Product Safety Assurance Manager - Electromechanical

Date: 08-Aug-2019

Location: Rochester, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom  develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.

Purpose of the Job

Responsible for Safety Assurance Management tasks associated with Signaling products being developed and sustaining the existing products.

Signaling Product solutions are comprised of Electronics, Software, and Electro-mechanical design that utilize technical safety concepts such as vital fail-safe design, and inherently safe design. 


Safety Assurance is the verification and validation of Design Technical Safety and Process verifications.  Detailed Hazard Analyses support demonstration of Safety, activities include top down and bottom up analyses, BOOL analyses,  and Application Circuit Checks.



This position aims at covering electromechanical products (e.g. Switch machines, Vital Relays, WeeZ bonds) and coordinating all the Safety Assurance activities on these product lines.

The Safety Assurance Manager must: Perform Safety analyses, manage the Hazard Log, review Design, RAM, V&V, T&C activities from a Safety perspective.

  • Apply the safety assurance methodologies (risk acceptance criteria, safety analysis, verification and validation) defined for the project / system / product        
  • Generate and Verify the following Safety Outputs in the Domain of Electromechanical/HW:
    • Hazard Analysis (PHA, HA)
    • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
    • Fault Tree Analysis
    • Reliability and Availability predictions.
    • Safety Case and Hazard Log
  • Delivering within scope, on time and on budget.
  • Utilizing safety process in accordance with Company and Industry standards and best practices
  • Review safety issues and support root cause identification and mitigation measures
  • 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 / system / product

Typical Performance Measurement for the SAfety Assurance Manager

•  No "NO GO" for Safety reasons in Gate Reviews       

•  Assessment Findings: Low rework due to External / Internal Assessments  

•  Late Safety Requirements Identification 

Educational Requirements

  • BS in technical field or equivalent experience




At Alstom Transport, we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry.  More information about Alstom can be found at:

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