Train Performance Manager

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Date: 27-Jan-2023

Location: Saint-Ouen, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:365635 Job Title: Train Performance Manager (TPM) - Platform - Job Code: EN-SR-10-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 Performance Manager is responsible for ensuring train performance fulfils market / customer and regulatory requirements, in compliance with QCD objectives. Being the main focal point within the platform team for train performance topics, managing train level performance requirements & specifications, system architecture definitions and allocation of requirements to the Sub-System level.


II. Position in the organization:

  • Organization structure:  Platform
  • Reports directly to:  Chief Engineer (Functionally)
  • Other reporting to: Train System 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



Key accountabilities:

  • Act as main technical focal point for train performance topics within the platform, supporting development of technical strategy, system architecture development/definition/performance (traction, braking, Cyber Security, noise, thermal comfort etc)
  • Ensure conversion of market / customer and regulatory requirements into train level requirements & specifications (including Service requirements)
    • Collect and analyse customer needs and requirements
    • Perform operational analysis
    • Develop a consistent set of train level requirements & specifications, complying with Alstom internal standards
    • Perform functional analysis, specification, and architecture development in collaboration with Sub-systems Groups, esp. C&IS
  • Train Reliability, Train Logistic Support Analysis (LSA), cybersecurity, validation and Engineering contribution to certification and authorisation
  • Derive requirements & specifications at Subsystem level (including Services requirements)
    • Functional interfaces (as complementary to Mechanical interface = Train Architecture)
    • Allocate requirements and specifications (including transverse requirements) to Sub-Systems
    • Ensure consistency and compatibility between all Sub-System specifications
    • Review / confirm Sub-System architecture, support the Chief Engineer with technical arbitration and technical risk mitigation planning
      • Support Sub-System developments and verify along product design life cycle convergence toward requirements and specifications compliance
    • Ensure Reliability activities and report on the reliability risk management
    • Ensure Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) activities
    • In case of maintenance option, ensure that TCO is being optimised
    • Ensure Train verification and validation
      • Define and perform all verification activities relevant for the product
      • Define, organise, and execute Train level validation, using Trainlab when relevant.
      • Defines Train validation strategy & management plan
      • Defines and supports Train level tests
    • Support engineering studies defining Train Performance in pre-tender and tendering phases.
    • Support the Instantiation process when required
    • Support technical open issues resolution, then ensure feedback of REX of the Performance problems identified in project development and warranty phase into the Platform Products.




1. Educational Requirements:  


* Engineering degree and/or Business School


2. Experience 


* Minimum of 5 years relevant Train Performance and electrical / system experience

* 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 skill (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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