RAM Engineer

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Date: 7 Apr 2024

Location: Birmingham, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID:446838 



Appointment Basis: Permanent

Excellent Salary + Benefits Include:  Excellent Pension/ Contributed Private Healthcare/Life Assurance, plus many more.


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Senior RAM Engineer in Birmingham we’re looking for? 


Purpose of the job

  • Carry out RAM (Reliability Availability Maintainability) related activities in Projects & Programs in line with Quality Cost Delivery (QCD) objectives and looking for optimization of RAM performance while being mindful of other constraints (such as life cycle cost, safety, standards, etc.)
  • Ensure that our solutions (Projects and Programs) are Reliable, Maintainable and Available
  • Identify the best architecture according to RAM performance requirements, Customers’ needs and operational conditions.
  • Guarantee a risk control for each requirement related to RAM and perform continuously reliability growth in Projects & Programs


Key accountabilities:

  • Lead, coordinate and perform all the RAM Assurance activities on the project / system / product, as per RAM process defined in Signalling RAM Instruction, from the Tender phase up to Operational phase.
  • For each project / system / product, define the RAM approach & strategy and manage the RAM budget, workload and associated planning.
  • Within each Project or System or Product, the RAM Engineer is responsible for the main RAM deliverables, such as:
  • Tender/Design phases: RAM Plan and RAM report
  • Operational phase: RAM Monitoring plan and RAM Monitoring reports
  • As defined and explained in the RAM Process and Methods Work Method Statements and Guidelines, and in order to define the RAM performance level for each Project or System or Product, the RAM Engineer performs the following main RAM activities, such as:
  • Tender/Design phases: Reliability Prediction (MTTF/MTBF), Life expectation, Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Degraded modes analysis, Service Reliability and/or Availability modelling, Maintainability and Testability analysis
  • Operational phase: data collection from field/customer and data collection from repair sites, root cause identification and RAM classification definition, statistical analysis of collected data, Reliability growth analysis and actions plans proposal.
  • Make Design recommendations based on RAM studies (application of “Design for Reliability”, “Design for Maintainability” and “Design for Serviceability” guidelines) and verify adequacy of architecture choices to System, Product or Projects RAM targets.
  • Support Tenders and Sourcing teams to choose and integrate product/system in projects.

Post Holder Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial or Civil Engineering; computer sciences, physics or similar.
  • Preferably, coursework or certificate in RAM Engineering 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software;
  • Preferably professional experience in Railway Signalling
  • Demonstrate Quality, Cost, Delay commitments on delivering engineering works
  • Preferably RAM Engineering experience like RBD, FTA, FMEA, RAM predictions, Markov, IEC62380;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Good analytical & synthetical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Self-motivated;
  • Ability to adapt and passion to learn new techniques in a changing environment.
  • Strong technical leadership behavioural and able to interact with multidisciplinary teams
  • Well-organized, structured way of working, sociable and with a problem-solving mindset; team player interest in onboarding, mentoring, and improving others. 


Things you’ll enjoy. 
Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also: 

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines.
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues.
  • Contribute to innovative projects.
  • Utilise our Supportive working environment.
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries.
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive benefits (pension, life ins., medical, + anything specific to the site e.g. free on-site parking, canteen etc). 


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note
As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.
At Alstom we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible start and finish times, job sharing, or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.
Alstom U.K. is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief.
As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification: if you require any reasonable adjustments, please let us know.

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