Chief of Development (m/f/d)

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Date: 14-Sep-2022

Location: Braunschweig, DE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:237089 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide


The Chief of Development is responsible, from T0 to GPS, 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 Manager / Director) fulfilling both contractual technical requirements and defined engineering & project QCD objectives, and leveraging existing Alstom platforms. 
 The Chief of Development takes care to design and implement a technical definition which fully meets Project Performances (Q),Product cost (C) and scheduling from T0 to GPS (D) commitments.
Reporting to the Project Manager / Director, 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


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
•    Manage technical risks thanks to mitigation plans
•    With sites/métiers
•    Reports on project technical and QCD status to Head of Chief Engineers / Global Engineering
•    Interacts with sites and métiers to secure efficient and compliant project delivery 

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 


Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom 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.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 





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