Siemens R&D Director - Rail Automation in Munhall, Pennsylvania

R&D Director - Rail Automation

Locations:Munhall, Pennsylvania

Job Family: Research & Development

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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 youreally 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 an R&D Director supporting multiple locations throughout the US. This position will report to 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 developand implement a forward-thinking approach across the organization and within the rail industry to deliver an advanced suite of technology services. You will provide proactive 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.


  • Leadthe Systems & Software organization in a strategic, but traditional R&Dleadership role - people management, process, product and system development.

  • OverseeEngineering activities covering all aspects of requirements engineering,Systems Design, Agile SW development, test,and V&V.

  • Support execution of, andinvestment in, engineering projects within an international organization.

  • Explore strategicconsulting opportunities and ensures set-up of appropriate proposals (e.g. Organizational setup).

  • Support strategic,operational and organizational recommendations for the future development ofrail automation services. Decide onbudget and resource allocations.

  • Oversee Systems &Software development for mission-critical programs and assignments, in terms of progress, budget adherence,communication.

  • Orchestrate theenhancement of internal methodologies and knowledge of the respective industryand transfer of knowledge.

  • Responsible for allsystems and solutions development activities in the assigned organization of a business.

  • Develop strategies andimplements innovation programs toincrease global competitiveness.

  • Define function relatedstrategies, policies and guidelines forthe assigned part of the organization.

  • Use internationalR&D network and drive towards effective international collaboration

  • Supportcustomer projects,bids, and proposals – ensure commitment to project deliverables

  • Manage competencedevelopment with your team in a changing environment

  • Lead change programs


  • BA or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or ComputerScience

  • Stronginterpersonal, management, negotiation and presentation skills

  • Advanced toexpert proficiency in program management with large, complex new initiatives

  • 10 years of diverse roles and increasingleadership responsibilities across major projects and programs

  • Prior experience in the rail industry.

  • Project management experience

  • Change management

  • Customer relation and interaction and negotiation

  • Innovative and strategic thinking

  • Domestic and International travel required – up to 2 weeks/monthdomestic, 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 great place to have a career in an innovative environment. If you're interested in becoming an 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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