Safety Assurance Engineer

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Date: 13 Jun 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 


Perform the activities (under the governance/guidance of the PSAM) related to safety assurance in the Projects and Programs (products and systems). Activities can be related to Project, System, software, hardware domains.



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: Regional Center Safety Manager  
  • For Program: Development Center Safety Manager 


Other reporting to:  

  • Functional reporting to PSAM of the Project or Program 


Direct reports: 

  • N/A 



Network & Links 


  • Project / Program Safety Assurance Manager 
  • Project or Program Core team (PM, PrEM, Architect,V&V, Installation, T&C…) 
  • Engineering Metiers (Hw, Sw, System, V&V, …) 
  • Quality & Internal Safety Assessors 
  • Signaling Safety network



Key accountabilities:  

  • Deliver/perform Safety analysis under the guidance of the PSAM, with the strict application of process as per Signalling Safety Instruction 
  • Participate to the elaboration of the Safety Reports and the Safety Case under the guidance of the PSAM 
  • Apply the safety assurance methodologies (risk acceptance criteria, safety analysis, verification and validation) defined for the project / system / product          
  • Attend periodic Safety Reviews            
  • Support actions contributing to close the findings of the assessors (Internal or External)    


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 QD of the deliverables as per PSAM guidance 
  • Compliance to process (through Inspections, …) 



Educational Requirements 


  • Advanced University or Engineering degree 
  • English operational in reading and writing for technical documentation



  • System, Electrical, Electronics, Electromechanical engineering knowledge 
  • Hardware and/or Software knowledge




  • Can be a beginner in safety but depending of the domain specific experience is required on System, data preparation, Hardware or Software domain



  • Some knowledge of Cenelec Standards for Safety (or equivalent standards if needed: AREMA, IEEE, etc ) 
  • For complex projects/programs 2 years successful experience in safety assurance 


Competencies & Skills 

  • Structured and organized 
  • Fast learner 
  • Resilient 
  • Rigorous 

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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