Sub-System Manager-CBC (Carbody & Cabin)

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Date: 24-Dec-2021

Location: Bangalore, India

Company: Alstom

Req ID:153701 

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: Sub-System Manager-CBC [Carbody & Cabin]

Job Code: PB-PM-06_002

Purpose of the job:

The Sub-System Manager is responsible for management and successful completion of cross-functional activities leading to the delivery of a complete train sub-system, fulfilling both customer needs and committed QCD objectives. Directly reporting to Head of Sub-System Manager / Project Engineering Director, Functionally reporting to the Chief of Development / Project Manager depending on the phase, he/she will:

  • Manage cross-functionally Sub-System level stakeholders, activities and deliverables and make needed arbitration (product x process, MoB, Costs, Milestones, Interfaces, …) to reach QCDP commitment

Coordinate Sub-S activities with other project stakeholders including train level teams, other Sub-S and project level functions



Métier family:

  • Project

Reports directly to:

  • Hierarchically, reports directly to: Head of Sub-System Manager / Project Engineering Director
  • Functionally, reports to: Chief of Development (until VGR) then Chief Operation | Project Manager

Direct reports:

  • Direct functional report: Sub-S team (specific per Sub-S)


Network & Links 


  • Project Engineering Director
  • Head of Sub-system Manager
  • Chief of Development
  • Project Core Team
  • Train level team
  • Other sub-system stakeholders


  • Suppliers
  • Customers (if applicable)



​​​​​​​Key accountabilities:

1/ Contribute to successful Project execution on allocated Sub-S scope of work:

    • Apply Project Strategy according to defined contractual and Project commitments and targets, as allocated on Sub-System.
    • Actively contribute to Project performance
    • Alert in case of deviations impacting project objectives; actively contribute to risks and opportunity management
    • Ensure compliance with applicable rules, instructions: Code of Ethics & Compliance, EHS, Railway Safety, Quality, PMM, E&C rule…

2/ Lead and coordinate Sub-S activities and stakeholders, from design to delivery & final acceptance of sub-system:

    • Achieve Q,C,D objectives of its SSM
    • Cascade and allocate project requirements and QCD objectives to Sub-System team members
    • Define Sub-System WBS and WP QCD specifications; interacts with sites and métiers to secure Sub-System delivery (e.g. resource allocation)​​​​​​​
    • Plan, monitor, control and manage Sub-S end-to-end activities (schedule, resources, cost, risks, opportunities)
    • Coordinate and support consistent cross-functional execution of Sub-S objectives, activities and deliverables (R&D, sourcing (in particular: PMFU animation, sourcing performance reporting), SC, Logistics, Indus when applicable, RAMS…)
    • Lead teams in successful achievement of project objectives, synchronize stakeholders at Sub-S level and ensure stakeholder alignments
    • Perform Sub-S level decisions and trade-offs
    • Rebaselining and change management at sub-system level
    • Manage sub-S situation and KPI, and report to PM with transparency
    • Upon request from PM, is delegated to represent Alstom towards Customer and external stakeholders


3/ Coordinate and synchronize Sub-S activities with other Sub-Systems and project teams:

    • Actively contribute to the resolution of overarching/transverse optimizations or issues
    • Manage interface with project-level team members & project office (e.g. industrialization, control of configuration management, PrSM quality) and ask if necessary for PM arbitration
    • Manage interface with train-level teams (in charge of architecture and integration) and other Sub-S teams and ask if necessary for Chief of Development/Chief Operation arbitration

Performance measurements:  

  • Delivery of sub-S in accordance with QCD targets (QCD KPIs) and all contractual requirements
  • Sub-System gate review on time
  • Compliance with Project Strategy according to defined contractual and Project commitments and targets, as allocated on Sub-System​​​​​​​


  • Extensive knowledge of products, projects and systems and company background
  • Strong Project management capabilities

Competencies & Skills

  • Strong leadership
  • Ability to foster communications and collaboration between multiple stakeholders/métiers
  • Result-driven mindset: ability to deliver QCD commitments on behalf of the organization involved
  • Ability for negotiation, problem-solving and efficient decision-making in complex environment
  • Ability to work across sites/functions in a multi-cultural environment
  • Team spirit approach and good communication skills

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.   



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