Trackwork Technical Director

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Location: Saint-Ouen, France

Company: Alstom

The future of transportation is already here. 
Alstom, with recorded sales of 7.3 billion in the 2016/17 fiscal year, is the world leader in integrated transport systems and continues to push the boundaries of innovation & digital solutions for transportation systems and e-mobility.  We are at the forefront of providing sustainable modes of transport with the largest range of rail solutions in the market.  Headquartered in France, we are present in over 60 countries and today employ 32,800 people worldwide. 
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Alstom is developing worldwide its railway systems and infrastructure activities. These cover conventional light rail, underground and mainline railways and also a host of innovative solutions.


The purpose of this job is to:

  • Lead the platform for all trackwork technical matters and construction methods.
  • Be the “technical voice “ of the platform in front of external and internal stakeholders
  • Develop the technical strategy to meet Regions business development targets as per 3Y plan.
  • Advise and support the Regions to deploy their business development actions plan
  • Ensure the responsibility of Design Authority
  • Propose competitive and innovative solutions and construction methods
  • Support the Trackworks Engineering Manager and the Trackworks Solutions & competitiveness Manager                 


Organisation Structure

Track Innovation Manager reports to Solution Director Trackworks, Depot Equipment and Civil Works



  • Work closely with the Track platform core team ( Trackworks & DEQ Solutions Director, Track Technical Director, Engineering Manager, Trackwork Solutions & Competitiveness Manager,  CW Manager )
  • Actively participate to the definition and the deployment of the Track Strategic Development Plan
  • Support the Regions to manage the pre bid activities, understand customer needs, promote Alstom solutions, find partners
  • Participate to Marketing carrousel, find plan reviews and the definition of the winning strategic for all key tenders
  • Represent the Design Authority as per Alstom process during tenders and projects execution.
  • Arbitrate technical decisions when necessary
  • Propose competitive and innovative solutions and construction methods
  • Validate the technical achievement of the innovation programs
  • Support the internal promotion of Alstom solutions
  • Support the Trackworks Engineering Manager and the Trackworks Solutions & Competitiveness Manager on demand  


Educational Requirements

  • Qualified Engineer from any engineering discipline, preferably civils orientated
  • Professional qualifications an advantage


Desired Knowledge / Experience

  • Deep knowledge of Trackworks market, customer needs and stakeholders
  • Knowledge of all stages of Railway projects and sub-system interfaces
  • 15 years of Trackworks experience
  • Track design, construction, bid and project management experience
  • Successful experience of business development
  • International personal network


Behavioural and Technical  Skills / Competencies

  • Leadership, capacity to influence decision makers
  • Very good communication
  • Team player
  • Innovative, open and agile mind
  • Facility to use worldwide network within Alstom


Job Location / Mobility Requirements

Based in St Ouen France with worldwide trips and missions

Alstom is committed to create a diverse & international working environment,  that reflects the future of our industry, our clients and end-users.  As an employee, you will have a unique opportunity to continue to build your career and directly contribute to the expanding growth of the global transport industry

Job Type:​Experienced​

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