Rail Systems Unit Manager

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Date: 24-Jan-2023

Location: Cairo, EG

Company: Alstom

Req ID:403223 

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

Job responsibilities:

Leadership & supervision

  • Manage the Systems maintenance unit
  • Ensure adequacy of skill and competency of Systems staff with respect to safety, quality and technical issues
  • Handle all people related issues with regards to internal staff – leave, training, safety and IR issues
  • Monitor activities of internal staff accordingly and ensure long term business objectives are met
  • Attend to disciplinary issues utilizing correct procedures and policies in conjunction with HR
  • Manage injury on duty process and follow correct procedures
  • Ensure performance management and Performance Appraisals are conducted regularly


Quality, Health, Safety & Environment

  • Manage safety systems and processes
  • Manage quality systems and processes together with QA
  • Conduct accident/safety investigations


Maintenance Planning & Execution

  • Establish asset condition and address gap by amending the maintenance plan accordingly
  • Draw up priorities according to maintenance plan including priorities of network, amount of internal resources, outsourced resources and amount of money available
  • Conduct resource balancing
  • Manage maintenance plan and budget accordingly
  • Manage spares inventory
  • Create job plan in accordance to the maintenance plan
  • Raise and manage works orders (planned and unplanned)
  • Review workloads and assign appropriate staff to complete the preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and inspections of the subsystems under Alstom scope of work in a timely fashion
  • Manage maintenance execution activities following the technical instructions, maintenance manuals and technical documentation provided by the manufacturer.
  • Monitor and manage performance targets against the penalty regime
  • Establish day to day/monthly plan and ensure proper and timely execution thereof


Incident management including investigation and restoration

  • Investigate any incident/breakdowns and establish causes
  • Restore incident back to normality in shortest possible time by implementing a plan
  • Mobilization  and organizing resources such as manpower, material and finances
  • Supervise execution of repairs
  • Implement prevention actions to avoid repeat incidents



  • Degree in engineering


  • Signaling
  • Telecommunication
  • Automated Fare Collection
  • Platform Screen Doors
  • Maintenance production
  • Team management
  • Change management
  • Safety management.
  • Advance technical knowledge
  • EAM such Maximo/ GIS


  • At least 10 yearsrelevant experience in Railway industry in particular in maintenance
  • Spent at minimum 8 years in the Systems maintenance environment.
  • Have an experience in the change management culture


  • Systems expert
  • Management skills
  • Possess analytical and critical ability
  • Ability to communicate with staff of all levels
  • Ability to supervise and control
  • Problem solving ability
  • Negotiation and decision-making ability
  • Possess self-drive and enthusiasm
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • English - fluent in speaking, reading

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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