CAD Manager

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Date: 12-Mar-2023

Location: Villeurbanne, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:266801 

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 

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Job Title (Job Code):         CAD Manager



Within D&IS (Digital and Integrated Systems) Business Unit:

  • Manage CAD roadmap
  • Deploy CAD roadmap
  • Manage CAD enhancements and interfaces with PLM and ORCHESTRA (PLM stands for Product Lifecycle Management, ORCHESTRA stands for Master Data Management)
  • Manage CAD libraries
  • Lead CAD key-user networks
  • Define and promote CAD best practices
  • Manage Key-users training
  • Monitor effective usage of CAD tools
  • Support process knowledge



Organisation structure (job belongs to..)



EPQ: Engineering Project Quality, belonging to D&IS

DT&T: Digital Transformation and Tools

Reports directly to:

Position title

IBT (Integrated Business Tools, entity managing PLM)


Other reporting to:

“Dotted line reporting” Position title if any

Design Authority (electronical, mechanical)

Process Owners impacted by PLM & ORCHESTRA


Direct reports:

Position title



Network & Links Position title of connected positions / functional report


  • Design Authority
  • Process Owners and Authors
  • Sites’ key users
  • Sites’ process correspondents
  • Project, Program and Product teams
  • Transverse support functions
  • IS&T solution manager (IT department)
  • PLM core-team (as member)




  • IS&T run team (partner)
  • IS&T project team (Accenture & Dassault)
  • CAD editors





Describe here main information such as accountabilities, authorities, performance measurements …etc.

  • CAD roadmap:
    • Capture business needs related to CADs evolution (electronical, mechanical, electrical)
    • Monitor and Manage CADs obsolescence (Tool, OS, machine)
    • Define CAD roadmap for electronical, mechanical and electrical disciplines
    • Define migration strategy
    • Build related deployment plan with Regions
  • CAD deployment:
    • Coordinate sites deployment
    • Train and support sites’ key users
  • CAD support:
    • Manage training documentation
    • Manage support documentation (methodologies, best practices, wiki)
    • Lead key user network
    • Follow-up incidents
    • Lead acceptance and regression testing of solved tickets
  • CAD software enhancement and interface with PLM:
    • Manage change requests: specifications, test plans, test reports
    • Interact with IS&T during change process
    • Prototype and develop new features
    • Transfer knowledge to key users regarding new or modified functionalities
  • CAD performance follow-up:
    • Coordinate strategy with Design Authority
    • Measure CAD deployment level
    • Coordinate end users account regular review in relationship with key users
    • Provide inputs for transverse processes update
    • Provide savings figure to update continuously business case



Educational Requirements Describe the minimum educational requirement/level


  • Graduated from engineering school




Experience Describe the knowledge and experience required for this role


  • Experience of CAD software (electronical, mechanical, electrical)
  • Knowledge of configuration management, requirement management, verification and validation processes


  • Knowledge of PLM
  • Knowledge of electronical, mechanical and electrical design processes




Competencies & Skills Describe the needed skills (technical & behavioral)

  • Open mindset
  • Thoroughness
  • Autonomy
  • Fluent in English (written, spoken)
  • Customer care
  • Able to manage a task from start to end, execute a task in a clear and understandable manner, anticipate task and communicate on encountered issues


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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