Bombardier Opens Project Management Academy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The programme will develop the new generation of Project Managers to deliver the Kingdom’s ambitious urban transport vision

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is launching a Project Management Academy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The modular education programme is dedicated to training a new generation of skilled Project Managers who will go on to deliver ambitious urban transport projects across the region.

The Academy supports young Saudi National engineering or business professionals and recent graduates who are interested in developing a long-term career in Project Management with Bombardier. The programme’s content will be aligned with the established and proven Bombardier Project Management System (BPMS) and will include on-the-job training and international assignments at Bombardier sites as well as classroom-based and online tuition.  

“At the Bombardier Transportation Project Management Academy, successful applicants will have the opportunity to learn from Project Management specialists. They will benefit from experiencing real life projects in Riyadh and Jeddah through this world leading transportation provider,” said Serge Van Themsche, Vice President Europe, Middle East, Africa and Brazil, Systems, Bombardier Transportation. “We believe that this hands-on approach will help the participants to gain long-term employment with Bombardier and they will have the opportunity to work on some of the most prestigious transportation projects in the world.”

To deliver this postgraduate course, Bombardier will establish links with local universities and work with a specialist training provider. Participants who successfully complete the Academy will be awarded the internationally recognised qualification Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM). This is a valuable entry level certificate for project practitioners and demonstrates fundamental knowledge of terminology and processes of effective project management.

Bombardier is aiming to recruit up to 10 aspiring young Project Managers for its 2012 programme and then a further intake of participants in the following years. As Bombardier becomes more deeply established in the Middle East, it is anticipated that the Academy will be launched in other countries across the Gulf Region.

To apply for a place at the Bombardier Transportation Project Management Academy, interested individuals can submit an application via the Bombardier careers website:

About Bombardier in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Bombardier has established a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is fully committed to growing its presence in the country and to building a strong local skills base. The company is currently delivering two major contracts in the region. In Riyadh, Bombardier is delivering a fully automated, driverless BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system with BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 automatic train control solution for the King Abdullah Financial District. In Jeddah, a new INNOVIA APM 300 automated people mover system, also with the CITYFLO 650 technology, is being installed at the King Abdulaziz International Airport. For more information about Bombardier’s activities in the region, join the LinkedIn group “Bombardier Transportation – The Gulf Network”.

About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, were $18.3 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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