Sub-System Manager, Life on Board (HS2)

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Date: 26-Jul-2022

Location: Derby, United Kingdom

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 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone working in a senior project management role or as a PdM/PREM or similar, to work on an Alstom flagship project.  This is a demanding, challenging and fulfilling role for a candidate that is passionate about bringing a multi-functional team together to achieve QCD


Purpose of the role:

The Sub-System Manager is responsible for management and successful completion of cross-functional activities leading to the delivery of the HS2 Life on Board (Interiors) sub-system, fulfilling both customer needs and committed QCDP objectives.

He/she will:

  • Manage cross-functionally sub-system level stakeholders, activities and deliverables and make needed arbitration (engineering, product x process, Make or Buy, Costs, Milestones, Interfaces, …) to reach QCDP commitment
  • Coordinate sub-system activities with other project stakeholders including integration teams’ other sub-systems and project level functions.



Performance measurements: 

  • Delivery of sub-system in accordance with QCD targets (QCD KPIs) and all contractual requirements
  • Sub-system gate review on time
  • Compliance with Project Strategy according to defined contractual and Project commitments and targets, as allocated on sub-system.


Internal interfaces:

  • Project Core Team
  • Integration level team
  • Other sub-systems stakeholders


External interfaces:

  • Suppliers
  • Customers
  • Other external stakeholders (facility providers, ISA, …)


Organisational Structure:

  • Reports directly to: HS2 Project Director
  • Dotted line reporting to: Chief of Development (until Go Pre-Serial) then Chief of Operation
  • Reports to this position: “Dotted line reporting”: Sub-system team (specific per sub-system)



Competencies & Skills 

  • Project management skills and good Knowledge of Project management processes
  • Good communication skills
  • Leadership, entrepreneurship mindset and result oriented
  • Customer facing
  • Commercial and contractual management skills
  • Able to interface and ensure collaboration with Sourcing, Quality, Design for Maintenance and Industrial
  • Good planning skills
  • Able to motivate a team
  • Work closely with the requirements of the collaborative design process
  • Understand and manage the train integration and interfaces to Hitachi scopes


Educational Requirements & Experience:

  • Mandatory:
    • Master degree or bachelor degree
    • At least 2 years experience as sub-system/component manager or as manager of an operational scope, project manager or PdM
    • Experience of working in and with multi-national companies and in different business culture
  • Desirable:
    • IPMA level C (or equivalent)
    • Knowledgeable of ALSTOM way of working for efficient process execution
    • Global knowledge of the sub-system
    • Previous experience of working on a Rolling Stock MSA



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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