Certification & Authorisation Manager

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Date: 4 Sep 2023

Location: Oslo, NO

Company: Alstom

Req ID:422557 

Alstom is the biggest supplier of trains in Norway with roots going back 100 years. Approximately 1/3 of Norway’s total fleet of passenger trains (approx. 250 trains) are produced by Alstom. The enrolment of Alstom’s onboard ERTMS system on approximately 380 trains by 2026 will contribute to making the Norwegian railway network more efficient and reliable, reducing delays for passengers and freight services while guaranteeing the highest levels of safety

   We are looking for a Certification and Authorisation Manager to be based in Oslo.


Your future role with ALSTOM

Take on a new challenge and apply your certification and authorisation expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You will work alongside motivated and dynamic teammates.

As a Certification and Authorisation Manager, you will be responsible for the coordination of the activities required to achieve the approvals and the authorizations to place into service the Alstom onboard sub-system on the different classes of trains.

We’ll look to you for:

  • Actively participate in the review and elaboration of the Certification and Authorisation plan for the ALSTOM On-Board Control-Command Subsystem
  • Coordinate all activities between the different internal and external stakeholders of the Authorisation process to achieve the QCD (Quality-Cost-Delay) objectives: ie ALSTOM project teams, ISA, NoBo, DeBos; AsBos; BaneNor, Railways Undertakings, NSA etc
  • Manage the scope of assessment: analysis of the assessment objective together with the engineers of the ALSTOM ETCS TIS Regional centre as well as the rolling stock centres
  • Act as the prime interface with Customers, National assessors and National Safety Authorities on these subjects
  • Ensure the most efficient process possible to obtain the authorisation for the different classes of trains
  • Monitor and track the open points with the relevant stakeholders in a timely manner until the closure


You will Coordinate with the support of the Project Certification & Authorization Engineer:

  • Planning of activities: based on existing standards, regulations and experience from previous or similar projects, development of a work plan for the activities
  • Prepare the procurement of assessment services: the creation of call for tender documents based on the defined scope of assessment, conducting the tender process, evaluation of tenders, contract drafting and negotiations with assessors in collaboration with the purchasing department
  • Monitor the development of evidence: conducting regular workshops with ALSTOM's various departments and sub-contractors regarding the status of design, tests, assessments and compilation of documents
  • Organization of the assessment process: regular status meetings with assessors (Notified Bodies, Designated Bodies, etc.), organization of required input documents, review and approval of assessments
  • Compilation of Certification and Authorisation dossiers: definition of the content, compliance to formal requirements, filing the official Certification and Authorisation requests and formal submission of Certification and Authorisation dossiers with national authorities
  • Organization of translation reviews: forecast of translation workload and organization of translation reviews
  • Status reports for Certification and Authorisation: weekly update of status reports; preparation of status reports for the management of the individual


The production of the following documents:

  • Certification and Authorisation plan: description of content and procedure of Certification and Authorisation processes, planning of activities, description of the assessments process
  • List of Documents (LoD): table of all relevant evidence, used as a work plan and for status reports
  • Action Lists: table of activities and risks, with responsibilities, deadlines and commenting on status
  • Vehicle dossier: structured compilation of assessments
  • Certification and Authorisation dossier (HD): compilation of documents relevant for Certification and Authorisation for submission to authorities


All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 

  • Engineering degree (Bachelor or Master) with specific training/experience in the fields of automatics, IT, electronics, or other well-suited degree/background
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in required fields
  • Knowledge of railway signalling systems is required
  • Fluent in any of the Scandinavian languages and English


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay so that you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension) 


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. We'd love to hear from you if you’re up for the challenge   

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?  


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.





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