Chief of Development

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Date: 09-Nov-2022

Location: Bangalore

Company: Alstom

Req ID:153622 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

Job Title: Chief of Development

Job Code: EN-PR-01_002


Purpose of the job:

  • The Chief of Development is responsible, from T0 to VGR, for the proper execution of an end-to-end technical development (up to validation & certification) in accordance with the project strategy (as defined by the Project Engineering Director/ Project Manager) fulfilling both contractual technical requirements and defined engineering & project QCD objectives, and leveraging existing Alstom platforms.
  • The Chief of Development notably takes care to design and implement a technical definition which fully meets Project QCD commitments.
  • Functionally reporting to the Project Manager, he/she will manage cross-functionally project technical activities and stakeholders at train and Sub-S levels. He/she will endorse design authority and related decisions or trade-offs.

Reports directly to:

  • Métier family: Engineering
  • Hierarchically, reports directly to: Project Engineering Director
  • Functionally, reports to: Project Manager

Direct reports:

  • Direct functional reports: Train Performance / Train Architect + Design for Manufacturing Engineer + Sub-S Managers until VGR

Network & Links 


  • Project Engineering Director
  • Project Manager
  • Project Core Team
  • Train Architect
  • Train Performance Engineer
  • SSM(s)


  • Suppliers
  • Customers

​​​​​​​Key accountabilities:

    • Act as main technical focal point for the customer
    • With Project Manager / Director and project team (e.g. quality, costs, contracts, planning)
      • Implements contracts and project requirements
      • Is responsible for Train level Performance & Architecture WP QCD
      • Reports on project technical execution, as well as on the impact of technical decisions on full Project QCD
      • Escalates project technical level issues and decisions and take key project decisions
    • With project development team (i.e. sub-systems team)
      • Set and allocate technical and QCD objectives leveraging existing Alstom platforms
      • Coordinates and monitors cross-functional objectives, activities and deliverables, Development Planning and Configuration Management
      • Performs key cross-functional or technical decisions and trade-offs
      • Represents the design authority and ensures product liability and compliance with Alstom standards
    • With sites/métiers
      • Reports on project technical and QCD status to Project Engineering Director / Project Manager
      • Interacts with sites and métiers to secure efficient and compliant project delivery

​​​​​​​Performance measurements:  

  • Achieve project QCD objectives
  • Perform technical arbitrages & escalate when necessary
  • Engineering WorkPackage costs at completion
  • On-Time Design Reviews
  • Gate Review Go on Time (as a project management core team member)​​​​​​​​​​​​


  • Extensive technical and Rolling Stock platforms (ALSTOM platforms preferred) knowledge and project/company background

​​​​​​​Competencies & Skills

  • Balanced skills between general management, technical management and project management
  • Strong leadership and ability to federate teams on technical orientations to reach QCD targets
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead cross-functional activities and numerous/various stakeholders
  • Ability for analysis, problem-solving and efficient decision-making in complex environment
  • Ability to work across sites in a multi-cultural environment

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.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Project Manager, Technology