Project V&V Designer

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Date: 01-May-2022

Location: Charleroi, WHT, Belgium

Company: Alstom

Req ID:189541 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  


  • Take part to major developments by proving that the design is fit for its intended use, through implementation and execution of Verification, Integration and Test activities, fitting the targets in terms of Quality, Cost and Delivery
  • Detail and perform all the in-house activities in the scope of the V&V team, and interface experts delegated in other departments. Cooperate tightly with Test & Commissioning to ensure seamless integration and alignment between in-house and on-site testing activities and results. Interface with design teams to share and detail the results of V&V activities
  • Agree with Verification & Validation Manager on strategy, scheduling and budget, and share progress, results and issues during execution



Organisation structure (job belongs to..)

Site Project Engineering Department


Reports directly to:

V&V Department Head / Group Manager


Other reporting to:

Dotted line reporting to Project Verification & Validation Manager


Direct reports:



Network & Link


  • Project team (Engineering, Safety, RAM, PrCOM…)



  • Suppliers (if any)
  • Auditors and assessors
  • Customer, mainly during Factory Acceptance Test



Key accountabilities:

  • Contribute to the definition of the Project Verification and Validation strategy in the V&V Plan, and act proactively for its implementation
  • Define verification methodology for selected deliverables, when requested from V&V strategy
  • Define test plans and test descriptions for in-house activities. Liaise with PrCOM for exported tests
  • Perform and report on allocated verification, integration and test activities
  • When Safety is involved, share and justify the results with Safety Assurance Manager to feed safety demonstration
  • Interface with experts in other department to align on selected V&V activity methodology
  • Represent Alstom in front of customers or partners, for instance to provide overview of test progress, issues, risks and opportunities
  • Specify, procure, develop, setup and configure assets such as testbenches and instrumentation
  • Provide data to maintain applicable KPIs
  • Provide valuable feedback for REX sessions and continuous improvement
  • Manage configuration and change management cycle related with V&V activities (simulation configuration, anomaly tracking, etc.)
  • Follow-up with T&C for tests exported to site execution


Performance measurements:

  • DQI (Delivery Quality Indicator)
  • CPI (Coverage Progress Indicator)
  • Cooperation and support to KPI Root Cause Analysis



Educational Requirements


  • Graduated
  • Foreign language: English, full proficient use




  • Good analytical skill is required
  • Understanding and experience in Software coding
  • Knowledge of at least one Alstom platform



  • Knowledge of more than one Alstom platform
  • Design and data preparation processes understanding
  • Engineering and system background

At least 2 years in relevant positions (systems / sub-systems integration, embedded equipment, electrotechnical product development) in a highly complex and normative environment (railway signaling, aerospace, defense, nuclear) would be a major asset



Competencies & Skills

  • Open-minded
  • (Self) entrepreneurial
  • Problem setting and problem solving
  • Sense of urgency
  • Writing skills required: clarity, rigor and concision

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Product Development, Embedded, Testing, Change Management, Research, Technology, Management