Senior Program Manager will report to the VP of Bids, Programs and Engineering. 


In this role, you will be a subject matter expert focusing on ATMS, V2I and Smart Cities solutions - including how ATMS interfaces with Connected Vehicle, Autonomous Vehicle, Traffic Management, and Adaptive Traffic Control activities.  Here, you'll be generating opportunities by analyzing and managing customer requirements, developing system design documents, technical narrative, developing complete RFP responses, defining winning strategies, and outlining the benefits of Siemens ITS portfolio specific to customer needs. 


Furthermore, you will lead project teams during project execution and guarantee meeting business goals and customer satisfaction by executing complex projects on time and in budget. This role requires thought leadership in the respective solution space, applying professional engineering practice in ITS industry, leadership and communication skills as well as a strong background in customer relationship management, proposal management and project management.  

Minimum Requirements 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Traffic or Electrical Engineering. MBA or M.S. degree preferred

  • 15 years of experience in ITS industry working for Engineering consultants or Government agencies

  • Technical understanding of traffic signal control systems, advanced traffic management, adaptive, transit signal priority, and V2I solutions

  • Professional Engineering (P.E.) license in NY.  PTOE a plus

  • Experience in delivering ITS design and implementation projects. PMP certification preferred

  • 20% travel within the U.S

  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and customer intimacy skills

Detailed Responsibilities
Bid Response
  • Work with different departments (Sales, Project Management, R&D, Product Management, Procurement, Legal and Field Operations) to develop and qualify bids and proposals

  • Review RFP's for feasibility and profitability

  • Understand customer needs and match them with Siemens’ value proposition and USPs

  • Present management with recommendations for improving volume, market share and price

  • Manage individual bid teams and ensure bid and project schedules, milestones, and

    requirements traceability 

  • Generate offers, bids, proposals, contracts and other sales-related documents required by customers for products, solutions and services

Project Execution
  • Full P&L responsibility to implement ITS projects and programs on time and in budget

  • Coordinate with internal departments and external partners to successfully deliver projects based on customer requirements and PM@Siemens guidelines

  • Lead project teams and direct subject matter experts, support functions, and third-party partners to execute customer projects and achieve project targets

  • Interface and communicate with customers on all project related topics, risks and opportunities

  • Apply both PMP and Professional Engineering principles

Siemens recognizes that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. We therefore strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool.


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