Certification manager

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Date: 31-Dec-2021

Location: Savigliano, CN, Italy

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/Objective:

The Certification Manager is the owner of the process to obtain the APOM “Authorization to Put On the  Market” of a Rolling Stock, according to a defined Certification strategy.

She/He is part of the C&V EDU (Engineering Design Unit) and operates in a Rolling Stock project frame, according to European Regulation (IV Railway Package) internal procedures and reporting to the Train Validation Engineer.


She/He is responsible for:

-        Defining the Certification Process according to the strategy defined by the TVE and providing the Certification Plan;

-        Managing the Certification planning in order to get the necessary authorizations in due time

-        Selecting, clarifying Certification Requirements;

-        Managing the process of selection of Notified Body/Designated Body (NoBo/DeBo)

-        Defining the means of proof to demonstrate the compliance to Certification requirements;

-        Managing the collection of Certification mean of proof through standard tools and according to the Certification planning

-        Evaluating document compliance, and obtaining expert opinion if necessary

-        Managing the assessment processes with Authorities (NoBo, DeBo, AsBo)

-        Preparing documentation and submitting it to Certification stake holders and managing Q&A  with them (Authorities and assessors)

-        Managing the  (final) certification conformity table

-        Managing process to obtain the Intermediate authorizations for test on National infrastructures

-        Providing the different authorizations in due time.


She/he is also responsible for the performances of the Certification Process according to specific Quality, Cost and Delivery targets; she/he provides periodical progress KPI to the Project Manager.


Knowledge & Experience

-        Mastering of Certification process (at least 2 years in Railways or Aerospace domain): 

-        Train system and subsystem knowledge (at least 1 year)

-        Customer and external stakeholders Technical Management

-        Knowledge of IV Railways Package basic regulations 

-        Fluent in english


Behavioural Attitude

-        Good capability to external relationship with Authorities

-        Attitude to work in a dynamic context, in projects involving different sites

-        Good attitude to work in team

-        Availability to move for short period


Network & Links

-        Job Internal Interfaces: Project team, RAMS Manager, Train System Engineer, Participating units, Country Regulator Officer.

-        Job External Interfaces: Customer, Authorities, Independent Assessors and Notified Bodies, Operators and Maintainers.

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

Job Segment: Manager, Management