Train Architecture Manager

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Date: 27-Jan-2023

Location: Saint-Ouen, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:365662 Job Title: Train Architecture Manager (TAM) - Platform - Job Code: EN-DR-03-PLF

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 

I. Purpose of the job:

The Train Architecture Manager is responsible for the overall train physical architecture and integration, ensuring structured and efficient coordination of Mechanical General Studies, Sub-Systems integration and defining optimal train architectures to fulfilling the product requirements covering our targeted markets.


II. Position in the organization:

Organization structure:  Platform

Reports directly to:  Chief Engineer (Functionally)

Other reporting to: Train Design Métier Manager (Hierarchically)

Direct reports: not applicable


III. Network & Links:  


  • Platform Core Team: Product directors and teams, Program, Competitiveness and Reference Library managers
  • Other Platforms: Components, Service, Systems and Trains
  • Sites Teams: Bid / Projects teams, Eng, Indus. & Sourcing
  • Central Métiers: Engineering
  • Core-Competency Networks, Industrial and Procurement communities


  • Suppliers
  • Customers


IV. Accountabilities & Authorities:

Key accountabilities:

  • Coordinate and validate General Studies considering applicable instructions/processes and other specific product requirements (internal or external) covering our targeted markets
  • Support transverse product analysis and optimization in regards of:
    • Weight management
    • Crashworthiness
    • Corrosion and Materials
    • Mechanical strength and assemblies
    • Mounting principles and Industrial performances 
  • Define the global Train physical architecture taking as input the external/internal and standard requirements applicable.
    • In collaboration with Product Chief Engineers
  • Ensure progressive convergence toward defined architecture
    • Allocate volume, specify interfaces and define Installation Strategy transversally for all product families
    • Make arbitration on architecture respect between the Sub-Systems to reach the best compromise at train level
    • Validate & freeze interfaces and installations according to product roadmaps
    • Define and perform verification activities relevant for the product
  • Support engineering studies defining Train architecture in pre-tender and tendering phases.
  • Support the Instantiation process when required
  • Support technical open issues resolution, then ensure feedback of REX of the mechanical problems identified in project development and warranty phase into the Platform Products.


V. Experience prerequisites & Required competences:


1. Educational Requirements:  


* Engineering degree and/or Business School


2. Experience:


* Minimum 5 years of experience in a Train Architecture role

* Extensive knowledge of products, projects, systems, Metier process and company background


* Platform and Product management knowledge


3. Competencies & Skills:  

  • Strong technical management skills
  • Leadership and influencing skills to achieve results and benefits
  • Ability to foster communications between multiple stakeholders/métiers,
  • Collaborative management, facilitating team working, able to give structure and drive collective teamwork
  • Transparent, autonomous, pro-active / anticipating, initiative, reactivate
  • Ability to analyse data, solve problems and make efficient decisions in a complex environment – be data driven
  • Customer oriented - able to deliver on-time, on-quality and to cost (QCD)
  • Good working understanding of internal processes: Tenders, Projects, Engineering, Industrial, Sourcing, Quality and their interfaces…
  • Good communication skills (presentations, synthesis, relationship with contributors ...)
  • Comfortable in an international and a multi-cultural environment
  • Fluent in English: spoken and written is essential, French is desirable


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?  


Equal opportunity statement:
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. 


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