Senior Product Safety Engineer

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Date: 02-Feb-2023

Location: Crewe, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID:399274 

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

If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a Senior Product Safety Engineer based in Crewe, United Kingdom. 


The Lead Product Safety Engineer will manage and control all Product Engineering related activities at Crewe, including assurance of product safety. He/She will be the key engineering interface with customer, central engineering and relevant Alstom support functions.


•    To be part of a dedicated site-based product engineering function providing mechanical engineering support for the overhaul of Wheelsets, Bogies, Traction motors and other associated Subcomponents. Liaising with the Customer and Crewe site Project and Production teams to ensure that Engineering activities are fully aligned to support the site deliverables.
•    Through close collaboration with production teams to undertake investigations both independently and with customers or other site teams into safety related and high value product failures to a high standard in a timely manner. Recommends amendments to overhaul specifications and processes to improve product and / or business performance.
•    To Participate in both Internal and External meetings regarding product overhaul issues within the production environment providing guidance and solutions where necessary.
•    Provide Engineering support for the introduction of new product overhauls, across Wheelsets, Bogies, Traction motors and other associated Subcomponents from Bid stage through to programme launch
•    Provide necessary support to the development and validation of component resourcing in support of operational procurement and Fleet Engineering teams to agreed project timescales.
•    Develop, either internally or in collaboration with suppliers, new repair procedures for any damage found during the overhaul process. Managing and supporting the approval of repairs by customer’s engineers.
•    Provides leadership and direction to the engineers within the team, providing technical expertise and project management support;
•    Support projects, new product introduction through launch process, customer technical queries, warranty and failure investigations, cost down initiatives, alternative supply sources, whilst ensuring engineering integrity of supplied finished products is maintained;
•    Lead Engineering support in pursuance of bids and new sale opportunities for Crewe site;
•    Interfaces with central engineering, methods, quality, purchasing, manufacturing, and outside suppliers as needed.
•    Understands application of supplied products, support material cost optimisation and ensure required integrity/safety levels are maintained;

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is essential, ideally with Chartered status;
•    Strong experience in a similar role (product engineering type of role), ideally in railway industry;
•    Fleet Engineering experience is desirable;
•    Mechanical/Production Engineering experience;
•    Understanding of requirements of railway industry safety case management;
•    Be able to demonstrate the ability to use this technical knowledge in the support of other departments (Methods, Production, Procurement, Projects) and the development of engineering personnel;
•    Experience of developing and applying a range of mechanical engineering process and tools;
•    Experience of working across many different disciplines, with indirect reports to delivery complaint cost effective solutions technical solutions to schedule and budget;
•    Experience of converting the customer's explicit and implicit technical and functional requirements into technical/ functional specifications;
•    Very good communication and stakeholder management skills, ability to negotiate and influence others;
•    Results driven individual with good problem-solving skills;
•    Specialist knowledge and/or qualification in the areas of torqued joints, bonding, shrink fits or painting would be  advantageous
•    English language skills: advanced/business fluent level.

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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