Head of Train Validation & Test Teams

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Date: 27-Jan-2023

Location: Saint-Ouen, J, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:342690 

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 


Alstom is recruiting the Head of Train Validation  for its Rolling Stock site located in Paris Saint-Ouen. You will join the Rolling Stock Team in Paris, an integrated team supporting the Group’s value creation by operationally delivering specific tenders and projects, as well as R&D and sustaining activities... We are developing projects such as Cologne tramway, electrical trains for Denmark, Irish Rail, the metro of Toulouse and more to come…


The Head of Train Validation is the owner of the Validation Process for the site. As a Train Validation Metier Manager, he/she will manage the validation staff (10/15 employees) and means at site level, including laboratories, and will be in charge to ensure proper validation activities across sites involve on projects developed from the site.


He/she will be accountable for deploying the standard processes and related methodologies and tools in order to ensure validation efficiency, awareness, continuous improvement at site level.

Being the owner of the Validation Process for one site, hes/she will provide (with the support of the team) tender Validation commitment and deliverables including schedule and quotation. During Project execution: he/she will support train validation engineer to meet projects validation commitments and activities, assuring the adequacy and consistency of the projects validation deliverables.


In terms of management, the Head of Train Validation will be responsible for managing resources involved to execute validation work-packages, manage the people management cycle of the validation team (evaluation, training, etc.) to ensure team development.



What are we looking for this position ? 


  • Minimum 10 years of experience of hands-on activities in several domain activities on multiple projects (at least 5 years in Railways or  years Automotive domain or Aerospace domain)
  • Experience in team and project management : 5 to 7 years depending on the team size, multi-metiers or multi-sites team and project
  • Strong leadership and ability to federate teams on technical orientations
  • Technical skills: Train system knowledge (system analysis, railways) is a plus, Mastering of test means, Knowledge of Standards & Regulation, validation process
  • Fluent in English





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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