Certification and Authorisation Engineer

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Date: 26-May-2023

Location: Derby, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID:370562 

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


Your mission?


This is a fantastic opportunity to join our C&A team in Derby and help prepare, in close collaboration with the other project team members, certification evidences and support the C&A Manager in the Certification & Authorisation process! If this sounds like the next step in your career then please read below:


Your key responsibilities?

  • Carry out dedicated activities within the C&A processes in accordance with the C&A mngt. plan during all project phases
  • Support the C&A Manager in the identification and preparation of requirements for Certification and/or Authorisation
  • Support the C&A Manager in the preparation of evidences plans (e.g. for TSIs or National Rules) with the project team
  • Collect and compile the C&A evidences (e.g. for Pre-engagement, vehicle type authorisation, vehicles authorisation) to be submitted to conformity assessment bodies and/or the authorising entities
  • Organise periodic reviews of evidence documentation and assessment reports
  • Maintain the certification related data in the requirement management tools (e.g. Doors/Excel)
  • Compile and keep track of C&A relevant reporting (e.g. KPI, Cost overview)
  • Collaborate with the project team: Engineering, RAMS, Quality, Planning, Validation, Maintenance, Sourcing
  • Collaborate with independent assessors (e.g. NoBo, DeBo, AsBo) and authorising entities (e.g. ERA or NSA’s)
  • Participate to the modifications follow-up of the certified/authorised vehicle configuration(s)


Minimum qualifications:


  • Bachelor/Master Degree (Engineering, Physical Sciences or other related fields)
  • Technician/Certified Engineer (+5 years’ experience in Railway)
  • Experience in engineering projects
  • High degree of accuracy, clear communication style
  • Good experience with MS Office, Analysis/KPI preparation
  • Certification processes (railways, automotive, aerospace)
  • Project or Quality management
  • General knowledge of EU authorisation process
  • General knowledge of functional safety and validation
  • General knowledge of standards and regulations
  • Willingness to travel for project needs
  • English language (level B2) and fluent site/project relevant language (level C1)




Why Alstom?


Alstom is the leading company in the railway 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?


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.


We are acting…



  • You actively identify issues and risks and develop correction plans
  • You are a problem solver
  • You act process minded, data-driven and fact based



  • You accept differences
  • You excel in collaboration and communication
  • You actively support inclusion



  • Safety first
  • You are all responsible to make it happen
  • You adhere to the highest ethics and compliance rules