Train Manager (TrM) 1

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Date: 15 Jul 2024

Location: Melbourne (AU), VIC, AU

Company: Alstom

Req ID:457048 


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, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.



This role entails performing testing and providing process planning support for the upcoming XT2.0 project while ensuring adherence to safety protocols throughout the process.

Reporting directly to the Train Validation Manager, the Train Manager serves as the primary liaison between the Customer team and the Internal team. Initially stationed at Williams St and Ballarat, with subsequent relocation to Newport, this position will predominantly involve night shifts during the testing phase.

Responsibilities during the testing phase include:

•    Preparing for test implementation and assessing the train's capability to complete the test.
•    Serving as the single point of contact aboard the allocated test train, providing instructions to the test driver.
•    Assisting Alstom Test Managers in generating failure reports and compiling the test reports. 
•    Coordinating all on-board personnel, including Alstom team members, customers, operators, and visitors.
•    Ensuring overall safety (EHS) during testing and ensuring all individuals aboard the train are familiar with EHS regulations.
•    Managing the configuration of the test train sets.
•    Conducting safety investigations and promptly reporting all EHS events on-board.

Responsibilities outside the testing phase include:

•    Coordinating the work of various Company teams and the Test Manager for organizational and implementation purposes when the train set is not undergoing dynamic tests.
•    Providing support for static test activities and witness management.
•    Assisting with troubleshooting activities and equipment functionality and calibration.
•    Supporting test plan risk assessments where applicable and ensuring the application of risk controls as per assessment outcomes and operational plans.

Required Qualifications:


•    On field experience of Test or Validation technician
•    Strong understanding of Mainline and general Australian EHS and Rolling Stock safety laws.
•    Prior experience leading similar projects and have served as a subject matter expert for others on the team. 



•    Practical knowledge of troubleshooting activities.
•    Experience in data acquisition, programming, and instrumentation.
•    Expertise in specific testing domains such as EMC, Brake, Traction, and Train Control systems.
•    Structured and organized approach to the job.
•    Strong coordination skills and ability to make decisions.

For further inquiries or additional info, please feel free to reach out


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!

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. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with disability and other minority groups to apply.


We recognise that embracing flexibility & inclusivity is the smarter way of working. Please speak with us about your individual needs or if any workplace adjustments are required. 


As part of the application process, you will be required to undergo pre-employment reference and medical checks, including drug and alcohol.

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