NAM SER Train Design Metier Manager

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Date: 13-Jun-2022

Location: Naperville, IL, United States

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, customised services, infrastructure, signalling 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 

Services Engineering is a key function of Services NAM (Americas). The function provides engineering expertise and technical solutions to the various Business Units (BU) of Services. We support Operations and Maintenance (O&M) sites, as well as lead the design efforts for Asset Life Management (Modernizations, upgrades, overhauls of rail vehicles) and support the Parts Obsolescence BU. We provide engineering support to all products maintained by Alstom that operate in the North American market (automated people movers, light rail vehicles, commuters, metros, locomotives…), as well as several of the infrastructure components (guideways, stations, depots, electrification and power distribution…). We are 160 professionals, located in 17 different sites across the continent.

Managing the TD activities across all NAM Services sites where TD engineers are located

Consolidating TD activities fixed cost definition, proper mechanical Carry-Over definition for projects and ensuring that associated
hypothesis are clearly highlighted
Ensuring understanding and application of the TD rules, processes and tools (multi-domains).
Ensuring that mechanical design reviews (multi-domains) are prepared and documented as per the project/program schedule and to
follow-up the main open actions.
Ensuring proper collaborative work with other metier/department
Ensuring adequate TD resources are appointed to the projects/programs/tenders allocated to the metier
Defining mitigation plans covering a risk identified on TD scope.
Establishing trainset layout with bogie architecture principle and defining mass and Center of gravity per vehicle type and bogie
Defining train mechanical architecture taking into account weight, gauge, installation strategy, acoustics, eco design, ergonomics,
aerodynamics, aeraulics…
Responsible for :
Managing the development of the TD team to ensure the adequacy of the capacity vs workload vs skills and the transfer of
activities if needed.
Implementing an organisation to ensure the proper management of TD activities.
Managing forecast TD workload, based on hypotheses provided by Workload Manager and identifying necessary resources to
secure QCD commitments.
Supporting the other stakeholders (industrial, SLI, sourcing, validation etc..) in the understanding of the TD processes (multidomains)
and actions in particular with regards to the interfaces between teams.
Applying and following-up the People Management Cycle on time for TD team according to N+1 and HR instructions
Supporting the TD team in the resolution of issues and challenging actions (multi-domains) in particular those involving other
stakeholders (internal or external).
Reporting TD activities progress and alert the relevant N+1 in case of main issue (capacity, skills, rule applicability, etc.).
Validating relevant TD documents (RSAD TD, etc.)
Signalling issue and/or making proposals to TD Central Engineering that would contribute to continuous improvement of the Metier.
Contributor for :
Collaborating with the Central Engineering TD team for continuous improvement of the Metier (including RoE)

Mechanical Engineering applied to Railway products (or Automotive domain or Aerospace domain) with 5+ years of experience
Experience of 5+ years team management
Good Communications and interpersonal skills
Conflict Management and multitasking
Customer Focus / Management skills
Structured and organised with Hand-on approach
Fluent in English


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