Authorization Project Lead (m/w/d)

Datum: 21.10.2021

Standort: Kassel, Deutschland

Unternehmen: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and diver less trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.



If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as an Authorization Project Lead in Kassel, De.


In this role you will coordinate and lead the Authorisation process for projects or vehicle platforms during all project phases until end of warranty, either within Alstom or within relevant countries (starting from bid phase to project closure).

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage authorisation activities and requirements and provide deliverables to achieve Vehicle Authorisation for Placing on the Market (VAPOM) including all sub-authorisations and test run approvals
  • Act as Single Point of Contact (SPOC) to external stakeholders, e.g. authorities / infrastructure managers
  • Represent projects to authorities
  • Provide project specific requirements and active collaboration within Risk- and Opportunity Management process
  • Take responsibility for budget and schedule of Authorisation Projects
  • Lead of authorisation team with respective Authorisation Country Leads and Design Assurance Managers and member of project core team
  • As member of product core team, develop the authorisation strategy as input to product roadmaps
  • Provision of Authorisation Expertise for Project Management and engineering organization


Key requirements:

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent required
  • Very good understanding of authorisation related requirements and activities for a dedicated project
  • Practical experience with leading, planning and review of authorisation activities
  • Strong experience in leading Authorisation process with authorities
  • Railway industrial experience will be an advantage
  • Fluent in English (German is an advantage)


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.



An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers. We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals. Alstom is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.


Applicants with disabilities are preferred if they have the same qualifications.