Bid Technical Manager

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Date: 10 May 2024

Location: Bangalore, IN

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 36,300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

About Alstom in India

Alstom has established a strong presence in India. Currently, the company is executing metro projects in several Indian cities including Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow where it is supplying Rolling Stock manufactured out its state of the art facility at SriCity in Andhra Pradesh. In the Mainline space, Alstom is executing Signaling & Power Supply Systems for the 343 Km. Section on World Bank funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. Phase 1 in the construction of the new electric locomotive factory for manufacturing and supply of 800 units of 12000HP locomotives is also complete at Madhepura, Bihar while the depot at Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh is ready to commence operation. Alstom has set up an Engineering Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, and this coupled with a strong manufacturing base as well as localized supply chains, is uniquely positioned to serve customers across the globe. Today, Alstom in India employs close to 3600 people and in line with Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ policy initiative, Alstom has been investing heavily in the country in producing world class rolling stock, components, design, research and development to not only serve the domestic market, but also rest of the world. India


Organisational Reporting

Direct report line  to PrEM BTM Department Head/ Group Manager. 

Dotted report line to Bid Manager


Network & Links


Solutions Teams

Project Engineering teams

Sourcing, Industrial, Installation and T&C representatives allocated in the bid preparation

Other regional or development centers involved in the PDO (Project Design Organization)

System & Infra (for turnkey bids)

Tender Leader, Bid Manager, Cost Manager


Communication & Interfaces


Potential customers (Q&A process)

Partners (consortiums and/or key subcontractors)



Department Heads

Platform Team




Manage the technical scope of bids ensuring the delivery of an accurate and competitive proposal in line with the standard solution and commercial strategy.



  • Provide to the Bid Manager the estimate of engineering effort needed for the bid preparation
  • Negotiate with the Project Engineering Director the allocation of the technical team in line with the bid needs (expertise and timing)
  • Analyse, with the support of System Application Architect(s), the potential gaps between the customer's specification and standard solutions and products and support Bid Manager and Tender Leader in defining the most suitable compliance strategy
  • Build the system architecture applying the solution chosen with the support from the Solutions Directors
  • Coordinate, from a technical point of view, the bid internal stakeholders (Installation, Testing & Commissioning, RCs Project Engineering, Development Centers) and the external stakeholders (if applicable) to ensure overall understanding of the bid technical strategy (including scheme plans, bill of quantities, migration strategy, PDO, etc.)
  • When applicable, propose the migration strategy to be applied with close collaboration with the Installation and T&C teams
  • Perform requirements compliance analysis and/or clause-by-clause of technical bid documents
  • Consolidate the technical assumptions applicable to the bid
  • Prepare and lead a Technical Design Review up to the approval of the technical scope associated to the bid
  • Lead the preparation and consolidation of the technical documentation to be delivered with the bid
  • Coordinate the engineering quotations and risks evaluation checking for overall consistency and competitiveness
  • Support Bid Manager during the negotiation with the Customer, identifying any technical change during that phase
  • Ensure a smooth handover with the PrEM (Project Engineering Manager) in case of contract award

 Qualifications & Skills:

Shall have a minimum experience of 10 plus years in the signalling industry.

Shall have a minimum of five years experience in signaling design,

Shall have prior experience in having performed similar role

Shall be a good communicator. Attention to details  is a must  have



Shall possess a degree in any of the Engineering discipline



  • Shall be a team player and capable to manage the Engineering team.
  • Interpersonal skills (teamwork and leadership)
  • Decision-making ability
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Resilience.



Technical Competency & Experience:


  • Establish the Technical solution and architecture for Mainline and Urban Tender
  • Review documentation and challenge technical choices across all disciplines
  • Act as technical manager for the tender establishing customer requirements
  • Must be able to define system elements and interfaces in sufficient detail to make an estimate.



Language Skills:

Must be well versed in English


IT Skills:

Must be well versed in MS office

Location for the role - Bangalore

Travel -  10% to 20%

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   


We welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of gender, age, disability or ethnicity. We recognise that embracing flexibility is the smarter way of working. Please speak with us about your individual needs. At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry.  More information about Alstom can be found at:


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