V&V Manager (Requirements)

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Date: 18 Jun 2024

Location: Derby, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID:454917 

 

Location: Derby/Hybrid

 

Appointment Basis: Permanent 

 

Salary + Benefits Inc:  Excellent Salary, Pension, Life Assurance, Plus many Flexible Benefits

 

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
•    Take part to major deployment projects by leading, organizing and performing the verification, integration and test activities of a Signaling project, that can be either an adaptation of a generic Alstom solution or a vertical solution ranging from product development to project implementation, fitting the client’s needs in terms of Quality, Cost and Delivery.
•    Define and lead all the in-house project activities related with Verification, Integration and Testing, either performed by a team in V&V department or delegated to experts in other Signaling departments. Cooperate tightly with Test & Commissioning to complement in-house with on-site testing activities.
•    When Safety is involved, discuss and agree the overall V&V strategy with Safety Assurance Manager to ensure the achievement and demonstration of the requested safety targets.
•    Share with Project Engineering Manager and Project Safety Assurance Manager the V&V strategy defined to deliver a validated solution and agree on requested budget and schedule of inputs and deliverables.
 
We’ll look to you for: 
•    Define the Project Verification and Validation strategy in the V&V Plan, to ensure proper coverage and demonstration that customer and design requirements are met. Collect the contributions of all involved stakeholders (e.g. Test & Commissioning).
•    Define and agree V&V activity schedule.
•    Undertake verification of System and Sub System Requirements
•    Produce Verification and validation reports in support of gate reviews and commissionings.
•    Engage with other engineering discipline experts to produce Design Verification Reports
•    Ensure the application and adherence to internal processes and applicable norms, methods & tools, requesting deviations whenever appropriate.
•    Define the project Requirement Validation Table (RVT) to demonstrate the validation of technical requirements.
•    Organize and lead documental verification and reviews.
•    Act as UK V&V EDU Lead, periodically reporting V&V delivery milestones, KPIs, Resource and Cost performance to Senior Leadership Team
•    Act as Work Package Owner/Manager for UK V&V project portfolio, periodically reporting programme and cost performance to Project Management Team during Work Package Reviews. 
•    As V&V Process Correspondent, ensure Alstom V&V process is implemented and applied consistently across Projects, providing guidance to stakeholders on process adherence, governance, and tailoring where applicable.
•    As V&V Lead, support Bids and Tenders with establishing V&V scope of works, developing detailed cost estimates and attending Tender Reviews. 
•    Manage full verification and validation of all configured functions, together with parameters and data produced on the project.
•    Monitor and follow-up execution and reporting of activities delegated to experts in other departments.
•    Represent Alstom in front of customers, partners and auditors, for instance to provide overview of Test strategy, progress, issues, risks and opportunities.
•    Manage functionally the Project Verification & Validation Team and ensure/control their deliverables for the project.
•    Ensure independence of verification from design.
•    Select and manage subcontractors.
•    Cooperate with Test and Commissioning for the definition and follow up of Site Acceptance Tests 
 

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: 
•    Problem setting and problem solving.
•    Leadership, team motivator
•    Sense of urgency
•    Writing skills required: clarity, rigor, and concision.
 
Candidate Requirements
Essential
•    Degree in Engineering or related subject - qualified by experience considered.
•    Good analytical skills and previous experience in test & integration are required. In alternative, you will have experience in system. engineering or Safety Assurance.
•    Knowledge of at least one Alstom platform.
 
Desirable
•    Knowledge of more than one Alstom platform becomes mandatory in case of system-level projects.
•    Design and data preparation processes understanding.
•    Engineering and system background.
•    At least 5 years in relevant positions (systems / sub-systems integration, embedded equipment, electrotechnical product development) in a highly complex and normative environment (railway signalling, aerospace, defense, nuclear) would be a major asset.
 

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, including 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.
 

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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