Authorisation&Certification Engineer

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Date: 02-Oct-2021

Location: Katowice, Poland

Company: Alstom

Req ID:175763 

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 driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  


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Think about Certification& Authorisation path to grow your career today at Alstom, Katowice!  Join our newly formed team for more than just a daily work... Courious how we operate?

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Alstom’s products portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure also signalling and digital mobility solutions like we develop in Katowice site, Poland.


  • The Certification and Authorization Engineer defines and executes the Certification and Authorization project plan in order to obtain the Authorization to Put into Service (APIS) of the On-board or Trackside ETCS signaling sub-system by the relevant National Authorities. For that purpose, the compliance with the European Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) and / or with the specific national requirements have to be assessed by different external independent entities.

  • The main task of the project C&A Coordinator is to coordinate all activities and collection of required deliverables/means of proof with the various internal and external project stakeholders in order to obtain the necessary certificates and authorizations for the project.

Your responsibilities

  • Defining and executing the Certification & Authorization Project Plan in line with Project QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery – management approach focusing on delivering products at a certain quality level and at scheduled time objectives

  • Defining the Project Certification & Authorization applicable legal referentials and associated requirements

  • Planning all the C&A-related activities in coordination with Project team based on existing standards, regulations and return on experience from previous or similar projects

  • Preparing the procurement of external assessment services: creation of call for tender documents based on the defined scope of assessment, evaluation of tenders, support for purchasing department in contract drafting and negotiations with assessors

  • Monitoring the development of evidences/means of proofs with the relevant stakeholders, by conducting regular workshops with various departments and sub-contractors

  • Organizing and managing the assessment process with external assessors (Notified Bodies, Country Designated Bodies, etc), monitoring/follow-up of related action plans, review and approval of assessments reports

  • Compiling the Certification and Authorization dossiers: definition of the content, compliance to formal requirements, file the official authorization requests towards European and / or National authorities

  • Project Certification and Authorization QCD objectives

Our expectations

  • Masters Degree (Engineering or others)

  • Experience of Certification & Authorization process in Railways domain

  • Rigorous in the respect of the processes and regulations related to C&A scope

  • Team Player

  • Autonomous and Proactive

  • Fast comprehension, analytical and networked thinking

  • Good communication and coordination skills (with internal and external stakeholders)

  • Fluent in English and Polish (oral & written) is an requirement; any of the Eastern/South-Eastern Europe languages, such as Slovak, Czech, Slovenian or Croatian are great asset to the role

Your assets

  • European or National Railways regulations (e.g. through ERA or NSA training)

  • Knowledge of Railways/Signaling systems and products



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.   



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