Certification & Authorisation Engineer

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Date: 13 Feb 2024

Location: Katowice, PL

Company: Alstom

Req ID:435900 

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, 74,000 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 Certification and Authorization Engineer in Katowice we’re looking for?


Take on a new challenge and apply your expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Iwona (Certification & Authorisation Group Manager) and work alongside passionate, motivated and dedicated teammates.


As a Certification and Authorization (C&A) Engineer you will be engaged in ERTMS wayside or ETCS on-board projects executed in Poland or in Central and Eastern European countries. Your responsibilities will include defining and executing the certification and authorization project plan, collaborating with other engineering teams  to prepare certification evidence, supporting the C&A Manager throughout the certification and authorization process in particular project. You will work closely with external independent entities (NoBo, DeBo, National Safety Authorities, infrastructure managers) to ensure compliance with the European Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) and/or specific national requirements, and compile certification and authorization application files. Also, you will be responsible for obtaining the Authorization to Put into Service (APIS) of the On-board or Trackside ETCS signaling subsystem by the relevant National Authorities. 


We'll look to you for:


  • Conducting dedicated activities within the C&A processes in accordance with the project C&A management plan during all project phases
  • Supporting the C&A Manager in the identification and preparation of Certification and/or Authorisation requirements and documents
  • Collecting and compiling the C&A evidence documents to be submitted to independent assessors and/or the authorizing entities
  • Preparing declarations of conformity for railway products/subsystem (especially declarations of conformity to type)
  • Taking part in risk assessment and valuation
  • Being a key partner of the project team for Engineering, Planning, Safety and Validation in particular, and collaborating with independent assessors and authorizing entities 


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: 


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in engineering
  • Understanding the principles of railway system operation
  • Knowledge of English for face-to-face communication and reading
  • Good communication and coordination skills (with internal and external stakeholders)
  • Experience in Certification & Authorization process in railway domain is a huge advantage
  • Knowledge of Polish national railway rules issued by infrastructure manager, UTK or law regulations related to railway system
  • Understanding of processes related to the assessment of conformity to type
  • Knowledge of CSM-RA is a huge advantage
  • Ability to learn and follow processes and regulations related to C&A scope
  • Autonomous and proactive approach to work
  • Analytical thinking and being able to identify interdependabilities in given situations


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
  • Work with new technical standards for rail signalling
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our hybrid working environment
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning (leadership trainings, soft skills pieces of training, signalling-related trainings, job-related trainings, language e-learning platform for multiple languages)
  • Progress towards senior positions
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, sports card)


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 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

Important to note


As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.


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