Test Laboratory Manager (f/m/d)

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Date: 14 Apr 2024

Location: Hennigsdorf, DE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:443285 


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, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Test Laboratory Manager (m/f/d) in Hennigsdorf, Germany we’re looking for?


Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your testing expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Head of Train Validation Métier and work alongside passionate, motivated and dedicated teammates.

You’ll have the great opportunity to manage the resources of the mechanical test domain, required to execute testing activities at Train level. In this role you will be in charge of the consistent development of competencies required for this scope, following the right methodologies and tools.


We’ll look to you for:

  • Representing  the leading figure of the mechanical Test Engineers, Technicians and Mechanics of the team, both technically for QTC (Quality, Time, Cost) and disciplinary

  • Managing the workload of the team, including sub-contracted support

  • Ensuring compliance of EHS directives and instructions by the mechanical test lab team members (inside and outside test lab facilities)

  • Managing P&L wise the mechanical test team

  • Defining the investment, optimizing test means implementation and maintenance

  • Ensuring test lab most relevant contribution to Alstom R&D and Innovation strategy

  • Supporting the implementation, managing and continuously improving the quality system of the Test Laboratory

  • Developing and ensuring the preservation of external recognitions (DAkkS, COFRAC, ISO, IRIS,…)

  • Ensuring the achievement of the tests in accordance with the QTC commitment

  • Guaranteeing the independence, the integrity and the confidentiality of the staff

  • Defining the objectives of the staff and managing competencies

  • Managing reviews and continuous improvement actions, ensuring the follow-up and the closing of the quality action plan resulting from the audits and reviews

  • Building partnerships internally and externally in close relationship with Alstom Innovation axes

  • Preparing  frequently status reports to the site Train Validation Métier Manager


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: 

  • A Master Degree in Mechanical- or Railway- Engineering or equivalent

  • Train system knowledge

  • First experience in technical or disciplinary leading of engineers or technicians 

  • Practical experience on testing phases (minimum of 2 years’ experience in Railway, Defense, Aeronautical, Automotive domains)

  • Structured working method, result and process-oriented with a desire to manage employees

  • Experience in employee and work package planning

  • Managing work packages for external customers

  • Quality-oriented working style 

  • Experience in an international working environment

  • Fluent in English (German/French beneficial)


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

  • Utilise our Collaborative environment

  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries

  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning

  • Progress towards personal development and future career opportunities

  • 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!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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