Train Performance Manager (f/m/d)

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Date: 16-Jan-2023

Location: Mannheim, DE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:198762


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.


If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a Train Performance Manager in Mannheim, GERMANY



  • The role requires the technical authority for a project within the TRAXX product family with focus on:
    • technical decision with Project and Product leads
    • Risk & Opportunity Management
    • Product development and planned modifications within a Project 
    • evidence planning wrt TSI’s/NNTR’s and Norms/Standards
    • resolution of technical open issues during train revenue service
  • Responsibility to ensure that the train performance meets customer, operational and regulatory requirements in accordance with product safety, the project objectives for quality, cost and duration and cybersecurity
  • The TPM drives actively the further development of TRAXX products together with Product Management and Sales & Marketing
  • Give support to the roadmap planning and contribute to the technical strategy based on competitive assessment and benchmarks as well as the company and sales strategy
  • Hold technical authority during bid preparation
  • Act as main technical contact for communication towards to the customer wrt train performance and overall technical topics
  • Support the vehicle and subsystem design to ensure defined targets
  • Ensure conversion of customer and regulatory requirements into train level requirements & into technical product specifications complying with Alstom standards and manageable to control costs and time to market
  • Derive requirements & specifications at Subsystem level and ensure consistency and compatibility between all Sub-S specifications
  • Define the Project Verification and Validation strategy on train level, to ensure proper coverage and demonstration that customer and design requirements are met. Collect the contributions of all involved stakeholders
  • Contribute to the certification and authorisation with the support on technical topics
  • Support the reliability activities and ensure that the technical design meets the reliability targets for the product
  • Reports functionally to the Chief of Development (CoD) within the Rolling Stock Engineering Organisation


  • Relevant academic background, Master of Science in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronic, Railway System)
  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar position with relevant experience in in rolling stock development from bid to product introduction (through all project delivery phases) in a highly complex and normative environment would be a major asset
  • Familiar with system Engineering, Concept Design and Architecture, Requirement Management, Functional Analysis, testing and commissioning
  • Good understanding of HW and SW interactions within complex system architectures
  • Knowledge of applicable standards and regulations for rolling stock
  • Open-minded, (self-) entrepreneurial, problem setting and problem solving, sense of urgency
  • Leadership, team motivator, teaching of technical domain expertise
  • Good Presentation and Writing skills required: clarity, rigor, and concision
  • Fluent in English and German and confortable to work as part of a multi-national and distributed engineering team


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.


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