Methods and Tools Manager (f/m/d)

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Date: 23-Jan-2023

Location: Mannheim, DE

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, customized services, infrastructure, signaling 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

If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a Methods and Tools Manager with us in Mannheim, Germany 


Methods & Tools Site Manager

  • Support local Methodologies for tools application within local existing ecosystem.
  • Functional site architecture Convergence to Engineering standard Tools and Methodologies.
  • Efficient local management of operational issues to insure business execution (impact analysis, prioritization, solving, workaround, escalation) : for time loss reduction.
  • Ad equation of M&T resources, and support implemented to meet operational needs for contract execution.
  • End-User competence level sustained on Methodologies for tools : local support, communication, trainings.
  • Product & Project Data-Structure Consistency : with Quality KPis monitoring, Data exchange End-to-End fluidity, and baselines extraction in time for DMTR.
  •  “TTA” Integration in M&T network, regular & clear reporting, KPIs monitoring, and contribution to workshops.
  • Engineering subcontracting Partner’s ramp-up assistance : coaching on WoW, and support to their KUs.



  • Support site engineering Métier Leaders and Projects on operations with existing Local Solutions, and according to Engineering Management Handbook WoW referential (ENG-RS-WMS-004).
  • Coordinate with other M&T functions to insure End-to-End DataFlows consistency. Drive DMM (also so called DME) to assure PBS, DMU, configuration consistency and eBOM baselines maturity managed in PDM/PLM : within collaborative projects WoW specificities and local Tools ecosystem constraints.
  • Adapt M&T Team workforce (can be partially delegated to subcontractors) to face major changes in site WoW, or for specific project application assistance needs (then re-charged onto Project costs).
  •  Animate local Key-Users community, as interface with operational Solution Users : to distribute updates, share & capitalize functional REX ; insure their nomination and respect of KU model WoW (rights & duties).
  • Interface IS&T local & central support organization : for Software Deployments and Availability (licenses, performances, bugs, workarounds, functional admin…).
  • If standard Support Levels 1&2 failed in solving a critical issue, Central M&T can support on workarounds definition, and/or escalation up to adequate Management levels (with prioritization according shared Impact/Occurrence analysis).
  • Can contribute to New Solutions definition, and Support local implementation as a main “change-agent” : in order to manage transition of local ecosystem towards shared and collaborative Alstom Standard Solutions (for multi-sites Projects compatibility, fluidity in PIO/PDO execution, new engineering Footprints ramp-ups, Partners collaboration).

Nota :“Solution” means consistent Methodologies (functional) + Software Tools (technical) + Processes (rules & controls) : ie “How” (by M&T) + “With” (by IS&T) + “Why” (by Métiers).

Knowledge / Experience

  • Team Management, competence development, and budget management.
  • Knowledge of local solutions ecosystem, and functional architecture.
  • Knowledge of engineering data structures, data content and data flows I/O.
  • Understanding of Tool’s architecture & infrastructure in order to interface with IS&T.
  • Knowledge of Engineering Design & Project WoW (DFQ, Project Manual, Eng Manual).
  • Knowledge of General Railway Businesses (TIS, S&I, RSC, TLS) to interface with Métiers & Projects.
  • Advanced/Fluent English & German written and spoken ; experienced in fluent conference-call


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

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