Safety Assurance Manager (SAM)

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Date: 23-Nov-2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:377064 

Imagine playing a central role in reducing the carbon footprint of Canada’s busiest public transit system and doing so with a consistently ranked Top Employer with a global reach. As part of the ONxpress consortium, Alstom is proudly working to transform the collective mobility of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas (GTHA) through the On-Corridor Works project, and we are hiring for hundreds of roles. The GO Expansion scope : new electric locomotives, fleet upgrades, train control systems, network electrification, signalling, telecommunications and digital systems, maintenance, and much more.

Purpose of the Job/Objective

  • Manage the RAMS activities in accordance with QCD commitments on the Go Expansion Project
  • Ensure the deployment of corresponding Railway Safety instructions and processes applicable to their Platform
  • Support the Platform performance by ensuring RAMS requirements are identified upstream allowing to :
  • enhance their capability to meet the expected RAM targets
  • reach an acceptable level of risks as per the Alstom Transport Safety policy
  • Manage the RAMS workload for the project



Accountable for:

  • Ensuring the proper management of the RAMS activities for the project as per the applicable RAMS instructions/processes.
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of the Alstom Transport performance by ensuring the application of the RAMS process and tools enhance the level re-use of the studies and optimise the amount of engineering hours spent on projects.
  • Ensuring the proper follow-up of the QCD RAMS Workpackages for the project.
  • Supporting the RAMS team in the resolution of issues in particular those involving other stakeholders (internal or external) and to support them in the definition of priorities.
  • Ensuring the RAMS performance of the Platform is properly managed on the project and follow-up the main open RAMS actions for "at risk"/challenging projects/programs/tenders.
  • Ensuring the Safety Design Reviews are prepared and documented as per the project/program/tender schedule and to follow-up the main open actions.
  • Ensuring Return of Experience of projects/programs (product reliability measure, K1 issue ...) from RAMS perspective is properly feedback to the RAMS documentation and/or RAMS processes as applicable.
  • Ensuring adequate RAMS resources are appointed to the project.
  • Managing the forecast of the team workload, based on hypotheses provided by the project Director and identifying necessary resources to secure project QCD commitments.
  • Alerting the S&I RAMS Director in case of team issue in terms of capacity, skills etc…
  • Ensuring the Alstom Transport Railway Safety instructions and processes applicable to the project are understood and applied by the project Safety team.
  • Reporting on the progress of the Platform RAMS activities and alert the S&I RAMS Director in case of issue potentially impacting the achievement of the QCD commitment.
  • Following-up on the potential blocking issues with regard to the expectations of the next Safety Design Review milestone and be a support in the implementation of the related resolution plan.


Responsible for:

  • Supporting the other stakeholders (design, industrial, sourcing, quality, T&C, etc...) in the understanding of the RAMS processes and actions in particular with regards to the interfaces in between the teams.
  • Taking the role of System/Infrastructure RAMS team member on the project.
  • Applying and follow-up the People Management Cycle on time for her/his team according to HR instructions.
  • Having a pro-active challenging view on the overall RAMS results of the studies performed by the Platform RAMS team to enhance their adequacy/consistency and compliance to the Railway Safety instructions and processes.
  • Providing feedback to S&I RAMS Director on the application of the Railway Safety instructions and processes.
  • Ensuring that the actions of communication / awareness on railway safety (internally or externally) are done.



  • Continuous improvement of the team performance for tender/project/program RAMS activities (On Time Delivery, etc…)
  • Respect of QCD commitments
  • Safety Design Reviews performed on time and documented
  • Ensure the covering of Safety and RAM activities for all projects, R&D programs and Tenders
  • Workload management
  • Regular reporting to the management and alert in case of issue affecting the performance of the team


Knowledge & Experience:

  • Advanced University Degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience as a RAMS/Safety Manager within different industries (Aerospace, Defense, Space, Military, Nuclear, Chemical) including railways.
  • Experience in the Railway business.
  • Successful experience in managing teams.
  • Successful experience in working in a multi-site, multi-cultural environment.
  • Autonomous
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills 
  • Sense of priorities
  • Structured and organised with hands-on approach
  • 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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