Obsolescence Management Engineer

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Date: 06-Mar-2023

Location: Villeurbanne, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:406194 

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 

Your job as Obsolescence Management Engineer to support the Service Obsolescence Management activities in Services Product Line .




Managing Obsolescence is an essential part of long-term service support of Alstom's systems and products. The Service Platform Obsolescence Management function works with all Alstom's product lines to ensure that obsolescence is managed as an integral part of design, development, production and in-service support in order to minimise cost and detrimental impact throughout the product life.


  • Determine obsolescence monitoring strategies for products and projects
  • Facilitate and support the development of obsolescence management plans with Product Platforms and Projects  
  •  Review and validate product, project and supplier obsolescence management plans
  • With Procurement and Supply Chain, develop obsolescence management capability in Suppliers through use of Supplier Audits and Obsolescence Management Plans; facilitate supplier obsolescence review meetings
  • Request & validate product structures and Bills of Material for obsolescence monitoring from Product Units (Design Authority), Suppliers and other sources
  • Review incoming obsolescence alerts from external sources and identify necessary actions
  • Facilitate development of obsolescence solutions
  • Run Obsolescence Management training courses; develop training courses
  • Develop tools and systems including TOMSYS and use of SharePoint
  • Ensure future Alstom IS development takes account of obsolescence management needs
  • Share experience & knowledge of obsolescence management with others
  • Participate in and promote Obsolescence Management CCN (Core Competence Network)


The educational requirements :


  • Master degree in engineering or equivalent qualification


The experience required :


  • Knowledge of rail vehicles & sub-systems
  • Information Systems including ERP and Product Data Management
  • Obsolescence management & technology watch
  • Knowledge of electronic system design and industrialization, preferably in rail or similar
  • 3 years experience in technical role in rail or similar industry


The skills and competences we are looking for :


  • English & French language (minimum Level 2 for 2nd language)
  • Collaboration & Teamwork – working with local team and with a remote network
  • Continuous improvement – ability to innovate continuously and effectively
  • Organisation and planning – good time management and delivery
  • Communication skills – international and with internal and external correspondents



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. 





Job Type:​Experienced​

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