Certification and Authorisation Manager

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Date: 06-Jan-2023

Location: Derby, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID:366434 

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 an exciting opportunity to join us as a Certification & Authorisation Manager and define the Certification & Authorisation strategy of the vehicle(s), including budget and planning (in consistency with the project planning) through the development of the Certification & Authorisation management plan during tender and project execution phase until the end of the warranty phase.


Your key responsibilities?


  • Member of the project core team and you actively contribute to deliverables for other functions
  • Lead the complete Certification & Authorisation process up to the reception of the regulatory vehicle type certification, vehicle type authorisation and/or vehicle authorisation for placing on the market
  • Define Certification & Authorisation KPIs and report on the activities progress
  • Obtain the necessary authorisation to run tests on open tracks/public network
  • Manage tender/project regulations requirements baseline (e.g. TSIs, National Rules)
  • Manage Certification engineer(s) and subcontractor(s)
  • Conduct with all project members, especially the Train Performance Manager, the Train Validation Engineer as well as Subsystems managers, the proper identification, understanding and validation of regulatory requirements
  • Manage Certification engineer(s) and subcontractor(s)
  • Actively participate in the selection process of independent assessors
  • Provide Certification & Authorisation expertise within Alstom organisation
  • Develop Alstom leadership in Certification & Authorisation with other sites



Minimum qualifications:


  • Masters Degree (Engineering, Physical Sciences, others)
  • Experience in engineering projects (~3 years)
  • Experience in leadership position (~3 years)
  • High degree of accuracy, clear communication style
  • Good experience with MS Office, Analysis/KPI preparation
  • General knowledge of rail vehicles
  • General knowledge of EU authorisation process
  • General knowledge of functional safety and validation
  • General knowledge of standards and regulations
  • Certification processes (railways, automotive, aerospace)
  • Project or Quality management





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



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