Project Safety Assurance Manager (m/f)

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Date: 9 Sep 2023

Location: Porto, PT

Company: Alstom

Req ID:301421  

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.



Project Safety Assurance Manager.



Permanent --- Porto and Lisbon



•Manage, perform and ensure the activities related to safety assurance are applied in the projects. Coordinates the safety studies carried out through the life cycle of the process to ensure that safety requirements are met, and that the process is compliant with the CENELEC Standards.

•Has a working knowledge of Safety Methods: Safety Plan, Preliminary Hazard Analysis PHA, Failure Modes and Effects Critical Analysis FMECA, Fault Tree Analysis FTA, Interface Hazard Analysis IHA, Operation & Support Hazard Analysis OSHA, Safety related Item List SRIL, Hazard Log HL, V&V Safety Report, and Safety Case.



• Coordinate all the Safety Assurance activities on the project.

• Build the Safety Reports and the Safety Case.

• Apply the safety assurance methodologies (risk acceptance criteria, safety analysis, verification and validation) defined for the project.

• Organize and attend periodic Safety Reviews.

• Defend Safety Case argumentations in front of internal (QS, Safety Assessor) and external (ISA) assessors; define and follow-up action plans to close the findings of the assessor.

• Manage (if any) the Safety Assurance Engineers involved on the project.




Educational Requirements:

•Engineering degree.

•Spanish at a fluent level is mandatory.

•English operational in reading and writing for technical documentation is mandatory.


Knowledge / Experience:

•Minimum 4 years in Safety Assurance in connected railway signalling Safety projects.

•Experience in Spanish IXL projects with customer ADIF.

•Successful experience in working in a multi-site, multi-cultural environment.


Behavioural Skills / Competencies:

•Structured and organized

•Team player

•Proactive behavior

•Sense of anticipation and urgency

•Ability to say “no go” when needed and to support/elaborate plan/solution to deliver

•Resilient (to pressure, to last minutes deliveries, safety issue management…)

•Training capability in Safety

•Ability to allocate/drive activities performed by others (SAE)


Technical Skills & Competencies:

•Good practice of dependability study techniques (PHA, SHA, FMECA, IHA, FTAs).

•Practical experience of European and International Technical Standards (e.g. CENELEC 50126, 50128, 50129).

•Proven experience in Safety Case delivery to final customers such as ADIF.

•Experience with external Independent Safety Assessment (ISAs).

•Technical knowledge in IXL Safety is mandatory.

•Technical knowledge in Safety of ETCS-Trackside L1 and L2 subsystem and ETCS Onboard is desired.

•Technical knowledge in CBTC is desired.



Why Alstom?


Alstom is the leading company in the railway 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?


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.


We are acting…



You actively identify issues and risks and develop correction plans

You are a problem solver

You act process minded, data-driven and fact based



You accept differences

You excel in collaboration and


You actively support inclusion



Safety first

You are all responsible to make it happen

You adhere to the highest ethics and compliance rules





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