External Relations Manager (m/f/d)

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Date: 23-Nov-2022

Location: Hennigsdorf, DE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:243046 

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 


External Relations Manager (m/f/d)




  • Facilitate the Alstom international business, especially fostering a smooth and lean process for vehicle authorization and a legislation which considers the manufacturer´s needs especially towards sustainable project execution and flexible innovation development around the world
  • Support defining and following a clear influencing strategy focused on transparency, predictability, cost efficiency and competitiveness, especially towards local Government, especially the European Commission, the European Union´s Agency for Railways, the Ministries of Transport, the National Safety Authorities regarding all applicable railway legislation
  • Be a privileged partner for Alstom Regions and support establishing a Country Regulation Officer Network worldwide with regular alignment meetings, clear communication and feedback procedures and up-to-date messaging
  • Entrust developing a fruitful relationship with local bodies e.g. with ministries, authorities, standardization and assessment bodies worldwide
  • Establish relationship to the European Union´s Agency on legally binding requirement documents, e.g. TSIs, NNTRs, Implementing Acts, Guidelines, Technical Opinions and Line-to-take
  • Follow up the applicable regulations as well as the changes to referenced standards
  • Actively contribute to deliverables for other functions and to problem solving strategies



  • Law degree / Counselor or Master Degree in Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Good knowledge of the organizations and administrations on National / European / International level
  • Cross functional competency in Engineering, Systems Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical) or Industrial Engineering
  • Know-how of the transportation area, of the railway sector, especially for manufacturing industry, regulatory bodies, operating industry, safety authorities and assessment bodies
  • Solid legal understanding and knowledge in the areas of regulatory, authorisational and standardizational processes on National / European / International level



  • At least 7 years of professional experience and approximately 3 years of experience in an engineering or railway/transportation environment
  • Clear communication style and good networking capabilities
  • High degree of sensitivity in strategic and political matters
  • Good knowledge and experience of the processes for vehicle authorization, certification and standardization, Requirements management
  • Experience in transportation/railway industry


Competencies & Skills

  • Ability to communicate and network with ministries, authorities, and associations on National / European / International level
  • Ability for getting into new topics, for strategic analyses, priority setting and negotiations
  • Fluent in English and German or French
  • Willingness to travel
  • Solid decision making and critical thinking.
  • Good knowledge of rail vehicle and authorization processes and the relevant European legislation
  • Knowledge of functional safety and validation.


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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