Deputy PrEMs Dpt Head

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Date: 11-Jun-2022

Location: Charleroi, WHT, Belgium

Company: Alstom

Req ID:267963 

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



  • Take the challenge of leading an engineering team and provide effective guidance.
  • Build the vision of your Métier and involve the team in its implementation, aiming at continuous improvement in productivity and performances.
  • Plan, grow and acknowledge team expertise.  
  • Be responsible for supervising, managing and motivating team members on a daily basis.
  • Act proactively addressing projects and/or development commitments and collaborating with you peers for seamless and successful operations.


  • As a Department Head, you will interact with all team members, so your communication as well as your motivation skills should be excellent. Your role will be to define the path for continuous improvement of performance and effectiveness of your team.





Organisation structure (job belongs to..)

For Developments:  Development centers

For Projects: Project Engineering

For Central Métiers: Central Signaling organization


Reports directly to:

Direct report line to Engineering Director (for Development Center)

To Engineering Director (for Regional Center Project)

To Signalling métier Director (for Central Signalling organisation)


Other reporting to:

N/A for Developments and Projects

Functional link with Regional/Development Center (RC/DC) Engineering Director for Central



Direct reports:

Engineering team from their métier / Domain

Group managers (when applicable)






Developments and Projects

  • Methods & Tools Community
  • Sourcing
  • Quality and Safety Managers


Projects and Central Metier

  • Project Engineering Community
  • Reference Library Managers


Developments and Central Metier

  • Development Engineering Community


Central Metiers Specifics

  • Métier Community
  • Quality, RAM, Safety, Cybersecurity, Tenders and Sourcing


Common to all

  • Other Métier / Domain Department Heads
  • Human Resource organization




  • Suppliers (if any)
  • Customer
  • Auditors
  • Authorizing Entities



Key Accountabilities


  • Define and implement engineering vision (team profile and skills, discipline evolutions in terms of technology, department competitiveness, …)
  • Set clear team goals, delegate task and set deadlines
  • Provide support to team project/program execution
  • Promote Alstom values to his/her team


  • Continuously motivate, encourage, evaluate and recognize, train and develop resources, in cooperation with HR, as per approved performance evaluation process and targets
  • Recognize high performance and reward accomplishments
  • Develop the growth of World Class Engineering (WCE) Experts
  • Secure the Alstom Communication process with the team


  • Be accountable of Process, Methods and Tools deployment in his/her scope, and contribute to their improvement
  • Provide to Reference Library Manager, Reference Library (cost structure & cost drivers) of his/her Métier / domain and improvement roadmap in line with Solution competitiveness roadmap + progress report, when applicable
  • Foster the collection and sharing of REX from project/program execution


  • Review workload forecasts and capacity, leveraging on subcontracting & business strategies as well as footprint objectives, and staff adequately Projects/Bids and Programs
  • Participate to tender Design Reviews and Documentation Reviews as per tender strategy and relevance
  • Commit in Project/Program/Tender Quality Cost Delivery (QCD) related to its Métier/domain


Key job authorities and dimensions: 

  • Staffing (hiring management, recruitment process)
  • Budget (work-packages and capex)
  • Department size can be assumed to range between 10-50 people/1-5 M€


Performance management: 

  • KPI 1:  Staffing: Total Capacity versus Workload, analysis and action plan, this in line with budget targets.
  • KPI 2:  Métiers Key Performance Indicators (KPI) 
  • KPI 3:  Team maturity level and polyvalence
  • KPI 4:  Achievement of Competitiveness Targets concerning Ref Lib of métier/domain



Educational Requirements



  • Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Engineering, Computer Science or scientific subjects



  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or scientific topics
  • Degree in Management or training in team leading will be an asset




  • Previous experience in complex development environment (railways, automotive, aerospace…)
  • Engineering and processes background
  • Experience in project / program execution and management
  • Experience and understanding in execution effort estimation



  • Knowledge of several Alstom platform
  • Métier-specific background
  • Experience in team management
  • Involvement in projects with teams in other Regional and Development Centers, established
  • networking


Competencies & Skills

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Open-minded
  • (Self) entrepreneurial
  • Organization and time-management skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • English, full proficient use

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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