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Date: 04-Nov-2021

Location: Saint-Ouen, France

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: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.
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

Pilot the technical aspects of the Project or Tender

Represents technically the project, vis-à-vis the customer

Specify and validate, with the team, the Transport System Solution

Control the technical consistency through a strong interfaces Management and QCD approach


Organisational Reporting

Reports to the project manager


Performance Measurement

1) Based on a QCD approach :

-           on-time delivery (adi, dpi)

-           within cost budget

-           within quality targets (RAMS, performances) for the complete turnkey system delivery

Including :

  • System Solutions robustness and performances

  • Produce attractive and competitive solution

  • Produce innovative and competitive alternatives

  • Competitive analysis

  • Technical risk analysis and mitigation plan

- Scope of Works / Completeness of the WorkPackages definition and management

- Interface Management

- Number of changes

2) System acceptance by customer through Gate Process (specification, preliminary design, critical design, integration, static tests, system test running, system trial running, revenue service, end of warranty/liability period)



-           Develop system acceptance criteria & processes, and have them agreed upon by Customer

-           Choose the hypotheses for performance calculations and validate the results

-           Issue the Customer Requirements Specification

-           Issue the Functional Specification

-           Issue the Systems Architecture

-           Issue the Preliminary and Final Designs

 -           Propose the Engineering Scope of Work to the Project or Tender Manager;define the WorkPackages for the Systems Engineering team and for the participating Operations Products lines (first level), produce them with his team for Systems Engineering.

-           Manage technical relationship with the Consortium

-           In relationship with the Project Test & Commissioning Manager, manages the integration and validation activities

-           Lead, develop and motivate the Engineering  Project / Tender team

-           Implement the Methods and Engineering tools as per agreed recommendations

-           Issue the technical risks assessment & mitigation

-           Implement & Control the compliance & traceability matrix

-           Ensure the carry-over from previous projects and current R&Ds

-           Produce the “GA 008” relative to the Engineering

-           Participate in reviews defined by the PMM

-           Support the Project Manager


Candidate requirements

Educational Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Engineering



  • Broad Knowledge of railway systems, operating requirements, available equipment and systems.
  • At least 5 years of experience in Engineering / Technical functions including at least 3 years in managerial positions in international projects
  • Senior Expert or Expert in System Engineering


Functional Know How

  • Apply ALSTOM Values and Processes
  • Use Seasoned Judgement
  • Use Business Indicators
  • Use Technical and Industry Experience
  • Create Enthusiasm
  • Promote Teamwork
  • Foster Open Dialogue and Listening
  • Manage Conflicts of Ideas
  • Team Player

Operational and Leadership Know How

  • System Engineering practices
  • Safety
  • QCD methodology
  • Team Management experience
  • Fluent in English and  in Spanish is required
  • Wide knowledge of the rail environment appreciated



Why Work  for Us?  At Alstom 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 about Alstom www.alstom.com


Job Type: Experienced