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Safety Assurance Manager

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Date: 19-Sep-2021

Location: Charleroi, WHT, Belgium

Company: Alstom

Req ID:139945 

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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

Alstom has been part of Belgian railway history for 130 years through its connection with the former rail transport equipment subsidiary of SA Ateliers de Constructions Électriques de Charleroi (ACEC).   Today, Alstom Belgium employs 1050 people and is involved in approximately 100 major projects worldwide.

The site in Charleroi has developed unique expertise in electrical and electronic systems within two centres of excellence that operate at a global level: one focuses on traction systems and the other on signalling and railway traffic control systems, with a particular emphasis on equipment that complies with the European standard (European  Rail  Traffic  Management  System/ ERTMS).  The teams develop systems, manufacture prototypes, perform tests and trials, complete approval procedures and manage integration projects.  An after sales service activity completes the offer for these product groups.  Alstom Belgium pursues an ambitious growth strategy by actively investing in R&D.  The work carried out by its team of 100 research engineers makes a significant contribution to the development of a sustainable rail transport system.  

 

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

 

  • Manage, perform and ensure the activities related to safety assurance in the Projects and Programs (products and systems)
  • Deliver safe solutions (Projects and Programs)

 

ORGANISATION:

 

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

 

 

 

Direct reports:

  • Safety Assurance Engineers

 

Network & Links

Internal

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

 

External

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

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Key accountabilities:

  • Key accountabilities:

  • Coordinate all the Safety Assurance activities on the project / system / product as per Safety process defined in Signalling Safety Instruction
  • Perform Safety analysis, manage Hazard Log, review RAM, Cyber, V&V, T&C activities from a Safety perspective
  • Define safety plan and manage safety workload and associated planning
  • Support tenders and/or RC teams to integrate product/system in projects
  • Build the Safety Reports and/or the Safety Cases          
  • Apply the safety assurance methodologies (risk acceptance criteria, safety analysis, verification and validation) defined for the project / system / product        
  • Organize and attend periodic Safety Reviews          
  • Defend Safety Case argumentations in front of internal (QS, Safety Assessor) and external (ISA) assessors; define and follow-up action plans to close the findings of the assessors  
  • Manage (if any) the Safety Assurance Engineers involved on the project / system / product (Internal or external resources)
  • If identified as Safety Leader for a Safety Issue, manage 8D steps as per process
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    Key Job Authorities and Dimensions

  • Safety reference on the related Projects/Program for the Core team, Customer (internal or external) and assessors/SA (internal and external)
  • Team manager if SAE involved
  • Safety budget responsible

 

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, …)

 

 

Qualifications & Skills:

 

EDUCATION

 

 

Mandatory:

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

 

Desirable:

  • System, Electrical, Electronics, Electromechanical engineering knowledge

 

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Structured and organized
  • Team player
  • Proactive behavior
  • Sense of anticipation and urgency
  • Ability to say “no go” when needed and to support/elaborate plan/solution to deliver
  • Resilient (to pressure, to last minutes deliveries, safety issue management…)
  • Training capability in Safety
  • Ability to allocate/drive activities performed by others (SAE)

 

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES & EXPERIENCE 

Mandatory:

  • Mastering Cenelec Standards for Safety (or equivalent standards if needed: AREMA, IEEE, etc) and safety methodology & concepts/principles
  • 5 years successful experience in safety assurance
  • Including 2 years in Railway business
 

Desirable:

  • Experience in management
 

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​


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