RC / DC Safety Manager

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Date: 21 May 2024

Location: Charleroi, BE

Company: Alstom

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




Manage, perform and ensure the activities related to safety assurance in the Projects and Programs (products and systems) of his/her region

Deliver safe solutions (Projects and Programs)

Manage Safety resources (SAMs, SAEs) in skill and quantity (workload and delivery on time) (*safety manager can be shared between Regional Center (RC) and Development Center (DC))

Manage budget (headcount and project/program cost)


Organisation structure (job belongs to..)

Signalling Safety organization

Regional Center (RC) within Project Engineering organization (Project)

Development Center (DC) within Program (system & product) development organization (system & product development)


Reports directly to:

  • For Project: ADM Safety Director
  • For Program: ADM Development Centers Safety Director

Other reporting to:

  • Functional link with Regional Center Engineering Director for projects and Development Center Director for Program


Direct reports:

Safety Assurance Managers (PSAM), Safety Assurance Engineers (SAE)


Network & Links



  • Project or Program Core team (PM, PrEM, Architect,V&V, Installation, T&C…)
  • Engineering Metiers (Hw, Sw, System, V&V, …)
  • Quality & Internal Assessors
  • RAM, Cybersecurity teams
  • Tender teams
  • Signaling-ADM Safety network
  • HR for recruitment and people management



  • Customers, Operators, …
  • Safety Authorities (Safety Authorities, NoBo, DeBo, OQA, …)
  • Independent Safety Assessors

Consultants, Suppliers, …




Key accountabilities (For RC or DC):

  • Manage the workload of Safety Resources and allocate the resources in accordance to RC budget (firm/tenders) or DC R&D budget
  • Manage/approve QCD commitments for Bids/Projects and Development
  • Develop and Maintain Safety Resources Skills, manage training and mentoring
  • Ensure proper application of the safety assurance methodologies (risk acceptance criteria, safety analysis, verification and validation) and application of Signalling/ADM Safety Instruction        
  • Deploy Safety Process, Method and Tools in accordance to Central rule and Safety Instruction and propose improvements based on REX (Return on Experience)
  • Act as the Safety Process Correspondent (if no other has been appointed) and manage Process reviews
  • Ensure convergence between Program/Products and Projects for safety-related topics (Srac, scope, interface, schedule…)
  • Provide Technical Expertise
  • Ensure Customer (internal or external) Safety Acceptance
  • Review safety issues and support root cause identification and mitigation measures
  • Review/validate all Safety Analysis as per Safety Instruction 
  • Implement the Safety Management Cycle defined by Safety Directors
  • Maintain periodical reporting


Key Job Authorities and Dimensions

Safety budget responsible (overall department)

Team management (Subgroup leaders, SAM, SAE, Ext.)

Hiring strategy & management

Safety referent (métier) for RC or DC


Performance measurements:

  • KPI SAF 001 - No "NO GO" for Safety reasons in Gate Reviews     
  • KPI SAF 002 - Assessment Findings: Low rework due to External / Internal Assessments
  • KPI SAF 003 - Safety Findings: Quality of the inputs
  • KPI SAF 004 - Late Safety Requirements Identification   
  • Safety reviews OK
  • Respect QCD commitments and OTD/DOT milestones
  • Compliance to process (through Inspections, process reviews…)
  • Quarterly Dashboard including
    • Competency matrix
    • Workload vs capacity
    • Consultant ratio
    • Expertise WCE
    • Process maturity/Adherence
  • Alignment with Delivery Plan roadmap
  • K1 management




Advanced University or Engineering degree

English operational in reading and writing for technical documentation



System, Electrical, Electronics, Electromechanical engineering knowledge




Experience in team management

Mastering full engineering cycle (from specification to validation tasks) and related interactions

Mastering Cenelec Standards for Safety (or equivalent standards if needed: AREMA, IEEE, European TSI, etc ) and safety methodology & concepts/principles



5 years successful experience in safety assurance

Including 2 years in Railway business


Competencies & Skills

  • Structured and organized
  • Leadership
  • Proactive behavior
  • Sense of anticipation and urgency
  • Ability to support the team in case of “no go” when needed and to support/elaborate plan/solution to deliver
  • Resilient (to pressure, to last minutes deliveries, safety issue management…)
  • Team management, ability to allocate/drive activities and manage priorities


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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