Trackside V&V Group Manager

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Date: 15 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 


  • Take part to major deployment projects by leading, organizing and performing the verification, integration and test activities of a Signaling project, that can be either an adaptation of a generic Alstom solution or a vertical solution ranging from product development to project implementation, fitting the client’s needs in terms of Quality, Cost and Delivery.  
  • Define and lead all the in-house project activities related with Verification, Integration and Testing, either performed by a team in V&V department or delegated to experts in other Signaling departments. Cooperate tightly with Test & Commissioning to complement in-house with on-site testing activities. 
  • When Safety is involved, discuss and agree the overall V&V strategy with Safety Assurance Manager to ensure the achievement and demonstration of the requested safety targets.  
  • Share with Project Engineering Manager and Project Safety Assurance Manager the V&V strategy defined to deliver a validated solution and agree on requested budget and schedule of inputs and deliverables. 



  • This role will require to: 
  • Define the Project Verification and Validation strategy in the V&V Plan, to ensure proper coverage and demonstration that customer and design requirements are met. Collect the contributions of all involved stakeholders (e.g. Test & Commissioning); 
  • Optimize allocation of tests in-house and on-site, favoring labs to anticipate results and increase efficiency and coverage; 
  • Define and agree V&V activity schedule 
  • Ensure the application and adherence to internal processes and applicable norms, methods & tools, requesting deviations whenever appropriate; 
  • Define the project Requirement Validation Table (RVT) to demonstrate the validation of technical requirements; 
  • Organize and lead documental verification and reviews; 
  • Manage full verification and validation of all configured functions, together with parameters and data produced on the project; 
  • Monitor and follow-up execution and reporting of activities delegated to experts in other departments; 
  • Define needs, architecture and follow-up implementation of testbenches and analysis tools.  
  • Represent Alstom in front of customers, partners and auditors, for instance to provide overview of Test strategy, progress, issues, risks and opportunities; 
  • Manage functionally the Project Verification & Validation Team and ensure/control their deliverables for the project; 
  • Ensure independence of verification from design; 
  • Select and manage subcontractors; 
  • Cooperate with Test and Commissioning for the definition and followup of Site Acceptance Tests 
  • Manage work packages or WP tasks. 


Performance management:   

  • CPI (Coverage Progress Indicator) 
  • DQI (Delivery Quality Indicator) 

Cooperation and support to Root Cause Analysis  



Educational Requirements


  • Graduated 
  • Foreign language: English, full proficient use 



  • Master degree in Engineering or scientific topics




  • Good analytical skill and previous experience in test & integration are required. In alternative, you will have an experience in system. engineering or Safety Assurance. 
  • Knowledge of at least one Alstom platform. 



  • Knowledge of more than one Alstom platform; becomes mandatory in case of system-level projects. 
  • Design and data preparation processes understanding. 
  • Engineering and system background.  
  • At least 5 years in relevant positions (systems / sub-systems integration, embedded equipment, electrotechnical product development) in a highly complex and normative environment (railway signalling, aerospace, defense, nuclear) would be a major asset.


Competencies & Skills

  • Open-minded 
  • (Self) entrepreneurial  
  • Problem setting and problem solving 
  • Leadership, team motivator 
  • Sense of urgency 

Writing skills required: clarity, rigor, and concision

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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