Program Development Manager

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Date: 18-Jan-2023

Location: Charleroi, BE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:310103 

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

Purpose of the job:

  • Develop and deliver the Railway Electronic Product in line with the Product Roadmap and as agreed with the Program Manager
  • Play the key role between Engineering Design team and Design Authority / Solution Director in the definition of technical answer to the needs expressed



Organisation structure:  

Development Center


Reports directly to:

Program Manager or Métier Leader


Network & Links


  • Product Program team
  • Product Industrial Manager
  • Product Quality and Safety Manager
  • Product Safety Manager
  • Design Authority
  • System Application Architect (if needed)
  • Project Engineering Manager



Key accountabilities

  • With the Design Authority and the Product Program Manager, define and agree on the Product development roadmap that he/she commits to deliver
  • With the Product Program Manager, manage the Product Development team for both internal (Products Engineering) and external (buy) developments, ensuring respect of QCD commitments
  • Ensure technical coordination within program engineering team, arbitrate design choice (with Design Authority for the main ones)
  • Specify the Product characteristics and ensure that the Product delivers the performance levels expected as defined in the Product roadmap and meet Systems and Platforms expectations
  • Organize and lead Product Design Reviews
  • Support Make or Buy analysis and arbitration
  • Develop design-to-cost approach in developments to decrease unit cost of solutions
  • Manage Product Requirements: ensure the traceability of the product requirements (from product level down to software and hardware level) and ensure that each product requirement has been addressed by V&V through the whole development cycle
  • Manage Product Configuration, Change Management and deliveries: establish and maintain the configuration baselines, perform configuration reviews, lead the Change Control Board (CCB) with the Product Program Manager
  • With the Product Program Manager, provide QCD estimation on Bids and user projects requests and support System Application Architects in gap analysis/QCD quotation

Key Job Authorities and Dimensions

  • Accountable of Product development EAC vs. funding
  • Functional manager of Métiers resources (PDE, Hw, Sw, V&V, RAM)


Performance measurements

  • Product targeted key performances achievement (as specified at SGR)
  • Work Package QCD commitment respect
  • Product development OTD (On Time Delivery) and DFQ Gate Reviews




Educational Requirements  


  • Graduated from Electronic or Computer Engineering school, PhD / BAC+5




  • 5 years in electronic development (System, Hw, Sw, V&V, RAM) in similar products environments
  • 2 years in Work Package management, Planning management



  • Safety environment (if needed)
  • Sub-contractor management (if COS product)


Competencies & Skills

  • Electronic engineering (Product Design/Architecture, Hw, Sw, V&V, RAM, Safety) (level depending of Product’s type)
  • Functional team management
  • Sub-contractor management (for COS products)
  • Work Package management
  • Risk & Opportunity management
  • Planning management
  • Ability to state and take decisions in multiple choices situations
  • 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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