Reliability Performance Engineer

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Date: 12 Jul 2024

Location: Derby, DBY, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 452730

Location: Derby, United Kingdom

Appointment Basis: Permanent

Salary: Circa £60K

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 80,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Alstom is the UK & Ireland’s leading supplier of new trains and train services, and a leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider. Alstom have built, or are building, just under 40% of the UK mainline train fleet; as well as the entire fleets in service with London Underground and Dublin Luas. We provide the widest range of smart solutions in the rail market, from innovative high-speed rolling stock, metros and trams to maintenance, modernisation, infrastructure and signalling.


Your future role


Manage the RAM activities and related deliverables in accordance with QCD commitments on the project(s)/program(s) he/she is appointed to.

Support the Alstom Transport products performance by defining reliability requirements allowing to enhance their capability to meet the expected reliability targets.


Coordinate the different RAM contributors working on the Program/Project for the relevant scope (Train or Subsystem).  Apply the applicable Alstom Transport/Engineering RAM processes & instructions.


We’ll look to you for:

  • Planning and piloting the RAM activities and the related deliverables on the project(s)/program(s) he/she is appointed to as per the applicable RAM instructions/processes and other specific requirements committed to the Customer.
  • Planning and piloting the RAM activities in tender phase to assess the capability and risks of the foreseen Alstom Transport product to meet the customer Reliability requirements and to evaluate the budget that will be needed during the project execution
  • Performing the project/program RAM activities compliant with the QCD work packages commitments.
  • Ensuring the quality of the RAM deliverables foster their acceptance by the Customer (internal or external) within the limits of Alstom Transport commitments.
  • To continuously assessing the capability of the Alstom Transport product to meet the Reliability performance in project/program phases and define the necessary reliability actions to minimize Alstom Transport risks and follow them until closure (Reliability Related Item List).
  • Reporting on the progress of the tender/project/program RAM activities and alert the PrEM/BTM and N+1 in case of issue potentially impacting the achievement of the QCD commitments.
  • Anticipating and alert on the potential blocking issues with regard to the expectations of the next Reliability design review milestone and be pro-active in the definition/implementation of the related resolution plan..
  • Supporting the other stakeholders (design, industrial, sourcing, validation etc..) in the definition of appropriate measures to meet the reliability actions.
  • Being the point of contact for RAM matters on the project/program for the corresponding scope (Train / Subsystem) in particular to the Customer (internal or external).
  • Consolidating the RAM contribution from the Coparts and external suppliers.
  • Performing the reliability design reviews as per the project/program schedule
  • Analysing issues identified on the field (8D) having a significant impact on the product Reliability performance and ensure the outcome of their resolution is capitalised in the relevant process/product documentation.
  • Managing the RAM resources to meet the QCD work package commitment
  • Coordinating the RAM contributors from different entities (Copart/Supplier representatives).
  • Applying the Alstom Transport/Engineering rules & processes on the program(s)/project(s) in particular those dedicated to the RAM activities.
  • Having a pro-active challenging view on the overall RAM results from the contributors to enhance the adequacy/consistency of the RAM studies and requirements.
  • Seeking for the technical understanding of the Alstom Transport products in order to better assess their reliability performance and potential areas of improvement
  • Adopting a product oriented mindset in implementing the RAM process to foster the capitalisation of the results of the activities towards the product RAM performance.
  • Supporting the maintenance of the technical repository of the Alstom Transport products from a reliability perspective.
  • Participating to the improvement/definition of the RAM process.


All about you


We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 



  • Electrical and/or Electro-mechanical Engineering (preferably applied to Railway products)
  • English operational in read/writing and technical meetings.
  • Structured and organised with Hands-on approach.



  • RAM prediction and measurement methods and tools with experience or application statistical techniques
  • Good Communications and interpersonal skills including with third parties (customer).
  • Time management and reporting skill.
  • Sense of urgency / priority.
  • Customer & Product Focus.


Things you’ll enjoy


Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career.


You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension) 


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


What we offer


We offer a highly competitive remuneration package, 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday. Contributed healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.


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. 


As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.


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