Railway Safety Product Assurance Engineering managament

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Date: 19-Oct-2021

Location: Sesto San Giovanni, 25, Italy

Company: Alstom

Req ID:118901 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

Railway Safety Product Assurance Engineering managament 


Purpose of the Job/Objective: Assure the Safety of the railway (services business) products


  1. Manage the RAM (reliability availability, mantainability) and Safety activities and related deliverables in accordance with Quality Cost and Delivery commitments during project/product development phase
  2. Manage the Safety activities and related deliverables during operation and maintenance phase (for Service business)
  3. Apply the applicable Alstom/Engineering RAMS processes & instructions.


Position in the Organisation

Organisation Reporting

  1. Hierarchical Reporting: Service Italy RAMS  (reliability availability, mantainability) Manager and Railway Safety Assurance Manager
  2. Functional Reporting: Platform Project Engineering Manager or Fleet Train System Engineer


Network & Links

  1. Engineering Design Team, Maintenance Team
  2. Project: Project Engineering Manager (PrEM), Project Warranty Manager (PrWM), Train System Engineer
  3. Quality: Project Quality & Safety Manager (PrQSM)
  4. Integrating & Participating Units: Design team Engineers, Maintenance Engineers
  5. External Interface: External Suppliers, Customers, Independent parties (ISA, NoBo, DeBo), Safety Authorities



  1. To plan and pilot the RAM and Safety activities in tender phase to assess the capability and risks of the foreseen Alstom product to meet the customer requirements and to perform preliminary RAM and Safety performance analysis.
  2. To plan and pilot the RAM and Safety activities and the related deliverables on the projects/products development phase he/she is appointed.
  3. To plan and pilot Safety activities on operation and maintenance phase especially for Service business (402/2013 safety analysis, Common Safety Method, Explicit Risk Estimation)
  4. To perform the projects/products RAM and Safety activities compliant with the QCD work packages commitments.
  5. To ensure the adequacy of the RAMS deliverables fosters their acceptance by the Customer within the limit of Alstom commitments and for Safety ones by the Independent parties
  6. To assess and demonstrate the level of Safety achieved by Alstom product (taking into account Software and Hardware contributions) in projects phases to ensure its adequacy as the applicable Alstom Safety policy and instructions.
  7. To know and manage the principal RAMS European and international standards applicable to rail sector
  8. To perform the safety and RAM design reviews in accordance with project schedule.
  9. To coordinate the RAMS contributors from different entities (e.g supplier).
  10. To report the progress of the tender/project RAM and Safety activities and alert the Project Engineering Manager in case of issue potentially impacting the achievement of the QCD commitments.
  11. To anticipate and alert on the potential blocking issues regarding the expectations of the next Reliability and Safety design review milestone and be pro-active in the definition/implementation of the related resolution plan.
  12. To have a pro-active approach on the design to support in the definition adequate of technical solutions to put under control the railway safety risks.
  13. To have a pro-active challenging view on the overall RAM results from the contributors to enhance the adequacy/consistency of the RAM studies and requirements.


Job Specifications

Knowledge & Experience

  • Safety and RAM analysis and tools with 5 to 8 years of experience, preferably in rail industry / mechanical/oil and gas/ aerospace/automation /electronic/automotive
  • Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical/Automation/Aerospace /Mechatronic engineering academic background
  • Good Communications and interpersonal skills including with third parties
  • Time management and goal oriented
  • Sense of urgency / priority
  • Customer & Product Focus.
  • Structured and organized with Hands-on approach
  • Leadership and team management
  • English operational in reading/writing and speaking within technical meetings.

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Product Development, Research