Bid Technical Manager

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Date: 02-May-2022

Location: La Rochelle, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:210481 

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.   

With 1100 employees, Alstom la Rochelle is one of the 16 sites in France. It is the worldwide center of excellence for design and production of Very High Speed trains and Citadis tramways. 

Within the Engineering department, we are recruiting a Bid Technical Manager (BTM) to work on Tramways bids.


His/her mission will be to : 


  • Manage the technical scope of bids ensuring the delivery of an accurate and competitive proposal in line with the standard solution and commercial strategy
  • Coordinate / support all tender activities / deliverables like: requirement management, clause by clause comments, risk & opportunities and tender documentation for the Engineering part.




  • Perform requirements compliance analysis and/or clause-by-clause of technical bid documents
  • Analyze, with the Engineering Team, the potential gaps between the customer's specification and standard solutions and products and support the Bid Manager and Tender Leader in defining the most suitable compliance strategy
  • Build the system architecture applying the solution chosen
  • Provide to the Bid Manager the estimate of engineering effort needed for the bid preparation
  • Lead the preparation and consolidation of the technical documentation to be delivered with the bid
  • Prepare and lead a Technical Design Review up to the approval of the technical scope associated to the bid
  • Support Bid Manager during the negotiation with the Customer, identifying any technical change during that phase
  • Coordinate the engineering quotations and risks evaluation checking for overall consistency and competitiveness
  • Ensure a smooth handover with the PrEM (Project Engineering Manager) in case of contract award, including the requirements, architecture, technical assumptions, engineering strategy, schedule and workload.




You have an Engineer degree and at least 5 years' experience in the railway industry, preferably in a technical position related to rolling stock projects.  You have a good knowledge of the project cycle, from launch to commissioning. You have hands-on experience on functional or hierarchical team management, as well as on cost and planning control in an Engineering scope.  You are familiar with the customer relationship in contractual situations. You are recognized for your communication skills and your ability to work in a team.  You are pro-active and able to work with flexibility. You are fully autonomous to work in English.


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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