Project V&V Designer

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Date: 10 May 2024

Location: Bologna, BO, IT

Company: Alstom

Alstom, with recorded sales of 17 billion in the 2019/20 fiscal year, is the world leader in integrated transport systems and continues to push the boundaries of innovation & digital solutions for transportation systems and e-mobility.

We are today at the forefront of providing sustainable modes of transport, with the largest range of rail solutions in the market.

Headquartered in France and present in over 60 countries, we employ 75,000 people worldwide.
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Purpose of the Role

- Take part to major deployment projects by leading, organizing and performing the verification, integration and test activities of a Signaling project, which can be either an adaptation of a generic Alstom solution or a vertical solution ranging from product development to project implementation, fitting the client’s needs in terms of Quality, Cost and Delivery.

- Define and lead all the in-house project activities related with Verification, Integration and Testing, either performed by a team in V&V department or delegated to experts in other Signaling departments. Cooperate tightly with Test & Commissioning to complement in-house with on-site testing activities.

- When Safety is involved, discuss and agree the overall V&V strategy with Safety Assurance Manager to ensure the achievement and demonstration of the requested safety targets.

- Share with Project Engineering Manager and Project Safety Assurance Manager the V&V strategy defined to deliver a validated solution and agree on requested budget and schedule of inputs and deliverables.


Main Responsibilities

- Define the Project Verification and Validation strategy in the V&V Plan, to ensure proper coverage and demonstration that customer and design requirements are met. Collect the contributions of all involved stakeholders (e.g., Test & Commissioning)

- Optimize allocation of tests in-house and on-site, favoring labs to anticipate results and increase efficiency and coverage.

- Define and agree V&V activity schedule.

- Ensure the application and adherence to internal processes and applicable norms, methods & tools, requesting deviations whenever appropriate.

- Define the project Requirement Validation Table (RVT) to demonstrate the validation of technical requirements.

- Organize and lead documental verification and reviews.

- Manage full verification and validation of all configured functions, together with parameters and data produced on the project.

- Monitor and follow-up execution and reporting of activities delegated to experts in other departments.

- Define needs, architecture and follow-up implementation of testbenches and analysis tools.

- Represent Alstom in front of customers, partners and auditors, for instance to provide overview of Test strategy, progress, issues, risks and opportunities.

- Manage functionally the Project Verification & Validation Team and ensure/control their deliverables for the project.

- Ensure independence of verification from design.

- Select and manage subcontractors.

- Cooperate with Test and Commissioning for the definition and follow up of Site Acceptance Tests

- Manage work packages or WP tasks. Performance management:


Educational Requirements Mandatory:

- Graduated

- English, full proficient use


- Master’s degree in engineering or scientific topics




- Good analytical skill and previous experience in test & integration are required. In alternative, you will have an experience in system. engineering or Safety Assurance. - Knowledge of at least one Alstom platform.


- Knowledge of more than one Alstom platform; becomes mandatory in case of system-level projects.

- Design and data preparation processes understanding.

- Engineering and system background.

- At least 5 years in relevant positions (systems / sub-systems integration, embedded equipment, electrotechnical product development) in a highly complex and normative environment (railway signalling, aerospace, defense, nuclear) would be a major asset.


Competencies & Skills

- Open-minded

- (Self) entrepreneurial

- Problem setting and problem solving

- Leadership, team motivator

- Sense of urgency

- Writing skills required: clarity, rigor, and concision

Alstom is committed to create a diverse & international working environment, that reflects the future of our industry, our clients and end-users.  As an employee, you will have a unique opportunity to continue to build your career and directly contribute to the expanding growth of the global transport industry.

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