Domain Leader - Train Design Systems

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Date: 20 Sep 2023

Location: Hyderabad, IN

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 

EN-DR-12: Mechanical Domain Leader (MDL) - Train Design Systems


Purpose of the Job

Managing and developing the Train Design Systems - Mechanical Domain Team on Site
Promoting and ensuring deployment of QMS and corresponding Engineering Instructions, Process and tools for the Domain on Site.

Organisation Reporting

Hierarchical Reporting: (Site) Train Design Metier Manager (TDMM)


Network & Links

Engineering: Engineering Planning Manager, Design team (Other MDLs, DLE), Validation team, MDL from other sites
Project: Project Engineering Managers (PrEM), Train Design Engineer (TDE)
Site: HR Department, Sourcing Department, Indus Department, Quality Department, etc…
External Interface: Subcontractors, Suppliers (for new developments)



Continuous improvement of the Domain team performance for project/program activities (OTD, FTR, etc…)
Respect of QCD work packages at the Domain level
Design reviews performed on time and documented
Workload management at the Domain level
People Management cycle on time / Succession plan
Compliance to Alstom Transport/Engineering processes & instructions
Continuous improvement or Return on Experience (RoE) management from previous projects = zero missing RoE



Accountable For:

Ensuring the proper follow-up of the Metier Quality and Delivery on Domain Workpackages for the Site.
Ensuring understanding and application of the TD rules, processes and tools (single-domain)

Ensuring that design reviews (single domain) are prepared and documented as per the project/program schedule and to follow-up the main open actions.
Ensuring proper collaborative work with other Domains/Metier/Departments
Defining mitigation plans covering a risk identified on the Domain scope.


Responsible for :

Managing the development of the site Domain team to ensure the adequacy of the capacity vs workload vs skills and the transfer of activities if needed

Delivery of product specifications and conforming the product meeting the specification
Defining Domain fixed costs and workload to secure project QCD commitments and formalizing hypothesis taken.
Defining Mechanical Domain architecture taking into account depending the domain: weight, gauge, installation strategy, acoustics, eco design, ergonomics, aerodynamics, aeraulic…
Allocating adequate resources to the projects/programs/tenders.
Applying and follow-up the People Management Cycle on time for Domain team according to N+1 and HR instructions.
Supporting the Domain team in the resolution of issues and challenging actions (multi-domains) in particular those involving other stakeholders (internal or external).
Reporting on Domain activities progress and alerting in case of main issue (capacity, skills, rule applicability, etc.).
Validating relevant Domain deliverables and securing planning.


Job Specifications

Knowledge & Experience :

Mechanical Engineering with 12+ years of experience in System engineering with 3+ years of experience in Railway products is added advantage

Ability to define specifications with Strong skills in the areas of requirement management, cost driver, validation and certification process, challenge the supplier on technical/industrial choice

Ability to assess the conformity of the product to the specification

Experience of 5+ years team management
Good Communications and interpersonal skills
Conflict Management and multitasking
Customer Focus / Management skills
Structured and organised with Hand-on approach
English operational in read/writing and technical meetings


Team size
Total Domain team: 15 to 25 persons 

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.